Deputation Training of Bantay Gubat of Brgy. Carmen, Baguio District, Davao City

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 Participants from BLGU-Carmen and Obu-manuvu Forest Guards, together with the EGIP foundation staffs and DENR XI representatives, flaunt their certificates after completing the 2-days Deputation Training

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources under the Biodiversity Management Bureau is the lead agency for the conservation, development and protection of wildlife resources. The Deputation of Environment and Natural Resources Officer (DENRO) is mandated under the provision particularly Section 30 of RA 9147, otherwise known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (Joint DENR-DA PCSD AO No. 01, 2004).

- Sir Brine Dumdum of    DENR XI shares some    surveillance techniques to forest guards.

– Sir Brine Dumdum ofDENR XI shares some surveillance techniques to forest guards.

Deputation Training is a requirement pursuant to Section 30, Rule 30.1 to be provided to selected volunteers to provide them with the basic and required knowledge and skills and subsequently the necessary authority to accomplish the task on basic and wildlife enforcement activities. It would also ensure public participation on the enforcement of existing wildlife and other related laws. The training will also clarify the different roles and responsibilities of the team on the enforcement of wildlife and environment laws.

The objective of the program was to train the selected Bantay Gubat on the basic knowledge of wildlife laws, rules and regulation, CITES provision among others, to train and orient them with the basic training in the preparations of reports, affidavits sworn statement, seizure and turn over receipt, inventory report, filing of complaint in court, inspection procedure, safety, surveillance, smuggling techniques, methods of concealments, documentation of frauds and detection of falsified or invalid documents and prosecution on wildlife cases and to train and award them the official status as Deputized Environment and Natural Resources Officer (DENRO).

- Datu Lipatuan Joel Unad inspires his co-tribe the relevance of the program

– Datu Lipatuan Joel Unad inspires his co-tribe the relevance of the program

The 2-days training last January 25-26, 2018 was attended by 43 Obu-Manuvu forest guards (bantay gubat) of Carmen led by their tribal chieftain, Datu Paulino Landim, 7 representatives from BLGU-Carmen – Brgy. Sec. Jean Delina, Mr. Joel Corrales, Mr. Nilo Empinado, Mr. Renato Rabe, Mr. Bonifacio Ruba, Mr. Richard Auxillo and Mrs. Jenilyn Verallo and facilitated by EGIP Foundation staffs: Mr. Joshua L. Donato and Ms. Kristine Nova P. Macado through DENR XI team:  Mr. Demosthenes H. Amaga, OIC Chief, Surveillance & Intelligence Section, Mrs. Josefina B. Limbaga, Mrs. Emma P. Pechon, Ms. Conteza P. Arao-Arao, Mr. Norhamen S. Abdulkadir and Mr. Brine Dumdum.

Datu Lipatuan Joel Unad, member of Obu-Manuvu Tribal Elders and Leaders was also present during the opening ceremony of the program. He gave a short message expressing his gratitude to different parties facilitating the said activity and left an inspirational message to his co-tribe about the relevance of the program.

-  Bantay bukid demonstrate how to arrest an illegal loggers

– Forest guards demonstrate how to arrest an illegal loggers

A range of teaching methodologies were employed throughout the program in order to meet its objectives. These includes presentation to explain information and ideas to deepen the understanding of the participants on Law on Forestry (PD 705), Chainsaw Act of 2002 (R.A 9175), Wildlife Resource Conservation and Protection Act ( R.A 9147), Executive No. 23, Permits and Transport Documents Familiarization, Basic Skills on Measurement and Scaling, Basic Intelligence and Surveillance technique and Procedure on Administrative Adjudication.

-  representatives from BLGU-Carmen take the post test exam for DENRO

– representatives from BLGU-Carmen take the post test exam for DENRO

Interactive discussion was done to obtain participants’ views and opinions. Group works for demonstrations and role playing on how to arrest properly the illegal activities, given different cases, were also exercised during the program. The session was highly interactive and participatory to enhance learning and strengthen partnership.

At the end of the program, a post test was given to participants not only to measure the program’s value and effectiveness, but also to determine passers to officially state as Deputy Environment and Natural Resources Officer (DENRO).

