The National Power Corporation through its President, Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita signs a Memorandum of Agreement today with PSALM Corporation, Angat Hydropower Corporation (AHC), National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and the Dumagat tribe of Angat for the full implementation of the Free and Prior Informed Consultation (FPIC) of NCIP.

The NCIP organized and hosted the MOA signing for the FPIC which is a process required before the start of the construction for the Angat Dam and Dyke Strengthening Project scheduled this September by the private corporation AHC.

AHC reported that it already got the project ECC from DENR last June and completed all the pre-construction works last July 2016.

The MOA includes the relocation of fifteen Dumagat families and provision of their houses while livelihood programs will be provided by AHC, PSALM, & NPC to the Dumagat community.

Representing the Dumagats are tribal Governor Salvador Cruz and tribal Vice Gov Norma Roque.