New battleground? PH soldiers get social media training

When are soldiers most encouraged to post? When they're doing civil-military operations. 

One of the speakers in the summit is former interior secretary Rafael Alunan, co-convenor of the West Philippine Sea Coalition. It is a group that mobilizes Filipino netizens to protest the aggressiveness of China in disputed waters.

Alunan encouraged soldiers to use social media to inspire patriotism but cautioned them from posting sensitive information. (READ: Use Facebook to correct China's 'fairy tale,' Filipinos urged)

"They (soldiers) should maximize it in terms of morale welfare, informing their public about deaths, news reports, and weather reports. They can even use it for philanthropic causes, educating internal audience like their sons and daughters, employment opportunities," Alunan said. –