BUGKALOT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR NIA’S SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATION
NIA Central Office – In less than a month after the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Acting Administrator Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen took the lead to convene with the elders and members of the Bugkalot Indigenous Cultural Community/Indigenous Peoples affected by the Casecnan Multipurpose Irrigation and Power Project (CMIPP) in the Provinces of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya, the Bugkalots express their support and appreciation for a successful negotiation among the Bugkalot Ancestral Domain Environmental Management Council (BADEMC), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), and the NIA, with the assistance of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) represented by NCIP Region II Commissioner Simplicia P. Hagada.
On February 8, 2023, posters from the Bugkalot Indigenous Cultural Community/Indigenous Peoples were displayed in one of its barricades as a show of support to the efforts of the NIA and PSALM that resulted to a positive development in this long-lingering issue. “Successful negotiation NIA, PSALM, BADEMC. Thank you NIA Administrator Mr. Eddie Guillen!!!” shows in one of its posters.