The Lamlifew Village Museum, the first of its kind in the country where the indigenous Blaan tribe weaves the exquisite mabal tabih fabric, recently won the Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Project in Arts and Culture of the League of Corporate Foundations Guild Awards.
The top tourist spot of Malungon town in Sarangani province, the museum won the prestigious award with the support of ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Kalikasan, which helped craft the Eco-Cultural Experience for tourists and guests.
The museum has a Blaan School of Living Traditions which preserves mabal tabih, considered as the crown jewel of Sarangani’s cultural resources, and is recognized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
The community project was also named among the 10 awardees of the BPI Foundation’s BPI Sinag Accelerate in 2017, where it received business-incubation training and seed-funding grants.
Launched in 2007 at the National Museum by the Lamlifew Tribal Women’s Association, it was also hailed by the Department of Tourism Region 12 as the Best in Tourism Product: Heritage Conservation at the first SOX Awards in 2016.