Monthly Archives: December 2016

THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND PERCEPTIONS OF THE PEOPLE OF BARANGAY BAO, ALAMADA, NORTH COATABATO TOWARDS MINING

By: BALLENTES, JOHN KARLO S.
Adviser: Lea E. Mostrales, MS
Year: 2010

The study was undertaken to determine and describe the socio-economic conditions of the people of Barangay Bao, Alamada, Cotabato and relate these to their perceptions toward the issues of mining in their barangay. Perceptions toward mining issues in terms of the environmental, health social and economic aspects were considered.

There were 365 respondents. Majority of them were 21-30 years old, females and were of the Illongo tribe (73.70%). Most of them (95.53%) had low economic conditions represented by their low monthly gross income.

There is a significant relationship in perceptions in terms of the respondents’ age and monthly gross income ( F (5,395)= .767; p=.002). Results further show that there is no significant relationship between gender and monthly gross income (-8.084, df 363, p=0.391); educational attainment and the monthly gross income.( F (7, 357) =1.741; p=.098); respondents’ social grouping and the monthly gross income (F (5,359)= .612;p=.691); and respondents’ religion and the monthly gross income (F (11,353)= .318;p=.982).

On the respondents’ perception towards mining, they do not have idea on the social (mean=3.27) and economic (mean=3.27) aspects of mining. The respondents strongly agree (mean=4.47) on the environmental effects of mining. Moreover, the respondents agree (mean= 3.94), on the health effects of mining.

Furthermore, results reveals that there is a significant relationship between the respondents’ monthly gross income and perceptions toward mining, in  terms of the social aspect, showing a negative relationship (r=-.129;p=0.14). In contrast, the result shows no significant relationship on the respondents’ monthly gross income and perceptions on mining in terms of economic, environmental and health aspects.










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LEVEL OF SATISFACTION TO GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AMONG THE RESIDENTS OF BARANGAY NABALAWAG, MIDSAYAP, COTABATO

By: TALUSOB, EDRIS M.
Adviser: Violeta P. Bello, Ph.D.
Year: 2014

This study was conducted to determine the level of satisfaction on government infrastructure projects among the residents of Barangay Nabalawag, Midsayap, Cotabato. The data were mainly gathered using a survey questionnaire while the rest were secondary data taken from the Office of the District Engineer.

  Majority of the respondents were between 26 to 31 years old, 54.80% were farmers and reached elementary level.   Considering their age, all of the respondents were highly satisfied with the road project and not highly satisfied with the water system. Almost all them were highly satisfied with the electricity project and satisfied with the solar dryer project.

 Considering occupation, all of the respondents were highly satisfied with the road project.  Only the fishermen and private employees were satisfied with the water system while the rest were not satisfied. Regarding the electricity project, the farmers, fishermen, businessmen and laborers were highly satisfied while the rest were satisfied.

Based on educational attainment, all of the respondents were highly satisfied with the road project.  With the water system, those who reached college level were not satisfied while those who reached elementary and high school were satisfied.  Meanwhile, all the respondents regardless of educational attainment were highly satisfied with the electricity project. With the solar dryer, all were satisfied regardless of their education.










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THE ERUMANEN NE MENUVÛ TRIBAL LEADERS LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING ON THE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON THE BANGSAMORO

By: BITOON, ERNA GRACE D.
Adviser: Mary Jane V. Jorolan, MER
Year: 2014

This study determined the level of understanding of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) among the Erumanen ne Menuvû tribal leaders in the partner communities of SCC. Descriptive survey research design was used to describe the level of understanding on FAB. Majority of the respondents were males and were between 51 to 60 years old. They attained elementary level 32 (71.1%), 10 (22.2%) high school and 3 (6.7%) attained college level. The data were analyzed using frequencies, percentage, and weighted means. To find if there was a significnt difference on the level of understanding on FAB, based on their demographic profiles, the data were analyzed using t-test for independent variables and ANOVA.

