Program Year: 2012
Grantee: Local Government of Sibaltan, El Nido, Palawan
Grant Amount: US$2,000
Awarding Agency: Public Affairs Section, US Embassy in the Philippines
Project Summary: The Project supported the construction of a full-scale replica of the Balay Cuyonon, the traditional dwelling of the Cuyonons, an elite ethnic group who originated from the Cuyo Island and surrounding islands found at the northeast of Palawan. As a showcase exhibit, the Cuyonon House will serve as a center for lifelong learning about culture and science, and hopefully will open up new livelihood opportunities in Sibaltan through tourism development.
Status: Completed in January 2013