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Youth come together to re-kindle faith, purpose, and passion for service

Youth visit and team-building at Balay Laudato Si’ Forty-five youth from various neighboring villages in Bendum and part of the Zamboanguita Catholic Youth Apostolate of the Parish of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace in Barangay Zamboanguita in Malaybalay, Bukidnon…
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Education within reach: New APC school completed in Mindagulos

The new APC school in Sitio Mindagulos, a community by the forests of the Pantaron Range, was completed on 15 October 2023 with workers coming from Sitio Bendum and the community in Sitio Mindagulos. Supported by a four-month project grant…
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Finding strength in vulnerability: Personal development workshop with IFFAsia for self-awareness

A personal development workshop organized by the Institute of Formation, Fondacio Asia (IFFAsia) and held at Balay Laudato Si’ in Bendum held special meaning for the 25 participants who gathered to engage in thoughtful reflection and courageous sharing of their…
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A living canvas: Depicting Bendum’s biodiversity in the gaup

Yanyan Yacapin One of the walls at Balay Magnanau showcases a vivid painting of the Bendum gaup and its biodiversity. This artwork highlights the 20 pillar species essential for biodiversity while emphasizing the interdependence between different bird species and certain…
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APC celebrates school year-end: Preparing the Pulangiyēn youth for engagement in the world

Sustaining and strengthening the Pulangiyēn identity – Datu Menaling contemplates with joy the young graduates as he shares their sense of accomplishment for completing another school year. Elders hold important knowledge of the gaup, about traditional practices, customs, and beliefs….
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