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The Pinoy.TV: Cultural Learnings of the Philippines to Make Benefit etc etc …

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Minic Rivera, of The Blogging Times fame, has a new pet project. Here is the press release he sent:

Minic Media LLC today announced the launching of The Pinoy.TV, an online video festival based on themes that hopes to introduce the Phliippines globally through online videos.

Every month a new theme is open for submission, with entries up for ratings from site visitors. Entries should not be longer than 10 minutes and should interpret the theme.

“We are after the interpretation of themes because it is what should tell the story about Filipinos,” Minic Rivera, founder of The Pinoy.TV said.

“I am a Filipino” kicks off the festival as theme for March. At the end of every month, the winner gets $100 as prize.

“It is my hope to introduce my roots to the global community the way it should be seen. At the same time, it is wish to see Filipinos getting into online videos,” Rivera added.

I had written a more detailed explanation of the project at Blog Addicts. Over the past few weeks I had come to know Minic as one of the nicest people on the Internet. He is also one of the examples of how intertwined my life is with the work I do as he also writes the new Inside Online Video blog of b5media (PRESS RELEASE here) and was also involved in some capacity with Inquirer.net (formerly INQ7.net) before he went abroad.

My getting to know Minic is a classic example of how small the blogosphere really is. Prior to this, I had only heard his name in search engine whispers and blogrolls and now we share online snack moments with our favorite junk food.

The Pinoy.TV is also a sponsor for the Philippine Blog Awards happening this March 31 2007.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

6 replies on “The Pinoy.TV: Cultural Learnings of the Philippines to Make Benefit etc etc …”

Salamat Jayvee!

Hinahamon kita sa ating muling pagtutuos… the second round of our junk food moments. Di lang Chippy ang dadalhin ko… pati Chiz Curls!

I don’t think I can claim, by any stretch of the imagination, to be technologically competent enough to participate, but the idea seems promising enough to support. I have a sneaking suspicion that the Filipino could produce quality work given the right opportunities, but maybe that’s just because I teach for a living. More power! 🙂

The idea is great. I’ll tell my friends taking up Comm arts or Brod Journ courses to visit the site and contribute some of the films they made.

Minic, maybe you guys would want to draft a proposal for some sort of cool, informal agreement with the school I work in, the University of Asia and the Pacific? At any rate, please send me some documents on The Pinoy.Tv to [email protected], just so I can start floating it around during meetings. Thanks! 🙂

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