PIA Press Release
Friday, October 14, 2011
by Nora CL Molde
BUTUAN CITY, Oct.14 (PIA)-- With the theme, “Tribuhanong Katilingban Hagit sa Kasamtangang Panahon sa Karon ug Umaabot,” the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)- Caraga region will spearhead the Indigenous Peoples Conference on October 18-19 in one of the convention center here.
According to NCIP Caraga acting regional director Dominador M. Gomez, the activity will support the three-month campaign for Indigenous Peoples Rights and Empowerment in partnership with the Congress, Civil Society Organizations, the United Nations, International Labor Organization (ILO), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the NCIP as a national government agency.
Also, the activity will be participated by the different tribes of indigenous peoples in the region and is in line with the celebration of the 14th Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) anniversary in accordance with the Presidential Proclamation No. 1124 designating October 29 to November 4 of every year as Indigenous Peoples’ Week. (PIA-Caraga)