The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) is the primary government agency mandated to recognize, respect, promote, and protect the rights of Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) with due regard to their beliefs, customs, beliefs, traditions, and institutions.
In view of the above declaration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 24 November 2021 declaring 29 November to 01 December 2021 as Bayanihan, Bakunahan National COVID-19 Vaccination days, the NCIP, declares its support to these noble undertakings through the following:
1. Information and Education Campaign (IEC) on COVID-19 vaccination to ICCs/IPs of the country;
2. Direct its health personnel to extend full support and cooperation in providing COVID-19 vaccination during the three-day vaccination as volunteers; and
3. NCIP officials and personnel to encourage our IP brothers and sisters to be inoculated during the three-day vaccination period.
Done this 26th day of November, 2021 in Quezon City, Philippines.