Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Office of the Presidential Peace Adviser on the Peace Process (OPPAP) Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. and Governor Edwin Jubahib led on August 16 the turn-over of housing units to 68 members of the Indigenous People in Davao del Norte.
The beneficiary of the housing units in Sitio Tibucag, Dagohoy, Talaingod, were members of the Ata-Manobo tribe who returned to their village after years as evacuees at the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) Haran Center in Davao City.
The housing project is a program of President Rodrigo Duterte tp provide adequate shelter for the IPs in remote villages.
NHA to build 400 houses for IPs in Talaingod
The National Housing Authority in Region 11 (NHA-11) would build around 400 houses for the members of the Ata Manobo tribe in Talaingod, Davao del Norte. Read More
The housing units in BarangayDagohoy constructed by the NHA is funded from a PHP80 million fund for the construction of housing for the IPs in four housing sites inTalaingod.
The projects are the Balai Himulayanan in Barangay Dagohoy, Balai Hibatanan in Barangay Palma Gil, Balai Pamanoykan in Sitio Cuyas, Barangay Sto. Niño and the Balai Hirogo-Unan housing in Sitio Basak, Barangay Sto. Niño.
At the groundbreaking rites and time capsule laying of the Balai Hirogo-Unan housing project in Sitio Basak, Barangay Sto. Niño in 2020, NHA-11 regional manager, Engr. Zenaida M. Cabiles, said housing for the IPs, is the fulfillment of Duterte’s election promise to provide adequate shelter for the Indigenous People .
ThePhilippine South District Division 7 of Kiwanis International (Davao del Norte) in tandem with the Sto. Tomas municipality held on June 19, a community pantry for the indigenous people’s Ata-Manobo tribe.
The pantryorganized by a team led by Ms. Lorna Lui-Go, RN of Philippine South District Division 7 of Kiwanis International, with Kwn. Jennie Gaum and Kwn. Mary Joy Redulosa distributed assorted fruits, face masks, alcohols, and other hygiene kits to the Ata-Manobo community led by Datu Doming Tumaytay, the tribal chieftain and the Indigenous People’s Mandatory Representative (IPMR) to the Sto. Tomas municipal council.
Mayor Ernesto Evangelista and the Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapina thanked Kiwanis International and all the partner agencies for the support in all the projects being undertaken by the Evangelista administration especially for the Ata-Manobo community in Sitio Talos, Barangay San Jose.
The Kiwanis community pantry was a side event of the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the Talos Elementary School Playground, a joint project of the Kiwanis, Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Sto.Tomas local government, in Sitio Talos, Barangay San Jose.
Mayor Evangelista together with Lorna Lui-Go and her team, Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapina, 2nd Cavalry Company (Separate) Armor Division Phil Army, 7th Air Reserve Center, Tactical Operations Wing Eastern Mindanao, Tactical Operations Group 11, and 89th IB Makatao Battalion headed by Battalion Commander LTC Donald Gaffud led the groundbreaking ceremony.
MANILA – About 87 percent of surrenderers from the New People’s Army (NPA) in Mindanao are members of indigenous peoples (IPs), according to an official of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).Lawyer Marlon Bosantog, the spokesperson for Legal Affairs and IP concerns of… Read More
Lumad not an indigenous term and associated with the CPP, NDF, and NPA (Communist Party of the Philippines – National Democratic Front – New People’s Army)
NO TO ‘LUMAD’. The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples wants to correct the misnomer that all ethnic groups can be called “lumad”. In Resolution 08-009-2021 issued on March 2, 2021, the commission said the elders, leaders, and members of different ICC/IP groups in Mindanao requested that they not be called “lumad”. Instead, they want to be referred to by their ethnolinguistic group names. (Photo courtesy of NCIP)
MANILA – The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) issued a resolution denouncing the use of the term “lumad” when referring to Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICC) and different Indigenous Peoples (IPs) groups.NCIP Resolution 08-009-2021 issued on March 2 stated that… Read More
MANILA – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy said online news site Rappler should issue an apology for supporting the narrative of Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) regarding the use… Read More
GENEVA, Switzerland – The Philippines on Wednesday stressed the need for indigenous peoples (IPs) to be meaningfully engaged in discussions and decisions on all matters affecting them.”IP representations in decision making bodies such as the Regional Development, Peace and Order and Health… Read More
A measure seeking to recognize the indigenous cultural communities and indigenous peoples (ICCs/IPs) community conserved territories and areas (ICCA) hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives on Thursday.The House Committee on Indigenous Cultural Communities and… Read More