Filipino Tribe Mission has an agreement with Taganito
Mining Corporation Ltd TMC for a solution to be able to give elementary school
lessons for Mamanwa in Taganito, Claver Surigao Del Norte.
The agreement means that Filipino Tribe Mission has right to use
buildings that TMC has constructed in the mountains outside Taganito for the
educational work with the children of Mamanwa.
Filipino Tribe Mission shall in co-operation with
Department of Education find a solution how to educate and employ teachers that
control the local languages that Mamanwa understands. Mamanwa, a tribal people
in the mountains, has during many years bent standing outside the Philippine
educational work while it partly has been difficult to reach them on one
particular place and partly been difficult for Department of Education to find
teachers that control the language.
Concluded to the situation is needed to tell that the Philippines has 84
official languages and 99 different dialects within these. The government of the
Philippines has decided that the language of Tagalog shall be used as the
official language that is called Pilipino and that English shall be used in the
higher educations like High School and College.
Many people in the provinces is today not understanding the point to learn any
other language than their own since they feel they have no use for it in their
daily life. They have not always possibility to use radio, TV and newspapers, as
it is not either available everywhere.
Department of Education has by reason of equity and on
financial reasons no real possibility to educate teachers to control all
languages there are in the Philippines why some tribes become left in the
It is the hope of Filipino Tribe Mission to be a useful link that the
Philippines need to lift its tribal and provincial people from situations of
poverty, social maladjustment and corruption that loss of education is a part