IP Empowerment to the Grassroots
City of San Fernando, Pampanga—Regional Director Atty. Roland P. Calde of NCIP Region 3, together with his staff conducted a courtesy visit to OIC RD Jay Timbreza of the Department of Local and Interior Government (DILG) Region 3. During the said visit, RD Jay Timbreza requested to the NCIP to showcase a Local Knowledge Product that they can showcase to the Local Government Resource Center of DILG R3. RD Calde proposed to invite the DILG to one of its community immersion to be able to share a Local Knowledge Product originating from the ICCs/IPs. Also, RD Calde presented the Project EPANAW: CTBs to RD Timbreza as a token of appreciation and for the DILG R3 to be well informed about the rich culture and diversity of the ICCs/IPs of Region 3. The both agencies are members of the RTF-ELCAC 3 and they pledge to continue to support its mandate to serve the best interest and protect the ICCs/IPs.