Finally, being a native of Sagada, I am considered as another data source, a reason why this manuscript was written in the first person. Personal observations and experiences about Sagada culture and environmental conditions started way back when I spent my childhood days in barangay Bangngaan and nearby villages from 1992-1997. From 1998-2011, I continued primary, secondary, tertiary and post tertiary studies in Baguio City, but would spend academic vacations and other holidays in Sagada.
Criteria for Selecting Secondary Data Sources
Apart from key informants and other Sagada villagers, 12 online research databases were searched for Sagada-related literature (Table 3). Complementing these online search engines, four institutional libraries were visited, namely the main library of University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB); the Cordillera Studies Center (CSC) of University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB); the Montañosa Research and Development Center (MRDC), a non-government organization (NGO) based in Sagada; and the Sagada Municipal Hall library, specifically research manuscripts turned over to the mayor’s office.
Sagada-related literature and data were first assessed according to its title and abstract, and in the case of online blog…show more content… 3, series of 2012) for conducting research, implementing development projects, and for other such purposes in indigenous communities, I obtained FPIC with my village mates through transparency and goodwill. My reasons and purposes for conducting research, explicitly mentioning that their answers will be recorded and written in this manuscript, and will not be used for commercial purposes nor for causing discord or conflict, were the first concepts explained whenever I visited the village leaders, during in-depth interviews, or in instances anyone asked my agenda in the