31 July 2023 | National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) participated in The 35th National Disaster Resilience Month Culminating Activity of National Resilience Council (NRC) in Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Complex, Pasay City.

Representing NCIP was Chairperson Capuyan; representing Office of the Civil Defense was Undersecretary Ariel F. Nepumuceno; also present were Senator Loren B. Legarda, and other representatives of National Government Agencies (NGAs), International Development Organizations (IDOs), Local Government Units (LGUs), Academe, and Private Sectors.

This year’s theme: “Bidang Pilipino: Building a Stronger Filipino Well-being towards Disaster Resilience”, aims to encourage Filipinos to prioritize their health and well-being to adapt and build a disaster resilient nation – to save lives, and mitigate the damage to properties during disasters.

With this, NCIP supports the call to build a resilient Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs), through programs promoting ecological balance with in ancestral domains in view of prioritizing their well-being and prevent casualty during natural disasters.

The highlight of the activity is the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing for the Bataan Mangrove Rehabilitation and signing of Commitment for Philippines Resilience Award.

The activity was also an opportunity for NCIP to provide copies of the Project Epanaw Coffee Table Books (CTBs), 2022 Annual Accomplishment Report (AAR) to stakeholders, LGU and NGA representatives.