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Quezon City assists 80 street dwellers during Christmas

Dec 27, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The city government also helps 6 Aeta families return to their hometowns

REMINDER. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte says rescued street dwellers were sent back to their hometowns and warned against violating the city's ordinances on mendicancy. Photo from Joy Belmonte's Facebook page

[ANALYSIS] Aetas and New Clark City: Trampling on human rights of our first peoples

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:15 AM

As we commemorate International Human Rights Day on December 10, let us remember that recognition begins at home and with our first peoples, the Aetas

7-day eviction notice to Aetas ‘standard follow-up,’ says BCDA

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The BCDA says affected families were issued notices before, given assistance amounting to P300,000 per hectare, and relocation sites

Police, Pampanga officials rescue Aeta teen from death in 'blood debt'

Aug 26, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The rival families have decided to amicably settle their feud after 3 days of negotiation

18-year-old Aeta dreams of becoming her community's doctor

Aug 01, 2019 - 10:31 AM

'No Aeta had imagined that they could become a doctor. We’ve been experiencing discrimination in the lowlands for so long that we’ve grown to fear studying with non-Aetas,' says 18-year-old Mary Rose Alejo

Mary Rose Alejo is a Magbukun Aeta set to study community health work in the University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Sciences this August. Photo by Dr. Fresthel Climacosa

How you can help Aetas in earthquake-hit Pampanga

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:38 PM

Aeta families in Porac and Floridablanca are appealing for help and assistance as they stay in makeshift evacuation centers after the Luzon earthquake

EVACUEES. Aeta families affected by the Luzon earthquake stay in makeshift evacuation sites on April 25, 2019 at Porac, Pampanga. Photo courtesy of Alyansang Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon

UP's first Aeta graduate stars in Safeguard campaign

Jun 19, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Norman King is reportedly the first in his tribe to get a degree from the state-run University of the Philippines

Project Liwanag: Light for Aetas

Nov 26, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Like many upland communities, they did not have access to electricity. But their lives changed after a group of young graduates visited them.

Coping vs adapting: How Aetas face climate change threats

Aug 10, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Farming income of the Aetas is highly seasonal and vulnerable to typhoons prolonged drought and excessive rain

AFFECTED. According to Nanay Cristy, the Aetas in Zambales are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in farming communities. All photos courtesy of Bea Orante

WATCH: Girl wishes to be next Aeta teacher from her village

Dec 25, 2016 - 8:00 PM

In early December MovePH went to Sitio Burog Elementary School in Bamban Tarlac as part of the ShareLove campaign This is where we met Ericka Cosme

SHARE LOVE. Students from Sitio Burog Elementary School in Tarlac receive slippers and books from MovePH. Photo by Vina Salazar/ Rappler

The long road to education

Dec 23, 2016 - 12:37 PM

In Tarlac’s Sitio Burog Elementary School Aeta students willingly make a long trek across mud and dirt just to learn

Visiting the Aeta: A day in Zambales with the Ford Ranger

Apr 13, 2016 - 3:46 PM

The Ford Ranger is built tough In the hands of a social entrepreneur it’s also built to help communities

Simple life is a sustainable life for Aeta community

Feb 07, 2016 - 9:29 AM

Iba pa rin ang katutubo says an indigenous leader

INDIGENOUS LIFE. Residents of Sitio Kanawan alternate their food sources to avoid becoming dependent on one area alone. All photos by Bea Orante/Rappler

‘Heneral Luna’ in the time of climate change

Dec 09, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Our constant search for heroism should not dwell on individual exploits Our heroes teach us that the strength to change the world lies in the people working together

REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES. BUKAL, together with the Archdiocesan Ministry for the Environment of Batangas and the people of Lobo, brought their protests before the central office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. (Photo from the Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan)

Philippines' Aeta people 'beggars' in their own land

Aug 08, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The government has yet to define the boundaries of many ancestral lands for indigenous peoples fuelling fears of encroachment by private developers

DRIVEN AWAY. Rapid urbanization has turned tiny Aeta forest settlements north of Manila into virtual islands, their nomadic lifestyle shut down. Agence France-Presse photo

Greener mountains for an Aeta community

May 31, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The planting of more fruits and vegetables in their settlement areas can help solve hunger among the indigenous people of Tarlac

NO MARKET. While planting taro is one of the main sources of livelihood by the Aetas, they lack the proper means to sell the crops. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Aeta lolas to install solar-powered lamps in villages

Mar 16, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Dubbed solar lolas 4 Aeta grandmothers are back from India equipped with skills on installing solar powered lanterns

'SOLAR LOLAS.' (From left to right) Evelyn Clemente, Magda Salvador, Cita Diaz and Sharon Flores are back from India to share their knowledge on using the sun to power lanterns. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Aeta community not yet in recovery stage a year after Yolanda

Nov 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM

When their coffee plantation fully recovers the community hopes to pursue its ambition to make a coffee brand that is uniquely their own

In Photos: World Teachers' Day in the boondocks

Oct 05, 2014 - 10:49 AM

They are not expecting thank you cards from their students on World Teachers Day Instead they are worried about the few remaining paper they have for the kids to use shrinking pencils they lend to the students the few crayons they have left and chalk to use on what was supposed to be a window

Until the next dance: A story of a vanishing tribe

Apr 12, 2014 - 3:30 PM

The Abelling tribe of Tarlac is slowly vanishing – and along with it its culture practices and traditions

POSSESSED. Surrounded by other members of the Abelling council, villagers and visitors, a council member leads the dancing during the ritual. All photos by Dax Simbol/Rappler