Indigenous and tribal peoples in the Philippines

"An independent view"

This paper is a condensation of the author's experiences and observations. The views and opinions does not necessarily reflect the policies and views of the ILO and the INDISCO programme.

The overall goal of the INDISCO project in Malungon is to help the B'laan and Tagakaolos to attain self-reliance through the sustainable management of the natural resources within their ancestral domain. Unlike other INDISCO project sites, the Malungon project has a dual perspective in focusing on self-reliance and management. Self-reliance understood as higher influence on the satisfaction of their basic needs, such as food, shelter, education and health services.