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NCIP STATEMENT ON THE USE OF “BAGANI” THE ABS-CBN DRAMA FANTASY SERIES

The Bagani is real, not a fictional and not even a mythological group of warriors which the ABS-CBN TV series would like to portray. Bagani is an exclusively indigenous term that refers to the peace-keeping force of the Manobo Indigenous Cultural Communities / Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) and other ICCs/IPs in Mindanao. The Bagani defends and protects lives, properties and territory. Its prime duty is to guard the ancestral domain against any intrusion from outside forces that pose thr.........

NCIP statement on AFP's Tapping IP Soldiers to Fight Against NPA

On  its Tuesday  (December 19, 2017) issue, page  A8, the  Philippine  Daily  Inquirer published  an article written  by Funston  Lim titled "AFP taps 'lumad' soldiers vs NPA". The news item stated that "At least 1OO "lumad"  (indigenous peoples, or IPs) soldiers would be sent  to  their  communities in “Southern  Mindanao  to  guard  their  ancestral  domain  against communist insurgents, military officials said on Sunday”.  It further reported  that a study of a Davao-based Army  Divi.........