FREEDOM OF SPEECH THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
By: Victor Acabo
There are many reasons why students love to spend time socializing on social media. One, social media gives them the freedom to write or express whatever they want. Two, they can make new friends, can connect and reconnect with friends in faraway place, and comment on the lives of other people. Three, they can create other identities and hide their true identity under a fancy account name, without fear of being charged or penalized for using aliases.
But these pros have their negative side, and these cons should be given attention and be resolved.
BIT International College is recently facing issues on its students’ use of social media such as Facebook. Students use Facebook to express their thoughts, emotions, concerns and issues about the school, but sometimes or if not often, it is used irresponsibly, leading to serious mistakes, misunderstandings, controversies, and if not, conflicts. Students voice out their opinions, calling it “their right to freedom of speech.”
But questions arise: Are students, by using social media in that manner, getting to resolve issues and problems, or on the contrary, worsened the situation?
Each one of us has the right to express our thoughts and opinions, but we should set boundaries, we should have limits, we should know what to post and when and how and why. May the means or venue be social of traditional media, we should be bounded by rules. There is no such thing as absolute freedom: doing or saying things at any time, in whatever manner we want, not taking into consideration whether they are proper or improper. We should not forget the principles and the values for and on which we stand. We have to be responsible for what we say and what we do. The kinds of actions we take and the kinds of information we share reflects our values as a person, our family, the community where we come from or the school that we represent.
Because of these serious controversies, the Supreme Student Government (SSG) has taken initiatives to minimize foul and vulgar expressions on social media, especially comments that destroy relationships. In its firm belief that “in Unity, there is Strength,” SSG hopes that through these initiatives, SSG can unify the school, the administration and the students to make the institution stronger.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BEAVERS MEN AND WOMEN VOLLEYBALL TEAM
FOR BEATING THE TRINIDAD MUNICIPAL TEAM ON OCTOBER 23, 2017, IN THE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT IN THE BOHOL STUDENT ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONS FOR SY2017-2018!
You have just proven this age-old wisdom.
CONGRATULATIONS, BIT-IC TALIBON ALUMNI, for passing the LET (Elementary and Secondary Levels) given in September 2017!
GODSPEED in your journeys, and may you always remember the people who helped you attain this dream
AUTENTICO, CRESELDA EVARDO from Balintawak, TALIBON
AUZA, LANIE ANTHONITTE CATERINA from San Isidro, TALIBON
BRACHO, ROWELLA from Tanghaligue, TALIBON
CUERPO, AVELAIDA SITOY from Tulang, JETAFE
DELA TORRE, JANME AUXTERO from San Francisco, TALIBON
FLORES, DIANE ROSE HUGO from Calinte, INABANGA
GIL, FLORAMAE LOBRIGAS from San Jose, SAN MIGUEL
GIL, SHIELA MAE LOBRIGAS from San Jose, SAN MIGUEL
MANONGAS, ANNABEL GURANG from Camanaga, SAN MIGUEL
MONDOÑEDO, IVY CORDEZAR form Tulang, GETAFE
MORALES, MERAFLOR OBREGON from Tulang. GETAFE
REFUGIO, ANGELIE MORGIA from Kagawasan, SAN MIGUEL
SUELLO, AIRENE CENICERO from Cabasakan, GETAFE
BEJASA, MARVIE B. from Sag , TALIBON
BSED – Social Studies
BONCALES, VIVIAN PAÑARES from Poblacion. SAN MIGUEL
CAÑETE, WEL-ANNE CAPIN from PRES. CARLOS P. GARCIA
ESCARTIN, RHENA MAE ROSALES from Santo Niño, TALIBON
GURREA, KIMVERLY from San Jose, TALIBON
ISAAC, NHOLIA MAE MOSQUEDA from San Francisco, TALIBON
MENDEZ, APRIL SEREÑO from San Isidro, TALIBON
TORREJOS, RONALYN POGOY from Salog, GETAFE
TORREJOS, CHRIS FRANCIS ANAYA from Campao Oriental, GETAFE
BSED – English
IPONG, AUDREY SACRO from Poblacion, TALIBON
DOING WELL in exams is one of the many shortcuts to success. The LET might not be the biggest TEST there is in your life, but certainly, this one is a BIG TICKET to your destination of being a professional.
WELL DONE, BIT-IC JAGNA ALUMNI.
It was such a PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU A PART OF US.
MAY YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER AND LOOK BACK AT BIT-IC NO MATTER WHERE YOUR JOURNEY WILL TAKE YOU FROM HERE.
1. ACLAN , Kate Dyan Balaba
2. AVENTURERO , Metchie Daleon
3. BALABA , Lanie Boncales
4. BALIBU , Mary Ann Espina
5. BULIAS , Jo May Charlaine ranara
6. ESCABUSA , Daisy Berou
7. FOSTANES , Helyn Gultiano
8. GALAURA , Josephine Bernados
9. HAUM , Marvin Acapulco
10. HINACAY , Gea Timbal
11. IDRA , Coleen Sheryl Mae Pajoyo
12. OLAIVAR , Joshua Zatti Casimsiman
13. ORIAS , Venus Marie
14. SAJOL , Michelle Sacay
15. TADO , Harlene Bahan
16. TIMBAL , Mary Ann Negros
17. TIU , Ma. Rochele Balaba
BSED – English
1. GULE , Irish Goloso
2. LADARAN Maricel
3. NERI , Charmaine Aseniero
4. OSMENA , Priscel E.
5. PELINO , Myrna Jamisola
BSED – Math
1. CAGAMPANG , Allen Maputol
2. TADIOS , Mary Judith Madrona
All the sweat and tears, all the hard work, patience and persistence paid off!
CONGRATULATIONS TO REYNALDO ANUNCIADO of Inabanga, Bohol, for passing the OIC-EW exams today, December 12, at Marina Cebu.
Continue to be a star for and to others. KEEP GOING. KEEP GOing BEYOND!