SM City San Pablo—In this age where young people are mostly communicating through mobile gadgets, shorten text messages and social media –we don’t really know anyone who is writing letters or anyone who have received one. Letter writing nowadays is like an art robbed of romance and even basic courtesy in the age of rapid-fire, efficiency-obsessed, typed-with-one-thumb-on-a-tiny-keyboard communication.
An effort to revive the art of letter writing,Philpost once again held a national letter writing day, an event which aims to promote better understanding around the world through the post office. Celebrating the 4th National Letter Writing Day took on an even more special meaning as 250 students from Dizon high school students were able to discover the art of writing letters and learn how to mail them to their friends and loved ones.
The event was hosted by seasoned journalists Mr. Ruben Taningco. Mr. Taningco was generous enough to share some trivias on the FAQ’s of letter writing. Also present in the event is Dep Ed Superintendent Ms. Susan Oribiana who shared some few thoughts on the matter ,she said “We observed that with the advent of technology, the art of writing letters is slowly vanishing. So, we encourage the young and let the go through the experience? They could learn how to write a letter, place it in an envelope, and stamp the envelope. With this exercise, we want to provide the students with that experience.”
The team of Philpost south were beaming with pride as the participants were all eager to write on paper. This year’s theme evolve on the students being the hero and what would they want to tell the future generation. Mall Manager GT Exconde also emphasizes that“Writing will always be an effective means to communicate “.
The activity was organized by the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and SM Supermalls at the SM City San Pablo Atrium on October 7th 2016. (nwr)