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

  • Quezon Folk Tackle Vital Issues On Mt Irid-Angelo

    Pursuing stronger forest laws, communities in the municipalities of Infanta and General Nakar in Quezon province gathered recently in a citizen dialogue to identify issues they observed in the forest governance of Mount Irid-Angelo.

    Representatives from different sectors agree on the different, if not dismal state of their forests compared to what they have enjoyed while they were young. The National Greening Program (NGP), small-scale mining regulation, weak implementation of environmental laws and ineffective forest monitoring were cited as the main issues confronting the forests of Mount ...

  • Mt Masungki Another One Of Cuyambays Treasures

    Mt Masungki Another One Of Cuyambays Treasures

    One of my favorite places ever is Cuyambay. This baranggay is home to a community of the indigenous Dumagat. Surrounding it are mountains considered as the tribe's ancestral domain. Fortunately, those with no Dumagat blood can hike up these mountains and experience the breathtaking views they afford. I've already written about the other mountains previously, so now, here's a guide to another one of Cuyambay's mountain treasures: Mt. Masungki.

  • Kalinga A Dumagat Outreach Documentary

    Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila conducted an outreach program for the Dumagats headed by COSeL.

  • Palanan Isabela Angels Paradise

    Palanan Isabela Angels Paradise

    The third leg of my trip to the coastal towns of Isabela brought me to the historic, but once controversial town of Palanan. A granddaughter of former Mayor Angel Bernado met me at the town's airstrip.

    "Welcome to Palanan!" Nice Bernardo cheered as she led me to a brief tour around the town, including the spot said to be where the fleeing Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo was cornered by the American forces on March 23, 1901.

    Surprisingly, this coastal town has narrow, but well-paved streets. Every front yard is planted with vegetables, rather than ornamental plants. I was given a list of potential ...

  • Seven Reasons To Visit Masungi Georeserve In Rizal

    Seven Reasons To Visit Masungi Georeserve In Rizal

    Masungi Georeserve gained popularity last year as photos of its spider web-like viewing platform and cargo net obstacle courses spread online.

    Millennials and thrill-seekers were quick to check out the place and snap their own Instagram-worthy photos.

    Recently, we visited the place and saw for our own eyes why the conservation area was fully booked even on weekdays.

    Below are our top seven reasons to visit the place:

    1. It is perfect for city dwellers looking for adventure or those seeking to commune with nature

    The main draw of Masungi Georeserve, which got its name from "masun ...

  • DepEd Trains Indigenous People

    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, ...