“Sabi ng batas, we have to recognize, respect, promote, and protect the rights of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs). Anong sabi ko? Before we can recognize the IPs, we must know them, kaya may ginawa tayong Coffee Table Books. You cannot respect somebody that you don’t recognize.
The challenge is too big. There is no group or sector in the Philippines that you don’t have to tell them but they are too willing to protect the Ancestral Domain.
The service to the Filipino people is limitless. We really have to go back to basics. They (our IPs) are human beings. They have their dignity. They have the rights to live a life.”
-Chairperson Allen A. Capuyan