How to be Good

Hi. I’m Dindin, and I’m dissatisfied.

… And that’s a good thing 🙂 Let me explain myself.

Today, I’m blessed to be working as a producer at a wonderful production house called OnMedia Pro – a company full of talented people with big hearts and creative minds. We do documentaries, institutional AVPs, digital content, and the like. Mostly, everyday is exciting and I get paid to learn things and gain experience. It’s been a wonderful almost-two-years 🙂

So, why the dissatisfaction?

Well… cause I think I’d rather shoot famers more.

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Last December 10, I shot part of the last leg of the Casiguran farmers’ march – from UP, to Miriam, ending in Ateneo. They were marching because for them, it was the only way for people in government to hear what they were saying. They were fighting  against APECO (click for an infographic by Works of Heart) – an economic zone yet to be built, mandated by law that would unfairly strip them of their homes, their income, their livelihoods and ultimately, the future they see for themselves.

Walking with them, listening to them speak, seeing how strong they were being and how strong they had to be – it was inspiring. Having the chance to witness them trying to make a change, and later on, getting the opportunity to have other people witness it too – made for the best shoot I’ve had in a while.

And so really, the root of it is, I’m dissatisfied because I feel like I’m capable of doing, creating good things – but I want them to be things to be things that help people, specifically people who don’t have a voice, or more importantly, a choice.

It’s frustrating for me to know that there are so many people out there with problems that we don’t know a thing about. And, I feel like I’m in a good position to remedy that. This blog is going to be about how I’m gonna do it.

Let’s hope it works out 🙂

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