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NCIP Region 9 Hiring: Job Openings until July 23, 2022

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) is the agency of the national government of the Philippines that is responsible for protecting the rights of the indigenous peoples of the Philippines. The commission is composed of seven commissioners. It is attached to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

The NCIP is the primary government agency that formulates and implements policies, plans and programs for the recognition, promotion and protection of the rights and well-being of IPs with due regard to their ancestral domains and lands, self-governance and empowerment, social justice and human rights and cultural integrity. It is also mandated to protect and promote the interest and well-being of the ICCs/IPs with due regard to their beliefs, customs and institutions.

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Region IX is now accepting applicants for the following positions posted below:

Attorney IV (SG23/Php 78,455)

  • Education: Bachelor of Laws
  • Training: 8 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 2 years of relevant experience
  • Eligibility: RA 1080
  • Place of Assignment: Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Office

Medical Officer III (SG21/Php 62,449)

  • Education: Doctor of Medicine
  • Training: None required
  • Experience: None required
  • Eligibility: RA 1080
  • Place of Assignment: Technical Management Service Division

Engineer III (SG19/Php 49,835)

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering relevant to the job
  • Training: 8 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 2 years of relevant experience
  • Eligibility: RA 1080
  • Place of Assignment: Technical Management Service Division

Engineer II (SG16/Php 38,150)

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering relevant to the job
  • Training: 4 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 1 year of relevant experience
  • Eligibility: RA 1080
  • Place of Assignment: Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Office

Community Development Officer III (SG18/Php 45,203)

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: 8 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 2 years of relevant experience
  • Eligibility: CS Professional/2nd Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: Diplahan Service Center, Zamboanga Sibugay

Community Development Officer III (SG18/Php 45,203)

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: 8 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 2 years of relevant experience
  • Eligibility: CS Professional/2nd Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: Ipil Service Center, Zamboanga Sibugay

Nurse II (SG16/Php 38,150)

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Training: 4 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 1 year of relevant experience
  • Eligibility: RA 1080
  • Place of Assignment: Lamitan Service Center, Basilan

Midwife II (SG11/Php 25,439)

  • Education: Completion of Midwifery Course
  • Training: 4 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 1 year of relevant experience
  • Eligibility: RA 1080
  • Place of Assignment: Ramon Magsaysay Service Center, Zamboanga del Sur

Administrative Officer III (Records Officer II) (SG14/Php 32,321)

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: 4 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 1 year of relevant experience
  • Eligibility: CS Professional/First Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: Administrative and Finance Service Division

Administrative Aide IV (Clerk II) (SG4/Php 14,993)

  • Education: Completion of two years of studies in College
  • Training: None required
  • Experience: None required
  • Eligibility: CS Professional/First Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: Administrative and Finance Service Division

Administrative Aide IV (Clerk II) (SG4/Php 14,993)

  • Education: Completion of two years of studies in College
  • Training: None required
  • Experience: None required
  • Eligibility: CS Professional/First Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Office

Administrative Aide I (Utility Worker I) (SG1/Php 12,517)

  • Education: Must be able to read and write
  • Training: None required
  • Experience: None required
  • Eligibility: None required
  • Place of Assignment: Liloy Service Center, Zamboanga del Norte

Documentary Requirements

Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing.
Attach the following documents to the application letter:

  1. Fully accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with a recent passport-sized picture (CS Form 212, Revised 2017 which can be downloaded HERE
  2. Performance Rating in the last rating period(if applicable)
  3. Photocopy of Certificate of eligibility/rating/license
  4. Photocopy of Transcript of Records

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are advised to hand in or send through courier/email their application to:

FERDAUSI S. CERNA
Regional Director
NCIP IX
Raiza Building, Rizal St., Lumbia District, Pagadian City
Email add: norcaluang@gmail.com

APPLICATION WITH INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTS SHALL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.

NCIP Historical Background

  • In the early days of the American Regime, the affairs of the cultural communities (then referred to as Non-Christian Tribes) were handled by the Department of Interior. Later on, due to the increasing problems and needs of the tribes, the Americans saw it fit to create a distinct bureau under it. This was the Bureau of Non-Christian Tribes. Under the Filipino leadership in 1964, this bureau was elevated into a Commission and became the Commission on National Integration (CNI). There were six commissioners, the only northerner being the Hon. Gabriel Dulnuan of Ifugao.

