GETTING TO KNOW THE DUMAGATS IN DINAPIGUE, ISABELA

The Dumagats/Agtasin Dinapigue, Isabela is one of the 110 indigenous tribes in the Philippines.

The household and population count of Dumagats cannot be ascertained by local government agencies due to apparent absence of public documents connected to them. A number of them are nomads- finding their way to the remotest lands in themountainous part of northern Isabela. Some of them find livelihood through hunting and fishing. The total land area of Dinapigue covers 97000 hectares. 98% of which is forest land while the rest is residential. As such, it houses a wide variety of wildlife, both flora and fauna.

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