Mr. Ronie G. Panes (University of Southeastern Philippines) and Ms. Shaina Trixia C. Suizo
The study aimed to determine the challenges and strategic actions of Indigenous people of Marilog, Davao City in terms of education, health, infrastructure, livelihood and peace and order. Using qualitative phenomenology research design, data was gathered through focus group discussion participated by key informants. The study revealed that their challenges are the following: out of school youth, lack of school facilities, lack of financial support from parents, lack of health facilities, rough roads, lack of bridges, insufficient water supply, violations of the law, land conflicts, prohibited drugs, theft, criminal cases, multiple selling of land, conflict of laws between Christians and tribes, discrimination, and lack of peace and order assistance. Further, the participants were able to identify strategic actions like the following:
ask assistance from the Philippines Technical Education and Skills Development Authoritry and Department of Education, maintained cleanliness, inform barangay council about the condition of infrastructures and water supply, provisions of skills, livelihood trainings, observance of fair justice system, following of the chain of command, appointment of IPMR, signing of peace covenant, and conduct of symposia and fora for drug addiction to address the problem on peace and order.
THEME A: SOCIAL EQUITY AND WELL-BEING
income and wealth distribution; poverty and equality; redistribution policies; social services and protection; inclusive governance; etc.