Pusaka General Meeting

Date : January 19, 2018

Location: Brgy. Tambobong , Baguio District, Davao City

Participants:

  • Lipatuan Joel Unad – representative of Obu-Manuvu Council of Elders
  • Cris Arcebal  –  CENRO and Davao City Hall representative
  • Davao City Water District representative
  • Eliazar Onse – NCIP Calinan representative
  • Baguio District Police Officers
  • Philippine Eagle Foundation staffs
  • Apo Agua Infrastractura Inc. representatives
  • Aedes foundation
  • Members from Barangay Tambobong
  • Chieftains from each community within Baguio District
  • EGIP Foundation staffs: Joshua L. Donato & Kristine Nova P. Macado

Obu-Manuvu Council of Elders representative, Lipatuan Joel Unad, initiated the said meeting mainly with a purpose of giving awareness to partnered government agency, Non-government organization and local units most especially to communities about the importance of their Ancestral Domain and on how to protect and conserve their precious forest.

Representative from each party introduced his/her organization works and objectives, as well as project updates related to the conservation of the Obu-Manuvu AD.

Question and answer session was followed. It focused mainly on the rules and regulations within the Obu-Manuvu AD. Answers and clarifications were provided by the NCIP and CENRO representatives.

 

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Project Progress – Farm to Market Access Trail Project

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EGIP Foundation is assisting the Obu-Manuvu Indigenous Community i10 5 17 (12)n Sitio Macatabo, Barangay Carmen in Davao City since 2011. The project is about protecting and rehabilitating remaining forests in their Ancestral Domain in the uplands of Davao City through capacity building and regular foot patrolling in the area. To make the forest protection sustainable in the long run, EGIP, within its capacity, is providing support for sustainable agricultural development and eco-tourism to increase community income that can make resources available for forest protection.

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Farming is the main source of income of the IP’s in Sitio Macatabo.The farms of the IP’s are about 2km from their residences and they can only go there using a rough, slippery, unpaved trail through mountainous area with steep slopes. With this, EGIP Foundation collaborated with the Schmitz-Stiftungen Foundation to improve the trail from IP community going to their farms. Schmitz Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization based in Germany who supports mainly on the following three major sectors of development work :(i) Basic education and training (principally in manual trades and job training); (ii) Securing basic living standards promoting small-scale commercial activity (examples: micro-credits schemes, inclu20171201_113429new1ding agriculture and food security); and (iii) Social and charitable projects (examples: work with the handicapped, care for the elderly, rehabilitation of street children or support for disadvantaged minorities).

The objective of the project is to have a good and improved trail that will enable farmers to easily access their farmlands and transport their farm products by concreting the existing trail. An improved farm to market trail will also facilitate eco-tourism as the trail passes a bird watching spot. A concre20171201_113350new1te foot trail of an approximately 2000 meter long, 1 meter wide and 10 cm thick is the expected output of the project.

The construction of the concrete trail was started last August 2017 and currently on going.As of now, more or less 250 meters concrete trail were done and IPs are continuously getting paid ( food for work ) to do the construction under supervision by EGIP staff.The project is expected to finish by end of April 2018.

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House Rehabilitation Project

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Obu-manuvu community in Sitio Macatabo, Barangay Carmen, Baguio District, Davao City has around thirty (30)houses with five (5) of them totally burned last October 24, 2017.

Barangay Carmen listed 5 families or 31 individuals as victims of the fire.

Victims immediately evacuated to Barangay hall as temporary shelter where they received free meals and clothes donated by other partnered NGOs.

20171122_110242The next day, they returned to community. Some victims sought temporary shelter inside the community church, while others set-up tents inside the learning center which was damaged also by the fire.

20171215_143326Three weeks after the incident, EGIP Foundation allocated funds to rehabilitate the burnt houses of the IP victims.

Construction materials were supplied last November 13, 2017.

Some victims started to re-construct their burnt houses and followed the design provided by the EGIPF staff (based on the budget).  While others, who are still waiting for the funds from their relatives, chose to use the materials given by the EGIPF as additional to their own design house.

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Fire Victim Relief Operation

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EGIP foundation extends relief goods to the fire victims at Sitio Macatabo, Brgy. Carmen, Baguio District, Davao City.

EGIP Foundation immediately turned over sacks of rice, groceries and kitchenware to the fire victims last October 27,2017.

Pastora Arlene's property

Five houses made of light materials were razed by a fire in IP village at Sitio Macatabo, Brgy. Carmen, Baguio District, Davao City l ast Oct. 24, 201&.

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Based on investigation, the firebroke out around 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon and started at the house of Arlene Onoc particularly at the second floor and rapidly engulfed the houses of her neighbors including the house of their beloved Tribal Chieftain, Datu Paulino Landim and the Community Learning Center.

