Archive for September, 2011

Opening Statement: Visayas Indigenous Peoples Regional Assembly

September 24, 2011

Maayong aga sa inyo nga tanan! Itinuturing ko pong isang malaking karangalan na makasama kayo sa pagbubukas ng ikatlong Indigenous Peoples Regional Assembly. Bago po ang lahat, nais ko pong pasalamatan ang National Commission on Indigenous Peoples na namagitan para sa pagdalo ng mga punong-katutubo ng Ka-Bisayaan at mga lalawigang-isla sa Luzon. Nagpapasalamat din ako sa Department of […]



Legarda Pushes for Convergence of Government Agencies to Advance the Rights of the IPs

September 24, 2011

Alarmed by the concern of an Ata of Negros Oriental on ancestral land claims which overlap with previously-issued Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Senator Loren Legarda stressed the need for government agencies to work closely with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) to ensure that their […]



Reach-out Missions to IPs Successful—Loren

September 21, 2011

The Senate Committee on Cultural Communities and Committee on Climate Change, both chaired by Senator Loren Legarda, has brought its inquiry outside the four halls of the Senate for the past two weeks to gather various concerns of the indigenous peoples (IPs) across the country, including those from remote and far-flung barangays. “It is not […]



Legarda to Lead Visayas IP Assembly in Iloilo

September 20, 2011

After the assembly of Luzon Indigenous Peoples (IPs) held in Baguio City on September 9-10 and the assembly of Mindanao IPs held in Davao del Norte last week (September 16-17), the chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities and Committee on Climate Change Senator Loren Legarda will now lead the assembly of the Visayas […]



I Will Push for the Implementation of IP Representation in LGU Councils — Loren

September 18, 2011

TAGUM CITY — The chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities and Committee on Climate Change Senator Loren Legarda assured the indigenous cultural communities that she would use her authority in the Senate to check on the implementation of the provision of Republic Act 8371 or the Indigenous People’s Rights Act (IPRA) that requires […]



Opening Statement: Mindanao Indigenous Peoples Regional Assembly 2011

September 17, 2011

Madayao! Marajao! Ghempya Dhelabong! Itinuturing ko pong isang malaking karangalan na makasama kayo sa pagbubukas ng ikalawang Indigenous Peoples’ Regional Assembly. Bago po ang lahat, nais ko pong pasalamatan ang National Commission on Indigenous Peoples na namagitan para sa pagdalo ng mga lider-katutubo ng buong Mindanao. Nagpapasalamat din ako sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources, […]



Implementation of Existing Environmental and IP Laws Must be Given Priority – Loren

September 17, 2011

TAGUM CITY – “We must implement our laws effectively.” This was the reaction of Senator Loren Legarda when asked by the local media as to what laws the Senator need to push in order to protect the environment and promote the welfare of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs). This was also what Senator Legarda stressed that […]



Legarda Consults IPs of Mindanao in Regional Assembly

September 16, 2011

In a bid to ensure that pending legislations related to indigenous peoples (IPs) will effectively respond to their needs, Senator Loren Legarda will lead today a gathering of leaders of various indigenous cultural communities (ICCs) in Mindanao for a consultation at the Provincial Capitol of Davao del Norte in Tagum City. Legarda said that she […]



Legarda to Lead Mindanao IP Assembly in Davao Del Norte

September 14, 2011

After the assembly of Luzon Indigenous Peoples (IPs) held in Baguio City last week, the chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities and Committee on Climate Change Senator Loren Legarda will now lead the assembly of Mindanao IPs at the Provincial Capitol of Davao del Norte in Tagum City on September 16-17, 2011. This […]



Legarda to Take to the Senate Proposals from Luzon IP Assembly

September 13, 2011

A day after the conclusion of the two-day Luzon Indigenous Peoples Assembly that was held at the Teachers’ Camp in Baguio City on September 9 and 10, Senator Loren Legarda today said she would take to the Senate the resolutions and recommendations that came out of the assembly that need legislative action. Among the issues […]