Antipolo City gives support to IPs

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, Feb. 12 (PIA) — The Antipolo City local government continues to provide support to the local Dumagat-Remontado tindigenous communities through financial assistance and other programs.

Around 500 Dumagat-Remontado families in the areas of Calawis, Sta. Ines, San Ysiro, Apia, San Joseph and other nearby barangays benefited from a total of P844,350 financial aid for the survey and documentation of their ancestral land.

Aside from the said financial assistance, an Information Education Campaign (IEC) was recently conducted by the local government with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) spearheaded by NCIP Region IV Director Roberto Almonte, Commissioner Conchita Calzado of NCIP Region II, Planning Officer Eddielito Sumangil, Engineer Katherine Gulunan, Engineer Dana Bunnol, Rosita Liwagon, Remy Aniciete and John Omli.

Local agencies such as the City Development and Planning Office (CPDO), City Agriculture Office (CAO), City Environment and Waste Management Office (CEWMO), Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) continues to provide other forms of assistance to the tribe.

Moreover, the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Education (DepEd) and Municipal Agrarian Reform Office also assured the Dumagat-Remontado tribe of continuous assistance.

Local chieftain Enrico Vertudez, speaking in behalf of the tribe, thanked the local government and the NCIP for their continued assistance. (ANTIPOLO PIO/GG-PIA4A)


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