On Mindanao’s Lumads and Horse Fighting

Over the past month I have made two separate trips to Mindanao in the hopes to document the ethnic sport of horse fighting that is still occasionally practiced by the

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Back in the Sierra Madres with our Agta Friends

Things often do not turn out the way you might expect them to. Such was the case during my recent trip back to the Sierra Madres. I returned to a

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Publication in Discovery Channel Magazine

Discovery Channel Magazine is running a 12 page photo story about Jacob’s trip to Isabela last year in this August 2012 issue. This trip is where the start of the

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Agta Community Looking at Their Photos

A year after our first visit to this Agta community in a remote part of the Sierra Madres, we returned with photos. The community was so excited to see their

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The Palawan Tau’t Bato of Singnapan Valley

The Tau’t Bato (Tao’t Bato, Taaw’t Bato) are really just a subgroup of the larger Pala’wan indigenous group. They speak the native Pala’wan language and practice many of the same

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Staying Motivated While On The Road

by: Nahoma Maentz I consider myself fortunate to have done a bit of traveling around the Philippines when I was younger. While others may have their sights set on going

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Coron and the Calamian Tagbanua

The Tagbanua people are descendents of some of the oldest people in the Philippines likely coming from Borneo and historically had strong relations with Brunei. Today there are various subgroups

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The Tigwahanon Manobo

The Bukidnon plateau is home to seven of the 18 different indigenous groups found in Mindanao. After doing some research I decided it would be a great place to visit

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Manobo Song on a Bamboo Zeither

A song played for us while in San Fernando, Bukidnon last week.

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Jeffrey’s Story

He was 7 years old when he came to Davao with an uncle who was blind and needed assistance. It became his home for the next 8 years of his

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