Maruyog nga Lahi: The Ati of Panay and Ata Negros Occidental

Maruyog nga Lahi: The Ati of Panay and Ata Negros Occidental

This coming October 5, 2020, the National Museum of the Philippines Western Visayas will facilitate a webinar entitled "Maruyog nga Lahi: The Ati of Panay and Ata Negros Occidental."

In this activity, SPNKK will share the experiences of the network working with the Negrito communities in the Philippines. See you on October 5!

BULIGAY! a local term of the Ati for Bayanihan

BULIGAY! a local term of the Ati for Bayanihan

BULIGAY! a local term of the Ati for Bayanihan. The activity was conducted together with the female Ati healers and members of the community to establish a small medicinal plant botanic garden at Dagubdob village on the island of Guimaras. The botanical garden will a) ensure the healers & midwives always have some emergency stock of vital medicinal plants at hand and b) provide seeds and seedlings for an envisaged effort to restore degraded where significant herbal plants traditionally located. Activity Photos From: Sitio Dagubdob, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras

The Batak Run Their Own Almaciga Business

The Batak Run Their Own Almaciga Business

Shown are the 15 tons of almaciga resin tapped by 43 Batak resin gatherers of the Samahan ng mga Katutubong Batak sa Nanabu (SKBN) in Caramay, Roxas, Palawan. The resin, collected from community-managed forests, was gathered during the community quarantine period. The income earned from the enterprise will help sustain the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. SKBN ensures that harvesters follow established guidelines that allow the sustainable harvesting of forest-based resources.  Through this initiative, SPNKK supports the economic empowerment and ecological sustainability of the Caramay Batak community. Photo credit: Jomar Cirilo, the enterprise manager.