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Evolving Iraya Tribe: The Changing Perspective, Culture and Environment

Volume: 47  ,  Issue: 1 , February    Published Date: 15 March 2020
Publisher Name: IJRP
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# Author Name
1 Jayson L. de Vera
2 John Albert A. Rico
3 Romeo Maligaya
4 Luisito V. Evangelista, PhD


Mangyan is the collective name for the eight indigenous groups living in Mindoro, each with its own name, language, and set of customs which includes:  Iraya, Alangan, Tadyawan, Tau-buid, Bangon, Buhid, Hanunuo, and Ratagnon. In this study, the Perspective of Iraya Tribe on their Changing Culture was assessed using phenomenological approach. The researcher utilizes the in-person interview to gather data intended for this study. Eight people participated in the study including Mayor, Police, pastor, residents of the tribe and the informant from the government of Mamburao. The three (3) central themes identified are: 1) The Needs and Situation of the Tribe, 2) Adaptation to the changing Environment and Perspectives; and lastly 3) Dying Traditions due to Influence of Education and Religion. The needs and the emerging situation of Indigenous People (Mangyan, Iraya tribe) are quite alarming. Even though we have IPRA but the focus of the law does not fully support the society. People need to adopt to the environment in order to survive even at the cost of their own identity and independence. The IPED Curriculum is not fully monitored by the Department of Education. The main objective that is to preserve the culture of the IP was not met.


  • Education
  • Mangyan (Iraya Tribe)
  • Changing Culture
  • Education
  • Religion
  • IPRA and IPED
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