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Lumads in two cdo villages received its modern tribal buildings

By Ercel Maandig

Cagayan de Oro-Around 18,000 Indiginous People (IP) communities has benifited in the turned over of 2 tribal buildings in the hinterland villages of Tagpangi and Dansolihon on Thursday.

Each building costs almost Php10 Million from the Senatorial fund of Mindanaoan Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri who hails from Bukidnon Province in Northern Mindanao.

Zubiri’s representative Jim Chavez said that the project was an initiative Cagayan de Oro 1st District Representative Lordan Suan.  Senate President Zubiri was not around during the turnover due to his series of meetings in Manila because of the proposed charter change and People Initiative who created controversy in the past days.

Tribal Chieftain of Nahiliran Ancestral Domain of Dansolihon Datu Makilala Roberto Cabaring; a Higaonon tribe said that they are now free of having a dilapidated edifice during every meetings and ritual.”the old tribal house makes us very uncomfortable specially rain occurs that water drops from a damage roof; now, we are in so much comfort since the edifice is a solid concrete building”, Cabaring reiterated.

He said that in his village in Dansolihon alone,90% are lumads.

Dansolihon village chief Ogie Roa committed to maintain the building that was turned over by Representative Suan on Thursday.

The community of Dansolihon also benifits another project of the same congressional district after Suan on the same day also turnover Php10 Million worth of Solar Water System installed at the farthest sitio in Tangele wherein 100% of the population are lumads who suffers unsafe water to drinks more than a decades already.All of the projects was implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 10.

Chavez said that the modern tribal building also served as a multi-purpose building.

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