VALENCIA CITY – Xavier Science Foundation, Inc. (XSF) has successfully turned-over the Tribal Hall (Tulogan) and the Bantay sa Yutang Kabilin (BYK) equipment to the Bayawon, Lucday, Lungayan, Pendonay, Tandacol Tribal Association, Inc. (BLLUPENTTRAS Inc.) on March 22, 2019, at Sitio Tandacol, Barangay Lilingayon, Valencia City, Bukidnon.
The Tribal Hall (Tulogan) construction started last October 2018 and it was completed in 88 days. The project was funded by the Forest Foundation Philippines (FFP), assisted, and facilitated by XSF. In return, a number of families from the tribe volunteered alternately to speed-up the process of the construction.
The two-storey Tulogan will serve as a venue for the tribal meetings, rituals, tribal weddings, other tribal activities, and most of all it is their tribal court. It can also accommodate guests hence it is called tulogan. It has its own kitchen, flowing water, separate rooms for men & women, and a comfort room.
The BYK, formerly known as Bantay Lasang, received equipment such as two (2) Handheld Radios, one (1) Knapsack Sprayer (Pump Type), one (1) Motorized Power Sprayer, one (1) Bush/Grass Cutter & Trimmer, seven (7) Shovels (Heavy Duty), five (5) Pickaxes/Mattocks (Heavy Duty), five (5) Digging Bars (Solid/Heavy Duty), one (1) Camping Tent (6 person capacity), seven (7) Camping Tents (2 person capacity), one (1) Butane/Portable Stove, two (2) cans of Butane Gas (Fuel), one (1) Lantern/Search Light (LED), two (2) Flashlights/Search Light (LED), two (2) Licensing for Radio Operator, one (1) Binocular, and one (1) Tactical Bag.