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Indigenous Peoples Law

Few lawyers in Philippines have experience in dealing with indigenous cultural communities (ICCs) or indigenous people (IPs). We have extensive experience in handling matters that involve ancestral domain claims over ancestral lands. We have secured Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) from Tagbanua IPs in Busuanga, Coron, Palawan that resulted in a successfully negotiated Memorandum of Agreement with the project proponent client,  ICC and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP). Our approach is to balance the interests of all stakeholders, treating socio-cultural and environmental conservation as a crucial elements in development.