An Encounter With The Dumagat Tribes In Aurora + A Call For Help


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Piolo, a child with coffee-colored skin and the curliest hair I have ever seen, handed me a wild rambutan, smiled shyly up at me, and joined the other children. They and a few adults ate the tart red fruit while sitting outside a makeshift home from wood. Others also sat outside their homes, seemingly content, while some kids ran around. Far behind them was the majestic Sierra Madre mountain range.

community, kids, Dumagat tribe, Sitio Inipit, Barangay Simbahan, Dinalungan, Aurora, Philippines

An afternoon at the Dumagat community at Sitio Inipit, Barangay Simbahan, Dinalungan, Aurora

Their smiles betrayed the hardships they go through every day.

A steady and sustainable income is hard to come by for the Dumagat community here at Sitio Inipit, Barangay Simbahan, Dinalungan, in Aurora province. Also, before, kids had a hard time going to and staying in school because their families could not afford it.

This is not mentioning the problems Dumagats face in general, among them…

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