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Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

Discipline: Multidisciplinary Studies

The Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (JMDS) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal which aims to publish biannually finest research articles in social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and technology and other subject areas. Submitted papers should describe original and previously unpublished works, not currently under review by another

JMDS provides a platform for dissemination of research findings, new research areas and techniques, conceptual developments and articles with practical applications and contribution to society.


Abstract
Village Institution and Leadership Practices of the Mamanwa in Tandag, Surigao del Sur
Retsy T. Malong

The Mamanwa is one of the original settlers of Tandag, Surigao del Sur. They live in a community with very lively oral or literary traditions, worldviews, and indigenous leadership practices. The paper delves in the narratives of the Mamanwa village institutions or traditional leaders and leadership rituals. The said Mamanwa institutions reflect values such as respect for the elders and the environment and village cooperation which need to be preserved as part of Filipino national heritage. The research undertaking is also relevant since despite the massive cultural transition of other IP (lumadnon) communities in Mindanao, the Mamanwa manages to preserve these institutions.

KEYWORDS: heritage, indigenous, settlers, traditions, values
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