Both beautiful and highly-educated, Atty. Annette Gozon and Dr. Maritess Gozon are doing what they can to uplift the Filipino spirit here and abroad. Atty. Annette, as President of GMA Network Films and GMA worldwide, is promoting our shows and films on an international platform. While Dr. Maritess Gozon, a mother of four, has chosen to combat fake news in social media.
In terms of programming, Atty. Annette shares, “Our programs are seen all over Asia and some parts of Africa and South America. We’re slowly trying to penetrate the rest of the world. What is very gratifying is that in some countries, our shows are the top raters. And it showcases the creativity of the Filipino not only in terms of content but also in terms of the beauty and acting capabilities that the Filipinos have.”
With an effort to promote Filipino talent and creativity through TV shows and films, both also recognize the significance of social media in shaping the world’s perception of the Filipino and of the country. Dr. Maritess is doing her part by being very active in social media and campaigning against fake news.
“Some people might think it is not harmful because fake news is just words. But come to think about it, these fake news are capable of changing the way we think, influencing the way we decide, how we see other people, and how we interact with other people. It can really have an effect on how we live our lives and it can shape our country’s future.”
Atty. Annette added, “Social media can be a very potent and useful tool to celebrate the Filipino spirit, what is good about the Filipino culture. In fact, we have launched a campaign against called #heartoverhate. In trying to instill in the people a sort of positivity thrust in social media, we will be able to celebrate what the Filipino is all about.”
With a goal to showcase the Filipino spirit, both Atty. Annette and Dr. Maritess are working to represent the country—our beauty, character, and talent—in the most positive light. In doing so, they celebrate the radiant Filipino soul made in the Philippines.
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