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Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights (TFIP)

The Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples' Rights (TFIP) is a network of non-governmental organizations in the Philippines advancing the cause of indigenous peoples (IPs) rights, with support from Bread for the World- Protestant Development Service of Germany.

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


The TFIP developed a six-point agenda to ensure the rights of IPs to their ancestral land and their rightful claim to its resources in order to assure their food security.

The agenda address the issues affecting IPs in the Philippines: the rights to their land; their rightful claim to resources including but not exclusive of indigenous knowledge and biodiversity; and the use, protection and sustainability thereof, towards ensuring their food security.

It is the end-product of a continuing partnership among the TFIP, civil society, non-governmental and IP organizations. It embodies and articulates the recommendations of the participatory researches, conferences and fora that were initiated or supported by the TFIP.

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