Construction of a Full-Scale Replica of the Traditional Cuyonon House, El Nido, Palawan

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