November 04, 2020 – St. Paul University Philippines was tapped as a partner-institution by the Education and Culture Attaché of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia Manila in the conduct of Webinar Series on “Mental Health Problems and Social Media Exposure during COVID-19 Outbreak”.

As a partner-institution, Dr. Anna Marie A. Hernandez, Program Coordinator for Psychology and Biology under the School of Arts, Sciences and Teacher Education, delivered a lecture focused on the responsibility of individual persons on the use of social media. She also posited the acronym RESPECT which stands for Reduce Time online, Encourage self, Spend more time with family and friends, Practice mindfulness, Enliven a culture of awareness and support, Change focus, and, Take time to listen to others as springboard in discussing the topic. Other speakers were from the Manila Ventral University, Panakkukang Institute of Health Sciences, Makassar, Indonesia, and Tanawali Persada Institute of Health Science, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

In her Keynote Speech, Dr. Lili Nurlaili, M.Ed, Education and Culture Attaché of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Manila, she presented correct and questionable information about COVID-19 including its prevention. The Attaché also stressed that keeping oneself updated with the right information, following protocols and obeying rules will help reduce the spread of corona virus.

The webinar was moderated by Dr. Jeremy Godofredo Morales, Director of International Relations of St. Paul University Philippines.