Kalinga Representative Allen Jesse Mangaoang reminded indigenous peoples (IP) that the protection of their ancestral lands is the foundation of their rights.
The Kalinga politiko explained IPs that their ancestral lands are a huge part of their identity.
Mangaoang said that the IPs ancestral lands have spiritual, cultural, political, and economic value.
“Land is the source of our physical and spiritual sustenance,” he said.
Mangaoang also called on the different tribes to be united so they can effectively claim their IP rights.