COTABATO CITY — To aid in the information, education, and communication (IEC) campaign of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE) – BARMM, the People’s Television Network (PTV) paid a courtesy visit and met with Environment Minister Akmad A. Brahim on 14 September 2022 at the BARMM-MENRE Regional Office, Bangsamoro Government Center, this city.

Bangsamoro Director General (BDG) Atty. Badr E. Salendab, Director for Forest Management Services (FMS) Abdul-Jalil S. Umngan, and Director for Administrative and Finance Services (AFS) Al-Sharif M. Tamburani were also present in the meeting along with the PTV delegation led by General Manager Julio O. Castillo, Jr.

The MENRE and PTV will identify areas to collaborate to better disseminate the services and activities of the Ministry as well as to reach more Bangsamoro people, especially those who are outside the core territories of the BARMM.

PTV is expanding in the Bangsamoro region, such as the cities of Cotabato and Marawi, where station studios are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year and will be ready for operations. An ongoing negotiation for the development of a station in Tawi-Tawi was revealed by the group.