Tanudan, Kalinga─ Grace Dagadag was recently confirmed for re-endorsement as the Municipal Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) for Tanudan.
This was the result of the selection of Municipal Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) attended by the members of Indigenous Cultural Communities held at the Municipal Hall, Sitio Banagao, Barangay Poblacion on April 20.
The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) facilitated the process.
It can be recalled that Dagadag was selected as the Municipal IPMR in 2016 but was not accepted.
On January 2018, she voluntarily provided service for 1 year and a half which was extended up to the present.
“So it was a long process since September, we started amending the existing local guidelines diyay dati nga inaramid mi a guidelines tapno iyasawa mi diay new guidelines nga ibagbaga na diyay endorsement of the incumbent and so now, adu a meetings with the selectors a napili iti per tribe,” Dagadag narrates the challenges of her confirmation.
Her efforts finally resulted to her re-confirmation and endorsed as the Municipal IPMR. Documents of her re-endorsement are forwarded to NCIP-CAR for the acceptance and affirmation of the position.
In an interview, she said that she had actively participated in the Bodong or Peace Pact process between different tribes in Tanudan like Mangali and Lubo.
She is also active in the tourism, peace and order programs coordinating with other elders in the province.
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