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HOUSING PROJECT FOR IP IN DAVAO DEL NORTE LAUNCHED

The construction of the P20-million housing project of the National Housing Authority intended for 100 members of the indigenous peoples (IP) in Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte commenced recently. Mayor Ernesto Evangelista said the housing project, dubbed as the “Balai Karowayan No Bakalag”, would be the new home of 100 Ata-Manobo settlers in Sitio Talos, […]

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352 IP FAMILIES IN TAGUM CITY GET NEW HOMES

The right of each Tagumenyo, particularly the members of cultural or tribal communities, to decent shelter is slowly being realized through the resettlement projects of the local government unit (LGU) in partnership with the national government agencies. A total of 352 indigenous peoples (IPs) received their notices of award from the National Housing Authority (NHA) […]

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RESCUE OF CEBU IP KIDS NEEDS FULL PROBE – SY EGCO

The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) urged the House of Representatives to call for a joint and full-blown investigation into the rescue of indigenous peoples (IP) children in Cebu in order to introduce measures that will strengthen laws on the protection of their rights and welfare. NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Undersecretary Joel […]

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FREE IP CIVIL REGISTRATION GETS HOUSE PANEL NOD

A House of Representatives panel approved the tax provisions of the measure that seeks to provide a free and culture-sensitive civil registration system for Indigenous Peoples (IPs). In a virtual meeting, the House Ways and Means Committee approved without amendments, Section 6 of the unnumbered substitute bill to House Bills 1332 and 2812, principally authored […]

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NCIP FAST-TRACKS OK OF ENERGY PROJECTS IN IP AREAS

After two years since the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) was signed into law, Senator Win Gatchalian lauded the move of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) to comply with the provisions of the law in pursuing energy development projects. By virtue of a Commission En Banc Resolution, the NCIP has finally approved and […]

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FOCUS ON CARE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES – PANGILINAN

The plight of the most vulnerable in the country, such as the indigenous peoples should be included in the fight against the growing hunger problem, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said following a visit to Aeta communities in Pampanga. “Lumalala ang problema ng gutom sa bansa dahil sa COVID. Kung gusto nating solusyunan ito, kailangang nakatuon ang […]

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PANGASINAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TO GET ACCESS ROAD – VILLAR

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar has announced that the ongoing construction of an access toad leading to the Mapita Community and View deck to Nayong Aguilar in Aguilar, Pangasinan is expected to improve the access of communities of Indigenous Peoples to social services. “The new Daang Katutubo, aimed to benefit Kankanaey, Bago, and […]

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100 IP FAMILIES IN NORTH COTABATO GET HOUSING UNITS – CATAMCO

Some 100 families belonging to the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) are beneficiaries of housing units provided by the government through the effort of North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco and the National Housing Authority (NHA).Catamco said the beneficiaries of the housing project are members of the T’boli and Blaan tribes in Barangay Bacung, Tulunan, North Cotabato whose […]

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HELP MSMEs TAP ONLINE MARKETS AMID PANDEMIC – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara called on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to step up efforts to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) find online markets to sell their wares amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Angara said that as a result of the community quarantines imposed across the country, many MSMEs, including those […]

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CREATE RESOURCE CENTERS FOR IPS – ANGARA, REVILLA

In view of the National Indigenous Peoples’ Month in October, two senators have proposed the establishment of resource centers to improve the delivery of basic services to about 14 million to 17 million Indigenous Peoples (IPs) and indigenous cultural communities (ICCs). Senators Sonny Angara and Ramon Revilla Jr. filed Senate Bill Nos. 706 and 443, […]