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Thursday, August 29, 2013
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Indigenous Peoples health concerns will be discussed here during the visit of the Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD).
PLCPD executive director Romeo Dongeto, in a letter to Mayor Edna Tabanda, delegates will travel to the Valley for a study tour aiming to highlight millennium development goals and IP health issues.
Dongeto said the PLCPD is aiming for a dialogue with the local council as well as representatives from different IP communities in the valley.
Tabanda said valley concerns on health and population will be discussed during the dialog and has urged the local council to be present when the delegates arrive Friday, August 30.
The PLCPD’s visit is under the 29th Asian Parliamentarians’ Meeting on Population and Development and Study Visit and High Level Dialogue on Population and Development in a Culturally Pluralistic Society, which has been hosted by the country starting August 28.
The event ends in the Valley with the dialog.
Tabanda said all aspects of development will be discussed and will be beneficial to the Valley in assessing concerns.
The meeting is organized by the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), a Tokyo-based organization, in partnership with PLCPD.
Dongeto said the aim of the whole event is to find "workable solutions to address population challenges while respecting different values in culturally different contexts."
Issues covering reproductive health, population and development, religion and culture, HIV and AIDS will be discussed by parliamentarians from Asia and the Pacific Region.
For the Valley event, keynote speaker will be Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat while Brigida Hamada Pawid of the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples will give a Cordillera situationer.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 30, 2013.