Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale advised students and youth leaders to be wary against cyber criminals.
“You are vulnerable because you have textmates, social media friends and classmates,” Magpale told participants of the Camotes 1st Island Youth Congress.
At least 250 youth leaders and students from the towns of Pilar, Poro, San Francisco and Tudela in Camotes Islands joined the congress held in Tudela gymnasium last March 19 and 20.
Gov. Hilario P. Davide III, who also spoke during the gathering, told the participants to be careful with whom they would make friends with in the social media.
Topics discussed during the two-day event include team building activities, advocacy champion topics, and lectures on drugs, social media, mental health, environment, sexually transmitted infection-human immune deficiency virus and acquired immune-deficiency syndrome.
In her speech, Magpale narrated how the Cebu Provincial Government, in coordination with the law enforcement agencies, rescued innocent girls and boys who have fallen victims to cyber pornography where their nude photos were sold to foreigners.
The youth congress was organized by the Cebu Provincial Government, Cebu Sangguniang Kabataan Federation, Provincial Youth Council, and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office.