City officials recently tasked the Committee on Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Cultural Communities to convene and organize the Federation of Ifugao Brethren and Intermingling of Ifugao body and Brotherhood Association in the celebration of Ifugao Day in the city on April 29, 2023 at the Ibaloi Heritage Garden within Burnham Park.
Under Resolution No. 222, series of 2023, local legislators stated that both organization of Ifugao residents in the city shall be given equal opportunities to showcase their respective cultural traditions during the celebration of Ifugao Day in the city and that the 2 organization shall cooperate in the planning and execution of the event in coordination with the proper offices of the local government.
Earlier, the body considered the letter dated March 29, 2023 of David Dumangeng, president; Johnny Gibeng, vice president; and Conrado In-uyay, chairman of the board of Trustees; all of the Federation of Ifugao Brethren (FIB), requesting a dialogue with the Intermingling of Ifugao body and Brotherhood Association (IIBBA) to resolve the issue relative to the celebration of Ifugao Day in the city on April 29, 2023 at the Ibaloi Heritage Garden.
During the regular session of the local legislative body held recently, the 2 associations with their respective officials or representatives met for a dialogue before the members of the said body.
In the course of the deliberations, the body deemed it necessary to create a committee which shall oversee the implementation of the agreement and commitments of the 2 groups and ensure that both parties shall comply with the terms and conditions set for the said purpose.
The body stipulated that the Committee on Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Cultural Communities is the most appropriate committee to oversee the realization of the aforesaid terms to ensure that well-coordinated conduct of the celebration of Ifugao Day in the city the soonest.