SAN FERNANDO CITY—Courtesy call and turnover of Project Epanaw Coffee Table Books 1, 2, and 3 to Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 3 Director William L. Beltran by National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Region 3 Director Atty. Roland Calde, witnessed by officers and staff of two agencies.
PIA R3 commended the NCIP for coming up with the Coffee Table Books and likened them to an Encyclopedia, a reliable source of information about our Indigenous Cultural Communities. Director Calde emphasized that the books can be used to mainstream the Indigenous Peoples agenda in the region and gain wider reach for community development partnerships. With the major burning issues arising from various communities, the books provide a new perspective about the contribution of ICCs/IPs in peace and nation-building.
Director Beltran mentioned that he is committed to supporting every Information and Education Campaign (IEC) and related activities of the NCIP across the region. In the upcoming Project Epanaw photo exhibit in Pampanga next month, PIA R3 will be NCIP’s partner in information dissemination to the public at large. For its part, Director Calde said that NCIP R3 will be working hand-in-hand with them particularly in existing convergence mechanisms such as the Strategic Communication Cluster of the NTF-ELCAC headed by PIA.