Indigenous Peoples’ Participation in Forest Resource Management: A Case in Palawan, Philippines
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Indigenous Peoples’ Participation in Forest Resource Management: A Case in Palawan, Philippines

  The Philippines has been adamant about protecting its natural resources. Through the years, several legislations have been enacted to safeguard the country’s biodiversity. In 1997, the Government enacted the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA), which devolves some resource management rights to indigenous peoples in approved ancestral domains. However, conflicts between the Government and indigenous … Continue reading

On the Special Education Fund
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On the Special Education Fund

  I was browsing a major broadsheet today when I came across a whole-page advertisement of the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF). The advertisement was about the Special Education Fund (SEF), and raised several issues, quite alarming in my opinion, on the state of local education financing in … Continue reading