Philippine Sulads

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Our History

The first experiment in the use of students to work among tribal minorities of the Philippines was by two students of Mountain View College in the late 1960's.  Their assignment was to form a school in the barrio of Conception in the Province of Bukidnon on the island of Mindanao.

In 1969, James Zachary, who was a teacher at Mountain View College, became aware of the Manobo people living in the mountains of Bukidnon surrounding  Mountain View College.  Visits to the villages found a very primitive, war-like tribe.  They were hunters and gatherers and moved from place to place within their territory in search of food.  Entrance into the territory of another clan or family could bring retaliation including bloodshed.    Read More

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