Obu Manuvu Forest Guardians

Davao City, Davao del Sur

The Obu Manuvu Forest Guards are responsible for protection and management of Obu Manuvu Ancestral Domain in Brgy. Carmen near the base of Mount Apo Natural Park. Obu Manuvu believe that most of what is left of Mt. Apo's natural forests is the bedrock of their Indigenous culture. Its conservation therefore would mean the survival of the Obu Manuvu cultural identity into the future. In so doing, al ...

l of the biodiversity within the sanctified forests, including its resident Philippine Eagles, and the many ecological and economic services that these watersheds, airsheds and the forest ecosystem provide get preserved as well.

Obu Manuvu Forest Guardians News

  • Bringing Conservation To The Next Level

    Bringing Conservation To The Next Level

    For Dabawenyos who want to escape from the city life to breathe some fresh air, a new eco-cultural tourism adventure is emerging in the Obo Manuvu ancestral domain in Mt. Karilongan, Barangay Carmen, Baguio District, Davao City.

    The Obu Manuvu's Koontayan To Obu-Manuvu Eco Cultural Adventure is about 20 kilometers away from Calinan proper and it can be reached by any vehicle up to the Obu Manuvu community is Sitio Macatabo, Brgy. Carmen, Baguio District, Davao City.

    From there, visitors together with a tour guide can start hiking through the existing local farm-to-market trail as the beg ...

  • Davao Water District Adopts Site In Tamugan Watershed

    Davao Water District Adopts Site In Tamugan Watershed

    The Davao City Water District (DCWD) will officially open its Adopt-a-Site project in Mt. Tipolog-Tamugan Watershed, as it signed an agreement with the Obu Manuvu tribe of Davao City on September 13.

    Signatories were DCWD general manager Edwin V. Regalado, vice chairman Lipatuan Joel Unad, Bae Nerza Savera of the Obu Manuvu Unified Ancestral Domain Tribal Council of Elders/Leaders Inc.; National Commission on Indigenous Peoples-Davao Director Geroncio R. Aguio, and Tambobong barangay captain Felicidad M. Helicame.

    Regalado said the newly-signed agreement is an addendum to a memorandum of ...

  • Davao Mayor Approves Compensation Of Forest Guards

    Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Thursday, June 29, said she will allocate budget for the compensation of 200 forest guards from four villages near Tamugan River for protecting the condition of the water in the river.

    Duterte-Carpio, during the 5th Watershed Summit held at The Ritz Hotel Garden Oasis, said she will approve the request of Obu Manuvu tribe leader Lipatuan Joel Unad to compensate the forest guards.

    The mayor said she appreciated the efforts done by the forest guards in protecting the river against illegal logging and other destructive actions done by various people t ...

  • The Obu Manuvu Declare Land Wildlife As Biological Heritage

    The Obu Manuvu Declare Land Wildlife As Biological Heritage

    Nine months after the conservation milestone was reached, the Indigenous leaders reported the state of Pusaka (biological heritage) within the Obu Manuvu ancestral domain during the Allo Ta Obu Manuvu (Obu Manuvu Dat) festivities last December 10 the at Ladian Marilog District, Davao City.

    On March 7, 2016, the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) partnered with the Indigenous Obu Manuvu tribe to conserve the Mount Apo Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) which is the home of the "critically-endangered" Philippine Eagle and considered as one of the Pusaka and ancestral land of three Bagobo sister trib ...

  • The Obu Manuvu Declare Land Wildlife As Biological Heritage

    The Obu Manuvu Declare Land Wildlife As Biological Heritage

    Nine months after the conservation milestone was reached, the Indigenous leaders reported the state of Pusaka (biological heritage) within the Obu Manuvu ancestral domain during the Allo Ta Obu Manuvu (Obu Manuvu Dat) festivities last December 10 the at Ladian Marilog District, Davao City.

    On March 7, the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) partnered with the Indigenous Obu Manuvu tribe to conserve the Mount Apo Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) which is the home of the "critically-endangered" Philippine Eagle and considered as one of the Pusaka and ancestral land of three Bagobo sister tribes.
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  • PEF Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Month

    PEF Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Month

    Last October 28, 2016, the PEF organized the event Tagbo Ta! in celebration of the Indigenous People's month to commemorate the invaluable participation of the IP communities in protecting the Philippine eagle and its forest habitat. Tagbo Ta! is a soft launch of the PEF's 30th anniversary celebration next year.

    The event was attended by PEF's partner communities from Sitio Carmen and Sicao and students from UIC-IBED, Philippine Women's College of Davao, Davao Doctors' College and PEF volunteers.

    The event aimed toengage a harmonious relationship with the youth and the PEF partner commun ...