Our organization Pegsalabuk Subanen Inc. primary aim is to unite all Subanen communities within the four (4) provinces Mis. Occ., Zamboanga Del Norte, Zamboanga Del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay. It is very imperative for us to set up communication center possibly in all tribal barangay in order to update our co-tribal members on progress and development and all on going projects that we will introduce and all projects from the gov't for the tribe.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Mis. Occ., Zamboanga Del Sur, Zamboanga Del Norte & Zamboanga Sibugay
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
Our tribe, particularly our organization has no capacity to set up communication center and inter-offices. One of our problem is literacy among our members which will be our primary concern to solve with and if given a chance to undertake materialistic approach and projects towards literacy, skills development, gender development, health and medical services, community development, livelihood projects, social media interaction for tribal members.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
grass roots problems of our tribe particularly poverty alleviation program, improving the agriculture sector, environment preservation, cultural preservation, human rights issues particularly mining and illegal logging. We have a lot of policy programs that we need to let the other side of the world knows the actual situation of our tribe. We will spearhead transparency and good governance to investigate misuse, graft and corruption of local fund
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
setting up computers on every tribal stations with internet connection for reporting and interaction
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
For now, we do not have and we cannot afford to rent for our own office, we made offices at our own residence in our community, we are very optimistic to have our offices set up on every tribal locality in order to cater, all issues that affects the daily lives of our tribal members. We aim for strong and concrete on line communication from our own command center and to our tribal community, actively and materially.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
Our goal now was all our tribal organization from barangay level, municipal and provincial level for the four provinces. Our hindrance in collecting the data was we do not have mobilization fund for our strategic structural formation because our gov't has no funds to support us, what we need is to solidify the participation of all indigenous barangay/ community to our organization in order to address issues and problems that affects our co-tribe.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
We are very concerned for literacy, skills development, gender development, health and medical services, community development, livelihood projects, gender development, the women and youth sector. Greater access to basic services from the gov't which is a vital problem to almost our indigenous communities due to graft and corruption of our local officials and the Officers of the National Commission on Indigenous People.
Edelverios Atad Paundog
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