FILTER CHOSEN: 5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples.

Policy briefs

Corollary to the main policy of the Philippine Constitution on linking land ownership and use to equitable distribution of wealth and a balanced ecology are the progressive asset reform laws on the alienation of lands and their use, resource conservation and protection, and recognition of the rights of farmers, indigenousRead More

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Recognizing the importance of the Anti-Poverty Program of the Office of the Vice President (OVP), National Engagement Strategy (NES) in the Philippines met with Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Gerona Robredo on 22 August 2017 to explore possibilities of partnerships with the initiatives of the NES platform. NES Philippines believesRead More

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Land governance in the Philippines remains a big challenge as land deprivation, problematic land information and valuation data, complex and tedious bureaucractic processes, overlapping tenurial policies, highly sectoral approach in addressing land issues, and absence of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms worsen the presence state of the issue. These multi-faceted concernsRead More

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With indigenous peoples’ close relationship with the environment, they are considered to be the stewards of our forests. While this is widely acknowledged, their capacity for environment protection is also questioned by some. The Philippines implements laws on the recognition of IP rights and environment protection both complying with theRead More

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