One of this year’s highlight of accomplishment is the awarding of the Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT) to the Dumagat ICCs/IPs of Pinamalisan, Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija happened on December 7, 2021. The activity was organized by NCIP Nueva Ecija Provincial Office headed by Dr. Donato P. Bumacas and was attended by NCIP Region 3 Commissioner Rolando M. Rivera, Regional Director Atty. Roland P. Calde, with key NCIP Chiefs, Officers, and staff, Honorable Jobby P. Emata – Mayor of Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija, Provincial IPMR Emmanuel B. Bartas, Municipal IPMR Randy Casamis, Brgy. IPMR Guillermo Azarcon and all the IPs present. Commissioner Rivera stated that the NCIP’s mandate is to uphold the rights of the Indigenous Peoples and urged IP Elders/Leaders to guard their Ancestral Domain.
The said NCIP Officials and representatives congratulated the IPs of Gabaldon for receiving their Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title. They also thanked Mayor Emata for the 87 housing project for the Domaget of Dupina AD. RD Calde reminded them with a message, to wit:
– Kaakibat ng inyong mga Lupaing Ninuno ay may kaakibat na responsibilidad upang protektahan ito.
– And inyong Lupaing Ninuno ay hindi pwedeng ibenta at lahat ng mga Ahensya ng Gobyerno ay kinikilala ang mga ito.
– Ang sino mang may hawak ng titulo ay siyang responsable upang pangalagaan ito, dahil ito ay pag-aari ng buong komunidad.
– Ang pabahay na handog ng lokal na pamahalaan ay para sa inyong pamayanan.
Mabuhay ang mga Katutubong Pamayanang Pilipino!
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