Barangay Settlement on Illegal Cutting

Last June 8, 2012 the staff of EGIP Foundation and its founder accompanied by a guest, observed and monitored the Barangay Settlement on recent illegal cutting of trees within the ancestral domain. The said meeting took place in the Carmen, Purok 1 Barangay Hall and was presided by Barangay Captain Awstral. Datu Lamdin and wife Bae Nilda together with some companions represented the IPs, meanwhile identified perpetrators  who happen to be among the Non-IP old migrant settlers in the ancestral domain – Mr. Peñarubia, Mr. Parilla & other companions represented the Non-IP settlers. The assembly was also attended by the involved agencies CENRO and NCIP represented by Madam Elsie Mitchao and Provincial Director Cris Ingay respectively.

From this meeting it has been resolved that the LGU headed by Brgy captain Awstral together with NCIP representatives, Old Settlers who are IP and Non-IP representatives,  with some military personnel, will survey the area and determine the actual areas being farmed and occupied by the old migrant settlers. They would have to determine which are the actual areas assigned for UDP project and the actual occupation of the settlers so that there would be no more incidence of expansion. Furthermore, the representatives from the Non-IP old migrant settlers have agreed that they will only plant in/develop the open areas and will not anymore expand. They will  also surrender a list of other settlers in the area who violated the rule on not planting in forest areas so that they will be addressed as well.