NAAPRUBAHAN AT NAISABATAS NA NG SANGGUNIANG BAYAN NG HERMOSA ANG NCIP NATIONAL ADVISORY NO. NA-2020-08-001, SERIES OF 2020 “TO STOP, PROHIBIT, AND REPORT ANY TRANSACTION, DEALING, NEGOTIATION OF SELLING AND TRANSFER OF LANDS WITHIN THE ANCESTRAL DOMAIN.”
As cited in Section 5 of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) which states that “Indigenous concept of ownership sustains the view that ancestral domains and all resources found therein shall serve as the material bases of their cultural integrity. The indigenous concept of ownership generally holds that ancestral domains are the ICC’s/IP’s private but community property which belongs to all generations and therefore CANNOT BE SOLD, DISPOSED or DESTROYED. It likewise covers sustainable traditional resource rights.”
All NCIP Regional and Provincial Offices, Community Service Centers, Indigenous Political Structures, Council of Elders, Indigenous Peoples Organizations, Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives, and Tribal councils will enjoin to stop prohibit and report any transaction dealing in, and/or negotiating the transfer and selling of portions or parcels of ancestral domains.