By Gabriela Baron
Two Filipinos won the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Youth Social Journalism Contest 2019 with their social media campaign, “4Ps for Philippines”, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.
Camille Joyce M. Linsay and Joaquin Victor D. Tacla’s campaign helps raise awareness about the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Philippine government through social media platforms.
Opened to young and talented “social journalists,” the contest was held to share and promote fact-based and compelling messages showcasing the importance of reliable and transparent governance in ASEAN and its members through media platforms.
The contest was supported by the ASEAN Foundation and the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT.
Related to this, some 20 aspiring ASEAN social journalists attended a four-day workshop on social journalism at the Perpustakaan Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Library in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam from Sept. 16 to 19 last year.