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Section 18. System of and Access to Education. – The Department ofEducation, Culture and Sports shall develop and institute analternative system of education for children of indigenous culturalcommunities which culture-specific and relevant to the needs of andthe existing situation in their communities. The Department ofEducation, Culture and Sports shall also accredit and support non-formal but functional indigenous educational programs conducted bynon-government organizations in said communities.Section 19. Health and Nutrition. – The delivery of basic socialservices in health and nutrition to children of indigenous culturalcommunities shall be given priority by all government agenciesconcerned. Hospitals and other health institution shall ensure thatchildren of indigenous cultural communities are given equal attention.In the provision of health and nutrition services to children ofindigenous cultural communities, indigenous health practices shall berespected and recognized.Section 20. Discrimination. – Children of indigenous culturalcommunities shall not be subjected to any and all forms ofdiscrimination.
Any person who discriminate against children of indigenous culturalcommunities shall suffer a penalty of arresto mayor in its maximumperiod and a fine of not less than Five thousand pesos (P5,000) morethan Ten thousand pesos (P10,000).Section 21. Participation. – Indigenous cultural communities, throughtheir duly-designated or appointed representatives shall be involved inplanning, decision-making implementation, and evaluation of allgovernment programs affecting children of indigenous culturalcommunities. Indigenous institution shall also be recognized andrespected.Republic Act No. 8552 February 25, 1998AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE RULES AND POLICIES ON THEDOMESTIC ADOPTION OF FILIPINO CHILDREN AND FOR OTHERPURPOSESBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of thePhilippines in Congress assembled:ARTICLE IGENERAL PROVISIONSSection 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the "DomesticAdoption Act of 1998."Section 2. Declaration of Policies. – (a) It is hereby declared the policyof the State to ensure that every child remains under the care andcustody of his/her parent(s) and be provided with love, care,understanding and security towards the full and harmoniousdevelopment of his/her personality. Only when such efforts proveinsufficient and no appropriate placement or adoption within thechild's extended family is available shall adoption by an unrelatedperson be considered.(b) In all matters relating to the care, custody and adoption of a child,his/her interest shall be the paramount consideration in accordancewith the tenets set forth in the United Nations (UN) Convention on theRights of the Child; UN Declaration on Social and Legal PrinciplesRelating to the Protection and Welfare of Children with SpecialReference to Foster Placement and Adoption, Nationally andInternationally; and the Hague Convention on the Protection ofChildren and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. Towardthis end, the State shall provide alternative protection and assistancethrough foster care or adoption for every child who is neglected,orphaned, or abandoned.

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