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Regional ADSDPP Formulation Capacity Development

Regional ADSDPP Formulation Capacity Development! The activity is conducted alongside the Phase 1 & 2 ADSDPP Formulation of the Ayta Sambal Indigenous Peoples of Brgys. Palis, Maguisgis, Nacocol & Cabatuan, all in Botolan Municipality, Zambales. Today’s highlights include:

*Leveling off of the NCIP and the concerned Ayta Sambal ICCs

*Discussion of the SDGs, Ambisyon Natin 2040, and the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022

*Review of the ADSDPP Guidelines

*Seminar-Workshop on Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) tools and methodologies

*Planning and Preparation for a Fieldwork

“SAMPAYAN”. Learning and understanding the history of Ayta Indigenous Peoples in Barangays Palis, Maguisguis, Nacolcol, and Cabatuan, Municipality of Botolan, Zambales. All four Barangays comprise a single Ayta Ancestral Domain known as PaMaNaCa. Using “Historical Timeline” or “Sampayan” method, the ADSDPP CWG was able to recall and present the history of their Indigenous Cultural Communities.

PaMaNaCa Ancestral Domain (AD) Physical and Social Mapping. Key informants include Ayta hunters, gatherers, fisher folks, elders, and leaders. Important features include metes and bounds of the AD, major bio-physical and indigenous land use patterns, landmarks, infrastructure, and spatial distribution of households inside the AD. The Physical Map allows an intitial appraisal of the general conditions of the AD while the Social Map gives an idea of the socioeconomic situation or well-being of the community.

Illustrating the Seasonal Calendar of the Ayta Sambal Indigenous Peoples in PaMaNaCa, Botolan, Zambales. It shows various household activities, events, agricultural cycle, hunting and gathering season, observed weather patterns, and needs or availability of labor, income and expenses. The Seasonal Calendar tells when they are busy with certain farm or livelihood activities, free time, and it helps schedule and plan particular development activities according to the most appropriate time.

Plenary presentation of Ayta Ancestral Domain Physical and Social Map. In every PRA tools utilized, other community members will have the opportunity to validate, critique, and improve all information given and outputs made by the ADSDPP Community Working Group and key informants ensuring participation–joint dailog, active process, people involvement, and people empowerment.

Plenary presentation of the Seasonal Calendars of the Ayta Indigenous Peoples in PaMaNaCa. Contains several systems from weather to income but the common reference is their traditional agricultural cycle.

Village Transects of Palis, Maguisguis, Nacolcol, and Cabatuan (PaMaNaCa), all four Barangays under a single Ayta Ancestral Domain. A “data bank” diagram which provides a cross-sectional view of the distribution and boundaries of major resource units. For each each resource unit, the topography, land use, crops grown, perennials, animals, opportunities and threats.

Trend Analysis charts of the Ayta Indigenous Peoples of PaMaNaCa. A documentation of the past, present and future directions or patterns of changes in the communities’ life. All four have one reference point: the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. Three topics of interests were analyzed as to changes and trends that occurred in the past, present and future–Ancestral Domain situation, human and culture, and community situation. The “future” was classified futher into two: “What will likely happen in the future if the present trends continue?” and “What is your desired future?”

The ADSDPP Community Working Group of Ayta Indigenous Peoples in PaMaNaCa, Botolan, Zambales with NCIP Region 3 ADSDPP Focal Points at the conclusion of the 5-day activity. The ADSDPP formulation was supported by all four Barangay Local Government Units represented by Barangay Chairpersons who were also Ayta Indigenous Peoples themselves.

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