Philippine Information Agency (PIA) together with National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and the Department of Information and Communication Technology-Basilan conducted a 2-day Gender Mainstreaming: Capacity Building with IP Women, March 15-16 at Joveth’s Restaurant, this City.
NCIP-Basilan Legal Officer Atty. Gibran Abubakar discussed the salient points on Republic Act 8371 or the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) and the Four Bundles of Rights defined under IPRA which recognizes and promotes the rights of indigenous cultural communities within the framework of national unity and development to include: Right to Ancestral Domains and Lands, Right to Self-Governance and Empowerment, Right to Social Justice and Human Rights and Right to Cultural Integrity. RA 8731 acknowledges and promotes the rights of indigenous cultural communities within the framework of national unity and development.
PIA IX Assistant Regional Director Rene Carbayas talked about the Gender Perspectives to IP Women on bridging the gender gaps and identities, at the same time, PIA-Isabela City Infocenter Manager Nilda T. Delos Reyes discussed the rights of women.
Meanwhile, NCIP-Basilan Provincial Director Engr. George Jocutan cited the EO 70, on the institutionalizing the whole-of-nation approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace, creating a national task force to end local communist armed conflict, and directing the adoption of a national peace framework.
A designated portion of the capacity building was set to discuss the queries of participants and the organization of IP Women Association as well as a workshop on priority plans of IP Women.