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  • Mother Of Lumad Crusading Manobo Chieftain 92 Gets Tandang Sora Award From UP

    Manobo chieftain Bai Bibyaon Ligkayan Bigkay, 92, known for fighting for the rights of indigenous people and respect for their ancestral domain, has been awarded the 2017 Gawad Tandang Sora by the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) at the University of the Philippines Diliman, with Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo lauding her as the "mother of the lumad".

    During the festivities on Thursday, Bigkay became the third person to receive the award named after the Mother of the Philippine Revolution, Melchora "Tandang Sora" Aquino, since it was first given in 2010. She ...

  • Expert PHL Should Implement Sustainable Forest Management To End Illegal Logging

    Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez has vowed to intensify the campaign against illegal logging to protect the country's watershed areas, a campaign which may be doomed to fail unless measures promoting investment in sustainable forest management is put in place, a forestry expert said.

    The renewed drive against illegal logging is in line with President Duterte's marching order to enforce a total log ban, especially within watersheds, following massive flooding in Agusan and other Caraga provinces last month.

    "We will intensify the campaign against illegal logging, and Victor Corp ...

  • Watershed Stops Floods

    A watershed has protected this town from massive floods that swept the entire province last month, according to a local forest expert.

    Bonifacio Narca, forester of San Francisco Water District (SFWD), said at least 1,650 hectares of Mt. Magdiwata had been declared as a watershed free from commercial activity, including logging.

    Narca said the watershed continues to enjoy a 95-percent forest cover which had been effective in preventing runoffs from flood from reaching the town center's five villages.

    Parts of the watershed that had been destroyed, manifested by a crack about a hectare ...

  • Exploring A Hidden Paradise In New Tubigon

    I promised to lessen my travels this 2017, I determinedly told myself.

    Guess what? I just broke my first New Year's resolution for 2017 (insert laughing emoji here).

    Even as 2016 was just about to end, I received two invitations already to go and visit Mt. Capistrano in Bukidnon and a falls in New Tubigon, Sibagat in Agusan Del Sur that remains unknown yet to tourists.

    The former was cancelled though since my cousin was "drawing" two days before our agreed date. But I was determined still on a quest to discover what New Tubigon has to offer.

    Who could resist the wonders of natu ...

  • First Of 251 Lumad Schools Completed In Agusan Del Sur

    Underscoring the government's commitment to promote inclusive development, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan- Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) Classroom Construction for Lumads (CCL) program, announced that the first of 251 schools for lumads (natives) that will be built in Mindanao was already complete and ready for use in Agusan del Sur town, DSWD 13 Regional Director Dr. Minda B. Brigoli yesterday said.

    In partnership with Department of Education (DepEd), National Commission on Indigen ...

  • Book Documenting Manobo IKSP And Their Contribution To Biodiversity Conservation In The Agusan Marsh Launched

    It was an emotional moment among the Indigenous People (IP) researchers as their book entitled Sugilon sa mga Kahibalo, Gawi ug Binuhatan sa Manobo sa Kadanawan sa Agusan nga Nalambigit sa Kinaiyahan or Indigenous Knowledge, Systems and Practices (IKSP) of the Manobos in Agusan Marsh was formally launched on November 15, 2016 at the Patin-ay Training Center in Agusan del Sur.

    The IKSP Book is a product of a three-year collaboration among 5 IP Communities, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), , with support from ...