The Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC) was legally established in 2004 and in the same year gained recognition from the Department of Education. APC is registered as a non-profit educational institution with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Through discussions with the tribal council and their committee on education, APC’s vision, mission, philosophy and goals were crafted. The work started in 1992 under Environmental Science for Social Change and continues as a Jesuit Institute committed to right relations to the land.
- To provide basic cultural education that serves as the foundation for the life-long learning of Pulangiyen children and youth
- To guide the students through various learning experiences in the context of their community life thus facilitating their holistic development as individuals capable of managing the community’s resources, sustaining their livelihood, governing the community as an indigenous people, and engaging with broader society.