Members of the umpongan (communal garden) search for medicinal plants while Mangan Anlumbos, an adherent of Langkat and caretaker of the communal farm, prays to the spirits of the soil and crops for peace and abundance in Bentangan, southern Philippines. Since 1997, 100 men from the area have armed themselves to protect their ancestral domain from incursions by cattle rustlers and land grabbers.

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