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Mansalay in oriental mindoro is home to the hanunuo mangyans, whose culture is most preserved among the eight mangyan tribes.
they possess a pre-spanish writing system, called surat mangyan. while most residents are fluent in tagalog, the hanunuo script and language is still being taught in several mangyan schools in mansalay and bulalacao to preserve the culture.
inside this hut which serves as a meeting hall and church for their community, lola bugkos dagay demonstrated the beautiful script carving a poem with a knife on a bamboo branch.
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