Seventy-four people died in a gameshow stampede Saturday.
Most of those people were members of the Philippine urban poor, lining up for days for a shot at a gameshow prize. Some of them were children. Those poor souls fell prey to a Philippine media culture that would rather exploit than empower.
Twenty-four hours before that stampede, I gave a presentation to Don Bosco Technical College students on participative Internet technologies. The next generation of Filipinos embraces empowering social media. I pray that generation will end the murderously exploitative savagery of our outdated media culture.