Bendum Community

Bendum Youth Regenerate Forest (2009)

A Pulangiyen youth group called Kabatan-on Lumadnong Pulangiyen (KLP) is regenerating 12 hectares of previously cleared forest areas in Bendum, an upland village in Northern Mindanao, by gathering lauan seeds from mother trees in the puwalas (maturing forest) and transplanting…
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Pulangiyen Culture

The Bukid’non-Pulangiyen is governed by a set of customs and traditions handed down to the people through generations. These customary laws are based on principles of harmony with nature and the interconnectedness of people and the environment. Greatly interwoven in…
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Community Profile

Language The local dialect of the Pulangiyen is Binukid, which is widely spoken in Bendum to this day. The Visayan migrants have learned to speak the language while the Pulangiyen, in turn, have accepted the Visayan dialect as their second…
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Securing a Portion of the Ancestral Domain (2005)

Tribal leaders map the community’s rivers and streams Why did the Bendum community opt to have a separate ancestral domain claim? Do they have the legitimacy to claim an ancestral domain? These are some of the many questions that hounded…
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