—Healing beliefs and practices among Subanen and
Mansaka in Lapuyan Zamboanga Del Sur and Compostela
Valley province respectively was examined using qualitative
and ethnographic techniques. The data gathered were analyzed
using themes namely; factual, traditional and magical. Route
and dosage of administration of herbal medicine, as well as the
parts of the plant used were also identified. The emic – etic
perspectives were used as basis for identifying the scientific
basis of the plants used by the Subanen and Mansaka as their
herbal remedies. The relative importance and healing practices
among Subanen and Mansaka was reported to have some
—Healing beliefs, emic–etic perspective.
Anabelie V. Valdez and Sanaoray Canapi are with the Mindanao State
University, Marawi City, Philippines (e-mail:
Cite: Anabelie V. Valdez and Sanaoray Canapi, " Healing Beliefs and Practices among Subanen and
Mansaka," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 100-102, 2015.