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  • Education For Indigenous Empowerment

    Speech delivered by Vice President Leni Robredo at the Pamulaan Center for Indigenous Peoples Education, University of Southeastern Philippines Mintal Campus in Davao City on 15 May 2017, during the 2017 National Indigenous Peoples Education Festival)

    Maraming salamat po. Maupo po tayong lahat.

    Bago po ako magpatuloy, pagbigay-galang muna po sa mga kasama natin ngayong umaga, sa pangunguna po ng President ng Assisi Development Foundation, Mr. Benjamin Abadiano. Magandang umaga po.

    Dr. Lourdes Generalao, President of the University of Southeastern Philippines; Dr. Eulalio Patayon, Camp ...

  • Davao City To Open 2 Tribal Villages

    The Davao City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) targets to open two tribal villages in Davao City before the Kadayawan Festival in August as they also plan to open tribal villages for the 11 tribes in the city for a more inclusive relationship with the Lumads.

    CTOO Head Generose Tecson, during the weekly forum at Habi at Kape, Abreeza Ayala Malls Thursday, May 4, said they plan to open two tribal houses in the city specifically in Marilog District and in Tamayong, Calinan District.

    Last week, I have talked with our Lumads through the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples sessions and ...

  • MOA Inked To Protect River Systems Host Communities Of TSI

    A memorandum of agreement was signed on Tuesday afternoon, May 16 between the Therma South Incorporated (TSI) of Aboitiz Power Corporation and its host communities aimed to implement programs that will ensure the protection of the river systems and creeks in barangays Binugao, Toril, Davao City and Inawayan in Sta. Cruz town, Davao del Sur.

    The MOA was signed under the program "Adopt an Estero/Waterbody Program" of the TSI that will cover the Inawayan River and the Macaraing Creek in Binugao.

    The signing was led by Engr. Valentin S. Saludes III, vice president and plant manager of TSI, t ...

  • Summer Destination Bagobo Cultural Village

    The image is still very clear me on the zip line flying high over 150-foot drop covered with verdant vegetation. This was at Camp Sabros in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, and it was years ago since the thrilling flight.

    It was nice to be back at the foothills of the country's highest peak, the Mt. Apo. No heady thrill rides this time but a cultural immersion with the residents of the land — the Bagobo Tagabawa (tagabawa means "residents of the foothills) at the Tibolo Cultural Village.

    Sta. Cruz is a couple of hours drive from Davao and the high altitude of the locale is a very welcome esca ...

  • Davao Light Releases Remaining Batch Of Pawikan Hatchlings In Cleanergy Park

    Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. welcomed 129 baby Hawksbill Turltes from the last batch of Pawikan nest last April 30, 2017 in the Cleanergy Park at Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City.

    These pawikan hatchlings came from the fourth nest found last February 24, 2017. To date, a total of 627 hatchlings from the four nests discovered in the Cleanergy Park were released in the first quarter of 2017.

    Considered as critically endangered species, these pawikans gained support of the many who came to give cheers and wishes as our little shelled friends eagerly walked their way to star ...

  • Robredo Pushes For Review Of Laws On Indigenous People

    Vice President Maria Leni Robredo seeks for a review on laws for Indigenous People to ensure their inclusivity in policy making.

    In an interview after a speaking engagement at the 2017 National Indigenous Peoples Education Program held at University of Southern Philippines (Usep) Mintal Campus, Robredo said that she is pushing for the wider participation of the IPs.

    "Tingin ko, kailangan i-review iyong IP laws, kailangan i-review iyong mga programa ng mga IP, pati iyong NCIP, pinu-push natin mas malaki din participation ng actual members ng IP communities para napapakinggan iyong boses," ...