Comval holds 2nd IPMR Congress
Compostela Valley Province—The provincial government of Compostela Valley through the League of Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives hosted the “2nd Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) Congress with the theme: “Strengthening Capacities and Alliances. Advancing IP Agenda all for Sustainable Development” on September 25 – 28, 2019 at Blue Lotus Hotel, Davao City.
This is in partnership with the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
A total of 170 IPMRs coming from the entire province joined the congress together with their Municipal IPMR.
Gracing the occasion were Hon. Albert P. Camana the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) member and the IPMR of the province together with Director Alex C. Roldan, CESO V, Regional Director – DILG XI, Geroncio R. Aguio, CESO III, Regional Director NCIP, Allen A. Capuyan, NCIP Chairperson and Shirley B. Iguianon, MPA – Chief, TMSD NCIP RXI.
During the congress the participants underwent the Orientation on Disaster Preparedness: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Delivery by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) and the Parliamentary Procedures and Local Legislation Protocols, Systems and Mechanics by the DILG Comval Provincial Director Noel Duarte.
They also underwent Local Legislative Process by the representative of the SP office as well as the Presentation of the End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) by the AFP.
The Objectives of the 3-day congress is Capacitating IPMRs to legislate policies and measures in their respective sangunian and by updating on the internal rules and policies of the IPMRs league of Compostela Valley. The presentation of the legislative agenda of the IPMR at the SP through the Amendment of the Provincial Ordinance Creating the seat of IPMR to SP from “IP Sectoral” to “IP Mandatory Representation, Crafting of Ancestral Domain Revenue Code and Strengthening policy on FPIC compliance.
The Congress also discussed updates on the NCIP Advisory addressing the issues on Entry of Migrants and Policy for the issuance of Certificate of Actual Land Occupancy for Migrants (CALCOM) and Certificate of Ancestral Domain Land Allocation (CADLA) and the updating of each IPMR’s individual accomplishments. They also draft the IP Development Agenda (IPDP) of the Provinces and craft the Merit-Based for Monitoring of IPMRs’ performance.
Meanwhile, several concerns of the ancestral domains also emerged, and NCIP on the other hand have new policy issuances and administrative orders that should address the issues and concerns of the indigenous cultural communities, to which, the IPMRs should have the proper information and awareness to be able to guide their respective communities, to whom they represent, in terms of legislation.
The activity is based on the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997 which specifically provides the right of ICCs/IPs to fully participate in all levels of decision-making in matters which may affect their rights, lives and destinies per section 16 of the said act. #YEStoDavaoDeOro (Rey Antibo, ID Comval)
The provincial government of Compostela Valley through the League of Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives hosted the “2nd Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) Congress with the theme: “Strengthening Capacities and Alliances. Advancing IP Agenda all for Sustainable Development” on September 25 – 28, 2019 at Blue Lotus Hotel, Davao City. (Photo by: R. Antibo, ID Comval)