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Possible cause of fire was electrical short circuit. Damage to properties was estimated at Php 250, 000.00.

 

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EGIP Foundation will also extend financial assistance to rehabilitate the burnt houses of the Obu-Manuvu.

Community Literacy and ALS Program Recognition Day

EGIP Foundation celebrated the hard work of the students and teachers who are involved in Mindanawon Literacy Pogram held at Community Learning Center, Sitio Macatabo, Barangay Carmen, Baguio District,Davao City.

Mindanawon is the implementing partner of Rotary Club of Davao and EGIP Foundation for its Literacy Program in the area. The program, which includes the Alternatve Learning System (ALS), Functional Literacy and Community Literacy, is aimed to teach indigenous children, youth and adults basic communication skills using English language and the practical applications of mathematical operations.

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– Mindanawon team giving away certificates and tokens to the graduates

 

 

Last September 8, 2017, all determined and diligent students were given a proper recognition to commemorate their hard works. Ms.Perpevina C. Tio (Mindanawon Director), Mr. Joselito Cosep Jr. (Mindanawo Officer) and Jerry May Marteja (Mindanawon Officer), Mr. Medese Canete (ALS Officer In-charge) and Kristine Macado (EGIPF Officer) were present during recognition.

 

Recognition day was not just plainly for the awarding and giving certificates to deserving students, but also a perfect day for the Obu-manuvu graduates to say “thank you” and give honor to their mentors who tirelessly gave their time and effort for the progression of the student’s academic performance.Some students gave an appreciative message while others showcased their talents such as singing and dancing to express their gratitude to their mentors.

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Preparation for the Fifth Year – Forest Protection Project

Last July 17, 2017, community gathering for the preparation of Fifth Year- Forest Protection Project was held at Purok 1, Sitio Macatabo, Barangay Carmen, Baguio District, Davao City. The meeting was mainly participated by the Obu-manuvu forest guards and their families in the community headed by Datu Paulino Landim and Bae Nilda Landim and the project implementers from EGIP Foundation – Kristine Nova P. Macado and Mary Grace Laput and Philippine Eagle Foundation – Joshua Donato and Novem Gerona Pagal.

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Sir Joshua Donato presented the two main topics of the meeting. The following were discussed thoroughly to the community:

1. Thirty (30) forest guards will be supported by EGIP Foundation and PEF for the Re-Launch of Forest Patrolling and Monitoring under the Fifth year- Forest Protection Project this coming August 2017.

PEF and EGIPF agreed to support 30 forest guards to be trained and deputized this coming August 22-23, 2017. All expenses of forest guards which includes uniforms, equipments, insurances, and food for environmental services will be supplied equally by both sides. Meeting1

2. Selection of 28 forest guards to be endorsed at Davao City Hall for their project. Davao City will subsidies forest guards – P4000/month. Prior to the endorsement is the compliance of their requirements (clearances from barangay, police, court and NBI, cedula, certificate of seminar, birth certificate, Photocopy of ID)

Questions raised were focused on the Fifth year- Forest Protection Project i.e., why only 30 forest guards and who will make the selection. Sir Joshua Donato explained that their funder has limited budget only to support 15 forest guards and as a counterpart, EGIP foundation will support 15 forest guards too, a total of 30. Selection of forest guards (for EGIPF-PEF and Davao City Hall) will be made by the community and final names will be presented next meeting.

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Overall, the meeting ended with an excitement to resume the project particularly the Obu-Manuvus who always expressed enthusiasm in protecting their number one treasure – the Ancestral Domain.

Obu-Manuvu Macatabo Christmas Party 2016

Christmas is a season of love and giving so the EGIP Foundation in cooperation with MindanaWON celebrated Obu-Manuvu’s Christmas Party last December 18,2016.

IMG_4466Because it’s Sunday, plenty of them were able to attend the celebration.

Food were prepared through the Bayanihan of the tribe. Everyone helped in the preparation starting from cooking the food until arranging the venue.

Kids and kids at heart enjoyed playing fun games during the event. Couples had funny moments playing paper dance. IMG_3326

Talents were showcased such as singing, guitar-playing, dancing and even acting. They were four groups who participated in the talent show. A winner was declared bu everyone had a consolation price.

Then, they started exchanging gifts. How priceless their smiles are! Unwrapping and opening the presents received brought excitement to everyone.

A party won’t be complete without a feast. Salu-salo was prepared and everyone’s stomach was filled with delicious viands and fresh fruits.

