“The Linya-Linya Show” host Ali Sangalang compares social media to being in love: #KailanganTotoo
Whether in his former post as the late president Noynoy Aquino’s speechwriter, his one-line witticisms for his company Linya-Linya, or on the popular podcast “The Linya-Linya Show,” Ali Sangalang wields his words with responsibility.
Sangalang joined the #KailanganTotoo movement and pledged to use his platforms responsibly, sharing a fun way to think of how we should use social media. “Parang pag-ibig!”
Sharing art made by Cj De Silva for the movement, he wrote on Instagram:
“Pagdating sa paggamit ng kanya-kanya nating platforms (content creator man, “influencer,” o hindi) — parang pag-ibig— kailangan, responsible at accountable ka sa words and actions mo; kailangan, sa pag-express ng thoughts and feelings, may ambag na mabuti sa iba at sarili; kailangan, totoo.”
When we spoke to the entrepreneur and writer, Sangalang had this to say about why we should remind ourselves #KailanganTotoo: “[Dahil sa mga plataporma natin] Lahat tayo parang editor-in-chief ng kaniya-kaniyang dyaryo o istasyon.”
Seeking and telling the truth isn’t just for journalists and reporters—it’s for anyone with a space to share their voice.
Read his full post on his Instagram here:
There’s never a wrong time to talk about the truth. You can still join the #KailanganTotoo campaign!
Choose from our roster of artists’ work for the campaign that resonates with you most and share that image along with a photo of yourself in your element, share fact-checking tips from our friends at VERA Files, and tell your own story of putting the truth first in your online and offline endeavors. Don’t forget to tag us, VERA Files, and three friends to join the movement. Use the hashtag “#KailanganTotoo” so we can read your stories too!