The Provincial Governmenf of Bataan (PGB) through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) celebrated the 2019 Araw ng Katutubo anchored on the theme: “IP’s Empowerment towards peace, unity, and development” at the Bataan People’s Center, yesterday, October 24.
To kick-start the celebration, members of the different indigenous communities from all over the province, wearing their traditional clothes had a foot parade. Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee Chair on Indigenous People Hon. Rosita Sison said that it is not just a simple celebration for them but it is a big celebration for they can now avail services of the government without discrimination. Hon. Sison also expressed her gratitude towards the Provincial Government of Bataan for being one with them and for making their lives better than before.
As part of the celebration, there were also discussions about salient services provided for IP’s, knowledge about IP’s birth registration, and performances from the different communities showcasing their traditional dances. The highlight of the said event was the search for Mr. & Ms. Katutubo where everyone enjoyed and had fun cheering for their respective representatives.