Rising from the Ashes

February 12th, 2010

When the volcanic Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991, its lava and ashes destroyed many surrounding villages – including the traditional homeland of the Ayta, indigenous people descending from the first inhabitants of the Philippines. Today, resettled elsewhere on Luzon island, they are trying to preserve their traditional culture and community integrity through education and theatre. These efforts are supported by the Ayta organisation PBAZ, part of the Education for Life Foundation. Going back to the abandoned village is one way of keeping memories alive.

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2 Responses to “Rising from the Ashes”

  1. What a great story. I just adore the website! Keep up the great work 🙂

  2. michiko says:

    i personally have a soft spot for the Aytas..ive seen this video thru an ayta friend in villar…this video is really great!!

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