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Lumad rescued from 'slavery' in Pangasinan back home

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:36 PM

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples will file human trafficking cases against the recruiters of the Lumad, and unfair labor practices against the 'abusive' employer

Photo by Bobby Lagsa

NCIP chief Capuyan attests to his Manobo lineage

Jun 08, 2019 - 5:42 PM

New NCIP chief Allen Capuyan makes a veiled threat against Rappler and 'communist terrorist groups'

NCIP CHIEF. NCIP chief Allen Capuyan. Rappler file photo

What issues surround Allen Capuyan's NCIP appointment?

Jun 07, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Capuyan, whose last job was to fight communist insurgency, and who was implicated in the smuggling of shabu, is tapped by Duterte to head the indigenous peoples commission

Gen. Allen Capuyan, AGM for Security and Emergency Services of MIAA attends the September 7 Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the P6.4B shabu smuggling at the BOC. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Allen Capuyan appointed indigenous peoples' commission chairman

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:58 PM

This is the controversial retired colonel's 4th posting under the Duterte administration

Gen. Allen Capuyan, AGM for Security and Emergency Services of MIAA attends the September 7 Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the P6.4B shabu smuggling at the BOC. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NCIP calls for suspension of Chico River project

May 08, 2019 - 6:17 PM

The Cordillera People's Alliance and other indigenous peoples groups say that the free, prior and informed consent of the communities in Katabbogan and Pinococ in Pinukpuk, Kalinga, was not obtained

Official of National Commission on Indigenous Peoples in Abra shot dead

Apr 13, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Crispin Abbago, a career employee of NCIP, was killed in La Paz town

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 7, 2018

Mar 07, 2018 - 12:22 PM

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From left to right: LTC. Rodolfo Farinas, JAGS (Res), LTC Emmanuel Paquiao, PA (Res), LTC Lorna Regina Legarda, PAF (Res) and LTC. Pantaleon Alvarez, PN-M (Res), during the deliberation on the ad interim appointments and nominations of Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Senate on March 7, 2018. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

NCIP to ABS-CBN: 'Immediately rectify' portrayal of Bagani in teleserye

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:18 AM

'The TV fantasy show distorts, misleads, and confuses rather than educates the Filipino TV viewers on the indigenous concept and term Bagani,' says National Commission on Indigenous Peoples chairperson Leonor Oralde-Quintayo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 21, 2017

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:09 AM

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House set to restore CHR, ERC, NCIP 2018 budgets

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:45 PM

(UPDATED) The House of Representatives agrees to restore the budgets of 3 agencies it earlier cut to a mere P1,000 each for 2018

APPROVED BUDGET. Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday pose after the House approved on second reading House Bill 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB). Photo from the House Press and Public Affairs Bureau

Legarda confident all agencies will have enough funds in 2018

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:51 PM

'I'm not assuring you that it will be exactly to the last centavo, but I am assuring you that they will have a budget,' says Senate finance committee chair Loren Legarda

Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate finance committee, and Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, chair of the Senate energy committee, listen to Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi during the presentation of the proposed 2018 budget of the Department of Energy on August 23, 2017. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

House wants to use CHR, ERC, NCIP budgets for free tuition

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin hits the idea saying You can t cut the budget of a constitutional body then to soften criticism bestow it [on] a supposed loftier cause like free tuition

FULLHOUSE. Members of Congress and the Senate join together for a special session on the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao at the House of Representatives on July 22, 207. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:35 AM

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APPROVED BUDGET. Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday jubilantly pose and flash the famous clenched fist sign of President Rodrigo Duterte after the lawmakers approved on second reading House Bill 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB). Photo from the House Press and Public Affairs Bureau

Over 'failure' to protect minorities, House gives NCIP P1,000 budget

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate moves for the measly budget citing the supposed failure of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples to fulfill its mandate

LUMAD RALLY. The NCIP gets a P1,000 budget, says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate, because it failed to do its job. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

