Filipina wins second place in MTV Exit photo contest

Filipina Soleil S. Pamatigan bagged the 2nd place at the MTV Exit (End Exploitation and Trafficking) Bold Lipstick Competition.

Pamatigan’s photo depicts a piece of paper in the process of being engulfed by flames, bearing the words “Women & Children, Abuse & Violence.” This emotive photo brings to mind how the lives of those affected can be destroyed, and just like paper reduced to ash if people don’t intervene.

A native of Las Piñas City, the 26-year-old Pamatigan passionately reminds us that “there is no gender or age required to support this fight against this ‘modern slavery’,” said MTV Exit, a non-profit campaign to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking in Asia and Europe.

Malaysia’s Chuah Siew Lin grabbed the grand prize with her entry bearing the words “I want 2 go home,” a direct and ultimately central theme in the battle to end trafficking, returning freedom back to those who have been deprived of it.

The Bold Lipstick competition aimed to increase awareness of the critical issue of human trafficking through an engaging medium and culminated in six shortlisted winners as voted for by the public. The contestants were encouraged to write a resonating phrase representative of their thoughts and emotions on trafficking…in lipstick.

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