History

24 02 2011

‘A Tribal Village which is being constructed by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur headed by Governor Chavit Singson and Vice Governor DV Savellano and the project coordinator Edil Bliss Castillo and company in cooperation with the Municipal Officials of Banayoyo.”

 

The wealth of Banayoyo, Ilocos Sur is on its humble and hard working people. But due to scarce knowledge and the lack of the right resources, poverty is still prevalent in the area. Some of them end up to the second year of secondary education which only usually results to early marriages.

The farmers and artisans, though how hard the try, have no definite income which is sometimes not even enough to meet their needs. Majority of the farmers don’t have lands of their own. Toil as they might, there’s always the fear that the land maybe taken away from them.

And now, the people of Banayoyo are coming out in the open, believing that they too, have the right to rise above their circumstances and ensure the future of their children and their children’s children.

The people’s dream seems closer with helping hands. The local and provincial administration headed by Governor DV Savellano together with Edil Bliss Castillo and her group of consultants vowed to help Banayoyo no matter what it takes, for they believe that these people deserve the future they dream of.

THE VISION – ETHNIC TRIBAL VILLAGE

Objectives of the project

  • To offer more job opportunities.
  • To open job training programs and workshops.
  • To inform the community and visitors on the rules and regulations and the importance of environmental protection.
  • To encourage visitors and community in the protection and conservation of natural resources with the assistance of DENR/EMB and other national and Local Government Offices.
  • To provide informational programs and site office for staff and tourist.
  • To provide housing for staff and deserving local skilled resident artisans.
  • To provide adequate cottages for deserving guests with complete facilities, healthy and safe environment and ample parking spaces with public restrooms.
  • To provide shuttle bus for tourist and residents.

EDUCATIONAL – ENTERTAINMENT AND ECO-TOURISM DISCOVERY

  • A showcase of arts on wildlife, environment and nature photography and other interesting exhibit.
  • Construction replica of some of the native tribal villages in the country.
  • Picnic and camping grounds. Ideal for school fieldtrips, seminars, workshop, Boys and Girls Scout organization.
  • A first hand glance on the way of life of the early tribal settlers, their culture and craft production.

It is important to understand that this project is still under the planning stages, so that the features written herein are subject to change without prior notice. The project, in undergoing construction and development, will not necessarily be built in strict compliance to those written herein, although these comprise the general idea.

The Tribal Heritage village will be composed of the following;

Ten houses with ethnic designs made of old or available natural materials.

Issues to clarify;

  • Do we use different designs from the different tribes or do we adopt a single design for the entire project?
  • Individual comfort room per house or communal comfort room for the entire village
  • One water tank per household or one big water tank for the entire village? (the water tank/s can be made to look like boulders.
  • Should the houses have electrical lighting?
  • What are the specific dimensions of the houses (design concern, proposal for approval) one size or variants depending on the size of family occupants?
  • Construction budget per house (consultants and designers concern depending on research, proposal for approval.
  • Availability of construction materials/alternative construction materials
  • Timeframe to build the houses.
  • Landscape artists and designers are to propose designs of the ethnic houses and landscape since in the old days were no actual architects doing tribal houses and furthermore designs will be based on research by interviewing the old folks in the community.

OTHER IMPORTANT CONCERNS

WATER ISSUES – it was observed during the initial ocular inspection that there are no water sources in the project site, and water is an essential element in the project, to mitigate this situation we have proposed the following; but

  • Deep well installations (repetitious diggings until water is found)
  • Installation of a water system comprised of a water pump, hose and collecting tank.
  • Installation of a water system tapped to the centralized Banayoyo water system.

PERSONNEL – PROJECT COORDINATOR – responsibilities and limit to human resources pooling and research with regards to the total budget for human resource management.

INFORMATION NEED – list of registered business entities and contact numbers for efficient service pooling and later on for marketing concerns regarding the products of the tribal village.

MUNICIPALITY OF BANAYOYO – as development partners, what services they can offer for free with regards to the planning, construction phase of the project, and selection of artisans who will occupy the tribal village. (municipal permits for the construction of the project, cadastral map surveys of the project site).

Note: to expedite the initial scoping stage of the project and to start processing of the ECC, we initially need the project site lot survey blue print and initial mobilization funds for the personnel.

Cultural Investment Plan of Ilocos Sur

POJECT TITLE:        Tumayaw Tribal Village

SECTOR:                   Culture

LOCATION:             Municipality of Banayoyo, Brgy. Elefante

OBJECTIVE:              Preserve the Ethnic culture of the different tribes of Ilocos Sur and develop Tumayaw village as a window of opportunity to the different tribes of Ilocos Sur.

To showcase different cultures, traditions and products and develop Cultural villages in other areas of Ilocos Sur and develop linkages between the different tribes for the promotion and marketing of their products.

And to foster unity and cooperation of all tribal communities and other indigenous people.

TARGET BENEFICIARIES:

Tribal Communities of Ilocos Sur

Visitors and tourists

Host community

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

10 Cultural houses (accommodation in authentic tumayaw house)

Amphitheater

Souvenir shop

Venue for conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops

Cultural restaurant, coffee shop

Showroom of the different indigenous products

Showcase of trade products from raw materials to finished product

Interaction with Tumayaw Village Artists

Campsite

Pavilion

Agamang

Showcase of herbal garden and endemic animals and fruit trees

EXPECTED BENEFIT:

Enhance the awareness of the tribal communities to sustain their Ethnic culture

Generation of Employment and income

Generate Economic activity

PARTICIPATING INSTITUTION:

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT, LGU, BARANGAY, DTI, PRIVATE SECTOR, NCCA, NCIP

PROJECT STATUS:

DESIGN AND PLANNING PREPARED

POTENTIAL SOURCE OF FUNDING:

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT, LGU, BARANGAY, DTI, PRIVATE SECTOR, NCCA, NCIP