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NCIP lobbies for direct titling of ancestral domain in Camarines Norte

DAET, Camarines Norte – The National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) Bicol regional office is pushing for the direct titling of ancestral domain claims of indigenous people's group or the “Kabihug” in Camarines Norte.

NCIP development management officer Agnes Salvino said that the commission has identified 22 hectares for direct titling of ancestral domain in barangay Osmeña, Jose Panganiban with a resolution en banc and on the process of registration of the communal title for IPs.

Salvino said the area has more than 36 IP family-residents and is equipped with facilities such as day care center and water system.

"We will make a move for barangay Osmeña to be a show window of 'Kabihug' or 'Manide' in Camarines Norte," she said.

NCIP, according to her,  is also targeting another 150 hectares for direct titling in barangay Malaya, Labo for IPs,

Salvino said that Camarines Norte has one Certificate of Ancestral Domain Claim (CADC) No. 063 with 8,000 hectares covering seven municipalities of Capalonga wherein after validations became 3,600 hectares.

She said that necessary documents were already submitted to NCIP central office and are in the process of segregation of private properties within the 3,600 hectares.

IPs have four rights: ancestral domain, socio and human rights, self-governance and empowerment and cultural integrity. (PIA)


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