    In the mid-60s, the government initiated a program aimed at giving dignity and due recognition to the different tribes so that they will not only be peripheral citizens but citizens of equal footing with all the other Filipinos. In 1974, the Office of the Presidential Assistant on National Minorities (PANAMIN) was created and became the national government’s arm vis-à-vis affairs of the non-Muslim Tribal groups. And so in 1979, through P.D. 1414, the national policy was “to integrate into the mainstream of Philippine Society certain ethnic groups which seek full integration into the larger community, and at the same time protect the rights of those who wish to preserve their original lifeways beside the larger community.”

    The eventual notorious collapse of the PANAMIN led the Marcos regime to establish the Office of Muslim Affairs and Cultural Communities (OMACC). This was short-lived, lasting only two years, due to the persistent demands of tribal leaders for a separate agency for the non-Islamic tribal communities.

    The timely February 1986 revolution gave much-needed support for the clamour then President Corazon C. Aquino signed Executive Orders 122-A and B creating the two separate Offices for the Cultural Communities in the country, namely: the Office for Northern Cultural Communities (ONCC) and the Office for Southern Cultural Communities (OSCC). The ONCC was entrusted with the general welfare of tribal communities in the Northern Philippines while the OSCC took care of the affairs of Southern Cultural Communities. Muslim affairs were handled by the Office of Muslim Affairs (OMA). All three were directly under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. Atty. Ronald M. Cosalan was appointed as the first Executive Director (with a cabinet rank of Undersecretary) of the ONCC.

    In October 1997, Senate Bill No. 1728 and House Bill No. 9125 were consolidated and passed resulting in the approval of the Republic Act 8371 known as “The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997” by then President Fidel V. Ramos.

More about IPRA Law

In 2011, the commission’s Oriental Mindoro office was criticized after it made a meeting with indigenous Mangyan communities in Mindoro, where the commission was pushing for the removal of the indigenous Mangyans from their ancestral domains for the establishment of a landfill proposed by the local government of Puerto Galera. The Mangyan walked out of the meeting, sparking outrage from the top officers of the commission. The news broke out and the national commission itself dropped all its social media accounts and even its own website, leaving only the websites of some branch offices operational. Since it was criticized by the public, the commission’s Oriental Mindoro office has been in a limbo state, with no actual programs being done. The head commissioner continues to govern the commission, along with the provincial officer, despite the status quo, surging to further criticisms. Provincial officers of NCIP Oriental Mindoro Karen Ignacio and Puerto Galera mayor Hubbert Dolor retaliated by using the IPRA Law as a defence against the establishment of the landfill against the indigenous Mangyan people. The IPRA Law is the same law that was made to protect the rights of indigenous peoples in 1997.

Section 56 of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act of 1997 or the IPRA Law states that “property rights within the ancestral domains already existing and/or vested upon effectivity of this Act, shall be recognized and respected.” This section is problematic as it means that any title before 1997 holds more weight than an ancestral claim. Scholars and pro-indigenous groups have criticized this section as it effectively destroys any ancestral land claim before 1997. Historians have pointed out that most indigenous groups in the Philippines have been in the archipelago prior to the Spanish occupation in the 15th century. However, according to Section 56, since there is no proper documentation committed by the indigenous people prior to 1997, an indigenous group cannot claim any land that has been in non-indigenous possession prior to 1997. This makes multi-national companies and local government units have the power to resist ancestral claims and use the IPRA Law itself to counter indigenous land claims, as testified in an ongoing Mangyan case since 2011, which evicted indigenous Mangyans from a claimed land they have been using for many years. In 2015, it was announced that the indigenous land shall be made into a sanitary landfill by the Puerto Galera local government unit and that the Mangyans shall be relocated to a site near the landfill itself. All Mangyan-planted coconut trees on the landfill site shall be chopped down by the government and the local government unit shall compensate only 100 pesos (approximately 2 US dollars) each to the Mangyans.

Source: NCIP Region IX Facebook Page 
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