The College of Social Work and Community Development of UP Diliman named Manobo leader Bai Bibyaon Ligkayan Bigkay as its third Gawad Tandang Sora recipient as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations this year.
Bigkay was cited for her leadership in the Indigenous People’s struggles for human rights and dignity.
Known as the Woman Warrior of Talaingod, among other acclamation, Bigkay was also famous for standing up to a congresswoman who once tried to forcibly haul them back to their militarized communities from their Davao City sanctuary.
Watch yesterday’s formal awarding ceremonies in this video.
Report on the awarding ceremony here: Woman warrior of Talaingod is 2017 Gawad Tandang Sora awardee
(Video by Divine C. Miranda)