How Tagbanua communities in Coron recovered from Yolanda

Jan 20, 2017 - 9:01 PM

They have an indigenous structure that is more resilient to typhoons compared to the models that were introduced by other agencies an NGO says

RISK ASSESSMENT. Tagbanua residents map hazards in their community after super typhoon Yolanda with the help of CordAid and Samdhana Institute. Photo courtesy of Samdhana Institute

Former lawmaker is new CHED commissioner

Dec 15, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirms the appointment of former congressman Ronald Adamat as commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education

NEW COMMISSIONER. Former lawmaker Ronald Adamat is the second appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte in the Commission of Higher Education. File photo from the Philippine Information Agency.

What it takes to keep Tboli children in school

Sep 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

A teacher in Lake Sebu South Cotabato believes the whole community should be involved in the education of a child

PASSION FOR TEACHING. Anita Castillon feels at home whenever she teaches T'Boli children. Screenshot from Ramon Aboitiz Foundation video

Wikang katutubo: 'Wika ng kapayapaan'

Aug 13, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Ayon sa tagapangulo ng National Commission on Indigenous Peoples kadalasan naiipit ang mga katutubo sa tunggalian ng mga armadong grupo

Discrepancy in revenue from extraction firms less than 1%

Feb 04, 2015 - 7:27 PM

The Philippine Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative says it is looking into standardizing sources of revenue reports and mulling over amendments in current laws to improve its future reports

PH ethnic tribes lauded for role in forest conservation

Oct 22, 2014 - 5:51 PM

Indigenous peoples will document their traditional conservation practices as part of a plan to involve them more in protecting the country s natural wonders

Bringing inclusive dev't to the Casiguran Agta

Jul 03, 2014 - 5:46 PM

While the path to real progress for the poor will be long it is clear that working with communities will be the only way that development can be made to serve them

ANCESTRAL DOMAINS IN TROUBLE? The biggest human rights abuse experienced by the Casiguran Agta throughout the 20th century has been the loss of control over their ancestral lands, which has been reinforced by their lack of quality education. Photo by Bro. Martin Francisco

Violence looms over Ati tribe ancestral domain in Boracay

Feb 26, 2014 - 6:54 PM

Despite government recognition of their rights to their ancestral domain the Ati tribe continue to be threatened by violence from other claimants

THREATENED. The Ati tribal community in Brgy Manoc-Manoc in Boracay continue to be threatened with violence despite affirmation from the government of their rights to their ancestral domain. Photo by Purple Romero

'The Forgotten Ten': Images of a slowly fading culture

Jan 20, 2014 - 7:37 PM

A photographer travels around remote locations in the Philippines documenting the disappearing culture of ethnic communities

THE FORGOTTEN TEN. Jacob Mentz travels to remote destinations in the Philippines to document the country's remaining indigenous groups. Photo from the event's Facebook page

National Day of Prayer on Jan 20

Jan 19, 2014 - 4:47 PM

In light of incidents and natural calamities that struck the country last year the nationwide prayer will be held at 5:00 pm at the Malacañang Palace grounds and will be broadcast live on state run radio and TV

File photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA

Budget for IP misallocated, study reveals

Apr 02, 2013 - 10:49 PM

From 2006 to 2009 the budget items that directly benefitted IPs amounted to only 17 of total expenses

Soldiers showed 'gross irresponsibility' - CHR

Oct 23, 2012 - 4:14 PM

Commission on Human Rights and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples conduct separate probes on the October 18 killing of a B laan family

Is Aquino snubbing indigenous peoples?

Aug 10, 2012 - 8:52 AM

In the Philippines indigenous peoples comprise about 17 of the population

Photo credit: Cordillera Peoples Alliance

EO: No new mining contracts

Jul 09, 2012 - 12:19 PM

The mining EO imposes a moratorium on new contracts as the government works to legislate revenue sharing scheme