Pulangi River Higaonon

Kitaotao, Bukidnon

The Pulangi Watershed is home to endangered species, such as the Philippine eagle and a number of endemic and threatened wildlife. It is also home to the Higaonons and Bukidnons. The Pulangi indigenous communities created the Bukidnon Higaonon Tribal Association. The organization participated in the Pulangi wide consultation on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development initiated by the ...

Philippine Eagle Foundation, Inc., and the Foundation for the Philippine Environment. The project laid the foundations for institutionalizing measures for biodiversity conservation.

Pulangi River Watershed Bukidnon Higaonon News

  • Protecting Watersheds And Ancestral Domain

    When the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) came out with its Administrative Order No. 02 in 1992, which provides for the recognition of the indigenous people's rights over their ancestral domain, several indigenous peoples' communities from various parts of the Philippines submitted petitions for their Certificate of Ancestral Domain Claim (CADC).

    The Upper Pulangi indigenous communities from the Province of Bukidnon were among those who trooped to the DENR Office to submit their claims. There were numerous claims, as they were submitted on a per community and clan basi ...

  • Protecting Watersheds And Ancestral Domain

    When the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) came out with its Administrative Order No. 02 in 1992, which provides for the recognition of the indigenous people's rights over their ancestral domain, several indigenous peoples' communities from various parts of the Philippines submitted petitions for their Certificate of Ancestral Domain Claim (CADC).

    The Upper Pulangi indigenous communities from the Province of Bukidnon were among those who trooped to the DENR Office to submit their claims. There were numerous claims, as they were submitted on a per community and clan basi ...

  • Upper Pulangi Youth Bringing Back The Forests A Flight For Forests Update

    In the mountains of Mindanao, Philippines, the forests are still being lost. But in the small community of Bendum in Bukidnon, the forest has been maintained over the last 20 years through a youth program with the Pulangiyen indigenous community.

    Not only are these youth seeking to stop illegal logging, they are also actively extending the forest cover. Extending the forest will help minimize soil erosion as well as rehabilitate a stretch of stream for a better water source through activities that assist the natural regeneration of forest.

    The indigenous Pulangiyen community practices ag ...

  • Mindanao Lumads Forge Unity Vs Environmental Plunderers Rights Violators

    "Bisan pa man nga sige ta og rally sa pagpanalipod sa atong yutang kabilin ug militarisasyon apan mas misamot man hinoon nga midaghan ang mga military sa kabukiran ug nagpadayon ang pagpamatay sa atong kaubanan nga lumad. Unsa pa ang angayan natong buhaton? (Despite our protest actions against militarization and our continued defense for our ancestral lands, military operations have intensified and extrajudicial killings against our lumad brothers have continued. What else do we have to do?)."

    This question raised by one of the delegates elicited reactions from the 300 participants who at ...

  • 200 Higaonons Reconnect For Protection Of Sacred Site

    Nearly 200 tribal leaders of the Higaonon tribe from eight tulugans (tribal halls) in four provinces have gathered at Barangay Kalabugao in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon to reestablish ties, assert their cultural identity and to protect their sacred site.

    The tribal leaders, who came from Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental, gathered in the village from November 25 to 28 primarily to revive the protection of their sacred ground called "Pigtabidan," which is considered "the safe keeper of the tribe's history and its customary laws."

    The gathering was convened by Higaon ...

  • Bukidnon IP Youth Visit and Learn from Other IP Communities

    The desire for an education, the impact of resource extraction and remuneration, and the need for social bridges between IP upland youth and university youth in the lowlands were major concerns that emerged during the Bentela daw Sayuda activity last October 2010.

    Bentela daw Sayuda is a Pulangiyen cultural mechanism of visiting (bentela) and sharing (sayuda) information and is a major activity of ESSC's Bridging Leadership in Mindanao project.

    From 1 to 3 October, 20 IP youth from the Pulangiyen community in Bukidnon briefly visited their counterparts in the Agusanon-Manobo community in ...