The program endedIMG_3304 with a speech from the tribes’ very own leader, Datu Landim. He thanked everyone and highlighted the importance of Christmas – to spread love and care.

The celebration was indeed both meaningful and fun!

 

A day worth celebrating

The Obu-Manuvu Tribe celebrated its “Araw ng Obu-Manuvu” last October 29, 2016. Visitors from the Rotary Club Davao, Baguio District Police Station, Mindanao International Student Association and EGIP Foundation attended the celebration. The program was started by a prayer led by Datu Landim, the tribal leader of Obu-Manuvu in the area. Followed by the singing of the Philippine National Anthem using their native language.

It was a fun-filled celebration where the tribe showcased their traditional dances while wearing their colorful and symbolic tribal attire. Kids about aged 3 to 10 brought smiles to the faces of everyone when they started to tap their feet with every beat showing their dancing potential. It showed how these children were raised in an environment where tradition was preserved. They are also smiling and all in character until the music was put to halt.

A courting dance was also performed showing how traditional men fight to win a woman’s heart. First, the woman danced gracefully showing-off its beauty while the men were watching. Then, the men started to dance around her and brought spears and shield,

109signalling the start of a fight. The woman left the scene when the men started fighting. Then in an instance, one of the men fell to the ground and the other was declared the victor.

Everyone enjoyed the program for it was rich in culture and tradition. Guests were also able to interact when they were asked to dance together with the tribe members. Lastly, the program ended with a lunch feast for everyone to enjoy. Indeed, it is a day worth celebrating!

Launching of the Third Year – Forest Protection and Rehabilitation cum Livelihood Project within Obu-Manuvu Ancestral Domain in Sitio Macatabo, Brgy. Carmen, Davao City

The Obu-Manuvu children perform their tribal “welcome”dance during the launching program (PEF/JLDonato).

The Obu-Manuvu children perform their tribal “welcome”dance during the launching program (PEF/JLDonato).

INTRODUCTION

The Forest Protection and Rehabilitation cum Livelihood Development project with the Indigenous Obu Manuvu of Carmen has been running for nearly three years now. Several milestones have been achieved in terms of forest protection, building local capacities, and enhancing household wellbeing that builds strong commitment from the impoverished Obu-Manuvu community toward conservation goals.

Datu Luis Lambac, Chairman of Obu-Manuvu Tribal Council of Elders and Leaders extend his usual support for the continuation of the project.

Datu Luis Lambac, Chairman of Obu-Manuvu Tribal Council of Elders and Leaders extend his usual support for the continuation of the project.

For the past two years of implementation, the 39 Obu-Manuvu forest guards under the management of Forest Protection and Management Committee (FPMC) were able to install a monitoring scheme- a system that integrates scientific knowledge and how the indigenous forest guards traditionally identified healthy forest and wildlife resources  They also conducted a regular monthly  foot patrols inside their ancestral forest, able to rehabilitate some denuded part of their land and found out some illegal activities such as encroachment, illegal logging, poaching and wildlife hunting of viable species that not just only culturally important to them as part of theirtradition and as food source but also as an indicators of the health of their environment. With the community commitment, passion and drive to protect and rehabilitate their ancestral forests, they also found out that their ancestral forests still contains a promising biodiversity and was recognized as no other community-based project in the country which engage and empower Indigenous forest guards at the scale and extent of forest protection.

From the previous successes, lessons learned and insights gained from previous project implementation, the Euro Generics International Philippines (EGIP) Foundation awarded the third year-phase of the project. This year project will rests on the same foundational assumptions and ultimate goals: that meeting biodiversity conservation and human needs need not to be limited.

 The launching was held last February 20, 2015 and primarily participated by the 39 forest guards and 55 families of indigenous community headed by Datu Paulino Landim, their Tribal Chieftain. Representatives also of the six (6) clans of Obu-Manuvu Tribes were also present. EGIP Foundation, NCIP represented by Mr. Eleazar Once and the barangay council of Carmen also graced the launching program.

This report provides details on the launching of the project.

Bae Nilda Landim extends her gratitude for the continuity of the project and explains the significance of the project to their community.

Bae Nilda Landim extends her gratitude for the continuity of the project and explains the significance of the project to their community.

