- Transferring the NCIP from the DENR to the Office of the President
- Executive Order No. 11
November 8, 2010
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 11
TRANSFERRING THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
WHEREAS, " approved on 29 October 1997, created the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, an independent agency under the Office of the President, as the primary government agency that will formulate and implement policies, plans and programs to promote and protect the rights and well-being of the Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples and recognize their ancestral domains as well as their rights thereto; ACTESI
WHEREAS, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples later reverted back to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and is now under said department;
WHEREAS, there is an urgent need to clearly define the administrative attachment of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples in keeping with the legislative intent, address the needs and aspirations of the Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples with regards to their rights and welfare by the highest officials of the land, and ensure consistency in policies, programs, project coordination and implementation;
WHEREAS, Section 17, Article VII of the Constitution provides that the President shall have control of all executive departments, bureaus and offices and shall ensure that all laws be faithfully executed;
WHEREAS, Section 31 (2) and (3), Chapter 10, Title III, Book III of the
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order: DaEcTC
SECTION 1. Transfer. The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) is hereby transferred from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to the Office of the President to ensure concerted efforts in formulating and implementing policies, programs and projects geared towards the protection and promotion of the rights and welfare of Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples.
SECTION 2. Repealing Clause. All other executive issuances, orders, rules, regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 3. Effectivity. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately upon publication in a newspaper of general circulation.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 8th day of November, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Ten.