A third year Bachelor of Secondary Education student of ISU Echague has been given recognition at the Malacanang Palace on February 24, this year by the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation as a National Finalist in the 12th Search for TAYO awards. Remart Dumlao received a Certificate of Recognition from Pres. Benigno Aquino as the founder of the Indigenous Youth Servant Leaders Association of the Philippines (IYSLAP), an organization that aims to help the indigenous peoples (IPs) and teach them about their rights, with the help of the National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP). IYSLAP, which was also given a Certificate of Recognition by TAYO during the same event, empowers the IPs to take care of their community and conduct peace processing programs, peer counseling, and livelihood programs among the elders.
In an article by Grace C. Fojas that appeared in Manila Bulletin dated March 13, 2015, IYSLAP started from just three volunteers in 2009, the organization is now 358-strong, with volunteers from different areas around the Philippines. They conduct pre-assessment to recognize the need of each tribal group.