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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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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. Recognition lzw Ancestral Domain Rights.

Philippines – Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of (R.A. No. ).

Such rights shall include:. The Office shall also undertake the documentation of customary law and shall establish and maintain a Research Center that would serve as a depository of ethnographic information for monitoring, evaluation and policy formulation. Right to Participate in Decision -Making. Provided, That if the offender is rw public official, the penalty shall include perpetual disqualification to hold public office.

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act of 1997

Appeals to the Court of Appeals. Right to Resolve Conflict. Provided, That no such penalty shall be cruel, degrading or inhuman punishment: Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of R. This has become the case because of the doctrine of jura regaliawhich means that “all lands of the public domain belong to the state” 2.

The right to self-governance and empowerment is provided by Chapter IV; inter alia, indigenous peoples shall have the right to use a common justice system. This includes wedding ceremonies that are normally held without iprw but costs around 50 to pesos when NCIP officials conduct it that is burdensome to IPs who lack sources of funds.


Provided, That such procedure shall ensure that the rights of possessors in good faith shall be respected: The denial shall be appealable to the NCIP. Such notification shall terminate any legal basis for the jurisdiction previously claimed; j.

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

Chapter III provides for rights to ancestral domains. It shall consider these rights in the formulation of national plans and policies. Accordingly, the State shall take effective measures, in cooperation with the burial sites, be preserved, respected and protected. To administer oaths, summon the parties to a controversy, issue subpoenas requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses or the production of such books, papers, contracts, records, agreements and other document of similar nature as may be material to a just determination of the matter under investigation or hearing conducted in pursuance of this Act.

Right to Develop Lands and Natural Resources. Jurisdiction of the NCIP.

The secretaries of the Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and Department of Justice, the Commissioner of the National Development Corporation, and any other government agency claiming jurisdiction over the area shall be notified thereof. Rights during Armed Conflict. And because of these instances of usurpation of ancestral domain to the IP such as wide coverage of the NIPA to the IP’s ancestral domain and economic activities that require rq state to exercise their right to dispose public lands, the IP’s basic sources of upra and food for their families are greatly affected.


All Mangyan-planted coconut trees on the landfill site shall be chopped down by the government and the local government unit shall compensate only pesos approximately 2 US dollars each to the Mangyans.

Historians have pointed out that most indigenous groups in the Philippines have been in the archipelago prior to Spanish occupation in the 15th century.

In this summit, the indigenous people groups discussed the instances the Philippine Law hindered their rights promised by IPRA. Protection of Indigenous Culture, traditions and institutions. Declaration of State Policies.

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

Role of Peoples Organizations. Provided, furthermore, That no person shall serve for more than two 2 terms. It shall also be responsible for such other functions as the NCIP may deem appropriate and necessary. Provided, further, That mere posting shall be deemed sufficient if both newspaper and radio station are not available. Provided, further, That the action for cancellation shall be initiated within two 2 years from the effectivity of this Act: Primary of Customary Laws and Practices.

However, the bill was never sponsored and deliberated upon in the floor.