HomeInternational Journal on Social Innovation & Researchvol. 6 no. 1 (2013)

Moorings of Aetas: Structuration Analysis of Aeta Resettlement in Sitio Gala, Brgy. Sacatihan, Subic, Zambales

Salvador M. Evardone

Discipline: History



Philippines is a home to various indigenous communities whose presence is significant because their life expressions are a proof of their rich ancestral traditions. This paper is an attempt to study the existence of an indigenous community in their process to commune with structures within the realm of time and space. Specifically, it illustrates the duality between the Aeta community in the resettlement area in Sitio Gala, Brgy. Sacatihan, Subic, Zambales and those structures which they have collaborated with, so far. The Aetas have been engaging in the rules and programs set by the Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission Incorporation (FOLPMI), a non-stock nonprofit organization that takes care of the welfare and development of those Aetas affected by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991. The data were gathered through focused-group-discussion and unstructured interviews.