Certificate of Confirmation (COC)
It is a written Certification issued by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) to bonafide indigenous peoples confirming his authenticity and ethnicity as an IP as defined/prescribed in Republic Act 8371 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations. This certification entitles IPs to enjoy all the rights, benefits and privileges guaranteed under R. A. 8371 and all other laws, decrees, Executive Orders and legal issuance promulgated for the Indigenous Peoples.
This program validates and confirm Certificates of Tribe Membership conferred to members of Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) only for the intent and purpose it was issued, e. g. tribal identification, scholarship, local employment, travel abroad, land matters, NAPOLCOM, AFP (PAF, PA, PN, PM), BFP, BJMP and others.
Schedule of Availability of Service:
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. without noon break
Who can apply for a COC?
All bonafide Indigenous Peoples (IPs) and their legal dependents as defined in RA 8371 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.
What are the Requirements:
- Genealogy Form
- Information Index Form
- Certificate of Tribal Membership from Barangay Captain or Tribal Chieftain/Leader of the applicant’s tribe. (For Region 1, authorized tribal leader
- Certified/Authenticated photocopy of Birth Certificate
- Joint Affidavit of Two (2) Disinterested IP Persons attesting to the Tribal Membership of the applicant (No affiliation/consanguinity to the applicant)
- Three (3) pcs. 2 X 2 or passport size ID Picture with name tag
- Two (2) pcs. Documentary Stamps
- Certificate from Local land Office on the Homestead/Patent No. /Lot No., date of issuance, is (sq.m.) location, No. & Street (For Land Matters)
No fees required
Information Index & Genealogy Forms are free
|Step||Applicant/Client||Services Provider||Duration of Activity||Person in Charge||Remarks|
|1||Secure application form||Issue genealogy form, explain & guide applicant how to accomplish the form.
Interviews applicant as to his/her tribe affiliation and to what purpose the applicant is applying for certification of confirmation.
Explain to applicant that application for COC must be filed from place of origin
|– 30 minutes||Personnel In- charge on COC||Filling up of genealogy form depends on the applicant’s knowledge on his/her genealogy. (If applicant found not a member of the ICCs/IPs, he/she is automatically disqualified.)|
|2||Applicant submit duly accomplished genealogy form||Issue Information Index Form upon evaluation of the duly accomplished genealogy form||– 15mins.||Personnel In- charge of COC|
|3||Submits duly accomplished Information Index Form||Requires submission of other supporting documents depending on the purpose applied for||– 30 – 60 mins||Personnel In- charge of COC||Accomplishment & submission of the required documents depend on the capability of the applicant to secure the documents.|
|4||Submit the required documents||Receives, records and evaluates the completeness of the required documents.||– 30 minutes||Personnel In- charge of COC||Incomplete application will not be acted upon/ returned to the applicant for completion.|
|5||Conduct field verification and validation of the authenticity of the documents submitted.||– 3 – 5 Days||Personnel In- charge of COC validation||Verification &validation depends on the distance of the place where the applicant comes from.|
|6||Prepare Verification & Validation report||– 2 days||Personnel in- charge|
|Community Service Center submits to the Provincial Office for endorsement to Technical Management Service Division, Regional Office No. 02. PO endorse to TMSD for final evaluation for issuance of COC.||– 2 days||Personnel in-charge||All COCs are submitted to the TMSD for final evaluation for recommendation for confirmation of RD except for COC for NCIP Educational Assistance Program (EAP) purposes which are confirmed by the respective Provincial Officers concerned.|
|7||TMSD reviews and evaluates for confirmation/ approval of the Regional Director||– 1 day||Personnel in- charge|
|8||Release confirmed COC||– 30 mins||Personnel In- charge|