Regional IP Committee tackles misrepresentation and appropriation of culture

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Development Council Committee on Indigenous People’s Concerns conducted the first two of four webinars hosted by Committee Co-Chair Ryan Mangusan on October 7 and 14, respectively. Guest speakers from the Cordillera academe discussed the various cultural injustices faced by Cordilleran indigenous peoples. UP Baguio Chancellor and history professor Raymundo Rovillos… Read more »

RDC joins NCIP in the IP Month launch

BAGUIO CITY – On September 30, the Regional Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP-CAR) launched the planned activities for this year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Month Celebration with the nation-wide theme of “Correcting Historical Injustices for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Welfare”. Regional Development Council IP Concerns Committee (RDC-CIPC) Chair and NCIP Regional Director Manuel Jaramilla detailed over 90… Read more »

RDC Committee to hold Indigenous Awareness Seminars Online

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council Committee on Indigenous People’s Concerns approved the conduct of a series of webinars on Indigenous peoples’ rights, culture, arts, and autonomy during the Indigenous Peoples’ month this October. The webinar series shall serve as a platform for issues-based discussion confronting IPs in the region. This is to… Read more »

RDC’s IP Committee presses for inclusive development

BAGUIO CITY – “The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act and our office [the NCIP] were enacted and established to correct injustices of the past”, said NCIP-CAR Regional Director Roland Calde who also chairs the Regional Development Council’s Committee on Indigenous Peoples’ Concerns (RDC-CIPC) during the CIPC fourth quarter meeting on November 7. Calde cited past instances… Read more »

RDC IP committee reorganizes and expands membership

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Development Council (RDC) Committee on Indigenous Peoples’ Concerns (CIPC) welcomed its new members for the period 2019 to 2022 on August 28 who will discuss development matters as it relates to the Indigenous Peoples of the Cordillera and the emerging culture and arts sector. The committee confirmed NCIP-CAR Regional Director… Read more »

Regional IP Committee commends NHA rule amendment

BAGUIO CITY – NHA-CAR briefed the Committee on Indigenous Peoples’ Concerns (CIPC) on its NHA-LGU partnership and Indigenous Peoples’ Housing Assistance programs during its 1st Quarter meeting of the CIPC on January 31 at the RDC Hall, Baguio City. Earlier, the RDC-CAR approved a resolution requesting the NHA to also consider certificates of ancestral domain… Read more »