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

  • G. Diaries Features The Last Frontier

    Join Gina Lopez as she travels to Palawan and shares some of its ‘Best Kept Secrets,’ little-known places that are testament to its glorious beauty, unique in all the world. Go back in time as you meet the Palaw’an indigenous tribes, believed to have traveled via land bridges from Asia Mainland to be the first settlers of the Philippines.

    Watch this episode on Saturday, June 17, 8:30am in ABS-CBN Channel 2. Schedule of replay broadcast on cable Lifestyle Network every Wednesday 9:30am, Thursday 10:30am, Friday 6:00pm and Sunday 3:30pm and 11:00pm.

  • Mga Katutubo Nagpakitang-gilas Sa Palawan Tribal Olympics

    Ipinamalas ng mga katutubo ng Palawan ang yaman ng kanilang angking galing sa mga palaro sa isinagawang Palawan Tribal Olympics noong Linggo sa Ramon V. Mitra Sports Complex.

    Nagtipon ang nasa 300 katutubo mula sa iba't ibang munisipyo ng Palawan na binubuo ng limang tribu - ang tribung Batak, Palaw'an, Tagbanua, Tangdulanen at Cuyonon.

    Nagsimula ang ideya ng tribal olympics nang isagawa ito noon ng Western Command sa bayan ng Rizal.

    "Nakita natin ang husay ng ating mga katutubong atleta naisip natin na we can do something province wide," ani Captain Cherryl Tindog, tagapagsalita ng W ...

  • The Palawan Expeditions Tres Marias

    The Palawan Expeditions Tres Marias

    That looks serious.

    That was the immediate thought when I was shown the mountain I am supposed to climb. Dubbed the 'Tres Marias' by the locals of Bataraza in southern Palawan, this is a limestone block with three jutting, steep precipices and one intervening mesa. I have climbed limestone crags before but the precipitous flanks of Tres Marias could give me more than what I bargained for, and the jagged rocks that limestone peaks are known for offer more than their fair share of hazard.

    For this climb I was accompanied by a councilor from Narra, who arranged everything beforehand, includ ...

  • Will You Help Us To Save Palawan From The Oil Palm Rush

    Will You Help Us To Save Palawan From The Oil Palm Rush

    Dear 'Mam Gina',

    When President Duterte came into power, he made it clear that he was going to challenge the economic and political status quo of our country, putting it upside-down. When he finally appointed you as DENR secretary and Raphael Mariano [the chairman of the farmers' militant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP)] as DAR (Department of Agrarian Reform) Secretary, we thought that Mr. President was really fulfilling his promises through concrete actions. As a result, our indigenous people saw their hopes rising and they felt that, finally, Duterte's presidency might have b ...

  • We Need Our Land Not Oil Palms

    We Need Our Land Not Oil Palms

    The massive oil palm development in the Philippines has grave implications not only for indigenous people's land, tradition and culture, but also the country's environment and the lives of future generations of Filipinos. Tell the government and authorities of Palawan and Mindanao to stop Malaysian and other oil palm investments.

    Call to action

    To: H.E. Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines; Hon. Regina Paz Lopez, Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and others

    Stop the oil palm expansion in the Philippines that represents a fin ...

  • Palawan Tribe

    The Palawan tribe, also known as the Pala'wan or the Palawano, is a tribe that lives in the southern Mountains on the island of Palawan.