During the 2010 elections a few candidates have already experimented on social media by posting campaign ads on Facebook. Six years later, social media has evolved and significantly changed the landscape of election campaigning. Television commercials, print advertisements, and campaign rallies alone no longer enough. Filipinos have gone digital and it is necessary to make noise online in order for the voting public to pay attention to a candidate. (more…)
In a video posted last week by television network TV5 on their election site, Manny Pacquiao, a Christian and a senatorial hopeful was seen stating that people in same-sex marriages “are worse than animals.” His statement sparked an outrage among thousands of netizens around the world, most especially from the LGBT community.