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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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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, […]

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STRENGTHEN GOVERNMENT SUPPORT TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES – GO

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go has vowed to strengthen the support provided by the government to Indigenous Peoples, if given a Senate seat. Go said through the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), the government can do more to protect the welfare of IP communities. “Marami po akong narinig na hinaing […]

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PROVIDE A HIGHER BUDGET FOR THE NCIP – PANGANIBAN

The House Committee on Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICCs) and Indigenous Peoples (IPs) is eyeing to craft a resolution seeking to include the concerns of IPs in the national policy agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte. During a committee hearing on the complaints of various Lumad leaders on the continuing atrocities of the New People’s Army (NPA) […]

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Senate to Work on ‘Reasonable Middle Ground’ with House on P1k Budgets for CHR, ERC, NCIP – PIMENTEL

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said that the members of the Senate would exhaust all efforts to find a “reasonable middle ground” with their counterparts from the House of Representatives in order to restore funding for three government agencies that were given a budget of 1,000 pesos each: the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), […]