Two of Mindanao’s tribes now have a new tribal hall complete with sleeping quarters. The Matigsalug – Manobo tribes in Kitaotao, Bukidnon recently received a new tribal hall with sleeping quarters. The new tribal hall, located at Brgy. Sagundanon, Kitaotao, Bukidnon, was inaugurated on July 24, 2020.
The Matigsalug – Manobo tribal hall was funded under the Department of Social Welfare and Development Kalahi-CIDSS and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process under its PAyapa and MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) framework.
PAMANA is the government’s peace and development framework that aims to strengthen peacebuilding, reconstruction, and development in conflict-affected areas.
DSWD says that PAMANA has reportedly expanded to include the funding of projects for IPs using the Community-driven development (IP-CDD) strategy of the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS).
Meanwhile, the Matigsalugs and Manobos are part of Bukidnon’s 7 hill tribes.
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