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.
Center for Relief and Rehabilitation Services – Cagayan Valley (CRRRS – CV)
Center for Ecumenical Development Action and Research, Inc. (CEDAR, Inc.)
Self-reliant and self-sustaining communities in Southern Tagalog, whereby the people have attained their desired quality of life, whereby the communities live in a peaceful and predominantly free environment.
An institution providing support service in line with socio-economic work. It primarily supports in developing the capabilities of the poor and deprived rural sectors of Southern Tagalog in their desire to ameliorate the condition.
1. To support peasant initiatives in their struggle to gain control of factors of production, and mainly to attain genuine agrarian reform;
2. To explore, develop and replicate appropriate technology for increased production among peasant,fisherfolks and other poor sectors;
3. To develop and replicate improved socio-economic initiatives of peasant,women,fisherfolks and other deprived rural sectors towards building self-reliant and self-sustaining people’s organizations;
4. To provide an appropriate and systematic development program for the personnel and for the whole institution to deepen understanding and appreciation of its work; and
5. To form broader network of solidarity groups and individuals, both locally and internationally towards a collective movement of supporting socio-economic work of the peasant, fisherfolks, women, indigenous people and youth sector.
Ilocos Center for Research, Empowerment and Development (ICRED)
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.
Montañosa Research and Development Center (MRDC)
It envisions an empowered and self-reliant populace within a truly sovereign and democratic Philippine society, characterized by social justice and balance ecosystems.
Its mission is to achieve food security and people’s empowerment in Cordillera communities through the collective promotion and development of sustainable agriculture.
Its goals are to:
1. Increased food security and social welfare (increased food, income for health and education) within an improved environment through the adoption of SA technologies;
2. Broad and active people’s participation in decision-making and collective action;
3. Enhanced village and inter-village/cluster cooperation.
Philippine Task Force for Indegenous People's Rights (Phil TFIP)
Regional Development Center – Northern Luzon
Katinnulong Daguiti Umili iti Amianan, Inc. (RDC-NL/ KADUAMI)
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
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.