(Inquirer) – In a makeshift classroom with sawali (woven bamboo slats) walls, Manobo children smiled as they listened to a boy read the story of the Monkey and the Turtle. But noise from passing vehicles and the din of voices of other children in an adjoining room kept drowning the reader’s voice, and the listeners lost track of the narrative. The children belong to Manobo families who sought shelter at the Haran compound of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in Davao City.