The Aeta or Agta, are an indigenous people who have inhabited the mountains of the Sierra Madre on the island of Luzon for 30,000 years. They are one of the last peoples to live by the sea. Agta men and women are excellent hunters and gatherers, amongst the best in the tribal world.
There are many Aeta tribes, scattered over Regions I to V in the island of Luzon Northeastern Luzon, ...
particularly Cagayan and Isabela in Cagayan Valley, are the habitations of the Central Cagayan Agtas.
Once remote, the Sierra Madre is now experiencing rapid change. Since the 1960s, farmers, loggers, mining prospectors, and many petty traders have migrated to the area. The logging industry is now penetrating the remotest areas, bringing diverse peoples into contact with Agta. Immigrants hitch rides on logging trucks reaching virgin lands with ease.
As the social environment has changed, the natural environment has been degraded. Immigrant farmers burn logged forest areas. Efforts to reforest, when they exist, are usually thwarted by subsequent burning. Given both the social and environmental changes, the resource base of the Agta is disappearing.
Aeta Agta People News
Now on its 8th year, Lakbay Norte once again concluded a media familiarization tour participated by travel writers online and print publications.
Subic adventure isn't only about the usual trips to the zoo or to the waterpark. It is neither only about duty-free shopping nor basking down in the beach. It is also about tribes, treks & many things about adventures that care.
In Zambales, Drew Arellano visits a restaurant that uses bamboo straws instead of single use plastic straws. He also meets with the Pawikan Rangers?local volunteers who are in-charge of protecting sea turtles against poachers.
Formerly a major United States Navy facility, Subic Bay Freeport Zone (also known as Subic Bay or just Subic) is an industrial and commercial area in Region III or Central Luzon in the Philippines. Located on the west coast of the island of Luzon, 100 kilometers (62.1 miles) from Manila Bay, Subic Bay is known for its deep and protected waters surrounded by mountain ranges. It's also known for its collection of shipwrecks, which date back to the Spanish American War, in 1898.
Subic, to me, had always meant duty-free. Shopping. Imported goods. Seaplanes (for some reason). And AFAMs (yep, I went there again. Can't help it. Sorry). Yet amid retail black holes and fieldtrip destinations, a couple of out-of-the-ordinary activities exists in the freeport zone.
Rattled by the eruptions of Mt. Pinatubo in June 1991, 1,900 Aeta tribesmen agreed to resettle at Barangay Dona Josefa in this city, the capital of Nueva Ecija province.
A community with core houses was set up for them. Farmlands were also segregated for their food and livelihood sources.
A part of the barangay, Sitio Bacao, which is within the military reservation of Fort Magsaysay, was chosen as a community for about 1,000 families.
A 1,000-hectare land was designated for development by the tribesmen under a special arrangement signed by Brig. Gen. Orlando Soriano, former commander ...