The Batak Village in Barangay Tanabag, Puerto Princessa, Palawan is home to the last 200 members of the Batak tribe. This tribe of hunter gatherers, the first inhabitants of the Philippines originating in Papua New Guinea, still live in balance with the forest. They live in simple makeshift huts and travel around gathering resin, and honey while catching the occasional Palawan Bearded Pig.
The Batak tribe is working in cooperation with several environmental organizations on the creation of Cleopatra's Needle Forest Reserve, to protect over 40,000 hectares of primary forest and dozens of unique species.
Batak Village Tanabag News
First day of a 13 days ritual of the Batak tribe of Palawan along Tagnaya River, Barangay Conception, Puerto Princesa City.
Billy Bob decided to journey to The Philippines, where he made his way to Palawan island. Locals told him Palawan is the territory of patriots, with beautiful harbors.
He heard about a community of Batak tribe, which made him curious, so he went to investigate. From a place called Sitio Tanabang, Billy Bob found a young man named Pedro to guide him. He said the Batak are mountain people so they hiked 2 hours to the central Batak village called Kalakwasan.
Billy Bob greeted the village headman and was invited to stay with a family named Sibido. The Batak people here are traditionally anim ...
The city council of Puerto Princesa City endorsed the project of Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Incorporated to help a local indigenous community in Palawan.
The endorsement will pave the way for the issuance of a Certificate of Non-Coverage for the project from the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development.
Councilor Gregorio Austria, chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection and Natural Resources said the project of Shell Foundation will restore and rehabilitate the electrical system of the Batak tribe and local community in Sitio Kalakwasan, Barangay Tanabag, Puerto Princesa C ...
While most people head to the Island of Palawan for the sand and surf, there's quite a bit of culture beyond the beach as well. On our first full day in San Rafael, Puerto Princesa, swapped the seashore with jaunt in nature. Our half-day excursion consisted of a hike to and from the Batak village where we stopped for lunch and a tour. The Batak are the indigenous people of the Philippines and are mostly located in the northeastern areas of Palawan. Incredibly, there are only about 500 Batak people living today, making this quite a small set of communities. Once a nomadic people, the Batak now ...
While most people head to the Island of Palawan for the sand and surf, there’s quite a bit of culture beyond the beach as well. On our first full day in Puerto Princesa, we swapped the seashore for a jaunt in nature. Our half-day excursion consisted of a hike to the Batak village where we stopped for lunch and a tour before heading back. The Batak are the indigenous people of the Philippines and are mostly located in the northeastern areas of Palawan. Incredibly, there are only about 500 Batak people living today, making this quite a small set of communities. Once a nomadic people, the Batak ...
It is an ordinary day to wake up with the comfort of nature for the Batak community living at Sitio Kalakwasan, Bgy. Tanabag in northern outskirts of Puerto Princesa City. But on Monday, June 6 they considered it momentous as it was the day they all started to work hand-in-hand to breathe new life into the declining number of Almaciga (Agathis philippinensis) tree which produces marketable resin and has since been serving as their source of living.
"Almaciga tree is our lifeblood," says Tribal Chieftain Dionecio Saavedra in a breathy voice as he and other members of the community trooped to ...