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Brief status report of major programs, activities and projects for the empowerment of Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) in Central Luzon.

  • – NCIP ensures recognition and protection of ICCs/IPs rights and interest over their Ancestral Domains and Lands, which include the formal recognition thereof through the issuance of a Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT).1 CADT Application Approved– The CADT application of the Ayta Magbukun ICCs/IPs in Sitio Kanawan, Brgy. Binaritan, Municipality of Morong, Province of Bataan, was approved on the third and final reading by the Honorable Seventh Commission during its en banc session conducted on June 19, 2018.1 CADT Delineation Ongoing–Ayta Abellen ICCs/IPs in Brgy. Maamot, all in the Municipality of San Jose, Tarlac

  • – NCIP ensures sustainable management and development of Ancestral Domain and all resources therein. This holistic, comprehensive and integrated plan shall promote a culture and rights-based approach to development.1 ADSDPP Formulated–Ayta Sambal ICCs/IPs of Brgy. Poonbato and Owaog-Nebloc, Municipality of Botolan, Zambales.4 ADSDPP Formulations Ongoing–Alta/Dumagat ICCs/IPs in San Luis, Aurora; Dumagat ICCs/IPs in DRT and Norzagaray, Bulacan; Ayta Sambal ICCs/IPs in Botolan, Zambales; Ayta Sambal/Mag-indi/Ambala ICCs/IPs in San Marcelino, Zambales.

  • – Social Enterprise and Employment Development (SEED) of NCIP and DOLE’s Integrated Livelihood Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) is a convergence intitiave between the two government agencies to ensure socio-economic assistance to ICCs/IPs of Central Luzon.FY 2016–29 IPs benefited with total amount of Php 299,000.00
    FY 2017–100 IPs benefited with total amount of Php 1,000,000.00
    CY 2018–210 IPs benefited with the total amount of 2,100,000.00

  • – NCIP ensures assistance to ICCs/IPs through the Indigenous Peoples Organizations (IPOs) to implement their ADSDPPs specifically on programs and projects related to socioeconomics, agro-technology, ecology and special services. In addition, NCIP helps ICCs/IPs coordinate socio-economic policy and programs with government agencies to be culturally-adaptive to ICCs/IPs. Furthermore, NCIP facilitates support in the delivery of basic services to address specific needs of IP women, youth, elderly and differently-abled including quick response and special attention in vulnerable areas caused by natural calamities. All of these are capture in NCIPs banner socio-economic program called Indigenous Peoples Culturally Responsive Socio-Economic, Agro-Technology, Ecology and Special Services through Integrated Ancestral Domain Development Approach simply known as IP-CREATESS IADDA.373–Ayta Mag-indi IPs benefitted in Porac, Pampanga with official assistance from the Office of the President–OFFICE OF THE CABINET SECRETARY531–Agta IPs benefited in Casiguran, Aurora1,097–Ayta Sambal IPs benefited in Mt. Pinatubo, Botolan, Zambales with official assistance from the Office of the President–OFFICE OF THE CABINET SECRETARY

    1,452–Kalanguya IPs benefited in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija with official assistance from the Office of the President–OFFICE OF THE CABINET SECRETARY

  • – NCIP invests in human capital development through the grant of scholarships and educational assistance initiatives, and complementary support and advocacy activities to deserving Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) who seek the opportunity and qualify for educational advancement and/or skills development, thereby empowering them to become self-reliant and capacitated to meaningfully contribute to the promotion of their well-being and to nation-building, as well as to help reduce inequality in human development outcomes.Aurora – 33 IP Youth
    Bataan – 44 IP Youth
    Bulacan – 40 IP Youth
    Nueva Ecija – 87 IP Youth
    Pampanga – 80 IP Youth
    Tarlac – 87 IP Youth
    Zambales – 85 IP Youth

  • Republic Act No. 8371 declares that the State shall recognize and promote all the rights of ICCs/IPs to government’s basic services, health included. The Universal Health Care (UHC)/Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP) addresses inequities in health outcomes ensuring that all Filipinos have equitable access to health care. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) state that IPs have the right to improvement of their economic and social conditions without discrimination, develop priorities and strategies for exercising their right to development, right to traditional medicines, maintain their health practices, conserve their vital medicinal resources and access health and social services without discrimination, enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and cultural expressions and intellectual property over them.UPDATE as of September 30, 2018–343 IP beneficiaries disaggregated into following:IP Older Persons – 33
    IP Adult – 92
    IP Youth – 92
    IP Children – 122
    IP Person With Disability – 4

  • Through the IP Legal Assistance (IPLA), NCIP extends the necessary assistance to IPs who are involved in or affected by cases/issues/conflicts. It also capacitates IPs through familiarity and awareness on remedial measures that may be adhered to, and training on possible immediate redress when confronted by issues or conflictsThrough Indigenous Peoples Rights Advocacy and Monitoring of Treaty Obligations (IPRAMTO), NCIP ensures the protection and promotion, recognition and respect of the rights of the ICCs/IPs. IPRAMTO components include IP Rights Information Education and Advocacy
    Building Networks, Responsive Mechanisms, and Enhancing Capacities of Partners
    Review of FPIC, Certificate Precondition, and Memorandum of Agreement
    Programme Monitoring and Evaluation.Capacitation of Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) is achieved through NCIP’s Gender and Rights-Based Services wherein indigenous socio-political, cultural and economic rights are respected and recognized. It also ensures that capacity building mechanisms are instituted and ICCs/IPs are afforded every opportunity, if they so choose, to participate in all levels of decision-making.
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