NCIP gathers IPMRs for stronger autonomy push

BAGUIO CITY – The NCIP-CAR partnered with NEDA-CAR to provide updates to Indigenous Peoples’ Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) in the Cordillera on the continued pursuit of Cordillera autonomy led by the Regional Development Council-CAR. NCIP and NEDA conducted face-to-face and virtual meetings with CAR IPMRs from December 1 to 16. Over 80 participants joined and signified… 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 »

Cordillera committees on infrastructure and indigenous peoples’ concerns meet to discuss issues surrounding Chico River pump irrigation project

BAGUIO CITY – A fact-finding meeting on Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (CRPIP) was held on May 7, 2019 at the RDC Hall in Baguio City to clarify issues concerning the project. Members of the indigenous peoples’ concerns and infrastructure committees of the Regional Development Council (RDC) as well as National Commission on Indigenous Peoples… Read more »

OPAPP leads IP consultations on Cordi autonomy

Domiciled – Indigenous Peoples’ Mandatory Representative (IPMR) Jefferd Zambrano of Brgy. Puguis, La Trinidad addresses his fellow IPMRs and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights advocates from Baguio and Benguet and emphasizes that Cordillera is for IPs and non-IPs. He echoes that the definition of “Cordilleran” in the proposed Organic act is one who is domiciled in the… Read more »