Archive for October, 2011

Legarda Honors Father Tentorio, Hails His Work for IPs

October 21, 2011

Senator Loren Legarda hailed Father Faustino “Pops” Tentorio’s dedication to uphold the rights of indigenous peoples (IPs) in the country and honored his works through a Senate Resolution. In filing Senate Resolution No. 628, Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, conveyed the Senate’s deep sympathies for the death of Father Tentorio, a […]



National Indigenous Peoples Cultural Summit Concludes in Manila: Legarda Leads Covenant for Cultural Survival and IP Empowerment

October 14, 2011

Members of various indigenous cultural communities (ICCs) in the country trooped to the National Museum in Manila for the historic First National Indigenous Peoples Cultural Summit yesterday. Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, Committee on Climate Change and Committee on Foreign Relations, headed this initiative in partnership with the Department […]



Keynote Speech: National Indigenous Peoples Cultural Summit

October 13, 2011

KEYNOTE SPEECH OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA National Indigenous Peoples Cultural Summit 13 October 2011, National Museum Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen: It is my distinct pleasure to speak before you today in this important National Indigenous Peoples Cultural Summit. Today, we take pride in our cultural rootedness and recognize the people whose lives take us through […]



Indigenous Groups in the Country to Converge in First Indigenous Peoples Cultural Summit

October 13, 2011

THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES WILL GATHER THE LEADERS OF VARIOUS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (IP) GROUPS IN THE COUNTRY IN THE FIRST EVER NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CULTURAL SUMMIT ON OCTOBER 13, 2011. Senator Loren Legarda, the chair of the committee, is organizing this initiative with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, National Commission on Indigenous […]



SBN 1342 : Anti-religious and Racial Profiling Act of 2010

October 4, 2011

Senate Bill No. 1342 Anti-religious and Racial Profiling Act of 2010 AN ACT PROHIBITING ETHNIC, RACIAL OR RELIGIOUS PROFILING AS WELL AS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS ON ACCOUNT OF ETHNIC OR RACIAL ORIGIN AND/OR RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION OR BELIEF Senate Bill No. 1342 Prepared by the Committees on Cultural Communities and Social Justice, Welfare, and Rural Development with […]



SBN 2814 : Anti-Ethnic or Racial Profiling and Discrimination Act of 2011

October 4, 2011

Senate Bill No. 2814 Anti-Ethnic or Racial Profiling and Discrimination Act of 2011 AN ACT PROHIBITING PROFILING AS WELL AS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS ON ACCOUNT OF ETHNIC OR RACIAL ORIGIN AND/OR RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION OR BELIEF Senate No. 2814 Prepared by the Committees on Cultural Communities and Social Justice, Welfare, and Rural Development with Senators Tril1al1es […]



SRN 158 : Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Program

October 4, 2011

Senate Resolution No. 158 Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Program RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM DEFORESTATION AND FOREST DEGRADATION (REDD) PROGRAMMED TO THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES SENATE RESOLUTION NO.158 Introduced By […]



SBN 2831 : Traditional Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

October 4, 2011

Senate Bill No. 2831 Traditional Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act AN ACT SAFEGUARDING THE TRADITIONAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES   S.B. No. 2831 Introduced by Senator LOREN LEGARDA AN ACT SAFEGUARDING THE TRADITIONAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES   Be it enacted in the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in the Congress assembled: […]



SBN No. 2858 : Ethnic Origin Act 2011

October 4, 2011

Senate Bill No. 2858 Ethnic Origin Act 2011 AN ACT TO INCLUDE ETHNIC ORIGIN IN THE NATIONAL SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE   Introduced by Senator Loren Legarda AN ACT TO INCLUDE ETHNIC ORIGIN IN THE NATIONAL SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE” Section 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be […]



RA No. 8371 : The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997

October 4, 2011

Republic Act No. 8371 THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RIGHTS ACT OF 1997 AN ACT TO RECOGNIZE, PROTECT AND PROMOTE THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES/INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, CREATING A NATIONAL COMMISSION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, ESTABLISHING IMPLEMENTING MECHANISMS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES   CHAPTER l GENERAL PROVISIONS Section 1. Short Title.- This Act shall be […]