A group of ten student researchers led by Dr. Milton Medina with the help of Dr. Ann Cabras, conducted a biodiversity expedition in Maharlika, one of the forested areas in Buda, Mindanao region of the Philippines. The exploration took place on the month of May, just this year. Manobo tribe lives in the area near the road access. The research team aimed to record bats, lichens and mosses, ferns, Odonata, and ant biodiversity of the said forest. The team was also hoping to uncover new species and that may this study will help in the conservation and protection of these species. Each researchers had their respective assignments. The team had to trek for five hours before reaching the field camp.