Turn-over event marks CCES – Subanon partnership on Farm Animal Dispersal Project
Subanon farmers in Sitio Campo Uno, Barangay Labuan now have more means to improve their economic activity in their community through the Center for Community Extension Services’ Farm Animal Dispersal Project for the Subanon. Last November 25, 2015, CCES, together with AdZU Assistant to the President for Formation Fr. Wilfredo “Willy” Samson, SJ, handed over eleven piglets to the Subanon farmers. This initiative will not only aid the farmers in their livelihood but will also help them sustain the education of their children.
Present during the turn-over ceremony were Campo Uno Indigenous Political Structure headed by Tim’uoy Rafael Pandalan and Labuan Barangay Chairman Ronald O. Maravilla. In his message, Fr Willy expressed that, “Ang tunay na kaunlaran ay nag-sisimula sa maliit na bagay. Walang tunay na kayamanan na nag-sisimula sa malaki. Magsumikap at maniwala sa kakayahan. Ang Ateneo ay nandito dahil naninawala kami sa inyong kakayahan na bumangon at magkaroon ng magandang kinabukasan.” This animal dispersal project was made possible through Fr Willy’s financial support amounting to Php 18,000.
Meanwhile Capt Maravilla, together with his council members, also expressed his support for the aforementioned project, as well as for the implementation of the Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd) Program. The community showed their gratitude by performing their different cultural dances and the playing of their traditional instrument, called kulintangan. The event capped off with a community salo-salo – celebrating AdZU and the local community’s continuous partnership for peace and progress.