To revive the art of letter writing among young people, the Philippine Postal Corp. held the 4th National Letter-Writing Day on Friday at SM City San Pablo Atrium in San Pablo City in cooperation with the Department of Education and SM Supermalls.
Some 250 students from Dizon High School in the city participated and discussed how students can be heroes and what they want to tell the future generation.
San Pablo City Schools Division superintendent Susan Oribiana said, “we observed that with the advent of technology, the art of writing letters is slowly vanishing. So, we encourage the young and let them experience writing a letter, placing it in an envelope, and affixing a stamp.”
Mall manager GT Exconde said “writing will always be an effective means of communication.“
Nina Wong-Rada, the mall’s public relations manager, remarked that in this age, young people mostly communicate using mobile gadgets, short text messages and social media.
“We don’t really know anyone who is writing letters or anyone who had received one. It is like an art robbed of romance and even basic courtesy in the age of rapid-fire, efficiency-obsessed, typed–with one thumb on a tiny-keyboard communication,” Rada said further.
Ruben Taningco, a prominent writer and journalist of the city, answered frequently asked questions on letter writing.