Leni, IPs celebrate Robredo legacy

08 Nov 2016
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ALABEL, Sarangani (November 8, 2016) - Vice President Leni Robredo graces Sarangani's celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Month on October 27. The event anchors on empowering the indigenous people (IP) towards unity, peace and progress. Recognition of significant contributions among IPs was also held. The Vice President recalled the greatest contribution of her late husband Jessie Robredo when he was DILG Secretary. Secretary Robredo had issued Memorandum Circular No. 2010-119 which directed all Local Chief Executives to strictly observe the mandate of Republic Act No. 8371, specially Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICCs) Indigenous Peoples mandatory representation in the local Sanggunian, in accordance with the national guidelines for the Mandatory Representation of Indigenous Peoples in Local Legislative Council. (Ener T. Toguin for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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