Thu, 15 Nov 2018
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CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Nov. 8 (PIA)-- About 600 senior high students of Tabuk City National High School (TCNHS) got to know more about energy efficiency under the E-power Mo campaign of the Department of Energy (DOE), the benefits of being Social Security System (SSS) members and about culture and the arts in a forum here last week.

SSS-Tabuk City Service Office Head Spain Urua elaborated on the security and benefits offered by the agency to workers through its programs and services.

Catering mostly to self-employed and private firm earners, SSS is a proven partner that looks after the living benefits of members and their beneficiaries that include retirement and death, Urua explained.

Recently, SSS opened a service office here that provides members access to its services.

Meanwhile, Clifford Alunday of Kalinga Apayao Electric Cooperative (KAELCO) presented the government's electrification agenda, which aims to energize every barangay in the country.

Under the Duterte Government, power has to be delivered down to the remotest community assuring every household has light.

He enlightened the young audience to develop responsible use of energy through power conservation, which means using reduced energy for same activity.

Provincial Tourism Officer Lorraine Ngao-I, meanwhile, called on the students to value ethnicity since this spells the identity of indigenous communities.

Culture and arts tell a story of a nation and of a particular group of people relating their peculiar values and tradition to the changing world.

"As a nation, we ought to love and preserve our Filipino culture and arts to stay solid and united amid the adversaries of modernization," Ngao-I told the students.

To add fun and excitement, the Philippine Information Agency which organized the forum, prepared trivia questions. (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

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