Just a few kilometers away from the Subic Bay Freeport is Pastolan Aeta Village which is part of the town of Hermosa, Bataan. The village is also part of the Pamulaklakin Forest Trails Eco Tour where a local Aeta guide presents them with examples of Aeta culture and educates them on various types of medicinal plants.
Pastolan Aeta Village News
Aeta tribal elder Dominador Liwanag, more popularly known as Tata Kasoy, was presented with an award and certificate of appreciation for his lifetime work in preserving the rain forest and culture at the recent Subic Ecotourism Festival.
The 67-year-old leader of the Pastolan tribe at the Subic free ports Pamulaklakin Trail serves as instructor of the jungle environmental survival training (JEST) course offered to tourists and American servicemen who undergo military exercises in the former US naval base.
Presenting the citation is International School of Sustainable Tourism President Mi ...
The Aetas were considered to be one of the first native settlers in the Philippines.
A largely nomadic people who once lived in the lowlands, the Aetas through the years gradually retreated to the hills and mountains when subsequent immigrants pushed them farther back into the forests.
They lived in scattered, isolated mountainous areas of the country, built temporary shelters and hunted animals and harvested forest produce for their food.
Dark-skinned, small in stature and physical frame and with curly or kinky hair, these indigenous people can be found in the provinc ...
Aetas in the Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales has agreed to the expansion of wind and solar projects in their ancestral land.
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), through Emerging Power Inc. (EPI), a renewable energy (RE) firm, will allocate $200 million for the project, which will cover 800 hectares in Mount Santa Rita, an ancestral land of the Aeta tribe of Pastolan.
The said project is expected to generate 150 megawatts of clean energy.
SBMA, the Pastolan Tribal Council, and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) signed a Joint Management Agreement (JMA) on October ...
They climbed trees, beat the bushes and bent their bows to shoot arrows. But they were not targeting wild boars.
For three hours on Saturday, 44 young and adult tribesmen from four Aeta communities in Zambales province gathered at the Pastolan Aeta Village here to demonstrate their hunting skills, all in the spirit of sportsmanship.
The indigenous athletes competed in tribal games that included archery, javelin throw and blowpipe as an expression of their desire to preserve their cultural heritage and to protect biodiversity.
Jeff Tamayo, second vice president of the Philippine Olympi ...
Last Sat, Feb 13, 44 young and adult tribesmen from four Aeta communities in Zambales gathered at the Pastolan Aeta Village at the Subic bay Freeport to compete in tribal games that included archery, javelin throw, and blowpipe.
"The POC pooled resources together with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and University of Perpetual Help System Dalta to organize the tournament," reports Allan Macatuno in Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Jeff Tamayo, second vice president of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), said the tribal games were "meant to encourage various communities of indi ...
Forest rangers of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), most of them Aeta natives, have stopped eight big dump trucks from hauling logs cut from their ancestral land in Hermosa town in Bataan province.
"There is no permit, that is why we did not allow them," said Ricky Manalansan, 31, an Aeta forest ranger.
Manalansan said that five dump trucks loaded with cut trees were already impounded at the SBMA Law Enforcement Department while they are still guarding three other trucks loaded with eucalyptus, cupang and other tree species at the Pastulan village.
A big trunk of cut lawaan ...