About

Kami ang boses ng nakararaming manggagawa sa industriya ng media. Kami ang mga lumalaban hindi lamang para sa kalayaan sa pamamahayag, kundi para sa disenteng trabaho. Dahil hindi lang iisang tao ang nasa likod ng bawat istorya sa diyaryo, radyo, telebisyon o online. At panahon nang malaman ng publiko ang aming kalagayan.

As society’s watchdog, media serves as the voice of the truth and of the people. The irony is that, even as journalists strive to perform in the highest standards, they are also victims of injustices in the country.

Yes, media workers at risk, but not only because their lives are under constant threat. The truth is that their welfare is also being overlooked by most media companies. They are overworked if not underpaid. Many of them do not have security of tenure and statutory benefits. And because they are not “regular employees”, they are now being ordered by the government to pay additional taxes and issue receipts as “service providers”. All of these, despite several years of loyal service to their companies.

And so, #BuhayMedia has been created to give a voice to the media workers who are experiencing unfair labor practices in the country. In the remaining #65Days (from October 28 to December 31), we will tell the Filipino people of our struggle as we call for better labor conditions in the media industry. Let the countdown begin!

DISCLAIMER: Buhay Media is maintained by the Talents Association of GMA Network (TAG), but the stories published here do not necessarily reflect the views and experiences of all TAG members or the media industry as a whole.

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BUHAY MEDIA: Ito ang totoong kuwento ng mga tao sa likod ng balita.

Ikaw, ano ang kuwento ng #BuhayMedia mo? Ipadala sa buhaymediaph@gmail.com!

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi there, I stumbled upon your blog after an FB friend shared one of your posts.

    Back when I was in college, I was oftentimes told: “magpasa ka sa GMA kasi maganda diyan”, “bigay ka ng resume mo sa TV5 kasi mataas chance mo na makuha doon”, and more things along those lines. But deep inside me, I didn’t want to work for TV – given that most programs nowadays show (pardon me for the word) utter bullcrap to its viewers and intentionally dumbing them down; it was, for me, a form of oppression.

    However, I realized that my decision not to work for television stations here in the country was a well-chosen one. After reading this blog and the articles around, I can now say that the masses aren’t the only victims of oppression – even the people who make those programs possible are also getting the short end of the stick. Even up to now, I have no regrets.

    More power and the best of luck to your advocacy. Continue fighting the good fight!

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  2. Hi TAG, maybe we could have a collaboration in terms of propagating the plight of the working class, especially of the people behind the news. If you are interested, you may check our website at cpmnews.asia and our Facebook Page Center for People’s Media. Thanks.

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