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

  • Catholic Church Leads IP Tree Planting On Mantalingahan

    Catholic Church Leads IP Tree Planting On Mantalingahan

    The Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa City (AVPPC) recently led a group of Pala'wan indigenous peoples (IP) in the planting of around 2,000 tree seedlings in two villages in Brooke's Point that form part of the Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL).

    The two-day activity on November 19-20 was part of the Vicariate's program to plant 10,000 trees in response to Pope Francis encyclical Laudato si (Praise be to you) on "aring for our common home," said Bishop Socrates Mesiona, apostolic vicar of the AVPPC.

    "Pope Francis circular calls for a swift and unified global action again ...

  • The 2018 IP Summit And Palawan Progress

    The 2018 IP Summit And Palawan Progress

    October of every year is National Indigenous Peoples Month, by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1906 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2009. In observance thereof, last October 10-12, the Provincial Government of Palawan (PGP), led by Governor Jose Chaves Alvarez, held a three-day Indigenous Peoples Summit at the Capitol, which brought together close to 300 delegates from the various tribes of indigenous peoples (Agutaynen, Batak, Cagayanen, Cuyunon, Molbog, Palawa'an, and Tagbanua) in the province.

    Activities during the triduum included capability-building sessions and ...

  • Palawan Tribesmen Train On Agro-forestry Farm Planning

    Palawan Tribesmen Train On Agro-forestry Farm Planning

    Some 22 Pala'wan indigenous peoples (IP) in Brooke's Point town were trained recently on land use management system and farm planning in a bid to get their help in biodiversity conservation efforts.

    The training, which was implemented on September 10-15, was implemented under the Protect Wildlife project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with local partners, Lawrence San Diego, communications specialist, said Wednesday.

    San Diego said the training for upland farmers in Barangay Mainit dealt with "different farming techniques that are suitable for planting ...

  • Tulong Pansakahan Ibinahagi Sa Mga Katutubo Ng Brookes Point

    Tulong Pansakahan Ibinahagi Sa Mga Katutubo Ng Brookes Point

    Ipinamahagi ng lokal na pamahalaan ng bayan ng Brooke's Point ang mga kagamitan sa paggugulayan (garden tools) at starter seeds sa 25 katutubo noong August 6, 2018 .

    Ang pamamahagi ay pinangunahan ni Mayor Mary Jean D. Feliciano, Philippine Marines Batallion Commander /MBLT-4 Col. Darwin De Luna, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Director Abigail Ablana, at TESDA Provincial Director Renato Pantaleon.

    Tumanggap ng tig-isang sprayer, rake, piko, pala, sprinkling can at isang latang starter seeds ang bawat katutubong benepisyaryo ng garden tools na nagmula sa LGU at ...

  • Indigenous Culture Proposed In School Curriculum

    Indigenous Culture Proposed In School Curriculum

    A resolution to include in the curriculum of all elementary and junior high school a lesson on Palawan's cultural heritage was proposed at the provincial board during its regular session Tuesday.

    Ex-Officio member Clarito Demaala said that the Department of Education (DepEd)-Schools Division of Palawan should consider the possibility to include the cultural-related lessons in the curriculum.

    "Gusto sana natin ma-incorporate na sa mga schools ay talakayan at bigyan ng pansin ang kanilang kultura. Marami tayong mga IPs na kung saan magandang matutunan at mabuhay muli ng mga Kabataan ngayon ...

  • 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 ...