Thousands gather for 2nd Media Congress

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Friday, August 22, 2014


ANGELES CITY -- Some 2,000 aspiring journalists from the Angeles University Foundation (AUF), Holy Angel University, Pampanga State Agricultural University and neighboring schools from across the region gathered on Friday for the Second Media Congress at the AUF Sports and Cultural Center here.

GMA News Network veteran broadcast journalists Mike Enriquez and Ivan Mayrina, together with actor and Yes Pinoy Foundation founding chair Dingdong Dantes were among the guest speakers during the congress themed “Youth and Ethics for National Development.”

During the forum, Enriquez told the communications students that the “media people are not evil and monsters” as portrayed by some people and that “credibility is the key” in becoming a good and trusted journalist.

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“Credibility is the key for one who aspires to become a trusted journalist who serves the people and our country. Media people are not evil or monsters as some look at us because we serve and report only the truth. So if you want to become good journalists, you must have good values and virtues and deliver great service,” he said.

Mayrina who was born in Angeles City and attended school at AUF, for his part, shared his idea about social media. He gave guidelines and reminders to fully grasp the idea of what social media has to offer.

“You just have to think before you click,” he said, stressing that the upsides and downsides of posting in social networking sites such as “Facebook” should be done with cautioun and responsibility.

Meanwhile, Dantes who was accompanied by fiancée Marian Rivera,
encouraged the students to take part in Yes Pinoy Foundation’s campaign in establishing strong pillars to support education as “a vessel for the youth to provide promising service in the future for everyone in the country. (Emmanuel Panti/AUF Intern)

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