"You hold great power - a power that can transform a society… if this is used rightly."
This was said by Philippine Science High School - Bicol Region Campus (PSHS - BRC) Student Services Division (SSD) Chief, Joy Melga Olazo as she welcomed the journalists of the Partido area during the 4th Congressional Secondary Schools Press Conference last August 25.
In her speech, Olazo pointed out that journalist of today must uphold responsible journalism through ethical use of social media.
"You empower the digital natives - the millennials. You are the foreground of using technology for proper dissemination of the needed information which should engender peace, unity, and transformation," she added.
Olazo challenged the journalists saying it is their duty to promote and sustain social consciousness for a better society.
“The pen is mightier than the sword,” reminded Olazo.
Furthermore, Olazo also said that the conference was an opportunity of “strengthening the bond, strengthening camaraderie, and strengthening friendship among journalists.”
"This press conference is not just about winning or losing. It is about the gift God has given you." Olazo further said.