September 30, 2023
NCIP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR — Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin (left) administered in Malacañang the oath of office of Mervyn Hidalgo Espadero, an Ibaloy from Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet, as the new executive director of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples on May 15, as his wife Virginia Enciso Espadero, an Isnag from Kabugao, Apayao, looks on. Espadero, a former military captain, was appointed by President Marcos, Jr. to the NCIP on April 28. — PCO photo