The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) will hold a public webinar on October 21, 2021, from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. It will feature the study “Review of Indigenous Peoples Policy and Institutional Grounding” authored by Dr. Sonny N. Domingo and Arvie Joy A. Manejar, senior research fellow and research specialist at PIDS, respectively.

The authors reviewed the provisions of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) and its grounding, conducted case studies on the implementation of related policies on indigenous cultural communities, identified strengths and weaknesses of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) as a bureaucratic institution, and recommended ways forward on how to improve the NCIP and IPRA.  

You may download the full study at


Review of Indigenous Peoples Policy and Institutional Grounding presented by Dr. Sonny Domingo, Senior Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies

Reaction of Ms. Mary Grace P. Buasen, Director for Policy, Planning and Research, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples 

Reaction of Mr. Jordan Fronda, Research and Advocacy Coordinator, Center for Environmental Concerns - Philippines

Indigenous Peoples 4 Bundles of Rights & 11 Building Blocks of a Resilient, Responsive and Relevant ICCs/IPs Ancestral presented by Datu Lipatuan Joel A. Unad, Chairperson, Mindanao Indigenous Peoples Conference for Peace and Development

The recording of this webinar may be viewed at

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