The Sangguniang Barangay of Barangay San Pablo, Castillejos welcomes Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR) Hon. Edwin S. David as he formally assumes post as the ex-officio member of the council last March 5, 2019 at the Barangay Hall of San Pablo, Castillejos. The event was witnessed by DILG Officer Kristine Joy Pesimo who led the ceremonial awarding of the Certificate of Recognition of the DILG to IPMR David.

IPMR David’s assumption was pursuant to Republic Act 8371, otherwise known as “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act of 1991”. The said law provides that the Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICC/IP) have the right to participate fully, if they choose, at all levels of decision making in matters which may affect their rights, lives and destinies through procedures determined by them as well as to maintain and develop their own indigenous political structures.