Yangil Village is the eye-opening side located in San Felipe province of Zambales. It is one of the nine Aeta tribe villages in Zambales that have been suffering from poverty and insufficient vegetation since the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo occured in 1991.
Yangil Village News
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Zambales has become known as a home-break spot to many Manileños when the call for a quick vacation arises.
With its breath-taking coves, beaches and mountains, such as Liwliwa, Potipot Island, Capones Island, Anawangin Cove and Nagsasa Cove, people may opt to camp, surf, trek, or simply rest by the beach when in the province.
But little did many know, until recently, that apart from these vacation spots in Zambales is a greater scheme of adventures that matter: The road to the barren ancestral domain of the Aeta community in Yangil Village.
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At the heart of Sierra Madre lies a small village called Sitio Yangil. It is the home of approximately 30 Aeta families, living harmoniously with other indigenous inhabitants of the land??" tall trees, rare birds and vibrant flowers.
In order to get there, one must cross three rivers and a couple of streams, not to mention the one-hour trek over the thick layers of lahar brought by the explosion of Mt. Pinatubo in the '90s.
Despite that, the trek is truly an exciting experience for any adventure seeker, especially to one who spends most of his time in an office desk.
As soon as you en ...
Our favorite The Circle Hostel now hosts Tribes & Treks, a full-day intense tour that leads to Sitio Yangil in San Felipe, Zambales where an Aeta tribe resides. This is a regular weekend event where slots get filled up fast, so Ian and I signed up right away last November 5.
Now, we didn't really do any prior preps as we were thinking that this was going to be a cinch. While none of us have had any actual trekking experience that involved hours climbing a mountain (a hill in Batanes for me maybe?), the initial problem we encountered was that Ian was apparently bad with directions. The suppo ...
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