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 envisions indigenous communities who are empowered to learn and live as indigenous peoples, exercising self-determination over the management of their domain, and asserting their cultural integrity in society so that external influences are directed in support of their way of life.
The school’s curriculum is comprised of Communication Skills (in Binukid, Filipino and English), Mathematics, Science, Sa Batasan Day (Our Culture) and Sa Panginkauyagana (Our Livelihood). The surrounding culture and language of Bisaya is incorporated and several migrant children also study in the school.
The Cultural Education Program rose to the challenge of the community by developing a formal school structure with a defined program of education and learning system. Through this program, the children were able to learn the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic while gaining greater and deeper perspective of the Pulangiyen history and culture.
Department of Education Order no. 42, S. 2004: Permit to operate Primary Schools for Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Communities (15 June 2004)
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