March 6, 2015
NAGA CITY – “The National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP) will no longer be treated a special program but as a regular program of the Department of Agriculture”. This was announced by Fr. Ian Trillanes, member of the National Organic Agriculture Board (NOAB) during the Organic Agriculture (OA) Program Review and Planning Workshop called by the DA regional Office last March 5 at one of the hotels in this city. Fr. Trillanes, parish priest of St. John the Baptist in Lupi, Camarines Sur and organic agriculture practitioner and advocate is one of the six (6) representatives from the private sector who sit in the NOAB , the policymaking body of the NOAP. He represents the non-government organization.