IP MONTH. Julito Bayugan, a volunteer of Matigsalog-Manobo Tribal People Council of Elders Davao, Inc. shares his difficult journey in obtaining education and finally completing Bachelor of Science in Community Development, during the convocation program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Monday. A Matigsalog, Bayugan is the first ever college graduate of Sitio Pegalongan, Barangay Malamba, Marilog District, Davao City. He is aspiring to be a community facilitator under the DSWD Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous Peoples. October has been declared IP month and Bayugan’s victory somehow becomes a victory of IP communities. (DSWD)