NCIP ENGAGEMENT MEETING WITH THE MONOBO AND MAMANWA ICCs/IPs OF SANTIGAO, AGUSAN DEL NORTE REGARDING OVERLAPPING OF RESOURCES PERMIT APPLICATION ON MINAHAN NG BAYAN & EPR – Day 1, Session 4
12 May | The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) conducted Ancestral Domain (AD) visitation meetings with different Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) in CARAGA at the Agusan Del Norte Provincial Training Center, Capitol Grounds, Butuan City.
The NCIP Chairperson led the activity along with NCIP XIII Regional Director Ordonio P. Rocero, Jr.; while Chairman Lipatuan Joel Unad represented Mindanao Indigenous Council of Elders and Leaders (MIPCEL); also present were Elders and Tribal Leaders and NCIP Regional and Provincial staff. The rest joined the meeting through zoom.
The discussion was on CADT 092, where Bae Nenita Porogoy Umba raised concern on overlapping of resources permit applications.
NCIP will conduct and investigation on application documents to determine whether or not there is a merit on said claim and necessary certification shall be issued to attest validity of applicant’s claim.
To conclude the session, the Chairperson reiterated NCIP’s process in the recognition of claims and the important roles of ICCs/IPs as partners in ensuring the validity of applications.