Sitio Bendum is part of Barangay Busdi at the edge of Malaybalay City, in the Upper Pulangi watershed and part of the Pantaron Range along the border of Bukidnon and Agusan del Sur.
A collection of brief notes describing the various aspects of the Bendum community and cover the topics of language, religion, culture, health care, livelihood, organization, peace and order, and education.
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 the community had to reckon with during the long process of securing recognition for their ancestral domain. The application for a conversion of their Certificate of Ancestral Domain Claim (CADC) to a Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT) that started in 2005 was approved in January 2010 by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples. The CADT was finally handed to the Bendum community in June 2018.