Tag Archive: Bendum

A pilgrimage of the heart, being welcomed and blessed in Bendum

Maria Villalonga Goñalons One month has passed since I left Bendum, a place that left an indelible mark in my heart and soul. I spent almost two months in this sitio in Mindanao, and I can confidently say that it…
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Sustaining our culture and nurturing faith in daily life: A story of gratitude, hope, and a call for the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples

Alma Lumista Alma Lumista of the Pulangiyēn Indigenous Community in Mindanao, Philippines, highlights the spiritual relationship of the Pulangiyēn with Creation, and how their culture teaches them to value all forms of life. Alma also shares her story of how…
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Building back better in Bendum: A dream-to-reality journey towards a resilient home and a good life

Mercy Pakiwag Mercy Pakiwag, a Pulangiyēn, shares her story of building a house and a home for her family and the challenges she faced in the process. This effort in building back better houses in Bendum emerged from an earlier…
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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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