Pursuant to Section 80 of Republic Act No. , otherwise known as “The Indigenous. Peoples’ Rights Act of ” (IPRA), the following rules and regulations. R.A. No. —The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) of the laws of the central administration of the Republic of the Philippines. Name: Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of (R.A. No. ). Country: Philippines. Subject(s): Indigenous and tribal peoples. Type of legislation: Law, Act.

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He also discussed the basic rights of the ICCs, the contents of the bill itself, and the immediate need of protection of the Filipino Indigenous People. Provided, That such procedure shall ensure that the rights of possessors in good faith shall be respected: Chapter VI provides for the recognition of the cultural integrity of indigenous peoples, and for their intellectual property rights with respect to cultural and religious property.

To hold any person in contempt, directly or indirectly, and impose appropriate penalties therefor; and.

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Right to Develop Lands and Natural Resources. Provided, That no such penalty shall be cruel, degrading or inhuman punishment: This makes multi-national companies and local government units have the power to resist ancestral claims and use the IPRA Law itself to counter indigenous land claims, as testified in an ongoing Mangyan case sincewhich evicted indigenous Mangyans from a claimed land they have been using for many years.

It shall also administer the Ancestral Domains Fund; and g. It shall likewise ensure that the basic human rights, and such other rights as the NCIP may determine, subject to existing laws, rules and regulations 83371 protected and promoted; f.

The term indigenous cultural communities ICCs was used in the Philippine Constitution to describe a group of people sharing common bonds rra language, customs, traditions and other distinctive cultural traits, and who have, under claims of ownership since time immemorial, occupied, possessed and utilized a territory.

Right to Resolve Conflict. However, after reviewing the declaration for many times, the Philippines supported and voted a yes.

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Because of this, a more comprehensive law is needed that “seeks to stop prejudice against indigenous people through recognition of certain rights over their ancestral lands, and to live in accordance recognize and protect the rights of the indigenous people not only to their ancestral domain but to social justice and human rights, self-determination and empowerment, and their cultural integrity, [2] ” This then gave birth to movements for a comprehensive law that will protect not only the lands, but human rights of the Filipino indigenous people.

Indigenous Peoples Rights Act 1997 (Republic Act No. 8371 of 1997).

It shall consider these rights in the formulation of national laws and policies. Provided, finally, That the Chairperson and the Commissioners shall be entitled to compensation in accordance with the Salary Standardization Law.

The remaining Chapters provide for procedures for the enforcement of rights, an Ancestral Domains Fund, penalties, and related matters.

This chapter focuses on the identification and protection of the entitlement of the Indigenous Cultural Communities ICCand the Indigenous Peoples IPs as the proper owners of their ancestral land.

All agreements and contracts entered into by the merged offices shall remain in full force and effect unless otherwise iprs, modified or amended by the NCIP.

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act of 1997

Preparation of Maps – On the basis of such investigation and the findings of fact based thereon, the Ancestral Domains Office of the NCIP shall prepare a perimeter map, complete with technical descriptions, and a description of the natural features and landmarks embraced therein. A copy of the document shall also be posted at the local, provincial, and regional offices of the NCIP and shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation once a week for two 2 consecutive weeks to allow other claimants to file opposition thereto within fifteen 15 days from the date of such publication: Maintain Ecological Balance- To preserve, restore, and maintain a balanced ecology in the ancestral domain by protecting the flora and fauna, watershed areas, and other reserves; b.

They shall likewise have the 83771 not to be subject to working conditions hazardous to their health, particularly through exposure to pesticides and other toxic substances. Office of Empowerment and Human Rights – The Office of Empowerment and Human Rights shall ensure that indigenous socio- political, cultural and economic rights are respected and recognized.


This includes wedding ceremonies that are normally held without cost but costs around 50 to pesos when NCIP officials conduct it that is burdensome to IPs who lack sources lzw funds. Such rights shall include:. Pictures and descriptive histories of traditional landmarks such as mountains, rivers, creeks, ridges, hills, terraces and the like; and. To enjoin any or all acts involving or arising from any case pending therefore it which, if not restrained forthwith, may cause grave or irreparable damage to any of the parties to the case or seriously affect social or economic activity.

Special emphasis is placed the impact of armed conflict of indigenous children’ mental well being and development in high risk conflict areas. It iprs assist, promote and support llaw schools, both formal and non-formal, for the benefit of the local indigenous community, especially in areas where existing educational facilities are not accessible to members of the indigenous group. Implementing Rules and Regulations.

Despite difficult hurdles and amendments enacted in the Congress which nearly brought the movement to its death, the House of Representatives finally approved the bill late in September Delineation will be done in coordination with the community concerned and shall at all times lae genuine involvement and participation by the members of the communities concerned.

This was said to be the biggest gathering of Philippine indigenous peoples by 83771. Provided, finally, That the action for reconveyance shall be a period of ten 10 years in accordance with existing laws.

Thereafter, such sums as may be necessary for its continued implementation shall be included in the iprq General Appropriations Act. The NCIP may also solicit and receive donations, endowments shall be exempted from income or gift taxes and all other taxes, charges or fees imposed by the government or any political subdivision or instrumentality thereof.