Rizal, Palawan

The Palawan tribal people, also known as the Palawano or the Pala'wan, are an indigenous ethnic group of the Palawan group of islands. The Palawans were originally a nomadic tribe in Southern Palawan until agrarian settlers started to occupy their once vast domain.

The tribe would exploit the most fertile piece of land and move on to next. Their family units were very small, possib ...

ly due to high mortality rates. They built their houses usually on a hillside but close to the river or stream using four skinny trunks of trees.

Palawano People News

  • Province Wants To Tap Tribes For Food Production

    Province Wants To Tap Tribes For Food Production

    The provincial government plans to tap into the provinces estimated 62,000 indigenous community as a food supply source for the growing domestic and tourism demand.

    Governor Jose Alvarez said that by focusing their interventions to indigenous communities which he said accounts for majority of the provinces poorest, they can address the issue of poverty and the need for food security.

    "Nagsimula na kami ng intervention dahil sila ang nagco-contribute ng 53 percent of our poverty index. Pag sila ay naging productive, sila ang magsusuplay ng pagkain sa ating tourism industry that will be ri ...

  • Birthing Clinics For Indigenous Women Sought

    Birthing Clinics For Indigenous Women Sought

    The provincial board has passed a resolution calling for the establishment community birthing clinics and health centers for the indigenous communities.

    Board Member Joel Lumis, Provincial IP Representative, said that those indigenous women who opted to give birth in town or in a city often had to forego cultural practices and preferences associated with childbirth and endure long journeys either by foot or by vehicle.

    Lumis said many IP women have no access to medical assistance like reproductive, maternal, child services and other health programs provided by the government.

    "Sa mga ...

  • Puerto Princesa Hotel Helps Promote Palawan Culture, Nature

    Puerto Princesa Hotel Helps Promote Palawan Culture, Nature

    Hue Hotels and Resorts Palawan, the latest addition to Puerto Princesa Citys tourism landscape, has partnered with the local community to promote natural and cultural attractions while providing top-grade amenities to guests.

    Dubbed "City of the Living God," Puerto Princesa boasts of untouched forests, white sand beaches and diverse wildlife -- all of which are reflected in the hotel's interiors.

    Run by Hospitality Innovators, Inc., Hue welcomes visitors at an open-air lobby that sits beside a garden, where the twitter of birds echo.

    Wood carvings of the endemic "balinsasayaw" bird de ...

  • Legislative Sessions Done In Tribal Dialects Proposed

    Legislative Sessions Done In Tribal Dialects Proposed

    Provincial IP representative Joel Lumis is encouraging Palawans municipalities to designate at least one session day every month where the native dialect of their majority tribe during the deliberation will be used.

    Lumis said the proposal will help preserve the culture of indigenous peoples.

    "Alam po natin sa bawat munisipyo ay may mga native dialect, katulad po ng Aborlan mga Tagbanua ang mas nakakalamang doon kaya gusto po natin na magamit nila yun ganoon din po sa ibang mga munisipyo," Lumis said.

    He said that it is one way to foster the preservation, respect, promotion and protec ...

  • Palawan Puerto Princesa City Tour

    Palawan Puerto Princesa City Tour

    It is my third time in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (PPS). The first time, I came with a friend and our main destination is the underground river. We decided to explore Honda Bay and do a city tour but I got sick and we ended up staying in the hotel and watching a movie at the cinema. The second time, I just stayed briefly since we went to El Nido, which by the way, is a must-visit.

  • IP Group Wants To Form Cooperatives

    IP Group Wants To Form Cooperatives

    An indigenous community leader has asked authorities to assist their sector in organizing cooperatives as a measure to help them improve their traditional livelihood activities.

    Joel Lumis, the indigenous sector representative in the provincial board, said he has requested the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and Department of Tourism (DOT) to help them form cooperatives.

    He said that once formed, their communities would be able to undertake development and livelihood projects.

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