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Summer enrichment for APC youth: Cultivating skills and leadership in the community

Yanyan Yacapin and Joey Murillo Voices of four youth on their learnings, reflections, and hopes for the community and its people are shared below as they engaged in Hulas, an APC program of the Forest, Farm, and Leadership in the…
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APC teacher Maura Lipanda finds hope for the Philippine uplands through culture-based education

I am Maura Deloso Lipanda, a Pulangiyēn community teacher of the Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC) in Sitio Bendum, Northern Mindanao, Philippines, a Jesuit-supported Indigenous school. I am a Pulangiyēn Indigenous Community member and live along the Pulangi River headwaters…
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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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Living in hope with continuing conflict

Pedro Walpole SJ Culture refers to the pattern of life constructed by communities over generations and within its language and landscape that in its uniqueness not only describes but inhabits every nook of the land and relation of the people….
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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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