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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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Towards these iora, the State shall institute and establish the necessary mechanisms to enforce and guarantee the realization of these rights, taking into consideration their customs, traditions, values, beliefs, their rights to their ancestral domains.

Instead of protecting the rights of the IPs, Section 57 strengthens argument that all natural resources found in ancestral domains belong to the State 3.

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

As far as possible, the State shall ensure that indigenous women have access to all services in their own languages. Pictures and descriptive histories of traditional communal forests and hunting grounds.

Chapter II sets forth definitions. Preparation of Maps – On the basis of such investigation and the findings of fact based thereon, the Ancestral Domains Office of the NCIP shall llaw a perimeter map, complete with technical descriptions, and a description of the natural features and landmarks embraced therein; f.

Thereafter, such sums as may be necessary for its continued implementation shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act. 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.


The remaining Chapters provide for procedures for the enforcement of rights, an Ancestral Domains Fund, penalties, and related matters.

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

Chapter V sets forth human rights, including freedom from discrimination against indigenous peoples and a right to special protection in times of armed conflict. Furthermore, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, which was the representative organization of the Philippine IPs did not endorse it at first.

Provided, That such procedure shall ensure that the rights of possessors in good faith shall be respected: Rx of Cultural Iprra. Right to Determine and Decide Priorities for Development.

Support for Autonomous Regions. Provided, finally, That the Chairperson and the Commissioners shall be entitled to compensation in accordance with the Salary Standardization Law.

Persons thus relocated shall likewise be fully compensated for any resulting loss or injury. This was implemented in order to stop the historical injustices experienced by the IPs.

Ancestral domains shall be the private property of indigenous peoples; in return, indigenous peoples shall have the responsibility of maintaining the ecology and restoring denuded areas. Vocational, technical, professional and other forms of training shall be provided to enable these women to fully participate in all aspects of social life. The right to self-governance and empowerment is provided 83771 Chapter IV; inter alia, indigenous peoples shall have the right to use a common justice system.

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act of 1997

This chapter focuses on the identification and protection of the entitlement of the Indigenous Cultural Communities ICCand the Indigenous Peoples IPs as the proper owners of their ancestral land. To enjoin any or all acts involving or arising from any case pending therefore it which, if not restrained forthwith, kaw cause grave or irreparable damage to any of the parties to the case or seriously affect social or economic activity.


Provided, That no such penalty shall be cruel, degrading or inhuman punishment: Delineation and Recognition of Ancestral Domains. The State shall ensure that the ipraa human rights and freedoms as enshrined in the Constitution and relevant international instruments are guaranteed also to indigenous women.

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.

It shall also be responsible for such other functions as the NCIP may deem appropriate and necessary.

Right to Determine and Decide Priorities for Development. Provided, That at least two 2 of the seven 7 Commissioners shall be women.

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act of – Wikipedia

It shall likewise perform such other functions as the Commission may deem appropriate and necessary. Declaration of State Policies.

Provided, furthermore, That basic services and livelihood shall be provided to them to ensure that their needs are adequately addressed: On the basis of its findings, it shall initiate the filing of appropriate legal or administrative action to the NCIP. To administer oaths, summon the parties to a controversy, issue subpoenas requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses or the production of such books, las, contracts, records, agreements and other document of similar nature as may be material to a just determination of the matter under investigation or hearing conducted in pursuance of this Act; c.

In case of rejection, the Ancestral Domains office shall give the applicant due notice, copy furnished all concerned, containing the grounds for denial.