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signed Executive Order No. 06, Series of 2022
Feb 15, 2022 | Floridablanca (Pampanga) LGU shows support for the Indigenous Peoples’ development through ADSDPP!
Honorable Darwin Manalansan, the Local Chief Executive of the Municipality of Floridablanca signed Executive Order No. 06, Series of 2022, “An Order Creating the Committee and the technical Working Group (TWG) for the Updating of the Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP) of the Municipality of Floridablanca, Pampanga” last February 10, 2022.
After series of meetings and coordination through the Office of the Vice Mayor Michael Galang, the NCIP Pampanga Community Service Center highlighted the need to review, assess, and enhance the ADSDPP of the Ayta Mag-indi ICCs/IPs whose vast ancestral domain comprises almost 50% of the total land area of the municipality.
ADSDPP is a spatial and development plan that is initiated, freely pursued, and owned by the ICCs/IPs. As a spatial and development plan, the planning unit of the ADSDPP is the ancestral domain and the resources therein (human, social, natural, cultural, etc.) that should be preserved, developed, and managed in a manner that is sustainable with intergenerational responsibility. It entails a five-year plan which will be used as the IP Master Plan of the NCIP and other development partners including LGU, NGAs, and CSOs.
Last February 9, 2022, the NCIP led by Chairperson and NTF-ELCAC Executive Director Allen Capuyan, and Ethnographic Commissioner Rolando Rivera, conducted an inter-agency visitation and dialogue with the Ayta Mag-indi ICCs/IPs in Floridablanca. Among the burning issues and development concerns raised are the seeming lack of control and management of the ancestral domain, and violation of the ICCs/IPs right to a Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). As a direct response, the LGU Executive Order No. 06, s. 2012 is envisioned to address these burning issues among others.
Sitting as co-chair of this newly created ADSDPP Committee, NCIP Pampanga Community Service Center will be on top of the entire endeavor ensuring the genuine ownership and participation of the Ayta mag-indi ICCs/IPs of the project. In line with the 8th Commission’s 11 Building Blocks, the enhanced ADSDPP is envisioned to make the Floridablanca ancestral domain resilient, responsive, and relevant today and in the years to come.