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Impact of COVID-19 to the Manobo indigenous peoples in Pangantucan, Bukidnon, Philippines

This brief aims to show how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Manobos of Pangantucan in Bukidnon province. The main respondents of this study are the members of the Nagkahiusang Manobong Manununod sa Yutang Kabilin (NAMAMAYUK, Inc.), an IP organization (IPO) with over 200 member households. Due to constraints brought about by the pandemic, a mixed data gathering methodology was used. An initial email questionnaire was sent to the IPO and was followed-up with face-to-face interviews upon ease of travel restrictions and protocols.