WATCH: #MoveLeyte: 'Social Good in the Digital Age' forum in VSU

Tickets to the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

Published: 9:2 AM September 12, 2018

Updated: 2:49 AM September 19, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – To bridge the online gap, Rappler’s MovePH will hold #MoveLeyte: “Social Good in the Digital Age” forum at the RDE Hall in the Visayas State University on September 19.

The rise of digital technology has allowed all of us to publish our own content and choose what content matters to us.

While this gave ordinary citizens a voice in the global conversation, the gatekeeping powers of traditional media is being compromised, significantly changing the journalism process. It has also resulted in the rise of fake accounts, hate groups, and disinformation.

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How do we use social media for social good? This is the primary question the forum intends to answer.

At least 500 campus journalists, student organization leaders, school paper advisers, and other stakeholders will join the forum which will help them understand the nature of digital platforms and spark a conversation around opportunities and threats to journalism and democracy in these trying times.

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Here is the program:

TimeActivity7:30 - 8:35 am


8:35 - 8:45 am

Welcome remarks

Dr. Edgardo E. Tulin
President, VSU

9:15 - 9:30 am

Discussion: Getting to know you/Levelling-off activity

9:30 - 10:15 am

Power of social media: Using technology for social good 
Gemma Bagayaua-Mendoza
Head of Research and Strategy, Rappler

10:15 - 10:45 am

Discussion: Digital media etiquette

10:45 - 11:15 am

Responsible use of digital media

Stacy de Jesus
Head, MovePH and Digital Communications, Rappler

11:15 - 11:45 am

Panel discussion: Why facts matter

Miriam Grace Go
News Editor, Rappler

Jed Asaph Cortes
Head, Visayas State University web team

Hanna Joyce Macawili
Managing Editor, The Amaranth

Stacy de Jesus
Head, MovePH and Digital Communications, Rappler

Moderated by:

Raisa Serafica
Unit Head of Civic Engagement, Rappler

11:45 - 12:00 pm


The forum will be followed by a workshop on online fact-checking and verification.

TimeActivity1:00 - 1:30 pm

Welcome remarks 

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Group Dynamics: Icebreaker/Getting-to-know-you activity

2:00 - 2:45 pm

Session I: Fact check 101

2:45 - 3:15 pm

Session II: Harnessing social media for civic engagement

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Fact-checking exercises

- Agos: Fact check in a humanitarian/disaster scenario 
Spot Check: An exercise in fact-checking online content
- Using X: Internal factchecking in storytelling 

4:00 - 4:15 pm

Call to action: Be a Mover 

Stacy de Jesus
Head, MovePH and Digital Communications, Rappler

#MoveLeyte is organized by Rappler in partnership with the Visayas State University. –

Rappler sustains its fact-check efforts with support from Facebook's Third Party Fact Checker Program, our crowdfunding donors, Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF), and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).