Datu Lanelio T. Sangcoan
Tribes and Natures Defenders Founder
Project Facilitator, Indigenous Wisdom Bearer
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.