Floridablanca, Pampanga — Only after a month of record-breaking construction, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Region 3, NCIP Pampanga, JCI Manila, Floridablanca LGU, and the Ayta Mag-indi Indigenous Cultural Communities/ Indigenous Peoples of CADT 57-A, inaugurated the latter’s Indigenous Peoples Heritage Information Center – Ancestral Domains Management Office (IPHIC-ADMO) yesterday at Barangay Mawakat.
A first of its kind in the country, the IPHIC-ADMO is a pioneering development partnership with JCI Manila, and with its completion and operationalization, the Ayta Mag-indi ICCs/IPs of Floridablanca is a step closer towards realizing the vision of the NCIP 11 Building Blocks—a resilient, responsive, and relevant ancestral domain.
Present during the inauguration were Floridablanca Vice Mayor Michael Galang, NCIP Director Atty. Roland Calde, and JCI Manila officers and members led by President Richard Lim, Commissioner Jesse Jalandoni, and Project Chairman Allen Sta. Maria.
Welcoming JCI Manila, Vice Mayor Galang expressed the municipality’s appreciation of non-government organizations in providing assistance to local communities. President Lim responded with an equal gratitude for giving them the opportunity to fulfill JCI’s values of service to humanity. For his part, Director Calde of the NCIP encouraged the partner communities of Ayta Mag-indi inside CADT 57-A to sustain the gains and momentum for this generation and the next.
Community leaders led by Floridablanca Ayta Ancestral Domain Federation, Inc. (FAADFI) Chairperson Ric Guiao, Barangay Mawakat Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) Nicolas Mendoza, and Mawakat Punong Barangay Marilou Bacani, thanked JCI Manila for investing and believing in their capacity.
Also present during the inauguration include Philippine Air Force 5th Fighter Wing, Department of Agriculture RFO III, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENROJ, and students from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).
Equipped with basic office tools and fixtures, the IPHIC-ADMO is set to become:
1. IP Youth Researchers Hub for the ongoing Indigenous Peoples Research and Development Program (IPRDP)
2. Governance center for the Indigenous Political Structure (IPS) practicing the customary law of “Pamimi-awyun”
3. Coordination center of the future IPS-backed Indigenous Peoples Organizations (IPO)
4. Headquarters of the Community Working Group for the upcoming reformulation of the Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP)
5. Temporary headquarters of the Floridablanca Ayta Ancestral Domain Federation, Inc. (FAADFI)
6. Temporary office of the Mt. Ginilan Agricultural Cooperative
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