Text and Photos by Euden Valdez / Additional Photos by Coleen Salamat
This is one concept that Random Act of Kindness – RAK Ph Mountaineers live by. That whatever you give, you also receive. By extending kindness in the form of our Christmas outreach called “Give Light on Christmas Day and Pasko Fiesta,” we also received so much more from our Aeta recipients.
Our beneficiaries, 36 households residing in an Aeta Resettlement in Sitio Camiling, Brgy. Papaac, Camiling, Tarlac, through their very own hands, dug earth crops like ube, cassava and ginger from their own lands as gifts in exchange of our donations.
Text and Photos by Euden Valdez
IT’s not every day that ordinary Filipinos like us meet our nation’s indigenous peoples. As in personally interact with them, and not just treat them with disdain whenever they board a jeepney playing makeshift instruments to ask for alms—like how we would normally encounter them in the big city.
But IPs who are leaving their ancestral domains and local communities in the hopes of finding better life in the urban jungle that is Metro Manila is a whole different matter altogether, one that I am not capable of writing about yet.
is a former dyarista,