UP Mindanao’s BA Communication and Media Arts (BACMA) Program is launching an online show this month called ON-Live-Talks which will be streamed on Facebook via StreamYard on August 14, 2021.
ON-Live Talks is a public service/community extension and an Academic Program Improvement (API) project proposed by Assoc. Prof. Karen Joyce G. Cayamanda and Instructor Ena Marie O. Dizon. It is a one-hour, six-episode, live public service talk show that will run via social media live streaming in a span of five consecutive months.
The talk show is an information drive that aims to discuss real-life experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and enhance the skills of BACMA students in delivering timely and relevant issues remotely. It is participated by BACMA student volunteers to substantiate the needed exposure and hands-on experience on remote TV production.
“People need thorough knowledge on what is happening among societies. They need a space for public dialogue that tackles real-life experiences during the pandemic. People need to hear information that are important and helpful. These messages, when effectively conveyed, are vital in our fight against COVID-19. This will also sustain BACMA students in the substantial fulfillment of their cultural, educational and social roles in times of crisis,” said Ms. Dizon.
The first two episodes will run on August 14 and 28, respectively, with the theme “Bakuna, bakuna, paano ka ginawa?” that aims to debunk vaccine myths and misconceptions. The show will feature medical experts, researchers, and social media influencers, and will be hosted by BACMA student volunteers.