NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley (PNA) – The Tribal Hall and Museum featuring the culture and traditions of six Indigenous Peoples (IPs) groups in Compostela Valley province is now open to the public.
The tribal hall will become the venue of primary activities and gathering of IP leaders and members in the province while the museum will house important artifacts, crafts and other creations signifying the distinct identities of each of the IP groups in the province.
The six main tribal groups in Compostela Valley include the Mandaya, Mansaka, Dibabawon, Mangguwangan, Manobo and Kagan.
Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy welcomed the opening of the Tribal Hall and Museum, noting that it will further boost the efforts of various tribal groups in the area to be proud of their identities.
Uy also urged Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Datu Felipe Masambo, the IP mandatory representative in the province, to utilize the Tribal Hall and Museum during major gatherings and celebrations of IPs in the area.
The construction of the Tribal Hall and Musem was completed through the P6.5 million funding that First District Representative Maricar Zamora requested from Malacañang.
More Tribal Halls will be constructed in various towns in the province with the same source of funding from Malacañang, the information office reported.
Board member Masambo expressed gratitude to the office of President Duterte for the funding support that made the dreams of IPs in Compostela Valley realized.
He also thanked Gov. Uy, Rep. Zamora and the rest of the officials of Compostela Valley for their continued efforts to support the needs of the IPs in the province.
The Tribal Hall and Museum will serve as reminders of the importance of the IPS in Compostela Valley, said Masambo.