Why Reb Atadero speaks about current events: “Isn’t it your responsibility to help others na mamulat rin?” | #KailanganTotoo
Theater actor and Tiktok content creator Reb Atadero has joined the #KailanganTotoo pledge to use their platforms responsibly. In a conversation we had with the actor, he said, “The opportunity na mamulat is a privilege, and if you’ve gotten that opportunity, isn’t it your responsibility to help others na mamulat rin?”
Atadero is best known for his role as Young Hector in the “Ang Huling El Bimbo” musical, but expresses himself online in many ways. His Tiktok content ranges from comedy sketches, singing videos, and his “Boom! Now We Know!” trivia series (that he is now turning into a podcast).
But he believes that whether he’s entertaining others or sharing educational materials, creating content should always be guided by truth.
Ang trabaho ko ay magkwento. Minsan fiction, minsan hindi. Pero kahit ano man ang eksena, isang bagay lang ang paulit-ulit na sinasabi sa akin ng direktor: KAILANGAN MAY TRUTH. Kung walang katotohanan, walang maniniwala. At kung walang maniniwala, walang saysay ang kwento.
In his post on Instagram, Atadero shares #KailanganTotoo art by Tarantadong Kalbo and calls on Filipinos to build the habit of assessing a post before sharing it, because a lot of people depend on social media to get information.
Read his whole 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!