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

  • One Love For Our Friends From Dumagat Tribe

    One Love For Our Friends From Dumagat Tribe

    It's been a year and a half since my first time to join a volunteer trip with an NGO called Young Focus at the Smokey Mountain where I saw the extreme level of poverty and social injustice in the Philippines. Recently, my friend Shin of OneLoveJuanAdventure invited me to join his "voluntour" to give love to our friends from the Dumagat Tribe. I never imagined that the trip would shake up my views in life.

  • Mt Paliparan And Tungtong Falls (Rizal 562 MASL)

    Mt Paliparan And Tungtong Falls (Rizal 562 MASL)

    One of the mainstay attractions of Brgy. Cuyambay in Tanay, Rizal, Mt. Paliparan features several unique attractions most if not all hikers would appreciate - grassy rolling plains, forested trails, steep assaults and scrambling on rocky crags, breathtaking views, majestic waterfalls, clear, freely flowing streams and a quaint and rustic Dumagat village. Said to be named after the fact that the mountain used to be the playground of the native Dumagat where they would fly their kites, Mt. Paliparan is replete with these features. All of these await anyone who would be willing to take head on th ...

  • Sierra Madre Food On The Table

    Sierra Madre Food On The Table

    Cherrys Abrigo needed someone to bring her to the uplands of Tanay town in Rizal province, where transportation is limited, for her volunteer work.

    So the 33-year-old chemical engineer asked her friend, PJ Santos, if he knew how to drive a motorcycle.

    Whatever little driving skill Santos has, the 35-year-old made up with his background in economics and community organizing.

    UNDP project

    Together, the two launched Sierras Table, an upstart social enterprise with a community of Dumagat. Both described the project as a work of two "like-minded" individuals.

    "Its basically bringing ...

  • Shell Gives Light And Hope To Indigent Families

    Shell Gives Light And Hope To Indigent Families

    Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) has teamed up with Liter of Light to deliver solar-powered house lights to indigent communities in Norzagaray, Bulacan.

    The effort benefitted about 100 families residing within the Angat Dam as they received solar-powered lights made out of used PET bottles for their homes. The partnership with Liter of Light also forms part of Shells Access to Energy (A2E) program that aims to provide a three-pronged approach to todays pressing problems: reducing waste and CO2 emissions, giving access to sustainable energy, and inspiring hope for others to follo ...

  • DENR To Restore Sierra Madre Watershed In Isabela

    Located within the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, the Divilacan watershed in the forest-rich province of Isabela is one of the 29 priority sites in the national governments Sustainable Integrated Area Development (SIAD) program.

    Implemented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), SIAD is a strategy that aims to rehabilitate through enrichment planting and reforestation of idle and open areas and to safeguard and preserve the natural tropical forests of the watershed while improving the quality of life of people in the affected area.

    According to the DENR, the ...

  • Experience PHs Only Harvest Fair At Roselle Festival

    Experience PHs Only Harvest Fair At Roselle Festival

    The 3rd Annual Roselle Festival, the only one of its kind in the Philippines, will be held on November 22, 2017 in Tanay, Rizal.

    The Roselle Festival is a project of Earth Day Network Philippines, Inc., and Shumei Philippines, in partnership with the University of Rizal System and the Tanay Tourism Association, Inc. The festivities will be held at the Shumei Natural Agricultural Farm in Brgy. Samaploc, Tanay, Rizal.

    The Roselle Festival is a harvest festival celebrating and gratifying what God and Mother Earth has given us. Tanay Rizal, known for its tropical foliage and views of Laguna ...