MESSAGE OF THE OIC, DND ON THE 2022 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
The Department of National Defense (DND) congratulates the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) for this year’s celebration of National Indigenous Peoples (NIP) Day.
This seventh anniversary of NIP Day is made more significant as we collectively honor the women in the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) sector by the theme: “The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge.” As Filipinos, we recognize how the women in our lives – especially our mothers – influence our learning, discipline, and world view. Their roles are even more distinct and crucial among our IP and Indigenous Communities, especially in ensuring the preservation and continued development of our nation’s culture and traditional knowledge.
Our IP brothers and sisters can rest assured that the Department will always be one with the NCIP in all endeavors that promote peace, security, and development for the current and future generations of Filipinos.
Mabuhay ang ating mga kapatid na katutubo!
JOSE C. FAUSTINO, JR.
Senior Undersecretary/ OIC
Department of National Defense