Monday, February 21, 2011

Aetas finally granted ownership titles to ancestral lands

Lubos Alyansa ng mga Katutubong Ayta ng Sambales (LAKAS.PH) — After being driven out of their ancestral lands nearly two decades ago by the furry of an erupting Mount Pinatubo, some 7,000 Aeta families will receive today title to their own mineral-rich domain.

After the 1991 eruption, the previously nomadic indigenous people have resettled around Zambales province—many through the help of various organizations, including the Rotary Club of Makati North. That club donated several hectares in Botolan, where the Aetas now plant crops and fruit trees today.


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