IMPLEMENTATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' RIGHTS ACT( R.A.8371) IN SUYO,ILOCOS SUR
IMPLEMENTATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' RIGHTS ACT( R.A.8371) IN SUYO,ILOCOS SUR RICHARD PETER A.ANDAYA, Ph.D This study was conducted to determine the Implementation of Indigenous People’s Rights Act of 1997 in Suyo, Ilocos Sur. The following are the salient findings of the study: .The Local government unit officials have a “High” level of Administrative Capability. All the components namely Personnel Capability, Financial Capability and Leadership Capability obtained High level. As a whole the implementation of the IPRA in Suyo, Ilocos Sur along government Initiative is “High”. Based on the findings, the following conclusions were drawn. 1. The local government officials have a high capability in implementing government initiative along IPRA. 2. The government initiatives along the IPRA are highly implemented. With the foregoing findings and conclusions, the researcher recommends the following: The local government unit officials should; Help the Bagos preserve their cultural identity and instill in the minds and hearts and to other residents to respect the Bagos and educate them through research studies . The local government unit officials should clearly explain to the Bagos the need and importance for them to be educated to be aware of their rights and privileges and to uplift their social, economic ,political and spiritual standing . The Bagos should avail of every opportunity initiated by the government as to be integrated in the mainstream of the society and realize that they are part in every programs and projects of the government.