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Bataan indigenous tribes seek allowances

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  • Raffy C. V.
  • 3 years ago

A cultural minority representative in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) has requested Bataan Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia to restore the allowances of some 200 officials of 18 indigenous people communities to strengthen the protection of tropical forest and biodiversity program of the ancestral domain.

Board Member Rosita N. Sison, Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR) is seeking the allocation for the honorarium of tribal chieftains, kagawads, secretaries and treasurers as financial support for the village officials in the province.

The lady legislator has cited the magnitude of the multi- functional role of tribal officials who rely heavily on forest resources for livelihood, food, medicine, clothing, and shelter
She explained the provincial government and the National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP) have jointly manifested their uncompromising commitment of ensuring the development of the ancestral domain and preservation of forest reserves.

The deep-rooted familiarity of the tribal people in the ecological system and awareness of the local climate change situation should be financially supported for the continuous fortification of environmental concern.

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