What is Dakila?

We are Dakila (nobiity) – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, a group of artists, students, and individuals committed to working together to creatively spark social consciousness formation towards social change.

We believe that nobility begins in the mind and ends in action. Despite appearances and public perceptions, the name aspires to nobility — the potential to evoke what is truly great and heroic in every citizen.

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What We Do

You can be dakila.

Dakila offers opportunities for you to express your advocacy through innovative and creative means. By the coming together of various individuals to become Dakila, ideas cease to be in the mind and transcend into reality.

Here in Dakila, we aspire to build a movement of modern day heroes.

While the term “modern heroism” might be construed as outlandish and ambitious, it is in these trying times that our society needs acts of courage and selflessness in whatever form, big or small, whether on the streets protesting with placards or in the performing stage, making audiences aware of certain pressing issues at the very least, enlightened or entertained. Or in one’s own neighborhood and backyard. The simplest act of extending courtesy to elders, picking up a garbage and throwing it in the right place, or planting a seedling, or questioning unjust laws like the EVAT. Anyone can be dakila.

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Our Story

Dakila’s activities and projects since its launch in 2005 to the present.

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Who We Are

The core of the collective is comprised of artists, students, young professionals and development workers. Fueled by passion and a strong commitment to serve, this bunch of individuals try not to take on the humongous tasks ahead with grim faces and extol the virtues of joy and humor in everything they do as they continue to inspire people to be heroes in their own right.

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Our Partners

Dakila works with other organizations in the pursuit of its vision, mission, goals and for the promotion of its advocacies.

In 2009, Dakila has partnered with Oxfam International for its TikTok Pilipinas Campaign for Climate Action. In 2011, it partnered with The Body Shop Foundation to further push the campaign on climate action by bringing it to communities like Malabon City through its Climate School Project.

Dakila campaigns for the promotion of human rights in the Philippines through its Active Vista Film Festival. In 2010, it brought Active Vista in 17 cities nationwide through the support of AusAID, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Commission on Human Rights. For 2012, Movies that Matter gave its support for Active Vista 2012. Dakila also engaged on Digital Activism Trainings for Human Rights Advocacy in partnership with The Asia Foundation through the support of US AID.

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