Remnants of the past that still exist in the modern world, that’s what people would describe the indigenous tribes that still live in seclusion till today. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find tribes that have not been modernized in this technological day and age. Yet they still thrive, perhaps sporting a bit of modernization here and there, but mostly left untouched by the world of concrete and metal.
Found in the lands of Palawan, islands filled to the brim with nature, there exists a tribe that still keeps its roots firmly planted in their proud past. Instead of letting visitors travel all the way to their secluded little village, the people of the Palaw’an tribe journey all the way to the “Butterfly Eco-Garden and Tribal Village” and stay there for a while in order to show tourists and the domesticated locals how they hunt, harvest, build and generally survive so far away from the protection of civilization.
The tribal village is living proof that despite the many changes that come about, there are still those who choose to hold on to their roots and those who adapt but in return, share their culture and traditions to the newer generations. In this way, stories and age-old knowledge are kept alive and preserved as it is passed on from generation to generation through word of mouth and teachings.
“Palaw’an is one of the many indigenous people of Palawan that have been living in the province for thousands of years. A few traits and trades have been preserved since younger generations are now adopting to modernization. The tribal village is to preserve those remaining traits and trades and by its cultural shows; visitors will get a rare chance to interact with these native people that still holds pure Palaw’an bloodline. Visitors will learn the Palaw’an way of hunting survival, handycraft making, daily life and even the Palaw’an way of hanging out.” as stated at the tribal village itself.