The result of the study found that tribal leaders’ level of understanding on the Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro in partner communities of SCC is low. It was further revealed that age, gender, and educational attainment has no significant differences in the level of understanding on FAB.










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ATTITUDES AND VALUES TOWARDS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AMONG STAKEHOLDERS OF SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE PARTNER COMMUNITIES

By: SATO, KAREN GRACE E.
Adviser: Mary Jane V. Jorolan, MER
Year: 2015

This study determined the attitudes and values towards community development programs among stakeholders of Southern Christian College partner communities. Descriptive survey research method was used to describe the attitudes and values towards the CD programs. The participants were composed of 25 sectoral leaders (farmers, women and youth) of which 64% were females, 28% were Ilonggo, 32% were Roman Catholic, 24% were between 16-26 years old, 32% were engaged in housekeeping, 44% attained college level, 64% were married and had a monthly gross income less of than Php 5,000. Significant difference on the respondents profile towards their attitudes and values towards CD programs were determined using t-test for 2 group-variables and ANOVA for more than 2 groups.

The attitudes and values of the sectoral leaders towards CD programs among the SCC partner communities were dependent on NGO and GA to give any kind of resources and value perseverance. The factors that mainly affect their attitudes and values towards CD programs were unsafe public transportation after dark, racial discrimination, financial resources, excessive pressure, and demands on work, family and climate. Furthermore, attitudes and values towards CD programs significantly differed according to gender, social and religious affiliation, and educational attainment. Moreover, the Maguindanaons were more cooperative than the other social groups. Leaders who were in the elementary level are more flexible and can easily adapt to the new environment . The farmers are more involved in planning and decision making compared to the other sectoral groups.










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NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION PROJECTS IN PPALMA

By: SHENNA MAE PALAO RIMPONGAN
Adviser: Mary Jane V. Jorolan, MER
Year: 2015

This study aimed to determine the profile of the NGOs in the PPALMA; determine the projects and status of implementation; and identify the methods and strategies employed in the project implementation. The data were gathered through purposive sampling uisng with a constructed survey questionnaire. The data were treated using frequencies and percentages.

All the five NGOs under study were operating locally. Those that existed 17 years and beyond have sourced international funding and most project beneficiaries were from conflict affected communities and the vulnerable sectors. The NGOs with a high number of personnel have instigated at least five projects to several beneficiaries in many communities. Of the 25 NGO projects in PPALMA, 76% were implemented. The 25 projects were in the areas of peace building, education, health, livelihood and agriculture, provision of utilities and facilities, community preparedness on disasters and election.

The respondents did not have a clear familiarity and understanding between methods of project implementation and strategies of project implementation; However, after group discussions, they were able to identify the implementation of the projects. These were organizing, participatory processes, resource mapping, local peace consultation, monitoring and evaluation to include the two approaches, the self-help approach and community-based approach. The strategies employed were collaboration, networking, linkage and partnership, education and capacity building, and research and advocacy.










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IMPLICATION OF YOUTH PARTICIPATION ON THE PROGRAMS OF SCC-CEREA IN BARANGAY RANGABAN, MIDSAYAP, COTABATO

By: LANSON, NASSER U.
Adviser: Mary Jane V. Jorolan, MER
Year: 2012

The study focused on the beneficiaries’ Implication of the youth participation to the programs of SCC-CEREA in Barangay Rangaban, Midsayap, Cotabato. Descriptive survey research was used to describe the level of youth participation to the programs of SCC-CEREA in the area. Frequencies and percentages were used to treat the profile of the respondents. Means and standard deviation were used  to analyze the level of participation to the programs. The level of youth participation was measured using a scale: 1.00-1.65 low participation, 1.66-2.31 moderate participation,and 2.32-3.00 high participation.

