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Agusan del Sur - School for Living Traditions


The Agusan del Sur-School for Living Traditions is a non-formal learning center where Cultural Masters from different Agusan del Sur municipalities transmit to the young their knowledge of 1) language and performing arts (chant and storytelling, musical instruments-making and playing, and dance); 2) arts and crafts (weaving, embroidery, basketry, beadwork, grass-paper making, pottery, traditional house-building and boat-building); 3) health/ healing, environment, and spirituality; and 4) history, governance, gender, customary law, mediation and peace-making. The August 2017 Opening Ritual, Program, Orientation was preceded by a June 2016 Launching and a series of Consultations and Meetings to develop the SLT's vision-mission, program content, methodology, logistics and schedules. 

Local Coordinating Team
Local Coordinator/Administrator: Dr. Rhodora Toyong
Community Consultant/Program Director: Bae Lucy Rico 
Researchers/Documentors/Staff: Rose Toyong, JP Camino, Mark Jay Jamboy, Robilyn Floro 

Agusan del Sur Cultural Masters/Practitioners (partial list):

NAME
BASE
SPECIALIZATION
Datu Manlinog-linog
Loreto
Language, wine-making, bark garment-making 
Bae Lucy Rico
Esperanza
Language, gender, mediation/peace-making 
Benito Pandi
Bunawan
Musical instruments-making and performance 
Datu Lagnasan
Trento
Musical instruments-making and performance and dance 
Datu Makalipay
Esperanza
Spirituality, territory, governance and structure, customary law 
Datu Ugyam
Bayugan
Chant, spirituality, territory, governance and structure, customary law 
Bae Suyam
Esperanza
Embroidery and beadwork 
Bae Balabag
Prosperidad
Spirituality 
Datu Makahupay
Prosperidad
Spirituality 
Bae Katipunan
Bunawan
Dance 
Datu Hanginan
Sibagat
Martial arts 
Daisy Mantalaba
Bunawan
Grass paper-making
Lilia Ongliben
Bunawan
Tikog-mat weaving
Arthur Sitoza and Nora Antimano
Bunawan
Pottery
Imelda Abamongga
Esperanza
Beadwork and baloy mat-making 
Datu Boyet
Loreto
Spirituality, environment and boat-building 
Datu Duko
Esperanza
Spirituality and house-building 
Papa Impil
Esperanza
Basketry 
Aylo Tawede
La Paz
House-building, chant and dance 
Ebeng Coguit
La Paz
Embroidery and basketry 
Lita and Kilya
La Paz
Weaving 
Robilyn Coguit
La Paz
Embroidery 
Jeanne Gonzales
Bunawan
Hilot and plant medicines 
Datu Mandahuyog
Veruela
Cuisine 



For more information,
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