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Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines

Requested from NCCA by Jorge Arjona at 09:59 AM on May 07, 2019.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2018
Tracking no: #NCCA-147688746356

Jorge 09:59 AM, May 07, 2019


I'm currently undergoing my Foreign Service Officers' Cadetship Course and as a requirement of our course, I'm doing a research about the Indigeneous Peoples in the Philippines.

In line with this, I would like to request the following:

1) Latest Available Statistics of the Indingeous Peoples in the Philippines

2) List of Indigenous Groups in the Philippines

3) Criteria or parameters set in determining who are the Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines

Your prompt response would be very much appreciated. Any available relevant data will also be useful.
May 9, 2019

Dear Jorge,


Thank you for your request dated May 07, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact the National Commission for Indigenous People at or resubmit your request addressed to the correct agency on the eFOI portal.

For further assistance you may review the FAQ section of the eFOI site:

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Thank you.

Maricel Malalad
FOI Officer

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