Digital 360 Series: Finding Yourself

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  •   October 22, 2019
The Student Council Officers and the Guest Speakers of Digital 360

Last September 27, 2019 (Friday), Thomasian-Angelicans were given the opportunity to conduct and participate in the first out of five series that Digital 360 had to offer, Finding Yourself. The learners had the privilege of hearing enlightening thoughts and ideas from four inspiring speakers, namely Ms. Marga Deona, Ms. Alyannah Lagasca, Ms. Harini Chari, and Ms. Gretchen Ho.

The Senior High School Principal, Mrs. Ma. Urduja C. Galang, opened the event with her speech about social media, tackling how the generation today would prefer having more time on their phones than with their families. Afterwards, the first talk was given by Ms. Marga Deona. Her topic was about the Internet Privacy and Data Survey, wherein she discussed safety when it comes to sharing online. She advised the learners to take care of their digital footprint because once they put something up on the internet, it will stay there forever.

The next speaker was Ms. Alyannah Lagasca, who discussed about Mental Health. She showed the learners how the South East Asia Region has the most cases of depressive disorder and showed the statistics of the mental health in the Philippines before explaining what mental health is and what it is not. According to her, mental health is for everyone, and it is not a first world problem nor is a result of the lack of our faith. Anyone can have it, through heredity or other reasons. She further discussed on the biopsychosocial model of health that is divided into three categories: Biological, Psychological, and Social.

Ms. Harini Chari was the third speaker who discussed the topic Thought Leadership. She opened the idea of branding ourselves to others. She also inspired the learners to speak up for themselves and showcase their abilities. Ms. Chari encouraged the learners to “Show your passion, don’t just not say it.”

The last speaker of the day, Ms. Gretchen Ho, gave the crowd a playful start to discuss the last topic, Finding Yourself. She then proceeded to share how she was able to find her path in the field of media and acquired the monicker “Tikim Princess” in the program Umagang Kay Ganda as well as the title ‘Woman in Action’. Ms. Ho also encouraged the learners to find their own path and appreciate what they have now before they are gone.

Aside from the discussions, selected learners were given the chance to showcased their talents in the intermission numbers in between the talks. The learners were also given the chance to ask their questions to the four guest speakers and take group pictures with them.


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