DIPOLOG CITY. NIA Region IX joined the 25th anniversary celebration of the Indigenous People Rights Act (IPRA) or the Indigenous People Rights Act of 1997, which was held at Mibang, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte.
The celebration was organized by National Commission in Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Region IX and participated by various IP Leaders and Elders, Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs), Local Government Units (LGUs) and National Government Agencies (NGAs). NIA-IX was represented by Ms. Ann Novabos Maligro, Head of Institutional Development Unit of NIA Zamboanga del Sur IMO.
With IPs as long time partners of NIA, the Agency commemorates this significant celebration as a way of thanking the indigenous peoples of their support in the construction and completion of irrigation projects within their Ancestral Domain.