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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The Philippines did not immediately support the draft.

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act of – Wikipedia

iprra Special emphasis laaw placed the impact of armed conflict of indigenous children’ mental well being and development in high risk conflict areas.

The following rights are listed below:. All agreements and contracts entered into by the merged offices shall remain in full force and effect unless otherwise terminated, modified or amended by the NCIP. 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.

Philippine law Indigenous rights Presidency of Fidel Ramos. The law also emphasizes raa these rights are also to be afforded to indigenous women and children. 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.

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

Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines”. Appointment to any lww shall only be for the unexpired term of the predecessor and in no case shall a member be appointed or designated in a temporary or acting capacity: Fifteen 15 days after such publication, the Ancestral Domains Office shall investigate and inspect each application, and if found to be meritorious, iprz cause a parcellary survey of the area being claimed. Funds for Archeological and Historical Sites.

Proofs of such claims shall accompany the application form which shall include the testimony under oath of elders of the community and other documents directly or indirectly attesting to the possession or occupation of the areas since time immemorial by the individual or corporate claimants in the concept of owners which shall be any of the authentic documents enumerated under Sec.


Vocational, technical, professional and other forms of training shall be provided to enable these women to fully participate in all aspects of social life. Provided, further, That neither shall the death penalty or excessive fines be imposed.

Such rights shall include:. This was said to be the biggest gathering of Philippine indigenous peoples by far. Provided, That such procedure shall ensure that the rights of possessors in good faith shall be respected: It shall consider these rights in the formulation of national plans and policies. The United Nations acknowledges worldwide the rights of the indigenous people. However, if the proof is deemed insufficient, the Ancestral Domains Office shall require the submission of additional evidence: It shall undertake, within the limits of available appropriation, a special program which includes language and vocational training, public health and family assistance program and related subjects.

Insular Government, the court has recognized long occupancy of land by an indigenous member of the cultural communities as one of private ownership, which, in legal concept, is termed “native title”.

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. Delineation will be done in coordination with the community concerned and shall at all times include genuine involvement and participation by the members of the communities concerned; d. 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: To promulgate rules and regulations governing the hearing and disposition of cases filed before it as well as those pertaining to its internal functions and such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act; b.

Persons thus relocated shall likewise be fully compensated for any resulting loss or injury; d.

Execution of Decisions, Awards, Orders. Whereas, the Filipino majority learned very well the ways of the colonial masters by adapting to their laws and practices, the minority IPsconsciously asserted the integrity of their ancestral territories, pre-Hispanic native culture and justice systems which are viewed as diametrically opposed to the majority’s world view, but rz the IPRA law attempts to recognize and interface with the national legal system.


The State shall ensure that the fundamental human rights and freedoms as enshrined in the Constitution and relevant kpra instruments are guaranteed also to indigenous women. It shall extend to them the same employment rights, opportunities, basic services, educational and other rights and privileges available to every member of the society. 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.

Pictures showing long term occupation such as those of old improvements, burial grounds, sacred places and old villages.

Jurisdiction of the NCIP. Officers and employees who may be reinstated shall refund such retirement benefits or gratuity received: To hold any person in contempt, directly or indirectly, and impose appropriate penalties therefor; and d.

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act of 1997

However, according to Section 56, since there is no proper documentation committed by the indigenous people prior toan indigenous group cannot claim any land that have been in non-inidgenous possession prior to The participation of indigenous women in the decision-making process in all levels, as well as in the development of society, shall be given due respect and recognition.

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. Survey plans and sketch maps; 6.

Retrieved from ” https: The NCIP shall ga appropriate legal action for the cancellation of officially documented titles which were acquired illegally: To hold any person in contempt, directly or indirectly, and impose appropriate penalties therefor; and. Observe Laws- To observe and comply with the provisions of this Act and the rules and regulations for its effective implementation.

Provided, furthermore, That no person shall serve for more than two 2 terms.