'Hiyas sa Kadayawan' in Isyu Mindanao-A A +A
Friday, August 30, 2013
AMONG the 10 tribes of Davao City, the Matigsalog tribe has been left out from development and is far behind from being mainstreamed in the society. This is the primary reason why Isyu Mindanao's multi-awarded host John Paul Seniel made an advocacy to help the Matigsalog tribe uplift their social status and join the other tribes in embracing the growth and development of the city.
During the recent celebration of the Kadayawan Festival, Seniel interviewed this year’s Hiyas sa Kadayawan Neomi “Me-me” Mongcal Abregana, a 20-year-old Bachelor of Elementary Education graduate from the Holy Cross of Calinan College who belongs to the Matigsalog tribe.
Noemi is now preparing to take the Licensure Exam for Teachers. In case she passed, she will be the first licensed teacher of the tribe. Most of her plans are centered on focusing on the literacy program of the lumads. She also wishes to go back to her community to teach the young lumads so that they can also be educated and later on become an instrument of growth to their tribe just like her.
Know more about Noemi's story on Isyu Mindanao starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, airing on GMA Network's regional stations in Davao, Cagayan de Oro and General Santos City. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 31, 2013.