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

  • 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

    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

    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 ...