There are about 12 to 15 million indigenous people (IP) who inhabit the Philippines, which is approximately 15 to 20 percent of the country’s total population. These IPs belong to about 110 ethnic communities and speak around 170 languages, majority of them (about 60 percent) live in Mindanao, about 33 percent dwell in Luzon, and the remaining (6%) are in Visayas region. Source - National Commission for Culture and the Arts
Thankful and proud of our Parangal members for bridging the IP communities overseas and the Philippine dance communities around the world who keep Philippine culture alive and bringing home much closer
Since Parangal's inception we have learned and continue to partner with 16 Indigenous Peoples and in their words in extending to help "we want them to know we're still here."
Photo Credit: Marc Aviles | This is it Photography