There were 20 respondents involved in the study. Majority of them were females aged 16 to 18 years old, and single.  They were Islam believers and have reached secondary school. The programs of SCC-CEREA: summer peace camp, local capacities for peace, leadership training, SIPDM, news writing, and livelihood program were highly participated by the youth-respondents. Generally, for the youth-respondents, the programs of SCC-CEREA developed their leadership skills.










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EVALUATION OF SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN (SK) COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN POBLACION 3, MIDSAYAP, COTABATO IN 2007 TO 2010

By: KAMBAT, ABDUL KADIR P.
Adviser: Violeta P. Bello, Ph.D.
Year: 2012

This study was conducted to evaluate the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) community projects in Poblacion 3, Midsayap, Cotabato from 2007 to 2010. There were 83 randomly selected respondents in the study.

Majority of the respondents were 40 years old and younger. Most were females (63%) and married (73%). Many were mothers (54%) who were housekeepers (35%). They professed either the Islam faith (48%) or Catholic faith (46%).

The SK council implemented the following community projects from 2007 to 2010: cementing of pathway, establishment of steel street signs, construction of steel gate of the new barangay hall, inter-purok basketball league, search for Ms. Gay or False Gay, and food subsidy during barangay fiesta. There were also donations of sala set, computer, air conditioner, electric fan, and 100 monoblock chairs to the barangay hall and an electric fan to the barangay day care center.

The respondents were satisfied with the implementation of the SK community projects. Also, they perceived that these projects were all important. The advantages the respondents perceived conformed to the project objectives which were attained during the target period. Among the important projects implemented by the SK was the inter-purok Basketball League which aimed to draw away attention from vices or drugs especially among the youth. The respondents perceived the following as added advantages: sportsmanship, personality and teamwork development, good physical fitness activity, and entertainment. Although there were some problems encountered during the implementation, these were immediately responded and solutions were resolved by the SK officials.










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SURVEY ON THE EXTENT OF PARTICIPATION OF YOUTH TO THE PROGRAMS OF SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN IN PARTNER COMMUNITIES OF SCC-CEREA IN 2010-2012

By: FERENAL, JIMBOY C.
Adviser: Mary Jane V. Jorolan, MER
Year: 2012

This study looked into the extent of participation of the youth to the Sangguniang Kabataan programs in partnership with SCC-CEREA. Purposive convenience sampling was used to  identify the 10 SK members in each partner community of SCC-CEREA. Data gathered were treated using frequencies and percentages, means and,independent sample t-test was used to analyze if there are significant differences on the participation of the youth considering their profile.

One hundred (100) SK members from 10 partner communities participated in this study, 55% of them were male, 28% were 18 years old, 60% were migrants, 55% Roman Catholic, and 56% attended high school.  There was more participation  of the male trainings and seminars, and construction of signage. Participation to construction of kiosk and volleyball court, open league tournament, and general assembly significantly differed considering social affiliation. Religious affiliation showed significant difference in the participation to open league tournament, construction of kiosk and basketball court, vegetable gardening, general assembly and involvement to income generating activity. There was more were it was participation by the Islam believers.

Educational attainment was significant in the participation to regular alay linis, construction of kiosk and vegetable gardening. The non-college SK members, had more participation to alay linis program. However, those aging  19 to 23 years old participated more. Generally, SK members in partner communities of SCC-CEREA highly participated in the programs from 2010-2012.










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CHANGES IN ECONOMIC STATUS OF THE BENEFICIARIES OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION IN BARANGAY NES, MIDSAYAP, COTABATO

By: LORENZO, EDMAR JANE
Adviser: Lea E. Mostrales, MS
Year: 2011

This study determined the changes of the economic status of NGO beneficiaries in Barangay Nes in Midsayap, Cotabato. It employed a descriptive survey design using 13 subjects which were taken using convenience sampling technique.

The respondents were all females and were between 25 to 59 years old; 92.31% were married and 84.62% were Ilocano; 76.92% were able to attend high school; 38.46% were housekeepers, and 15.38% were barangay officials.

