Author: Ariel Lalisan

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Christmas in Sofan

NOTHING CAN stop us from bringing happiness to the kids of Sofan. Sofan Elementary School is located in Barangay Pag-asa in my hometown, Alabel, Sarangani Province. It has over 450 pupils and more than...

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Visiting the Tbolis of Sitio Kapanal

Last August, my team, Team BUNDOL Mountaineers celebrated our 4th anniversary. Instead of just climbing up famous spots, we decided to visit a community in our province of Sarangani to spend time with the...

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In Our Own Little Ways

In the past three years, I have been going up the mountains with a group of young people from my neighborhood in Alabel.  What I had in mind when I started was simply to...

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Social Media for Social Change

WE HAVE varied views about social media. Just recently, I was appalled by the statement of a celebrity that what everyone in social networking sites do is only to spread rumors or to bash other people....

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It’s Hard to be a Kid in Kiahe

I still can’t sleep well at night. Images from last week’s visit to a far-flung community keep flashing in my subconscious reality, a recurring dream of familiar faces, piteous stares, and gushing water. We visited...

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Lyn Lambago: Sarangani’s Dream Dancer

The T’boli tribe must have a fixation for dreams. In Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, the T’boli women who weave the famous t’nalak cloth are able to create the colorful designs after a trip to...