RESULTS

 Joshua L. Donato, PEF Forest Protection Officer, provide updates on the last year’s achievements and developments, challenges encountered, lessons learned and insight gained as well as presented the activities for the next phase.              In the afternoon, open forum and planning session for the next activities are done.Bae Nilda Landim welcomed all the members of the six (clans) of Obu-Manuvu tribe in Davao City and extended her gratitude to Obu-Manuvu Ancestral Domain Management Office (ADMO), EGIP         , NCIP and PEF for continuing the project into third phase.  She also explained that they invited all the members of their clans so that they will all get acquainted with the existing project in their community and will know and prepare for whatever future plans for development that involved their tribes.  Datu Luis Lambac also shared his excitement and assured their full support for the project and requested the concerned individuals to follow the tribal council protocol and proper coordination is also necessary for every activity.  On the other hand, Mr. Eleazar Onceshowed his confident that they will continue their support in behalf of NCIP XI, of as long as the project will continue to promote and protect the rights and wellbeing of the ICCs/IPs of Brgy. Carmen and the recognition of their ancestral domains as well as their rights as mandated under the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) or RA 8371.   Ms. Erdee Joy Lao, EGIP representative, recognized the support of all concerned partners and agencies for making the third phase possible and shared also her excitement to star another level of the project.  Meanwhile, the Brgy. Council of Brgy. Carmen also expressed their usual support and very thankful for the existence of Obu-Manuvu forest guards who help save their forest and protect the river as part of their watershed management program in their barangay.

Ms. Erdee Joy Lao of EGIP Foundation shares her optimism to bring the project into the next level.

Ms. Erdee Joy Lao of EGIP Foundation shares her optimism to bring the project into the next level.

For this year phase, PEF staffs are responsible for facilitation work by assisting the community in project implementation. Datu Paulino Landim Sr. and Bae Nilda Landim will be the Indigenous Project Managers who will be trained, engaged and capacitated to oversee, supervise and manage day-to-day project activities at no cost as part of building local capacities for project management.  Two promising and young members of the community will also be hired as Indigenous Project Officer to assist the Project Manager with project implementation; one focusing on the environmental management component of the project (i.e. site protection and biodiversity monitoring) while the other will focus on other concerns, such as enterprise development and governance (e.g. Farm development of Karilongan IP farms, Almaciga enterprise and other NTFPs). They are Loreta Lomatag as Indigenous Project Officer for Agriculture/Microenterprise and Jovert Aggas as Indigenous Project Officer for Biodiversity Monitoring and Law Enforcement.   They are selected by the community using a set of a priori criteria or qualifications through a consensus and will be under the supervision of the PEF Project Officer.  They will be trained by PEF on several aspects of project implementation, with the ultimate goal of him/her becoming a full-time project officer in the near future. This year project will also provide new and additional monitoring equipments such as binoculars, raincoats, rubber boots, uniform (vest) and radio set. Aside from monitoring equipments, a desktop computer will also be provided to the community for documents storage and for making communication letters.  They will also receive/renew the life accident insurance granted to them during the first phase.

Another component for this phase is focuses on building governance capacities of the decision-makers and Indigenous project staff.  Activities for this component include (i) active coaching by PEF of the Project Managers and the Indigenous project officers during their conduct of project tasks, (ii) facilitating quarterly community assemblies to enhance understanding and participatory decision-making, and (iii) assistance with other issues or affairs that require the interaction of the community with external partners (e.g. report of illegal logging or land-grabbing activities within the domain to proper authorities and effective lobbying for appropriate actions, meaning concrete actions are taken within the project period).

Post observation of the released Philippine Eagle named "Matatag"

Post observation of the released Philippine Eagle named “Matatag”

Biodiversity research, monitoring and management are another focus of this year’s phase.  This component will focus on two major activities: (i) forest patrols to monitor species and habitats, including illegal activities within the domain and (ii) maintenance of the ancestral domain for cultural/eco-tourism activities. During the last year’s phase, many lessons have been learned both about the status of the biodiversity in the area and the possible areas of modification in the monitoring

Unsettling of traps on Matatag’s present location.

Unsettling of traps on Matatag’s present location.

protocol. One such modification in the protocol is limiting biodiversity monitoring to quarterly efforts rather than monthly as was done in 2014. This will prevent disturbances and minimize the presence of human in the ancestral forests.    Forest patrols will be complemented by the use of conservation drones provided by EGIP Foundation to take video recordings and pin point threat “hotspots” with the domain. These foot patrols will be complemented for effective monitoring

House to house information and education campaign (IEC)

House to house information and education campaign (IEC)

and evaluation using conservation drones.  The rest of the months can be spent by the forest guards doing other things such as actively patrolling ‘hot spots’ of timber poaching and land grabbing within the domain, and maintaining trails, observation posts, mark and prepare trails (soft and hard “loop” trails) and camp sites for the eco-tourism venture . A simultaneous monitoring of a released Philippine Eagle named “Matatag” is also being undertaken by two forest guards at a time that assisted the PEF staff assigned in the area. These forest guards can also safeguard and complement effort to prevent destructive activities within the domain.

