FTMW - Filipino Tribe Mission Welfare


Taganito is located on the north-eastern corner of the great island Mindanao, where the highway from Surigao City turns south to follow the east coast. In Taganito exists one of the largest iron deposit in the world, by mining company Taganito Mining Corporation TMC.

TMC is the biggest employer and is also the reason for the village development and existence. Taganito can in this way be compared to the town Kiruna in Sweden and its relation to its mining company LKAB.

TMC has a special department called Department of relations, which work is to care the relations between the company and the local population.


To avoid sabotage and other damage, they tries to meet the need of the local people and tribal.

Among other, a school has been built, Tribal Communication Learning Center TRICOM, which purpose is to educate the tribal of Mamanwa. A village is also built for them, and work is offered in the mining.

Annually to Christmas, a party is held for Mamanwa in the TRICOM centre, when food and beverage is offered.

Filipino Tribe Mission Welfare has ignited a cooperation with TMC in that FTMW now reach the tribal children on this site and in Urbiztondo, through their teachers Edelina Peraz and Melly Dagasdas.

Mamanwa has until today very poor education since they lack knowledge of Tagalog and English. Many discriminate them as well, not to start in public elementary school.


It is a part of Filipino Tribe Mission Welfares goal that in sight enable Mamanwa to be integrated in the public elementary school and through it reach acceptance for the tribe.

To less the segregation between the Mamanwa and the local population, FTMW runs a godchild project in the area, in which we will coordinate for common development in which children's of different cultures learn from each other.

For the safety of our children and their families, we do not show their pictures online.

Sponsor Child

FTMW Contact person for Taganito, Surigao Del Norte:
Jenniffer Y. Urquia

To be a sponsor

Donations can be swished in Sweden to:
or paid to us in EURO or SEK on followed account:
90 04 59-9 SEK/EUR 90-account
IBAN SE31 9500 0099 6042 0418 2960
Bank: NORDEA Sweden
For further information, please contact:
FTMS Filipino Tribe Mission Sweden                                               Reg. No: 802422-2393
Att: Klaveness
Örngränd 3
681 43 Kristinehamn, Sweden
Phone: +46 760 675 238
Cell Phone: +46 705 987 266
E-mail: ftms@tribemission.com
PG 90 04 59-9 SEK & EUR
123 - 9004599 Swish
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Print if payment is in SEK or EURO
Bank: NORDEA Sweden
IBAN SE31 9500 0099 6042 0418 2960
FTMW Filipino Tribe Mission Welfare Inc. Philippines                    Reg. No: CN200525494
FTMW Office
Roaming: +63 921 274 3904 Smart
Mob. Phone: +63 910 139 7436
E-mail: ftmw@tribemission.com

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