This survey found that the Women’s Organization in Barangay Nes was assisted by a Cash Livelihood Assistance from the Integral Development Services, a Non-governmental Organization that provided livelihood project in the barangay. One of the respondents increased her income from below P 3,000 to P 3,001  to P 6,000 after availing the livelihood assistance which gave an additional capital for her sari-sari store. However, the income of the other respondents’ beneficiaries did not increase.

Results revealed that, the Cash Livelihood Assistance Service of the Integral Development Services is not enough to help the economic activities of the beneficiaries. It could not sustain their daily needs.










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BENEFITS DERIVED FROM THE SCC RADIO PROGRAM, BARANGAY AROMAN, CARMEN, COTABATO

By: PABLO, JOYLIEN T.
Adviser: Violeta P. Bello, Ph.D. and Maechille B. Quiñones, MS
Year: 2015

This study aimed to determine the benefits gained by the listeners out of the SCC radio program, Paaralang Pangkapayapaan. The listener respondents came from four groups: youth, women, farmers and IFL from Sitio Look and Sitio Manili, Aroman, Carmen, Cotabato.  The data were obtained through a survey and treated using frequencies and percentages.

All the respondents belonged to the Manobo tribe.  The youth  respondents were 18 to 24 years old, reached high school level, single and of the Langkat faith.The women were mostly 41 to 50 years old, married, reached high school level and professed the Langkat faith. The farmers were mostly 25 to 30 years old, married, high school graduates and of the Langkat religious group. The IFL also belonged to the Langkat group, high school graduates and were 41 to 50 years old.

Their reasons for listening were that the radio program is interesting, important, informative and inspiring.  There is full frequency signal and the delivery of the program is clear. Meanwhile, among the non-listeners, their reasons were not owning a radio, ran out of batteries, weak signal and that they prefer to view the television and listen to FM radio stations.

It could be noted that the radio program, Paaralang Pangkapayapaan has benefits to the listeners the highest benefit of which is improved decision making in farming practices particularly in the application of sustainable agriculture to preserve the soil. It is able to inspire the youth. It gives quick information about important concerns and issues in the society.










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THE EFFECT OF THE MINI-DAM PROJECT TO THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF THE FARMERS

By: DALINO, NOEL D.
Adviser: Rodelio N. Ambangan, MA
Year: 2015

The study aimed to determine the perceived effects on the the socio-economic conditions of the residents of NIA mini-dam project in Barangay Central Bulanan, Midsayap, Cotabato. It specifically determined the demographic profile of the respondents; perceived challenges of the project; and identified the recommendations  based on  the perceived challenges.

The study used a qualitative descriptive design, purposive sampling and focus group discussion interview with structured guide questions. Demographic profile data were treated using frequencies and percentages. For other data, content analysis and identification of common themes and patterns were employed.

Eight barangay official respondents were between 31 to 51 years old and above. Majority (75%) were males, married, and high school graduates. Each had an assigned committee with the Barangay Chairman as part of each committee.

The perceived effects of the project to the socio-economic conditions of the respondents include increased income, improved food security, reduced paid laborers, availability of a facility that would serve as drought relief, savings, and improved agricultural production. The challenges as perceived by he respondents include limited coordination of the contractor with the barangay officials and the slow-pacing development of the project. There is high possibility of clogging and flashflood, destruction of road, and dam dependency of water from rainfall affecting production. Their recommended solutions to the challenges include proper coordination of the NIA with the barangay officials and fast tracking of the construction. When the project will be in full operation, there is a need for NIA to assign a water master. Measures must be crafted to maintain the project.










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CONTRIBUTION OF SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE ANIMAL DISPERSAL TO THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC STATUS AMONG BENEFICIARIES IN AROMAN, CARMEN, COTABATO

By: LORENZO, ESTER FE C.
Adviser: Rodelio N. Ambangan, MA
Year: 2015

This study aimed to determine the contribution of the SCC animal dispersal project to the social and economic status of beneficiaries in Barangay Aroman, Carmen, Cotabato. Data were gathered through interview using a semi-structured questionnaire. The respondents were identified using purposive sampling technique.

