Reaching The Bangon Tribe of Mindoro

It has been a prayer of MAP to serve a least-reached people group here in the Philippines. When MAP learned about the Mangyan tribe having 8 sub groups and one of them has no viable church yet, MAP started to pray for this tribe .

Bangon tribe of Sitio Linyama and Sitio Pawa

The Bangon Mangyans live along the Bongabon river called Binagaw and the surrounding mountains in the municipalities of Bongabong, Bansud, and Gloria in Oriental Mindoro.

The Bangon Mangyans have their own culture, language and writing system, different to the other tribes in Oriental Mindoro, and asserted they be considered the seventh major tribe – not a sub-tribe of the Tau-buid. In a March 28, 1996 meeting with Buhid Mangyans in Ogom Liguma, they decided to accept the word Bangon for their tribe. [mangyan.org]

Sitio Linyama

Last April, MAP team together with volunteers from different churches, they visited one of the village of Bangon tribe and conducted a medical mission. This is just a start of our ministry to them. We are  still praying for more partners to reach this tribe.

medical mission

medical mission

Here is a short video:

photos and video by Zeyn Afuang

Reaching the Bangon Tribe

After our week-long Surgical Mission held in RUR Hospital in Bongabong, Joy’s family hosted us in their humble house in the middle of the rice fields. We stayed there for two nights and did ocular survey in the nearby village in planning to reach the Bangon Tribe- the last unreached people group of the Mangyans. Continue reading

Missions Awareness Program

Medical Ambassadors Philippines will conduct a Missions Awareness Program  for Pastors and church workers in Aguinaldo, Ifugao. It is our aim to mobilize these churches for greater work-to reach out the unreached peoples.

You may also support this program as we are raising funds for the attendees’ transportation and food expenses. Most of them will be coming from far flung villages.

For your donations, please email us at info@medambassadors.org or call our office at (02) 415-9068. Look for Paul Bañas.

Water Is Life

Sitio Ambang is located in Barangay Villaflor, Puerto Galera Oriental Mindoro. It is considered as a Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Area (GIDA) in the municipality. The indigenous tribe of Iraya Mangyans are the primary residents of the village accounting to almost 200 families. Skin diseases, Poor Hygiene, Malnutrition and Intestinal Parasitism are the leading causes of disease in the village.

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