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To Fortify the Rights of all Indegenous Filipino Tribes to own the ancestral lands

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Our team desires that the policies and laws governing the rights of the Indigenous Cultural Communities or Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) be deepened and reinforced by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples which was substantially established to look after and to ensure the welfare of the ICCs/IPs.

These ICCs/IPs constantly face major problems as medium and large scale corporate mining and militarization forbid the IPs to work freely in their lands and caused indigenous children to drop out of school. Such activity has also resulted in health problems, water pollution, decreased fish catch, and significant reduction of agricultural production. Yet, a little to no action is being taken to improve the condition of these IPs.

Another are the jurisdictional issues regarding the Ancestral Domain Titling, under the 1997 Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act, that shall entitle the IPs of their ancestral lands and prevent intrusion by migrants and corporation. Nonetheless, considerable numbers of IPs are still displaced from their home; some are now roaming the cities and seek for whatever they can do to just live for another day.

 



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