Two-day IP conference set in Tagum City

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PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, Nov. 17 (PNA) -– The Indigenous Peoples (IPs) are holding a two-day conference aimed to find possible solutions on the prevailing problems of IPs in the different parts of Mindanao.

The event, dubbed as “Mindanao Ancestral Domain Holders' Conference,” will be held Wednesday until Thursday in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

Timuay Masala Braulio Anlimon, Subanen tribal leader of this city, told the Philippines News Agency those invited to attend the activity are representatives of IPs that are holders of Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT).

Anlimon said they are sending representatives of five recognized CADT holders from this province. The representatives will include those from the women and youth sectors.

Anlimon said they will discuss during the conference the persisting problem of illegal mining operations within the ancestral domain in Barangays Lourdes and Mate, Tigbao, despite the issuance of Cease and Desist order by the Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB).