Sending a Message to the Unreached,
Creating a Voice for the Voiceless.
In the Philippines, fisherfolk are often treated as lower-class & less important individuals merely because of their type of livelihood and the undeniable levels of poverty therein.
However, the reality is that fisherfolk play an incredibly crucial role for keeping society afloat in areas such as providing food security, enabling marine conservation and upholding the Philippines' deep cultural heritage with the ocean.
In an effort to raise awareness and directly help this often-overlooked people group, we initiated the GOODLand Radio & Podcast.
Episodes air on a local radio station in their local dialect as well as on Facebook and Youtube for online audiences to tune into.
Through deep dialogue and interviews with interesting individuals we shed light on the importance of this nation's hard working fisherfolk.
Through educational episodes about the fisherfolk's rights, laws and ordinances we deliver the knowledge they need to be able to independently stand up to protect themselves, their livelihood and their environment.
GOODLand Radio: With a Clear Mission and Vision in Sight
Here's how our team executes an episode, weekly:
John Ortega writes and presents the content. Cloyd Ribo and Martha Atienza organise interviews, perform research into topics, edit content and create visuals for our digital publications. Cloyd, Ramon Alontaga and Martha also serve as the technical team for recording and editing.
As a team we are constantly improving our skills and content with each episode that airs as we strive to find better ways to engage our target audience and create as much impact as possible.
We have an office space at a local radio station; Rayo Natin Madridejos. Whilst we are currently creating pre-recorded episodes, we are also looking into live sessions aired directly from the radio station depending on who we have as guest speakers and the issues we are tackling.
We take recording pretty seriously. Do not disturb!