ANAKTV also believes that life in the Philippines is not and should not be focused in the capital but that efforts should be made to spread activities around the archipelago. Hence, it is spearheading the first Kabataan sa Bisayas Media Festival now all set to be staged in Tacloban, Leyte on May 20, 21 and 22, 2011.
Adhering to the belief that it takes an entire village to raise a child, a number of like-minded advocates have signed up to co-organize the said festival. The first partners to sign up were Plan Philippines, Philippine Information Agency, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, University of the Philippines Visayas -Tacloban College, Leyte Normal University, Philippine National Police, Columbia’s, Robinson’s Malls and UNICEF.
After having read the mechanics of the festival, education secretary Armin Luistro singled it out as worthy of the Department of Education’s full support.
The contest is open to all youth living, studying or based in any of the Visayan islands, provinces, towns or cities. They must not have reached age 18 by May 31, 2011 to qualify. Youth temporarily outside of the Visayas for reasons of schooling may still enter for as long as their permanent residence is in the Visayas.
Youth are encouraged to use any camera, whether hand held videos, handycams, digital cameras, mobile phones with camera capability etc. They can be borrowed from friends or relatives. Video and photo entries will be accepted until contest deadline on Friday, 8 April 2011.