2nd Area of the NCIP Inter-agency AD Visitation to Resolve Burning Issues
In collaboration with House of Representatives (HoR) Committee on Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) Public Hearing in the province of Bukidnon to investigate, in aid of legislation, the longstanding conflict between the Manobo Talaandig ICC/IPs and the Central Mindanao University (CMU) over CADT 251 held at the Kaamulan Open Theatre, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.
The HoR Committee on ICCs/IPs spearheaded the Public Hearing presided by Committee Chairperson, Rep. Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang and was participated by NCIP Central Office team lead by the Chairperson, Commissioner for Region III and the rest of Luzon, Commissioner for Island Groups and the Rest of Visayas, Director and other officers from OEHR, officers from Legal Affairs Office, Ancestral Domains Office as well as with the NCIP Region X, Provincial Officers, Community Service Center and Staff headed by the Regional Director, Atty. Leslie Mae F. Plaza. The President, faculty, and some students from CMU; DENR Officials, PNP Provincial Chief, Indigenous Mandatory Representative (IPMR) of also participated
The public hearing was participated by the IP Structure Members, Elders and Leaders from Manobo Talaandig of CADT 251 in Maramag and Valencia City, Bukidnon. Manobo-Pulangiyon (Kiantig) ICCs/IPs from CADT No. R10-QUE- 0123-261 Manobo-Pulangiyon ICCs/IPs of Brgy San Jose and portion of Butong, Quezon in the Province of Bukidnon also participated. *HIGHLIGHTS OF ACTIVITY:*
– Statements from the concerned agencies and the stakeholders under oath
– Presentation of the updates and status of Maramag Ancestral Domain Claim
– Open Forum
– Agreements and ways forward