Mangyan is the generic name for the eight indigenous groups found on the island of Mindoro, southwest of the island of Luzon, the Philippines, each with its own tribal name, language, and customs. The total population maybe around 280,000, but official statistics are difficult to determine under the conditions of remote areas, reclusive tribal groups and some having little if any outside world contact.
The ethnic groups of the island, from north to south, are Iraya, Alangan, Tadyawan, Tawbuid (called Batangan by lowlanders on the west of the island), Buhid, and Hanunoo. An additional group on the south coast is labeled Ratagnon. They appear to intermarry with lowlanders. The group is known on the east of Mindoro as Bangon may be a subgroup of Tawbuid, as they speak the ‘western’ dialect of that language. They also have a kind of poetry which is called the Ambahan.
Please help us for their basic need especially to food and vitamins for adult and children. I will help them also to make a small store in Alangan Mangyan Community. To Provide seeds and tools for Gardening. The church need to repair and paint.
Thank you so much.
May God Bless you!