VP Sara Duterte to students: “There is something more than Tiktok and Facebook”
VP SARA DUTERTE – Vice President Sara Duterte told students to go beyond social networking sites like Facebook and TikTok.
The Vice President wanted students to discover writing their own opera, saying that there’s something more than Facebook and TikTok.
Duterte, who also the Secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd), made the statement when she graced the opening of the Italian Opera Giacomo Puccini’s “Turandot” for viewing of high school students on December 7.
According to a report, the rehearsal viewing held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) started out as discussion on Italian cultural awareness between Italy and the Philippines.
It was a realization of the Vice President’s discussion with Italian Ambassador to the Philippines Marco Clemente during the latter’s courtesy call last August.
Duterte said that the activity, which was done in collaboration with Italy, aimed to inspire students to venture into writing their own works.
“I am truly happy that we were able to do this. It started as a discussion about cultural awareness for Filipino learners. And we are now here in this rehearsal, sharing it to all of you,” the Vice President told students. “This is to inspire you to write your own opera as a Filipino, and this is to show you that there is something more than Tiktok and Facebook.”
Among those who were present during the event were Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) President Maria Margarita Moran-Floirendo, Embassy of the Republic of Italy in Manila, actor Matteo Guidicelli, and more than 800 students and teachers from the Department of Education (DepEd).
The Vice President also expressed hopes that the activity “is just the start of more fruitful and substantive cultural exchanges between our peoples”.