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Leni to the youth: ‘Use social media to build a nation’

Vice President Leni Robredo has encouraged the youth to put social media sites to better use by building a nation as she addressed the recent Communication Research International Conference held in U.P Diliman, Quezon City.

Vice President Ma. Leonor Robredo

Vice President Ma. Leonor Robredo

“With the right information, there is much that you can do beyond ranting. You know this. Instead of criticizing government merely for the sake of criticizing, use data, numbers, and figures to engage and understand,” she said in her speech.

Instead of complaining on social media, she urged young people to “use your research capabilities to understand the flaws in the current system and propose new ways to solve social ills.”

The Vice President explained that social media platforms– Facebook, Twitter, Instagram– could be used by the youth to build a nation if they will “use it to take advantage of freedom of information for good governance reforms.”

She said the people must continue to reassess the vital role of media which connects the state with its citizens.