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Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera (CDPC)

Since the NGOs in the CDPC network were founded on specific development principles, their efforts are directed towards a common agenda: attaining socio-economic self-reliance for the people of the Cordillera region.


In pursuing this agenda, the CDPC draws its strength from the very same principles that shape the Development approach of its members:


1. Active and organized people’s involvement is the bottom-line of the development process.

2. A concern for the environment is vital to development planning to insure the sustainability of development work. 

3. The concerns of the poor and the disadvantaged people of the Cordillera must be addressed with urgency. 

4. Respect for the Cordillera people’s right to chart their own economic, social and political life.

5. Understanding the problems and specific needs of women and children.



Cordillera Women's Education Action Research Center, Inc. (CWEARC)

CWEARC empowers indigenous women for the defense of land, food and rights and gain indigenous women’s dignity.



A Cordillera society within a democratic and sovereign Philippines where social justice prevails and where women’s rights and indigenous peoples’ rights are rec­ognized.



To provide support to various Cordillera women’s formations, particularly indigenous women’s organizations in organizing, education, advocacy and direct social and economic services.


CWEARC contributes to indigenous women’s empow­erment through capacity building, action research and studies, social engagements, support mobilization and partnership-building.

Katinnulong Daguiti Umili iti Aminanan, Inc. (KADUAMI / RDC NL)

KADUAMI envisions an empowered community that is able to assert their basic rights, promotes self-reliant, equitable and sustainable development, and progressive culture.


It is a development service institution that commits to contribute to the development of self-determining, self-reliant and inter-dependent communities in Northern Luzon through partnership, capability building, networking and socio-economic work.



1. Strengthened collective capability of communities in the management and development of peoples organizations

2. Enhanced capacity of communities to protect their environment, basic rights, well-being and engaged in tapping other sectors to support their issues

3. Improved skills of communities to manage and sustain social enterprise and other socio-economic activities

4. Improved capacity of KADUAMI to effectively and efficiently establish itself as a development resource and service center of Northern Luzon

Cagayan Valley Disaster Response Center (CVDRC)

CVDRC is a non-stock non profit organization established in 1987 serving the most vulnerable sectors who do not have or lack the capacity to protect themselves and overcome the damaging effects of man-made and natural calamities.  CVDRC focuses its service on communities in the rural areas by improving their capacities on how to deal with disasters and addressing the root causes of their vulnerabilities.



CVDRC envisions a just, humane and prosperous society where the people are free to chart the course their society takes by harnessing the country's resources.



CVDRC assists the vulnerable sectors to comprehensively respond to disaster situations and addresses the root causes of their vulnerabilities. CVDRC offers itself to the most needy, deprived and poorest segment of Philippine society whose socio-economic conditions make them highly vulnerable to hazards and disasters, giving special attention to children, women, elderly and differently-abled. 

Ilocos Center for Research, Empowerment and Development (ICRED)

ICRED is a non-governmental organization established in 2009 that works directly with communities regarding disaster risk reduction management and food security. ICRED’s work has produced Disaster Preparedness Committees (DPCs) in Peoples’ Organizations and communities all throughout the Ilocos Region as a result of community-based disaster management (CBDM). These DPCs have created their own Counter Disaster Plans that have been proven effective especially during times of disaster.

Alay Bayan-Luson, Inc. (ABI)

ABI works for the realization and strengthening of a regional network of people’s organizations and institutions committed to community-based and development oriented responses in addressing the vulnerabilities stemming from poverty, powerlessness, environmental degradation and political abuse.



A free nation charting its own future, exercising sovereignty over its territory, controlling and developing its resources for its own needs, existing as co-equal to others in the community of nations.

A just and democratic society where every member has equitable access to the nation’s wealth, contributes to the production of society’s needs and benefits from the fruit of individual and collective labor, where every individual is given the opportunity to contribute to nation building by taking active part in articulating the collective interest and in pursuing the collective will.



Assist in developing the capability of the most vulnerable sectors in society at pursuing community-based and development oriented responses to disasters and issues. 

Integrated Development Program for Indigenous People - Southern Tagalog (IDPIP-ST)

IDPIP-ST is a non-evangelical special development and service program for Indigenous Peoples under the United Church of Christ in the Philippines-Southern Luzon Jurisdictional Area (UCCP-SLJA). UCCP-SLJA’s expression of heeding the World Council of Churches’ “urgent call for the Churches to support indigenous Peoples’ right to self-determination with regard to their political and economic future, culture, land rights, spirituality, language, tradition and forms of organization, and the protection of Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge including intellectual property rights.” (2.26. Rights of Indigenous Peoples, World Council of Churches. Statement on Human Rights, December 1998, Hararo, Zimbabwe)


It envisions a society where freedom, equality, peace and progress reigns where the Indigenous Peoples enjoys the full recognition of their basic rights, rights to ancestral domain, and rights to self-determination.

Its mandate is to comprehensively and holistically empower the Indigenous Peoples in the region towards the attainment of their long term aspiration for ancestral land rights, respect and recognition of their culture, and the right to self-determination as an indigenous people.

Tabang sa mga Biktima sa Bicol, Inc. (TABI-Masbate)



To provide a timely and appropriate relied and rehabilitation assistance to the victims of disasters;


To assist the marginalized sectors in initiating long-term socio-economic programs especially health and livelihood projects;

To strengthen coordination with other sectors for the maximization of services to the people and community

Philippine Task Force for Indigenous People's Rights (Phil TFIP)

TFIP is a network of non-governmental organizations in the Philippines advancing the cause of indigenous peoples (IPs) rights.


The TFIP envisions a society that promotes and defends indigenous peoples’ rights and upholds their self-determined development.


As a network of partners, TFIP is united and committed to advance indigenous indigenous peoples’ rights through its five effective program components:

·              Network-Building and Information Dissemination

·              Research for Enriched Knowledge-base on Indigenous Knowledge System and IP Rights

·              Sharing of Resources and Information Exchange

·              Capacity-Building of IP Leaders and Partners

-              Policy Advocacy

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