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Hedcor turned over reconditioned tribal halls to respective indigenous people’s groups in the Province of Bukidnon. The beneficiaries are the Lumikapaw Ka Guihean Tribal Council of Elders in Barangay Guihean, Municipality of Impasugong; Guilang-Guilang Apo Datu Nanikunan Association Inc. in Barangay Guilang-Guilang; Santiago Tribal Community (SANTRICO), Inc. in Barangay Santiago; and Impakibel, Apo Man Asilan Tribal Association in Barangay Maluko, Municipality of Manolo Fortich.
The newly refurbished tribal halls will serve as a venue for the tribes' gatherings, meetings and learnings among many other functions. Its design depicts an architectural style that's traditional and goes according to the needs of the indigenous tribes.
Expressing his gratitude to Hedcor, Datu Delfin Abunda of Barangay Guihean, said that the project is a manifestation of Hedcor's passion of uplifting the lives of the IP communities, "Our sincere gratitude and highest respect to Hedcor for always prioritizing us." He added, "This would empower us, IPs, to strive even more in fostering unity and strengthen our roles as Hedcor's partner in peace and development," the tribal chieftain said.
Hedcor President and COO Rolando G. Pacquiao underscored the importance of the structure in preserving the tribe's culture. "This is where all the plans for the IP communities will be created, this is where the tribe's future lies and which the people can call their own. We look forward to a continued partnership with our indigenous peoples and count on their support to achieve our mutual goal of driving change for a more sustainable future for the country," said Pacquiao.
Hedcor is the run-of-river hydropower arm of Aboitiz Power Corporation.
Date Posted: January 31, 2023