Tubad is a Blaan word that means "new generation or descendant of a tribe".Blaan is one of the indigenous peoples group of southern Mindanao, Philippines specifically in South Cotabato, Sarangani Province, General Santos City, and Davao Del Sur.Features on cultural appreciation and development of the different indigenous peoples groups of Mindanao are very welcome to be posted in this blog.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
30 IP scholars are education graduates
MALUNGON, Sarangani (March 27, 2014) – Thirty students who took up Bachelor of Elementary Education at Mindanao State University-Malandag Extension march as first graduates during their pre-commencement exercises Wednesday, March 26, at Malandag gymnasium. These Indigenous People-students are all scholars of the Paaral Para sa Sarangan educational program of the provincial government. The new graduates studied under the Special Tertiary Extension Service (STES) for IPs of the provincial government. On July 19, 2012, then Governor Migs Dominguez turned over a four-classroom building for STES, an off-campus scholarship program of the province with Mindanao State University-General Santos City (MSU-GSC). The STES program which started in 2008 was conceptualized and prepared by then Board Member Rolando Octavio with the assistance of non-government organization MASICAP (Medium and Small Scale Industry Coordinated Action Program). In 2008, a Memorandum of Agreement between MSU-GSC, the provincial government and Department of Education was signed. The provincial government and MSU-GSC collaborated to offer a five-year Bachelor of Elementary Education baccalaureate degree for deserving IPs to study in the MSU-GSC satellite school based in Malandag. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)