Ayta or commonly known as Aeta live in the Zambales Mountain Ranges, Luzon, Philippines, stretched into great portions of the Provinces of Bataan, Zambales, Pampanga and Tarlac, all in Central Luzon.
The Ayta MAG-ANTSI and MAG-INDI inhabit central portion of the Zambales Mountain Ranges particularly within the areas of Pampanga Province. They retained most of their traditional culture but changing political, social, and economic landscapes of the region forced them to adapt to the lowland way of life particularly that of the Kapampangan.
The Ayta MAGBUKON occupies the Bataan Peninsula since time immemorial owing to the origin of its name which means “to separate” from the rest of the Ayta language groups. The Ayta Magbukon retained vast tracts of their ancestral land and continue to coexist with the lowland population surrounding them. Development in the province offered new continue reading : Ayta Magbukun
The Ayta AMBALA Indigenous Peoples are located in the southern tip of the Zambales Mountain Ranges occupying some areas of Southwestern Pampanga, Southern Zambales and Northern Bataan. Just like most of the remaining traditional Ayta communities, they continue to practice slash-and-burn or swidden agriculture locally known as “gasak” and “kalaanan”. Urbanization played a major role continue reading : Ayta Ambala
The Ayangan of Mayoyao Ancestral Domain located in the province Ifugao
The ATA occupy the hinterlands comprising the headwaters of Davao, Tuganay and Libungan Rivers. Their name means “dwellers in highlands”. They are situated mainly in Paquibato District and portions of adjoining areas in Marilog, Calinan and Buhangin Districts of Davao City and of Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte
The Ati of Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
The Ata-Manobo of Davao del Norte, aboriginally called Ata, believed that they originated from Paquibato, Davao City. The Ancestral Domain of the Ata-Manobo covers portions of the Municipalities of Kapalong, san Isidro, Sto. Tomas and Talaingod.
Aromanen ne Manuvu are the descendants of APO AGYU known as the ruler of the place. They practice their customary and traditional practices such as the “SAMAYAAN” Festival which means “THANKS GIVING DAY”
Alta occupies most of the central part of the province of Aurora, sharing the Sierra Madre with the Agta and Dumagat.