Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

Licking poverty with self-reliance: A story of the Batangan community in Balani Village, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

In 1957, the ILO promulgated Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 107, an accord which essentially seeks to integrate the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples into the mainstream of society.

The study tells the story of the Batangan, a gentle and peace-loving people living in hinterlands of Mindoro island. It is an attempt to chronicle the struggle for survival of these semi-nomadic people who were forced to make changes in their way of life in order to cope with the demands of modern society.