Aeta leader commends local authorities

ORION, Bataan – A septuagenarian member of an indigenous group based in an upland community of Abucay, this province, has commended the local authorities for promoting sustainable socio-economic programs for the benefit of ethnic tribes in the historic peninsula.
Juanito Nuguid,70, lupon member of Ayta Magbukon tribe, an ethnic group from the village of Bangkal, Abucay, a root crops farmer, joined the local officials led by Bataan Vice Governor Cris Garcia and Orion Mayor Antonio Raymundo,Jr. and Chairman Virgilio Almario of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) in the wreath laying rites held at the Hardin ni Balagtas in a coastal village in Orion, the other day in the observance of the Araw ni Balagtas here.
Wearing the Aeta traditional costume, Mr. Nuguid revealed the continuing development of the indigenous people in the province is a result of the collaborations of Bataan Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia, Abucay Mayor Liberato Santiago, Mrs. Vicky S. Garcia, chairperson of Bataan Peninsula Tourism Council Foundation and other government agencies in providing livelihood, health, education and other quality social services .
He cited the formation of Aeta Magbukon choral group by the Provincial Tourism Council which has stimulated high admiration to the culture and tradition of the ethnic clan from visitors and residents.
A number of the cultural minorities have acquired quality college education through the sponsorship of Iskolar ng Bataan which is the brainchild of the late Bataan Governor and Representative of the 2nd district of the Province, Enrique T. Garcia,Jr.
Mr. Nuguid said the exceptional progress of the historic peninsula opens huge opportunities for the indigenous people of the province to achieve the best quality of life.

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