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MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
This. MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA), mada and executed by and
tJetween:
The ARMED FORCES OF THE PHiliPPINES (AFP), represented herein by the
Chief of Staff, GENERAL JESSIE 0 DELLOSA AFP, wIth office Qddre{.s at Camp Gerreral
Emilio A.guinaldo, Quezon City.
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The NATIONAL COMMISSION ON INDiGENOUS PEOPLES (NCIP), a
agency with offIce aM postal address at 21F N, delCl Merced BLlildlng,
comeI' West and QuezOn Avenues, Quez.on City, represented herem by Chairperson
lEN,4JOA BRIGfDA H, PAWID.
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ANTECEDENTS
On 04 September 2002, the Department of National Defense (DND) issued a
Iv\amorandurn regarding ti')e AFP's commitment to..address the issues and concerns of
Indigenous Peoples, particularly by providing for the direct participation of !ndigenoLis
Peoples In AFP policy 111aking and disseminatiot) on matters concernlilfj their rights and
welfare'
On 01 October 2002, MemQrandum to Chief of Staff, AFP rCSAFP) was issued
by the Department of National DAfensa, s.pelling out the duties and responsibilities ot
indigenous Peoples Information desks;
On m MarcIl 2003, Letter Directive from CSAFP to all UnifIed Cot"OO'1;?md:s was
passed, mandatIng tha creatiOn of !ndigenous Peoples Desk from tl"le Brigade until
National Units of the AFP Command;
The Internal Peace and Secunty Plan (lPSP) emphaslz.es that Udlrtlng progl-""nlS
tl)f the security forces shall give Importance to Indigenous Peoples !sst..:es,
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Y, trIa Pal11es hereby agreE:: to tI)e fallowrng term" al"ld conditions
1 OBJECTIVES OF THE JOflNT TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP TrIa JOint
AFP-NCIP TWG shall develop a Frarnework for tYle full implementation find
operationalization of IP di;lSl<s in major services and unified commands In particular, the
Joint AFP-NCIP TWG shall.
a, Recommend a plan for the conduct of education and aehtoc;3cy activities on
1) indigenous Peoples rtgl-Its, the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act and NCIP
Gltldelines and 2) Military Operations and the Intema! Peace and
Plan for parsonnelln the field and national offices;
b. Recommend a protoool for coordination among the pefsonr: :1 in the field
offIces and the Indigenous Peoples comrnunibes,
.:.: Recommend a system fOf reporting and validation of lr)fCJrrnat!on among
personnel in the field snd national offices
2 COMPOSiTION OF THE JOINT TECHNICAL WORKII\!G GROUP The Joint
AFP-NCIP TVVG "'hall be composed of eight (8) members of technIcal and !egalf."
personnel WIth four (4) representatives from each of the Parties ')..
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3. COMPENSATION Of THE JOINT TECHI\UCAL WORKING GROUP The Parties
5hall be.ar th",if ('WII for their representatives to the Joint Afl-'-NGIf-' I'vVO,
4, TERM The Joint AFP-NCIP TWG shall accomplish its task and subrflit its
lecommendations to their respective approving authorities within seven (7) munths fmHl
the sIgning of this MOA This deadline r\'lay be extended only for reaSOns
5 NON WAIVER Or: RIGHTS, Nothing in ttlis joint action of the AFP and NCIP
shell constItute waiver of its rights or preclude t"e Parties from pursuing such actiOfl as
rflay be necessary, should it not, for justifiable reasons, agree to tho recommendations
of the JOint AFP-NCIP TWG
6. MERGER and SEVERABILITY, This MOA shall contain the entire agreenlent
and understanding between the Parties with respect to the subject matter herein. All
iJrior agreements between the Parties which are inconsistent herewith are hereby
superseded. If a court of competent jurisdiction determines any pOltion of the r,,.,OA to
be 4nvalid, such portion shall be severed and the remaining portions of the MOA shall
rema'n in effect.
7. REVIEW BY the SECRETARY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE (SND) and NCiP
COMMISSION EN BANe. This MOA shall be subject to revlew and approval of the
SND and NCIP CommiSSion En Bane. Their comments and recommendations shall
21utomatlcally form part of ttlis MOA.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have hereunto tMi( signaturE:; tillS
day of Octoter 2012 at Pasaill!Y,.

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ZBilJAIDA 8RIG!DA H PAWID G NERAt- JESSIE D OELLOSA AFP I
Chairperson Chief of Staff
l\IabOllal Commission on Arme,j Forces of the Philippines
Indigenous Peoples
WITNESSES
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