PAMIMIHABI-HABI: Mabalacat City IPMR Selection Conflict Transformation
Photos during the “Pamimihabi-habi” of the 11 Kama-i-nan (“Clan”) in the Mabalacat City portion of CADT 25-A last May 23, 2022 at Sitio Monikayo, Barangay Calumpang, Mabalacat City, Papanga.
This is part the ongoing conflict transformation for the selection process of the Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representation (IPMR) to the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Mabalacat City, Pampanga.
“Pamimihabi-habi” is the indigenous political institution for resolving conflicts, decision-making, and consensus-building among the Ayta Mag-antsi ICCs/IPs. Through the Pamimihabi-habi, the role of traditional leaders with the ranks of “Matubag”, “Mangatuynungan”, “Mangatuliran”, etc. is highlighted.
The entire process is rigorous but it ensures that the Ayta Mag-antsi ICCs/IPs can fully exercise their right to self-determination and self-governance embodied in the #NCIP11BuildingBlocks.