Excited for Malasimbo? Let us guide you so you can make the most of the festival! Here are the things that should be on your Malasimbo Bucket List:
- LIVE PERFORMANCES
Here is the final schedule of performances. Take note that we will have two stages, one at the ampitheratre (main stage) and another one at the Mangyan Village. Here’s the list for main stage:
- SILENT DISCO
What on earth is Silent Disco? Get yourself to the Mangyan Village at these hours and you’ll know! Take note that there are limited headphones so get yourself there as early as you can. At 5-7 pm, we’ll also have DJs performing live.
- INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT ACTIVITIES
The D’Aboville Foundation has prepared a bunch of pocket activities to make your festival experience one of a kind. As Malasimbo’s Social Responsibility program, here are the things you can do from 3:30-8PM, all at the Mangyan Village.
Here is the detailed schedule of the Malasimbo Talks:
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Emmanuel d’Aboville, poetry book author and D’Aboville Foundation Board Member.
Water with Blessings, international organization with a mission of providing safe drinking water to rural communities
Eping Mayot, Surat Hanunuo Mangyan Teaching Program teacher
Hubert and Ara d’Aboville, founders, D’Aboville Foundation
Nereus “Neric” Acosta, former Presidential Adviser on Environment Protection, (Aquino administration); D’Aboville Foundation Board Member
Emmanuel Schutz, Program Coordinator, Mangyan-Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program; Board Member, D’Aboville Foundation
Dr. Christian Rosales, PhD, Program Assistant, Mangyan-Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program
Liter of Light, global organization committed to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity.
See you at the Malasimbo Festival!
Meeting IP elders Jan 29
DAF and our partner MBCFi co-organized a large meeting with Mangyan elders and tribal leaders of the residing communities in order to explain our common goals, vision for this region and desire to work closely with communities. Past results and proposed activities were presented and discussed during an open forum. Collaboration and involvement of residing communities is crucial to ensure successful changes and sustainable effects.
Meeting Punong Tribo – Tamisan Community – Dec 29
Dr. Christian Rosales, program assistant and social science expert has initiated the sensitive cultural approach of our “Mangyan – Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program” among the concerned communities. The aim is to better understand the perception and organization of the community within their natural environment in order to best adapt our proposed strategy of action.
Meeting IP representatives – hunting system Dec 28
Second round of consultation with local Mangyan leaders was conducted on site in order to discuss and define a traditional hunting management system that would enable Tamaraw and other wildlife to expand beyond their current range. The culturally sensitive approach is of crucial importance to adapt and adopt a successful hunting agreement with the different communities.
Help light a Mangyan home!!
In partnership with Liter of Light, we will be conducting a Lamp Building Workshop at the Malasimbo Festival.
Liter of Light is a global, grassroots movement committed to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity. Through a network of partnerships around the world, Liter of Light volunteers teach marginalized communities how to use recycled plastic bottles and locally sourced materials to illuminate their homes, businesses and streets. Liter of Light has installed more than 350,000 bottle lights in more than 15 countries and taught green skills to empower grassroots entrepreneurs at every stop. Liter of Light’s open source technology has been recognized by the UN and adopted for use in some UNHCR camps.
The Lamp Kits, priced at PhP1,000, can be reserved online and assembled during the Malasimbo Workshops on March 11, 2017, 3:30 PM, at the Mangyan Village, just within the festival grounds.
These lamps will be then distributed to Mangyan families who lack power source to light their homes. The distribution will be facilitated by the D’Aboville Foundation.
Here’s a sample video to give you an idea:
You may send us your PhP 1,000 for the Lamp Kit through PayPal and bank deposit.
Option 1: BANK DEPOSIT
Please deposit to:
Bank Name: China Banking Corporation
Account Name: D’ABOVILLE FOUNDATION AND DEMO FARM INC.
Account Number: 131300000336
Swift Code: CHBKPHMM
Note: Please email proof of transaction to email@example.com with the subject “Liter of Light: <Your Name>”
Option 2: PAYPAL
Account: firstname.lastname@example.orgAccount: email@example.com
Please note: “Liter of Light: <Your Name>”
I want to donate but I’m not going to the Malasimbo Festival.
That’s ok. We’ll gladly welcome your donations so we can build more lights and light more Mangyan homes! Please send your donation to the above-mentioned options and email us your proof of transaction / Paypal screenshot (or confirmation) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For futher inquiries, please email Kat Bolina at email@example.com.
Help light a Mangyan home and hope see you at the Malasimbo Festival!
Project coordinator met with DENR Assistant Secretary Atty. Juan Miguel T. Cuna at his office together with newly appointed DENR MIMAROPA Regional Director C. Tuballa, as well as main representatives of BMB and Penro Mindoro. A good opportunity to present our scope of action, latest results and planned development and to highlight the role of the DENR as main collaborator of the Foundation.
Project Coordinator Emmanuel Schütz was invited by Regional Director DENR MIMAROPA to take part to the 2nd round of workshops regarding the DENR new legislation initiative on watershed approach. The goal of the workshop was to review and input proposals, including the proposal for the Busuanga Watershed which is within the Foundation Project’s area.
Meeting at the Foundation’s office (from left to right: Grace Diamante (MBCFi), Project coordinator Emmanuel Schütz, James Burton, Barney Long, President Hubert d’Aboville and D. Geoff tabaranza (MBCFi) (photo: E .Schütz)
The Foundation was welcoming Dr. James Burton, Chair of IUCN SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group and Dr. Barney Long, Director of Species Conservation, Global Wildlife Conservation, during a week visit to the Philippines to better discover our actions, discuss about our “Mangyan – Tamaraw Driven Landscape Program” and other issues regarding endangered species.
Their journey was complemented by several meetings with local stakeholders and partners and a field visit to the Mts Iglit-Baco National Park on Mindoro with observation of the elusive Tamaraw.
This visit ends up with promising perspectives that shall strengthen and highlight our work in Mindoro.
Journey report on the blog of Barney Long: bit.ly/2g3mIEx
Spotting Tamaraw from Magawang station with ranger’s team leader Rudy Abuwac (photo: E.Schütz)
Meeting at the Tamaraw Conservation Office in San Jose with Rodel Boyles (TCP coordinator and MIBNP PASu) and Danilo Roca (Assitant for TCP field operation) (photo: E.Schütz)
The team of the D’ABOVILLE Foundation was invited to attend the workshop organized by the Central DENR office on the initiative of Secretary Gena Lopez, in UP Diliman. Dr. Saamdu Chetri, Executive Director of the GNH Center of Bhutan was one of the Honorius guest and gave a talk about this model.
Dr. Samdu Chetri, guest of the Philippines during the workshop (photo: E.d’Aboville)