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Mangyan mothers learn farming skills to help community be self-sufficient

Mar 20, 2019 - 2:08 PM

The Mangyans, an indigenous group living on the island of Mindoro, see the fruits of their labor with the help of Zero Extreme Poverty 2030

FRUITS OF THEIR LABOR. A Mangyan mother checks the organic vegetables that are ready for picking in time for the Harvest Festival in Naujan, Mindoro. Photo from ZEP 2030

WATCH: How to educate the youth through arts

Mar 18, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Established in 2012 Tabsing Kolektib aims to educate people through theater

TABSING. Taking estuary as a metaphor, Tabsing Kolektib envisions itself as a meeting place for artists. Photo courtesy of Tabsing Kolektib

Oriental Mindoro takes stock of Typhoon Nina damage

Dec 31, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The typhoon inflicted casualties damage to agriculture and infrastructure and left many people in Oriental Mindoro still without electricity as they welcome the new year

COMMUNICATION. Municipalities in Oriental Mindoro set up charging stations in the aftermath of Typhoon Nina

The balaylakoy: Means to reawaken the Alangan Mangyan's culture

May 28, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Due to the vast amount of external influences many of the Alangan Mangyans shift from the communal balaylakoy – a shared living space for up to 20 famiies – to individual houses

MANGYAN ALANGAN CULTURE. Domingo Torres and Vicente Sara stands in front of the land where the balaylakoy will be contructed.

Bike Scouts: An eyewitness account of Mindoro after #NonaPH

Dec 21, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Providing an alternative means of communication for survivors is just one of the reasons they ride

Ako, babaeng Hanunuo

Dec 02, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The burden to feed and care for children while also caring for nature is carried by the Hanunuo Mangyan women in Oriental Mindoro

Signals: Indigenous communities and climate change

Nov 10, 2015 - 11:55 PM

[Special Report] We take a look at how two indigenous communities are heeding signals from the Earth as they cope with and adapt to a changing planet

Signals: Blame Game

Nov 10, 2015 - 7:25 AM

Mindoro s forests are vanishing at a rapid pace – and swidden farming better known as kaingin is eyed as one of the culprits Are the Mangyans really to blame?

When there's smoke, there's fire?

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

What's eating up Mindoro's forests?

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

If there really is no logging then why are trees disappearing?

Mangyans and kaingin

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:45 AM

How are indigenous people s rights kaingin and the environment linked?

Why we need to be stewards of a rare mountain ecosystem

Oct 31, 2015 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Why should Filipinos be proud of the Mts Iglit Baco National Park? Here are some fast facts about the rare mountain grassland ecosystem in Mindoro and ways to protect the country s conservation areas

TREASURE. The Mts Iglit-Baco National Park is a rare mountain grassland ecosystem. Photo by Konstantin Nikiforov

The disaster risk reduction genius of the indigenous

Oct 12, 2015 - 4:48 PM

The indigenous ways of mitigating disaster risks are still very much alive and they teach us that our instincts are not to be ignored But this does not mean that science is less important

Myths about the Mangyan

Aug 22, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Do you know who the Mangyans are?

From priest for the poor to environmentalist

Jan 28, 2013 - 8:20 AM

Thanks to the nomination of a fellow development worker Fr Edwin Gariguez was awarded the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize with an award of US 150 000 for the furtherance of his cause

COMMUNITY. Fr Edwin Gariguez lives with the Mangyans of Mindoro. Photo from