The 13 respondents were all members of AROPA. Majority of them were females whose monthly income was less than Php 5,000.00, and had farming as their main source of income. Many of them reached high school and had ages of 45-51. Majority of them received piglets while some received ducks, boars, gilts and does.

Majority of the beneficiaries averred that the project had economic and social contribution. The profits they earned from the raised animals helped in augmenting household needs particularly food, education and payment for bills. The project was an opportunity for the beneficiaries to develop their interpersonal relationship, be respected and help others.

Challenges commonly encountered by the beneficiaries were: if animals got diseases, expensive medicines; being impassive of other members in the policies of the organization and the project; uninformed members during organizational meetings; and lack of veterinary service. In response to these challenges, they recommended that beneficiaries should be taught on alternative medicines for their sick animals, be informed of the policies of the organization and that the project must be reviewed. Communication system of the organization, and that there should be a veterinarian who can regularly visit the community.










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ANG PANANAW NG MGA MAMAMAYAN NG BARANGAY MALITUBOG ALAMADA, COTABATO SA KAUNA-UNAHANG AUTOMATED ELEKSYON SA TAONG 2010

By: PANIAGUA, WENDYL A.
Adviser: Jaye-An S. Eramis
Year: 2012

Ang layunin ng pag-aaral  na ito ay upang malaman ang mga pananaw ng mga mamamayan ng barangay  Malitubog sa kauna-unahang automated eleksyon sa taong 2010 kung ito ba ay maayos, di gaanong maayos at hindi maayos.

Ang pananaliksik ay gumamit ng talatanungan na panamudmud sa dalawang daan at apat (204) na mga babae at isang daan siyam napu’t lima (195) na mga lalake. Ang nalikum na datos ay sinusuri sa pamamagitan ng frequency, percentage, at weighted mean upang maipakita ang mga impormasyong nakalap. T-test ang ginamit sa pagsukat ng pagkakaiba ng pananaw ayon sa kasarian. ANOVA ang ginamit sa pag sukat ng pagkakaiba ng pananaw ayon sa taon ng paninirahan sa lugar, lebel ng grado at tribu.

Sa pag-aaral ng datos natuklasan na ang pananaw ng mga respondent ay may pagkakaiba ayon sa pagsasagawa ng automated eleksyon ayon sa kasarian at bilang ng mga taon ng paninirahan sa lugar, sa proseso, kagamitan at resulta ng halalan. Minumungkahi ng mananaliksik na kailangang matugunan ang mga pangunahing pangangailangan sa pagsasagawa ng automated eleksyon upang maging mabuti ang pananaw ng mamamayan ukol dito. Maaaring ulitin ang pag-aaral na ito sa ibang lokasyon at respondyente kung may pagbabago ba ang kanilang pananaw.










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COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE OF URBAN AND RURAL WOMEN ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN

By: CABANIG, CHRISTINE C.
Adviser: Ardniel A. Baladjay, MS
Year: 2015

This was a comparative study on the level of knowledge of urban and rural women on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC). It was conducted to determine the level of knowledge and to test if there are  significant differences on the different classification of   abuses in terms of physical, emotional, and economic abuses among the urban and rural respondents.

There were 70 respondents who were interviewed from December 2014 to January 2015. They were interviewed with the aid of a survey questionnaire. Results showed that urban women are more knowledgeable than rural women in terms of the different classification of abuses. Moreover, the study revealed a significant difference on emotional and economic abuse between rural and urban women.










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FACTORS AFFECTING EARLY MARRIAGE AMONG BANGSAMORO WOMEN IN BARANGAY NABALAWAG, MIDSAYAP, COTABATO

By: MAYANO, BAI ALI D.
Adviser: Debbie C. Satentes
Year: 2012

This study was conducted to determine the factors affecting early marriage among Bangsamoro women in Barangay Nabalawag, Midsayap, Cotabato. This employed 20 selected respondents. The selection was determined through purposive quota sampling.

