Water Rivers Run Dry: The Primary Rivers of Bukidnon, Dinagat and Biliran Islands Philippines

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Ernil D. Sumayao, Cenando Bodanio, Nino Ecle, Blanca A. Alejandro


The study aimed to explore the experiences of the river settlers and the factors that influenced the main rivers' changes in Bukidnon, Dinagat, and Biliran Islands. Multiple case design was employed to determine the rivers commonalities and identified participants through purposive sampling. Based on the study, river settlers experienced belongingness and regret about the river changes through time. Moreover, the physio-chemical of rivers were affected by human-made activities and natural phenomena. It is recommended that river settlers, local government, and industries agree to conserve, preserve and protect rivers in the country.

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