Herbal Medicine from the Aetas

August 29th, 2010

The Philippine Daily Inquirer had this news item to day, August 29, 2010. It includes a story from Carling Domulot, Aeta leader and ELF leader-graduate. Some years ago, when ELF, in partnership with PBAZ, started an Alternative Learning System (ALS) for Aeta out of school youth and adults, the PBAZ leaders asked why the modules
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Sr. Menggay of the Aetas

August 22nd, 2010

This morning, Ka Carling, one of the Aeta leaders of LAKAS and PBAZ, dropped by our place on his way to attending the La Nina Summit tomorrow. We reminisced about the early years of literacy work among the Aetas, which was assisted by the FMM sisters led by Sister Menggay. He asked: “There is supposed
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A Young Aeta’s Voice

July 21st, 2010

I chanced upon this post on Facebook from Christopher Domulot, who is spending some time in Japan, studying sustainable agriculture at the Asian Rural Institute. Christopher, nicknamed “Butog” is a graduate of the Aeta leadership course run by the Education for Life Foundation. LAKAS Pinatubo: our Ancestral Land, and to this place, we shall return
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What will help us protect our forests?

March 21st, 2010

Our forests are now dwindling fast. Many of the floods, disasters and droughts we are experiencing have a strong link to our disappearing forests. What can education do?What can ordinary citizens do to save our forests? In many  fora and conferences, we hear the buzzword “biodiversity”. What does this mean in our daily life? It
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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.
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