Mapanuepe Lake Travelogue

For the final challenge, the Juanderlust team took us to the Mapanuepe Lake at San Marcelino, Zambales. Watch the video to see the beautiful lake and learn more about it’s history.

Maria Ozawa on Mellow947

Hola folks! Happy New Year! Below are videos of our interview with THE MARIA OZAWA. If you happen to follow my radio show, you might have caught her on-air about two weeks ago.

In the first video she talks about how she got into the AV (Adult Video) industry and her foray into Philippine show business.

Here she talks about handling bashers and social media

And finally, she talks about her ideal man, meeting Angelica Panganiban (her doppelganger) and working on the movie Nilalang.

On Double-Checking Facts, Fake News and Urban Legends

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Oh hello there, first 2016 post! I hope you all were able to make it through the New Year’s celebrations with complete digits and all ten toes. Social media was abuzz with people Instagramming their New Year’s feasts and Snapchatting fun activities and the ruckus of welcoming the year 2016.

While going through my feed today, I came across this video that resonated with the things my media professors taught our college class. I thought: it’s about time that someone produced a video that talks about the careless sharing of links without double-checking facts!

I am posting this so that you may learn and be wary. So many times have I come across contacts who pass on links, photos and videos without verifying the information. Some even put their own impassioned comments, only to be told off by their friends that the link they shared is a HOAX.

Yes, photos and videos can be manipulated. All it takes is slick Photoshop and video-editing skills. Don’t even get me started on NEWS. There is a difference between legit, unbiased news sites, gossip blogs, and those with curated creative content. I hope you also know how to differentiate real news from SATIRE and PARODY. David Emery, an urban legends expert says:

Satire is a venerable form of social commentary using humor to ridicule human vices and follies. The Internet is rife with it, especially news satire, or fake news, consisting of fictionalized accounts of current events presented in mock-journalistic style to lampoon politicians, celebrities, and social mores.

You need to filter out information before accepting it as true. Make it a habit to DOUBLE-CHECK FACTS–or are we too lazy to do that as well? You don’t want to risk spreading wrong information and embarrass yourself for falling for fake news. :)