This component will also provide resources for the filing of appropriate cases against violators apprehended by forest guards. Such resources include assistance with compiling and documenting evidences, private attorney’s fees, and mobilization funds during hearing of cases, among others. To become legitimate law enforcers and para-legal officers, forest guards will be given authorities as Deputized Environment and Natural Resource Officers (DENROs) with assistance from the DENR. PEF with the Indigenous staff will do a follow-up with the DENR of the deputation of the forest guards. Deputized forest guards will also perform their enforcement duties during regular forest patrols and monitoring

PEF Forest Protection Officer, Joshua Donato presents the activities for 2015.

PEF Forest Protection Officer, Joshua Donato presents the activities for 2015.

Livelihood incentives and innovative conservation financing is another essential components for this phase.  This is in response to the unending dilemma of meeting biodiversity conservation and human needs.  The project will focus on at least two enterprises that have gained a reputation as being biodiversity friendly: (i) Almaciga resin enterprise and (ii) community-based eco- and cultural tourism which will be managed directly by EGIP Foundation. Enterprise development will follow the standard steps of organizing an enterprise research and development group, feasibility study and value chain analyses, skills and enterprise management training and pilot-testing of the enterprise. Furthermore, the project will continue to facilitate farm development in Karilongan.  They are required to produce 10,000 agro forestry seedlings to supplement their income source in the future.   Part also of the design of these enterprises is the voluntary allotment of a certain percentage of the income to a conservation fund that will be used to sustain management activities within conservation sites. Such scheme will be stipulated in Conservation Agreements between the Obu-Manuvucommunity, EGIP and PEF.  One of the possible and viable sources of sustainable conservation funding is the establishment of an Almaciga resin enterprise within the Obu Manuvu ancestral domain.  A formal (yet cost-effective) Feasibility Study (FS) will be undertaken on this year phase.

Capacity building is another component for this project.  In building organizational capacity, Participatory Action Research (PAR) will be employed to address not just only the concrete needs (i.e. building capacity for good governance) of the community but also it is a co-learning activity between the community and project facilitators to further understand the nuances of environmental governance at the Indigenous grassroots level.Basic and necessarytraining will also be provided such as (i) process documentation, (ii) project monitoring and evaluation systems, (iii) basic leadership training, and (iv) cooperative strengthening, among others through a pragmatic, ‘hands-on’ approach to building capacities for organizational governance.

NEXT STEPS/PLANS

Below are the priority activities for first quarter of the project:

  1. Purchase of new and additional monitoring equipments such as binoculars, raincoats, rubber boots, and radio set.
  2. Purchase desktop computer and processing of life accident insurance for indigenous forest guards.
  3. Collect the farm plans from the 55 members of Obu-Manuvu community and identify the agro forestry seedlings to be produce in nursery.
  4. Selections of nursery in Karilongan near the IP farms that will cater/produce 10,000 agro forestry seedlings.
  5. Identify possible areas for monitoring and pin point threat “hotspots” within the ancestral domain forest.
  6. Conduct first quarter forest patrols to monitor species and habitats, including illegal activities within the ancestral domain forest.
  7. Training need analysis for Indigenous project managers and project officers.
  8. Follow-up with the NCIP and DENR of the deputation of the forest guards.
  9. Start a formal (yet cost-effective) Feasibility Studyabout Almaciga resin enterprise within the Obu Manuvu ancestral domain.
  10. File an appropriate case against violators (e.g., .recent illegal logging activities along Panigan River reported by Bae Nilda Landim) apprehended by forest guards.

 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We would like to extend our gratitude to Datu Paulino Landim, to the officers of FPMC, to the 38 forest guards and to the 55 families of Obu-Manuvu community. We are likewise indebted to UnifiedObu Manuvu Tribal Council of Elders/Leaders, Ancestral Domain Management Office (ADMO), NCIP and the Brgy. Council of Brgy. Carmen for their continued support for the project and to EGIP for funding another year of project implementation.PEF Logo

by:

Joshua L. Donato and Jayson C. Ibañez
Philippine Eagle Foundation
Philippine Eagle Center
Malagos, Baguio District, 8000
Davao City
Tel. (082)324-1860
ibanez.jayson@gmail.com