Radaza urges mil­len­ni­als to be re­spon­si­ble so­cial me­dia users

The Freeman - - NEWS - TRICYCLE BAN — Chris­tell Fa­tima M. Tud­tud/ KBQ

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza has ad­vised the mil­len­ni­als to be re­spon­si­ble in us­ing so­cial me­dia as this can make or break their fu­ture.

"The use of their Face­book, In­sta­gram, they should be very care­ful in so­cial me­dia," she said dur­ing her State of the Chil­dren’s Re­port (SCR) yes­ter­day morn­ing at Hoops­dome.

Around 10,000 stu­dents from se­lected schools and their teach­ers at­tended the SCR.

Radaza also urged young in­di­vid­u­als to re­frain from post­ing and shar­ing un­ver­i­fied in­for­ma­tion.

"I hope you’d be re­spon­si­ble in shar­ing in­for­ma­tion. Dili mo mag­pataka og share kun unsa in­y­ong nabasa­han sa Face­book, sa In­sta­gram or sa Twit­ter. Nga dili mag­pataka og pam­i­naw ug pag-share sa mga fake news," she said.

Radaza said so­cial me­dia ex­pose chil­dren to fur­ther vul­ner­a­bil­ity, thus she said it’s im­por­tant to learn to use so­cial me­dia wisely.

Also, the mayor en­cour­aged the youth to study harder.

She said the city is giv­ing cash in­cen­tives to those who ex­cel in their stud­ies.

"Mao nang gi-awhag ta mong tanan sa pag­tuon ug maayo. Aron sa in­y­ong pag-take sa in­y­ong board ex­ams puhon puhon, ma awar­dan kamo namo ug cash in­cen­tives," she said.

The city is also con­struct­ing ad­di­tional class­rooms to ad­dress short­age, she said.

In a sep­a­rate de­vel­op­ment, Radaza is in fa­vor of ban­ning tri­cy­cles and pedi­cabs from ply­ing the na­tional high­ways.

Her state­ment came af­ter the De­part­ment of In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment’s di­rec­tive to lo­cal gov­ern­ment units to en­force the ban.

While the ban on tri­cy­cles from ply­ing the na­tional high­ways has been in place since decades ago, it was not strictly im­ple­mented in many mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and cities.

Radaza said al­low­ing tricycle and pedi­cab driv­ers to tra­verse the na­tional high­ways puts the lives of their pas­sen­gers at risk.

He said th­ese ve­hi­cles should only op­er­ate within the in­te­rior parts of the barangays.

"Dili pa biyahe gyud sa na­tional road which we have been ob­serv­ing that," she said.

She said though there were erring driv­ers caught vi­o­lat­ing the rule. Most of them were ar­rested along Marigon­don road.

Around 4,000 tri­cy­cles are recorded in the city.

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza de­liv­ers her State of the Chil­dren's Re­port at Hoops­dome. JOY TORREJOS

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