The Commission on Indigenous Peoples:

1. Shall work for and with Indigenous Peoples in their effort, first, to secure justice for themselves, second, to protect their ancestral lands, and third, to preserve their cultural heritage.

2. Shall foster among the Christian majority a greater awareness of and appreciation for the Indigenous Peoples in order to help in lessening, if not totally eradicating, prejudices against them.

3. Shall undertake specific programs for the realization of the above functions with the approval of the Bishops concerned and in collaboration with their respective Indigenous Peoples’ Apostolate, inclusive of complying with the directives from the Holy See and instructions from the Conference.

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Bp. Prudencio P. Andaya, CICM


Bp. Jose A. Cabantan


Bp. Severo C. Caermare

Bp. Edgardo S. Juanich

Bp. Jose Corazon T. Talaoc

Bp. Antonio P. Palang, SVD

Executive Secretary

Rev. Fr. Brendan Kelly, MSSC

Executive Secretary

Commission on Indigenous People

Address: CBCP Building

470 Gen. Luna Street

Intramuros, 1002 Manila


Tel : (02) 527-4062

Fax : (02) 527-4155

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