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Social Justice Implications of Land Use Change in the Philippine Uplands

Despite reported economic growth for the Philippines in the last decades, increasing poverty has become a major concern with a high relative proportion of the poor belonging to the agriculture sector. Corn is the second major agricultural crop in the Philippines, which has posted increasing production trends in the last 12 years. But despite this reported growth, families engaged in corn production are among the poorest in the agriculture sector.

Transforming lifestyles for greater social and environmental action

2016.05.pulangi_people_and_forest_0Jesuits and colleagues in the Asia Pacific region are gathering in the Philippines next month to discuss and share how transformed lifestyles are moving a more meaningful and effective response to environmental and social concerns in their ministries.  The three-day environmental reflection workshop will be held at the Culture and Ecology Centre in Bendum, Bukidnon from June 6 to 10, and is organized by the Reconciliation with Creation programme of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP).

Women enterprise, agroforestry opportunities grow in Miarayon

xs_miarayonXavier Science Foundation (XSF) has a project supported by the US Embassy in Manila called Women Education for Cooperative Advancement and Rural Enterprise (WE CARE). The project has just graduated close to a hundred women from different cooperatives in the areas of Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon. In its second phase, it continues to help women start up their own businesses by utilizing local resources and engaging the greater community. XSF brought the awareness of WE CARE to the community in Miarayon during a K-12 senior high school orientation for the parents. Among the key features of the K-12 Senior High School Program are its Technology Livelihood Education and Technical-Vocational Livelihood, which includes agriculture.

Improving training facilities for upland youth in Upper Pulangi, northern Mindanao

carp shed and bodega at the backYouth from different villages in Upper Pulangi in Bukidnon and students enrolled in the training course on construction carpentry worked together to complete the carpentry shed, the large classroom, the gabion installation, the rehabilitation of the hydro-generator and the electrical rewiring as part of their learning practicum, with supervision and guidance from local skilled staff and the management team of the Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC).

A renewed relationship with nature – UPeace students reflect

Issue-3-UPeace-Social-Reflections-smallEnvironmental Science for Social Change (ESSC) and the community of Sitio Bendum, Bukidnon, recently played host to a group of students studying at the United Nations University for Peace. Their visit was aimed at bringing home the true practical realities of the development process and to deconstruct the theoretical and academic teachings of their course.

APC experience in mother tongue-based education

APC grade school studentsThe Pulangiyen people’s indigenous grade school in this picturesque community in the middle of Mindanao’s heartland – Bukidnon – is now fast becoming a model in the push of using a people’s mother tongue as the language of instruction in a multilingual and culture-based education (MLE-CBE) toward sustainable development. The Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC) was founded on the desire of the Pulangiyen people to read, write and be educated in the context of their culture and life.