Dumagat

Casiguran, Aurora

Dumagat Agta People belong to the ethnic minority and now live in the uplands of Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, Aurora and Quezon. They used to be semi-nomadic, putting up temporary homes wherever they could find sustenance from hunting, fishing and from crops, fruits and other products from the forest.

Most of them eventually learned to settle permanently in certain areas due to the effor ...

ts of missionaries and as a result of their contacts with lowlanders from whom they get occasional jobs, mostly agriculture-related.

Dumagat Agta People News

  • DepEd Trains Indigenous People

    The four-day activity — which was attended by about 20 IP elders from the IP education implementing divisions of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac Province, Pampanga, Zambales, Angeles City, Olongapo City and Mabalacat City — addresses the need to capacitate those who are engaged with DepEd in the process of curriculum and learning resource development.

    "It aims to familiarize community representatives and representatives of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples with the rationale and current developments in DepEd's IP Education Program; level-off on DepEd's policies, ...

  • Volunteering On A Black Saturday

    Part of its mission to inspire and initiate leadership opportunities for its members, Children International Manila Alumni Association (CIMAA) regularly conducts community service project. This year on a Black Saturday, eight members of CIMAA (including our family and with a guest volunteer) helped build an earth dome for the Dumagat (indigenous community) in the mountains of Angat in Norzagaray, Bulacan. The said earth dome is part of an experimental project for the possible ecotourism project of the Sagip Sierra Madre Environmental Society together with the Dumagat in the community.

    Under ...

  • Former Drug Users Turn Conservationists To Save The Philippine Eagle

    Former drug users, indigenous people and conservationists form an unlikely team for the noblest of causes: restore the forest where the Haring Ibon lives. And it's a success.

    Drug addicts, members of the Dumagat ethnic group, and local conservationists. It is rather eclectic, this bunch of people crossing the River Dupinga. The locals know the river all too well, and fear it. It brings water and fish, life really, if the weather is good. But with copious rains it quickly turns into a merciless killer with flash-floods and mudslides.

    We are in Luzon, the largest and most intensely populat ...

  • STATEMENT Water Is For The People

    Statement of KATRIBU on the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Large Dams

    In commemoration of the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Large Dams this March 14, Katribu Kalipunan ng Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KATRIBU) extends its warm greetings of solidarity to all communities, organizations, and advocates who are defending our rivers and water resources from destructive profiteering schemes and are struggling against all destructive projects attacking the people's inherent right to water.

    For us indigenous people, water resources like rivers play a crucial par ...

  • Providing Light Giving Hope Outdoor Enthusiast Group Climbs For A Cause

    Considered as the country with the longest Christmas celebration, holiday in the Philippines is just about to end this January.

    Definitely, streets, establishments and even households are still bedecked with decorations, simple or grand, but always glowing from Christmas lights and lanterns. But while dazzling and dancing lights are a common sight to Filipinos living in urban areas during Yuletide, a single electric lamp is still a rarity—often a scarcity—to indigenous peoples (IPs) residing in remote communities. Take for example members of the Dumagat tribe settled at Sitio Manggahan ...

  • Casiguran Aurora A Change In Every Step

    While it can be argued that three full days simply isn't enough to truly get to know a person, throwing a crisis into the mix will usually leave you with a number of telling hints…

    Such is the case of Martin Kim, co-founder of eco-friendly urban casual footwear brand Freewaters, who along with a crew of media representatives, influencers and VIPs en route to Casiguran, Aurora, found himself stuck in the middle of nowhere after quite literally hitting a snag on the road. The van leading our caravan of three vehicles had swerved unexpectedly to avoid collision with a speeding motorcycle, co ...