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PIA-7, Globe Telecom to launch FB Trivia on COVID-19

Philippine Information Agency
26 Mar 2020, 17:38 GMT+10

FB Trivia on COVID-19. PIA-7 in partnership with Globe Telecom will launch on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 the FB Trivia on COVID-19 awareness. Those who can first answer the question correctly get to win a P100 load card. (PIA7)

CEBU, March 26 (PIA) -- Accurate and verified information plays a key role in educating the public about COVID-19, as the most effective strategy seen is to maximize the use of the online platform to massively disseminate timely and correct information about this highly infectious disease.

On April 1, 2020, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 7 in joint partnership with Globe Telecom, Inc. will launch the Facebook Trivia on COVID-19 which aims to strengthen public awareness and educate the people for them to learn how to deal with the contagious virus.

The online quiz that will run daily for one month on the PIA-7 FB Page will post two questions - one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Netizens who give the correct answer first to the question will be declared the winner and will receive P100 load card courtesy of Globe Telecom.

No person is allowed to win the quiz twice.

The online trivia will also be made available on all PIA provincial FB Pages in Central Visayas in the last two weeks of April.

Questions and answers are vetted by the Department of Health (DOH-7), the only authorized agency to officially talk about COVID-19, from source of infection to precautionary measures.

As more and more people turn to social media for the latest updates about COVID-19, this is an opportunity for PIA-7 to use the same online platform to debunk fake and incorrect information.

Amid the cancellation of the regular activities of PIA-7 such as its weekly fora and barangay engagement, the agency is turning to the digital platform to strengthen public information.

The FB COVID-19 Trivia is the second partnership of PIA-7 and Globe.

In 2017, PIA-7 and Globe also launched the ASEAN FB Trivia when the country hosted the 50th ASEAN anniversary.

PIA-7 commends Globe Telecom for its support to government advocacies in times of need, such as today when the world is battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PIA-7 FB Trivia on COVID-19 is made possible with the help of Ma. Yoly Crisanto, senior vice president for corporate communications of Globe Telecom, and Doris Mongaya, CEO and founder of PR Works. (fcr/PIA7)

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