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Mr. Benjamin Abadiano

President and Founder

Pamulaan Elementary School

Pamulaan Elementary School

Background Information

Employment History

ILAWAN Center for Peace and Sustainable Development

Assisi Development Foundation

Founder and President
Pamulaan Center


Philippine Development Assistance Programme Inc

ILAWAN Center for Peace and Sustainable Development

Integrated Development Program

Peace Sanctuaries

Board of Trustees Member
Cartwheel Foundation Inc


Xavier University

Web References (33 Total References)

Pamulaan 2015 graduates in ...

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Pamulaan 2015 graduates in their respective tribal attires celebrating with Pamulaan President and Founder, Mr. Benjamin Abadiano (leftmost standing, 3rd row from the front), CFI Team members, and other partners

PDAP Officers and Staff

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Mr. Benjamin Abadiano Trustee Assisi Development Foundation, Inc. (ADFI)


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Benjamin D. Abadiano Cartwheel

Benjamin D. Abadiano
Benjamin Abadiano is presently the President of Assisi Development Foundation. A Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Emergent Leadership (2004), he has had over twenty years of experience in social development work, including 6 years in peace building initiatives. He established an Integrated Development Program for the indigenous communities in Mindoro and Mindanao and developed alternative and culture-based educational programs (elementary, secondary, and tertiary) for indigenous peoples all over the Philippines.
Mr. Abadiano is the founder of two unique schools committed to bringing education that is culturally appropriate and relevant to indigenous youth: TUGDAAN Center for Human and Environmental Development in Mindoro in 1988 and PAMULAAN Center for Indigenous Peoples Education in Davao in 2006. Apart from his dedication to indigenous peoples' education and training, he has also been involved in rehabilitation and peace advocacy for war affected communities, assisting 72 tri-people communities in Mindanao in establishing "Peace Sanctuaries". He also founded the ILAWAN Center for Peace and Sustainable Development. His other awards include the Fr. William Masterson, S.J. Award for Peace and Development (2005), Outstanding Literacy Program for the Indigenous Peoples and Outstanding Literacy Worker by DECS (1992). Publications he has helmed include "Panaw sa Kalinaw", "Kalamayan" (Mangyan-Tagalog Dictionary), "Bistoy Te" (Manual for Indigenous Peoples Education Program).

Mangyan Heritage Center * Current Events

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These two Filipinos -- Haydee Yorac, chair of the Philippine Commission on Good Government (PCGG), and Benjamin Abadiano, president of the Ilawan Center for Peace and Sustainable Development -- are among the seven recipients this year of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

Yorac has been elected to receive the RMA for government service and Abadiano, for emergent leadership.
Abadiano, 41, helped the Alangan Mangyan people of Mindoro island-province build their dream school in the nine years that he worked with them, starting in 1988.True to form, he has announced that he is not taking a single cent of the cash award for himself.
Abadiano told the Inquirer that he was giving all of his cash prize "to the community -- $30,000 to a scholarship grant for indigenous college students.The first two years will have the Alangan Mangyans as beneficiaries, then it will [be extended] to other tribes and communities all over the Philippines."
With the rest of the money, Abadiano said, he would start a center for volunteerism, side by side with a center for grass-roots leadership and with special focus on the IPs (indigenous peoples), particularly the Alangan Mangyans.
"This is a recognition not for myself but more for the community leaders who have shared with me their dreams and visions for their communities and for the children," he stressed."Their vision became my guide in setting up the Tugdaan program (a Mangyan school in Mindoro, now called the Tugdaan Center for Human and Environmental Development).It is they who should be recognized."
Abadiano, a native of Cagayan de Oro City, also cited the commitment of Sister Victricia Pascasio of the Holy Spirit Mission."She didn't belong to the community, but she was [always] there to support the initiatives."
The nun trusted him with the work "immediately," he said, though he did not have the necessary experience."Until now, no one has asked for my credentials."(He has a degree in sociology from the Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro).
In 1997, he left Mindoro to enter a Jesuit seminary in Manila.He also left the seminary eventually to work with Tabang Mindanao, coordinating programs for Christian, Muslim and Manobo war victims.But he has remained a consultant of the Tugdaan center.
The people with whom Abadiano has worked have one thing to say: He deserves the award."
He has a unique leadership style.


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Benjamin D. Abadiano

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