Disclaimer & Copyright

Disclaimer ESSC (Environmental Science for Social Change) has tried to ensure that the information on this website is accurate. However, ESSC will not accept liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or…
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The background of APC

Through the assistance of ESSC, the Cultural Empowerment Center (CEC) was set-up in Bendum in 1993. CEC’s main objective was to provide a venue for child literacy and adult education, community livelihood activities, health program, resource mapping, community management training…
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The Legend of Apu Palamguwan

Apu Palamguwan is the mythical ancestor of the Bukidnon-Pulangiyen.  According to stories passed down through generations, Apu Palamguwan was gifted with the ability to see the future through visions in his dreams. The Apu would gather his people and talk…
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Bridging the Gap – The film

The documentary film Bridging the Gap was produced by ESSC in cooperation with Jesuit Communications (JesCom). It took a week of shooting and five months of post-production to finish the film. It was produced in both Bisaya and English in…
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Other Early Engagements in Bendum

Resource Mapping Resource Mapping was conducted in Bendum in 1992.  The purpose of community maps was to enable the community to articulate their own perceptions of their situation, of their environment, and to tell their own story. The maps also…
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