Over 100 youth volunteers joined the 1st Online Newsroom Workshop held at the Lapu-Lapu City Sports Complex last October 7.
Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz C. Radaza challenged the young participants to help the city in inculcating a culture of tourism and in creating a culture of excellence in this digital age.
Radaza in her speech said she is hopeful that the Oponganon youth will be of great help in shaping the city.
The activity, organized by the office of the mayor was attended by members of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and campus journalists from the different schools in the city.
"The fact is, there are so many good news in our city," Radaza said.
The mayor bared she is partnering with the youth to spread the good news to the world about the city of Lapu-Lapu.
Radaza said "your innate ability to use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram can catapult our city to heights never imagined before".
She announced that she is "investing" on the youth to help the city develop new tourism products and to help the city promote its eco-tourism.
According to the mayor, the activity was history in the making since the city is "the only LGU that has harnessed the youth on two very strategic front - tourism and the world wide web".
The workshop was given by Max Limpag, co-founder of InnoPub. The activity was supported by SK Federation President Nicole Balao and the local Department of Education (DepEd).