Robredo vows to protect rights, well-being of IPs

Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday vowed to protect the rights and wellbeing of the indigenous peoples (IPs), stressing that they will not be left behind by the government if she gets elected as President.

During her visit to an Ati community in Boracay island, Robredo said she envisions that IPs would live in communities without the fear of being evicted from their lands to make way for development programs or projects.

“Ito po talaga ‘yung pangarap natin sa mga IP communities: na number one, masiguro na nakakatulog kayo gabi-gabi na panatag ‘yung kalooban na hindi kayo papaalisin, na araw araw tahimik ‘yung inyong pakiramdam, na ‘yung kinatitirikan ninyo ay walang pangamba na kakamkamin ng iba (This is really our dream for our IP communities: number one is to ensure that you are able to sleep every night without worries that you would be evicted or that your homes would be claimed by others),” Robredo said.

Robredo ensured that in her administration, the national government would give IPs the opportunity to live with dignity. Read More

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