Indigenous People Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) throughout the Palawan province convened on Thursday at the VJR Hall in the Provincial Capitol Compound.  (Photo courtesy of PIO Palawan)

Various leaders from Palawan’s indigenous people (IP) convened on Thursday to strengthen ties within the community.

Provincial Board member Purita J. Seguritan, Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR), in a statement issued through the Provincial Information Office (PIO), said several topics were discussed including House Bill 7477 that sought to create additional voting precincts for IP members and an initial discussion of IP’s common stand in preparation for the upcoming 2022 national and local elections.

“Unang-una magkakakilanlan ‘yong mga north to south municipal IPMRs, at para personal kaming magkita at mag-usap para kung ano man po ang mapag-usapan at maagkasunduan ay maipatupad ito sa mga komunidad ng mga katutubo sa lalawigan”, read Seguritan’s statement.

The 2021 IPMR Convention was held on Thursday at the VJR Hall in Capitol Complex Compound.

On August 9, the Philippines celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day that highlights the importance of tribal communities within the Filipino culture.