Quasi-Judicial Powers

The NCIP shall have the power and authority:

  1. To promulgate rules and regulations governing the hearing and disposition of cases filed before it as well as those pertaining to its internal functions.
  2. To administer oaths, summon parties to a controversy, issue subpoena, ad testificandum/duces tecum requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses or production of such books, papers, contracts, records, agreements and other document of similar nature as may be material to a just determination of the matter under investigation or hearing conducted in pursuance to RA 8371.
  3. To hold any person in contempt, directly or indirectly and impose appropriate penalties.
  4. To enjoin any or all acts involving or arising from any case pending before it which, if not restrained forthwith, may cause grave or irreparable damage to any of the parties to the case or seriously affect social or economic activity.

Schedule of Availability of Service:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Who May Avail of the Service:

Members of the Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) within or covered by the jurisdiction of NCIP Regional Office





How to Avail of the Service:

Step Applicant/client Service provider Duration of activity Person in charge Remarks
1 Submits complaint/petition Receives and checks the complaint/ petition and forwards it to the Regional Hearing Officer for final verification 10 minutes RHO Clerk  
2 Verifies completeness of complaint/ petition Regional Hearing Officer The document will be returned immediately to the complainant / petitioner of found incomplete
3 Receives a copy of the complaint/ petition Dockets and furnishes copies to complainant/ petitioner RHO Clerk  
4 Issue summons with petition attached to respondents RHO  
5 Receives answer respondents RHO  
6 Issues notice of preliminary conference to both parties for the scheduled hearing of the case RHO Clerk If complaint/ petition are with prayer for the issuance of Temporary Restraining Order and with Writ of Preliminary Injunction, Regional hearing Office Clerk issues summons and notice of summary hearing five (5) days upon receipt of complaint/ petition.