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Thursday, June 18, 2015

IP youth in Sibugay found active in social media

By Franklin P. Gumapon

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay - Like most youth in the country, the young belonging to the Indigenous Peoples (IP) in Zamboanga Sibugay are also active in social media.

This was what Regional Director Noemi B. Edaga of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9 discovered when she talked on social media during a journalistic writing workshop held here for IP college students on June 17-18.

Director Edaga started her lecture on social media by asking the participants about their time spent for facebook, twitter, skype and other social media accounts.

It was also discovered that all the participants have been using the internet to do their research for their lessons in schools.

Meanwhile, Edaga reminded the students to be responsible enough in using the social media. “You are free to post any thing [in your social media account] but not everything is beneficial,” she said.

The PIA-9 chief also encouraged the participants to visit the PIA website, facebook and other social media platforms to get the recent news about the region as well as the government programs, policies and pronouncements.

Social media is one of the topics in the two-day journalistic writing workshop jointly sponsored by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)-9, PIA-9 and the US Embassy in Manila for the IP college students in Zamboanga Peninsula with the theme, “IP youth for climate change adaptation and peace promotion.”