It was found in the study that the Bangsamoro women who got married early had different experiences but with commonalities. It was also found that majority of the respondents got married at 16 years of age (35%), and many were not able to go to school (50%). As to their parents’ occupation, many were into fishing (40%). In terms of the factors that result to early marriage, majority reported that it was due to parental arrangements (35%).

Based on the findings of the study, the researcher concludes that the factors affecting early marriage among Bangsamoro women are their parents will, and poverty. Thus, early marriage is a gratification for overcoming the family’s financial and social needs.










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. PERCEPTION ON THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILL AMONG MARRIED MAGUINDANAONS IN POBLACION 3, MIDSAYAP, COTABATO

By: MANDO, LILY M.
Adviser: Violeta P. Bello, Ph.D.
Year: 2013

This study determined the perceptions on the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill among the Maguindanaons in Poblacion 3, Midsayap, Cotabato. Specifically, it determined their perceptions on the advantages and disadvantages of the Reproductive Health Bill and determine if there were significant differences in their perceptions considering their gender, age, civil status, educational attainment and occupation.

The respondents were 25 males and 25 females who were identified using snow ball sampling design. Majority of them were 31 years old and above, 18% attained elementary/high school levels, and 16% were employed.

The respondents perceived that through the RH Bill, population could be controlled; education is affordable and enough care and attention could be given to few children; better health of the mother could be attained because of proper spacing of childbirths; lesser occurrence of abortions due to unintended pregnancy; funding for equal access to health facilities is guaranteed; reduces cancer deaths due to child bearing; and women will have no anxiety for unplanned pregnancy. However, they also perceived that RH Bill is against the teaching of the Roman Catholic and Islam and the culture of the Bangsamoro. They opined that with few children, there is lesser chance that some will be left to stay with parents. Besides, other couples want many children as they believe that there is less happiness with few children.

Nevertheless, perceptions on the advantages of Reproductive Health Bill were not significantly different among the respondents considering their gender, age, civil status, educational attainment and occupation. As to its disadvantages, there was a significant difference (t(49)=15.64; p=.04) except for gender.










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SOCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE CHANGES OF ERUMANEN NE MENUVU LANGUAGE AS PERCEIVED BY THE TRIBAL LEADERS IN SELECTED MUNICIPALITIES OF COTABATO

By: BASAS, JOBELYN P.
Adviser: Rodelio N. Ambangan, MA
Year: 2012

The study focused on the social factors affecting the changes of Erumanen ne Menuvu language as perceived by the tribal leaders in selected municipalities of Cotabato. Specifically, it determined the profile of the respondents, the definite instances of influence by the   lowland language to the Erumanen ne Menuvu language in terms of economics, education, politics and governance, religion, spirituality, and to determine the perceived cultural gains by the tribal leaders on the result of the changes of the Erumanen ne Menuvu language. A quantitative type of research was used to determine the profile of the respondents and a qualitative study was used to provide  description on the social factors affecting the changes of Erumanen ne Menuvu language. An interview schedule was used to gather the data. The data were treated using frequencies and percentages. Personal and in-depth interview data were synchronized based on the objectives of the study and presented in narrative form.

There were 10 respondents involved in this study. The respondents were males (100%) aged 54-57 years old; 50% reached high school and 83% were tribal leaders; the longest term reached in the service was forty-three (43) years. The perceived cultural gains of Erumanen ne Menuvu in adapting the lowland terminologies can give advantage to them particularly in achieving peace, sharing and learning other languages where people tend to be knowledgeable and wiser. It strengthens the relation of people and prevents maltreatment and inequality in the community. The respondents agreed that adapting and using some terminologies/languages from lowlanders is advantageous. However, it can have a negative effect as it may lead to the loss of culture and identity.

 










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