Members of the Kabihug clan at Osmenia, with some of them displaying transistor radio sets donated by the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE), an NGO looking after the welfare of indigenous people. With them are two NGO volunteer-workers. The building behind the group was built by COSE for use as a multi-purpose center. – Facebookpic courtesy of A ANDAYA
SOME members of an indigenous group in Mambulao known as ‘Kabihugs’ have received transistorized radios from the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE), a non-governmental organization (NGO).
COSE said the Kabihugs, who live in a community at Baranggay Osmena outside of the poblacion, would benefit much from the radio sets especially on weather reports.
It said it was important for the group to know the weather condition especially during stormy days so the members could prepare accordingly.
COSE said it was its way of helping the tribe to assimilate faster with the Mambulao community.
It said the donation would make the Kabihug families feel that they are part of the community.
In the latest donation, five elderly Kabihug members each received a set.
COSE said it had donated similar items in the past and is trying to cover all the Kabihug families.
The NGO has also built a “multi’purpose” roofed structure at the Kabihug community where they can get together for recreation and meetings.
The tribe occupies at least 20 hectares of ancestral land at Osmena where they do farming as part of their livelihood.