Enforcing the IP’s inviolable right to a Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC).
The NCIP informs and warns any individual, organization in the public or private sector, and the general public that violation of this right is punishable under Republic Act 8371 or the Indigenous Peoples Rights Acts (IPRA) of 1997, and the NCIP Administrative Order No. 3, series of 2012 also known as the “The Revised Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent and Related Processes of 2012”.
The FPIC process enforced by the NCIP is meant to ensure the genuine exercise by the IPs right in the introduction and implementation of plans, programs, projects, activities and other undertakings that will affect them and their ancestral domains. It is a critical tool in the realization of the IP’s long struggle for self-determination and self-governance.