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Inter-Agency Visitation in Buhid-Bangon AD (CADT 127)

20 July: Inter-Agency Visitation in Buhid-Bangon AD (CADT 127)
Buhid-Bangon AD, with Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT) 127, was visited by NCIP Chairperson Capuyan, together with NCIP Commissioner Jeorge M. Largado, officials and staff of NCIP MIMAROPA Regional Office headed by Regional Director Marie Grace T. Pascua, representatives from DSWD, DA, PNP, Philippine Army, DepEd, and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of the Municipality of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro led by Vice Mayor Richard Candelario, with the intent to listen and shed light to the AD’s burning issues.
Some of the burning issues gathered were the buying and selling of Ancestral Domains, awarding of CADT, reselection of Municipal IPMRs, confirmation of IPS, and entrance of projects of other agencies without FPIC.
All of these issues and concerns were discussed. Chairperson Capuyan stressed the Exercise of Priority Rights (EPR) of the IPs; reminded the IPMRs that they were not the architect of the communities but rather the support arm of the IPS in the management of their respective areas of jurisdiction; emphasized the importance of having better collaboration and coordination with other government agencies where project funds can be obtained; and prompted the NCIP field offices to give attention to resolving the issues and ask for his support if needed.

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