Sun.Star Davao: Wisdom from trees, poetry from nature

It’s a Sunday again and here’s my Sunday article in Sun.Star Davao that tells the story of farmer and forest guide Rene “Tatay Ete” Vendiola, who used to practice slash-and-burn farming but became known as a forest protector and restorer. http://www.sunstar.com.ph/weekend-davao/wisdom-trees-poetry-nature The photos are not mine. The ones in the newspaper where Tatay Ete is […]

The Talaandig and Daraghuyan tribes of Bukidnon

There are opportunities that I simply cannot resist. This study about the tribes of Bukidnon is among them. It gave me an opportunity to sit down with them and their leaders, and learn a little about where they are coming from. http://www.growingforestpartnerships.org/impact-of-protected-areas-indigenous-communities-thailand-and-philippines http://www.growingforestpartnerships.org/sites/growingforestpartnerships.org/files/Philippines%20PA%20report%20received%2029Nov11.pdf Meet Bae Inatlawan, a ritualist of the Daraghuyan tribe. Inatlawan means touched […]