Dr. Raul F. Muyong emphasized the inclusion of IP studies in the curricula as a significant contribution of higher education institutions (HEI) for the welfare of indigenous peoples.

“With the curriculum, the students and educators will be made aware of IP culture and their rights and will be able to understand cultural diversity,” said Dr. Muyong.

The National Commission in Indigenous Peoples Region VI and VII (NCIP) invited Dr. Muyong during the ICCs/ IPs Photo Exhibit dubbed as, ‘PILAK’ at SM CITY Iloilo. The activity is part of the 2022 Indigenous Peoples Month Celebration and the 25th IPRA Commemoration.

The theme for this year is, “25 Years: Fulfilling the Indigenous Peoples Rights and Bridging the Gaps Through ICCs/ IPs Convergence with Partners and Stakeholders to Ensure Economic Sustainability and Security in the Ancestral Domain.”

DILG VI Regional Director Juan Jovian C. Ingeniero, NCIP Officers and IP Communities were also present during the event.