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๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™ก๐™š ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ž๐™—๐™ค๐™  (๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ž๐™—๐™ค๐™  ๐™ƒ๐™ช๐™ฉ)

Bale Mangibok during the dry season

Iglit is an exonym. Mangibok is the endonym. Iglit is actually the name of the river adjacent to Fungso Mangibok. But outsiders mistook the name of the river for that of the mountain. But a majority of the Taobuid still call the mountain Mangibok. To remind people of the endonym, we named a bamboo hut in Landing Bale Mangibok. This hut is made of bamboo (even the nails are bamboo) and cogon. The bamboo poles (more than 80) were bought from the territories of Taobuid residing nearby and treated for more than two months by submerging them in the river. A structure made of natural materials fits the character of a natural park. It also helps establish social rapport with the local communities, which become sources of materials and labor. The bamboo hut was a product of a workshop attended byย @Tamaraw Conservation Program andย @Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park - Protected Area Management Office rangers,ย @D'ABOVILLE Foundation staff, and Taobuid, led byย @Philippine Permaculture Association and Pangkat Kawayan. The workshop was one of the activities of Tamaraw Month 2023.ย 

Bale Mangibok during the onset of the rainy season (the trees in the foreground naturally grew in the spot are avocado [Persea americana] and alatas [Toona calantas]


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