Negros Occidental vows to advance indigenous rights
The provincial government of Negros Occidental vowed to protect the rights of indigenous peoples (IPs).
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson signed Executive Order (EO) No. 19-26 series of 2019 that aims to create an inter-agency committee to facilitate and improve the delivery of basic health services to IPs.
Members of the IP-Provincial Inter-Agency Committee (IP-PIAC) affirmed the EO. (https://www.panaynews.net/negocc-vows-to-promote-ip-rights/)
“This is for your rights, those which have already been given and those which you are yet to receive,” said Provincial Health Officer and IP-PIAC chairperson Ernel Tumimbang.
Tumimbang added that IPs should be considered as “brothers and fellow Negrosanon” who should not be forgotten.