Mandaya and Manobo Ethnic Tribes in Bislig City
The Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) represented by Mr. Ordonio P. Rocero, Jr. in partnership with Indigenous Peoples (IP) groups spearheaded the meeting event attended by Mandaya and Manobo Tribal Councils from different barangays in Bislig City. Objective of this event is to revisit the Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR) Processes and Guidelines delivered by CDO III Mr. Danny A. Gubaton of NCIP. Consequently, followed by IPMR selection process in which newly selected city IPMR and City Tribal Chieftain of Mandaya Mr. Florio Josafat pledged to commit his new roles and responsibilities for the position.
Mr. Soriano R. Casas in charge for Indigenous Affairs Office (IPAO) congratulate the newly selected city IPMR as well as informed its constituents that the office will always be open for the group.
Moreover, Mayor Florencio C. Garay expressed his message through his Executive Assistant IV Jose S. Candia, “Isip us aka amahan sa dakbayan sa Bislig, amahan nga buot mutabang sa mga problema nga nasinati sa iyang pamilya, mapa Mandaya Kaman o Manobo, isa ra kita. Ang Bisliganon nga adunay pagpakabana mao ang maghatag pagka lig-on alang sa atong kalampusan. One Bislig, One Big Happy Family’’.CHO.