The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (BAVI) for Economic Development of Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICC/IP).
This alliance, the NCIP said in a Facebook post, “will lead to positive changes” in the lives of ICC/IPs.
This will be done by creating jobs, livelihoods and businesses that will boost economic productivity in ancestral domains.
“The partnership between ICC/IPs with stakeholders, both public and private sectors, is indeed a convergence to bridge the gaps,” said NCIP President Allen A. Capuyan at the opening ceremony. signature of the contract on September 10.
The strategic partnership is also in line with President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.’s “economic agenda and food security priorities” that ICC/IP lands will be used for a wide range of agricultural endeavours, the official said. NCIP.
These initiatives are expected to help bring food security and economic stability to the Philippines, the NCIP added.
“All over the world, even the richest economist in the world, Hindi kayang gampanan ng gobyerno ang lahat ng pangangailangan ng bayan, dapat tumulong ang mga Private Sector and ibang kumpanya upang magkaroon ng kakayanang lumago ang negosyo sa Pilipinas (All over the world, even the richest economist in the world, the government alone cannot meet all the needs of the nation. The private sector and other businesses should help the growth of businesses in the country,” said Ronald Mascariñas, president and general manager of BAVI.
BAVI is the largest roast chicken company in the country.
On September 9, NCIP also sealed a partnership with Kabisig ng Kalahi and Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines with the same aim of solving the socio-economic problems of ICC/IP.
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