NCIP Region 3 together with Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives (IPMR) from seven Provinces in Central Luzon successfully hosted this very important forum to present the Commission’s development thrust and strategic direction towards genuine empowerment of Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) in the Region. The event presented NCIPs programs and services and highlighted mechanisms how convergence and coordination with stakeholders can happen. The following were discussed during the forum: The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) Indigenous Peoples of Central Luzon NCIP Strategic Directions 2017-2022 NCIP Programs and Services Philippine Indigenous Peoples Ethnographies (PIPEs) The forum was attended by the following stakeholders:
PROVINCIAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS
NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
GOVERNMENT OWNED AND CONTROL CORPORATION
In the coming days, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Region 3 will continue to work out mechanisms and processes in order for all pledges, support and commitments given by stakeholders will come into fruition and concrete actions.