September 13, 2020

The Frontliner Today: A Media Platform with a Purpose

Since the COVID-19 national lockdowns began, the term “frontliners” has emerged to capture the vast number of people who are still valiantly reporting to their job sites and risking their personal health to keep the economy in motion while the rest of us are safe in our own home. Yet the term itself is informal; the term has been used in many recent government announcements as officials introduce new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19

Most of us continue to rely on media stories and our experiences in daily life to identify frontliners such as military and health care providers. But there are millions of more workers on the frontlines like sanitation agents, news reporters, and food crews that are also working in stressful and frightening work environments that some of us may not see and failing to recognize. Despite the hardships and health risk, they earn significantly lower wages and few benefits while receiving less public recognition for their roles, despite their sacrifices.

I'm so grateful that despite the negative news thriving on social media, there's a platform like The Frontliner Today that exists to document and share narratives of resilience by Filipino people online. A platform that leverages the power of social media that not only sells services but inspires and supports people and communities through the power of story.

The Frontliner Today
The Frontliner Today, in partnership with Food for Frontliners Philippines, is an independent online media organization with the sole aim of documenting narratives of resilience. Their existence is to document these narratives were fueled by the challenges that we have been facing during these trying times. They envision itself as a leading online media organization with a purpose and to transform the entire nation of the Philippines by fostering human connections through their purposeful narrative works.


Frontliner Stories and Quarantine Reflections
The Frontliner Today, are currently looking for stories to be featured in their platform whether it's a quarantine reflection that the public can submit or an inspiring story of volunteer frontliners that they can feature on their upcoming postings. They are looking for the following people to feature until December 2020. Volunteer frontliners can share the risks and challenges they face, the concerns they have, and how they are coping so that each of us can do better to protect and extend support.

September 2020: Military people (military men manning checkpoints, other military men frontliners) 
October 2020: Psychiatrists/people working for mental health
November 2020: News reporters
December 2020: Food crew

 

My "quarantine reflection" story was featured on The Frontliner Today's site. Click this LINK if you're interested. As well as the "frontliner story" of Rene Anthony Ramirez, an Operating Room Nurse from Davao Doctors Hospital that you can read on this LINK.

Advertising Partners
Do you have a business that could benefit from advertising? Or possibly an online business that could increase sales through additional marketing? The Frontliner Today is looking for a collaboration with companies that wants to reach new and wider audiences for a minimal fee. You can contact them at: EMAIL: thefrontlinertoday@gmail.com 


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23 comments

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