AFP, NCMF Ink Accord to Push Peace in Mindanao

May 1, 2015 10:31 am· Comments Off on AFP, NCMF Ink Accord to Push Peace in Mindanao 

150430155951AFP Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio P Catapang Jr., signed in behalf of the enttire armed forces while NCMF Secretary and member of the President AquinoĆ­s peace negotiating team Bai Yasmin Busran-Lao represented the Commission. The NCMF, an institution directly under the Office of the President, is the fovernment agency that replaced the former Office of Muslim Affairs and currently has expanded powers, functions and mandate as provided by Republic Act No. 9997, otherwise known as the law creating the NCMF.(PNA photo courtesy by Peace Process Media Bureau )

Promoting organic farming

May 1, 2015 10:30 am· Comments Off on Promoting organic farming 

150430152455A farm worker from the Indigenous Peoples of Adams, Ilocos Norte takes pride of growing organic vegetables such as this locally grown green ice, ready to be served for tourists visiting the highlands. Less known to many, Adams town is a hidden paradise of Ilocos Norte, which boasts of its 18 waterfalls, 14 functional hanging bridges and exotic food products, among others. (PNA photo by Leilanie Adriano)