Filipino Freethinkers Win Social Media Award

A couple weeks ago, Richard Wade posted a link for readers to go vote for the Filipino Freethinkers in the Globe Tatt Awards.

One of the categories they were nominated for was called “The One” which goes to…

…the most influential trendsetter that shaped opinion, moved people, and ultimately starting fire in Philippine internet. This person is ahead of the pack in terms of online popularity and content.

Guess what? They won!

They received a trophy and a $2,351 (USD) cash prize :)

“We are thrilled to receive this award, as the group would not have gotten to where it is now without the help of social media,” says Red Tani, President of the Filipino Freethinkers. ‎”However, we want to remind people that actions and conversations should not end in the realm of social media. Intelligent ideas are worthless if they’re not implemented in the real world. Online and on the ground advocacy and activism should go hand in hand.

‎”We’re also happy that we won the major prize considering the circumstances. Not only do we promote the Reproductive Health bill, we’ve been criticizing the Catholic church hierarchy without reservation. We were afraid that controversial issues such as these would keep us from winning. Maybe this recognition from Globe is a sign that the Philippines not only tolerates but welcomes our progressive ideas.”

Either way, a lot of us in America welcome their courageous voices. Congratulations to the group!

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • http://friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

    Allright! Go Filipino Freethinkers!! Well done and well deserved. 

    • http://twitter.com/TaniaArpa Tania Arpa

      Thanks Richard, thanks Hemant!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeiel Jeiel Aranal

      Thanks for the original post Richard, and thanks to Hemant for tweeting about it and writing this post.

      Also thanks to the readers who voted!

  • Redtani

    We can’t thank you enough for all the support you’ve given us since we started, especially for letting freethinkers in the Philippines and around the world learn about our existence. :)

  • Terry

    Excellent & congratulations!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jem.pimentel Jem Pimentel

    Congratulations FF! 

  • CatBallou

    I clicked every link I could find and STILL have no idea what “Globe Tatt” is, but congratulations for winning their award!


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