Datu Benito Bay-ao was one of the Lumad leaders who were taken into custody after that disgraceful raid at the Bakwit School in Cebu City. Just six years ago, Dats Bens (as we call him) spoke with pride and optimism in this documentary about their Lumad school in their village of Dulyan, and across the other upland villages in the Pantaron under the Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanugon organization. Schooling in the cities made them ashamed of, and forget about, being a Lumad, he said. But with their schools built right in their domain, young Lumad could learn while keeping their tradition alive.
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A local mall in Valencia City, Bukidnon was temporarily closed by the local government after 19 employees tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19), an official said Monday.
Few years back, the coffee industry in Maramag was almost dying after coffee farmers could not even sell their produce to local traders