Story by MARK FRANCISCO
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – More than a hundred junior high students from seven public and private schools in Cagayan de Oro City participated in the 5th National Letter Writing Day last Monday at SM City Cagayan de Oro.
They joined hundreds others nationwide during the simultaneous activity which was also held in SM North Edsa, SM City Cabanatuan, SM City Tarlac, SM City San Pablo, SM Seaside, SM City Iloilo and SM City Davao.
The event encourages young people to speak their minds, using their imagination and views on the world to envision a positive change through letter writing. The activity will also be a perfect venue for students to sharpen their skills in composition and find the perfect participant to represent the country in the international letter writing competition in Switzerland.
This year’s theme for the 46th Universal Postal Union International Letter Writing Contest is “Imagine you are an advisor to the new UN Secretary-General which world issue would you help him tackle first and how would you advise him to solve it?”
The topic was chosen to celebrate the election of the new UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, who took his oath of office recently. He is a Portuguese politician and diplomat who is serving as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations.
About 150 countries will commemorate World Post Day (WPD) on October 9 with activities promoting letter writing as well as stamp collecting to students.
Philippine Postal Corporation has come up with an innovative idea to bring letter writing in shopping malls where students can converge and express their thoughts and ideas through the art of letter writing.
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