Category Archives: ncip

Creation of tribal court in Kidapawan ‘unconstitutional’ – NCIP lawyer

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 1 Aug) – A lawyer working for the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in Region 12 has lauded the legislation that seeks to establish a tribal court in Kidapawan City, but highly suggested to fine-tune it as some of the terms used might be deemed “unconstitutional.” Lawyer Adolf Lantion, hearing officer […]

BOOK REVIEW: Anthropology, Theology and Struggling with the Lumads

TITLE: Panagkutay: Anthropology & Theology Interfacing in Mindanao Uplands (The Lumad Homeland) Author: Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR Publisher: Institute of Spirituality in Asia, 2017 (This review by Eizel Paz Hilario was read for her by an MA Anthropology student during the book launch of “Panagkutay” at the Ateneo de Davao University on August 4, 2017) […]

NCIP reveals existence of ‘fraudulent’ indigenous people’s organizations in Caraga

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Nov) – The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) has revealed the existence of “fraudulent” indigenous people’s organizations (IPOs) in the Caraga Region that are falsely representing the lumads for their money-making ventures. The NCIP, in an en banc resolution, said that the fake IPOs are “falsely claiming ancestral domains […]

NCIP denies IPO’s application for 80K-hectare ancestral domain claim in Caraga  

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/27 November) – Citing insufficient factual, legal and historical bases, the National Commission of Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) en banc denied the application for a certificate of ancestral domain title of what it said was a dubious indigenous people’s organization (IPO) in Caraga. A three-page document obtained by MindaNews Friday afternoon from the NCIP-Surigao […]