Helping build social enterprise with young Higaunons in Mintapod

By Susano Balais
Posted 17 May 2011

Tenny Torres (left) provides technical instructions to young Higaunons.
Tenny Torres (left) provides technical instructions to young Higaunons.

>“Kuya Sano, naa kay borrower’s slip?” asked by Robert Pinaabot, a 14-year-old Higaunon from Mintapod. “Manghulos unta kog 1/2 ug 1 inch concave chisel, 1 set flat chisel, spoke shave, usa ka martilyo ug gabas,” he added. This is the usual request that I hear from young people after a morning prayer at 8 o’clock in Mintapod.

Mintapod is one of the sitios of Barangay Hagpa, a Higaunon community, located in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon. It is approximately 40 kms from the Bukidnon national highway, far from the city life, far from such conveniences as electricity, jeepneys, groceries and mobile phone network connection. Continue reading “Helping build social enterprise with young Higaunons in Mintapod”