FamPics: Learning

dina and noemiOnce again, it’s the first Monday of March Over at PinoyMomsNetwork, it is the day to publish FamPics. For March, the theme is LEARNING.

Dine is almost unrecognizable without her sleeveless tops but you know, we were invited to speak in front of local women leaders from different local government units nationwide such as mayors, vice-mayors, vice-governors, Board members etc. Business suit seemed like a suitable attire for this event and not our casual “blogger” wear during blogger or new media events. Dine and I laughed because Wikipilipinas.org staff barely recognized her.

Today, the local women leaders converged at the Manila Hotel to learn how technology is used in Uplifting the Image of the Filipina (via FilipinaImages.com) through blogging and being part of a collaborative effort of all the bloggers who believe that The Filipina of the Future deserves a more empowered, diverse image online. They also got a chance to learn how to use the WikiPilipinas.Org site as well. Blogging and Wiki! I hope the women leaders didn’t reach saturation level.

Here is my speech lovingly written by my sister Lorna so she would be present (in spirit) at the event. As you know, Lorna is a co-founder of FilipinaImages.com together with Dine.

FilipinaImages.com IS a movement to achieve social change. We fulfill a need that we did not know existed. The proof is in the tremendous growth and progress we have made in having more contributors join us. They provide fresh stories and insights for us to reflect on — and to celebrate.

I hoped the local women leaders learned from our little speech. At the very least, they know that it is possible to use technology for advocacy.


Submission of Wikipilipinas Filipina Stories extended to March 15

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Filipina Stories

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About the author

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement.

Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)"

P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience.
They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.