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Datu Lanelio T. Sangcoan

Tribes and Natures Defenders Founder

Project Facilitator, Indigenous Wisdom Bearer

and Eco-Warrior


Datu Lanelio Sangcoan is a full blooded tribal leader belonging to the Higa-onon indigenous peoples in Southern Philippines. He is the tradition bearer, healer, chanter and protector of culture and nature.


Datu Lanelio is expert on agroforestry local base using indigenous wisdom and community base learning to restore the ancestral landscape. He also knows the hundreds of medicinal plants and local names of native trees.


Regeneration is our collective responsibility. Abundance is our collective birthright.

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