Now open for tourism, entrepreneurism, trade, and investment!
Yes. You read the title correctly. It’s official!
The black Filipino community owns over 72 miles [46,000 acres/18,660 hectares] of mountainous, farm, river, and lake-front, developmental lands in their indigenous area of Pampanga, Philippines.
“Our people have [finally] reaped the fruits of our labor, after 13-long years of waiting. I have dreamed of this day…when the Philippines would respect and recognize our rights. Now we can stop feeling like outsiders on our own indigenous homeland…” -Roman King, Chairman, Indigenous People’s Organization, speaking on The 2022 Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT)
A proud moment in history for blacks around the world as the global black community at-large, both indigenous and the diaspora alike gained influence, awareness, wealth, and power fueled by the black lives matter phenomenon or BLM global movement from The West. But, this is an especially glorious day, specifically for the black Filipinos; or Aytas of Porac, as they are historically called, in the Philippines. Finally, black Filipinos; similar to the black British or black Americans, can feel the “pride of ownership” which they deserve. However, one unique difference is that the black Filipinos (Aytas) were always there and played a key role in the overall, global, Philippine history.Black-Owned Mountain.
The Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT7) Central Visayas connected the trio via a jaw-dropping Cebu networking junket, named The Farm, Fork & Fitness Tour.
Philippines tourism professionals and US; black American, media stand hand-and-hand throughout this Philippines tourism bounce back season.
To help promote the success of black Filipinos in Pampanga, Roman King, Chairman, Indigenous People’s Organization, with Pinatubo Mountainero, Chairman, Kap Bari and, award-winning black American lifestyle entrepreneur and publisher of The Philippines Magazine International, Kareem Jackson have been in talks of a merger to develop ways to re-brand, develop and market the Aytas 46,000 acre village; resorts, tourism office, aka Black Mountain. The new naming and branding is designed to imprint the black Filipino community and territory onto Google, and to act as a SEO copywriting vehicle to promote tourism to Black Mountain.
Additionally, a direct black-American and African public relations campaign to include promotion of the mountain resorts and hosting a glamping-style Annual R&B Reggae Under The Stars White Linen Party event to boost awareness and tourism. (ThePhilippinesMagazine.com)
“Our unified goal is to maintain security, promote tourism, and bring awareness to the Aytas and their invaluable part in Philippines history. Ultimately, empowering the community and paving the way for growth. This is a hobby turned into a passion, turned into a profession, and now an obsession.” -Kap Bari Silvestre, Chairman, Pinatubo Mountainero Travel and Tours OPC.
Pinatubo Mountainero host Philippines National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP) Certified, and Department of Tourism (PH DOT) Accredited Mt. Pinatubo Crater Peak and Crater Lake, Tutulari Avatar Gorge Tours and Tour Guides.
To coordinate a visit or excursion, and learn more about Black Mountain, visit:
www.mtpinatubo.com or, www.Facebook.com/pinatubomountainero
A little history:
It’s not widely known in Philippine history, but, in the Philippines, (just as in The Americas), centuries before the Americans, the Japanese, and the Spanish, there were blacks already living in the Philippines. Also, often referred to as Melanesians across Oceania.
Blacks, or Negritos (as labeled by Spaniards, meaning small black) are indigenous, (which means original and/or pre-colonialization) to Thailand, India, Australia, Malaysia, and The Philippines; as well as, other countries around the world.
The American, French, Israeli, and Philippine militaries have all been trained by the Black Filipinos on jungle survival.
The Black-Owned Mountains in the Philippines (aka CADT 123) is home to more than 12,000 black Filipinos, (IPs) situated in the villages of Camias, Diaz, Inararo, Villa Maria, and Sapang Uwak. It also spans the area of Sapang Bato in Angeles City and portions of Floridablanca town in Pampanga and San Marcelino, Zambales.
To learn more visit:
Philippines Government: https://ncip.gov.ph
African Tribes of the Philippines:(Part.1):
The Negrito People:
Aetas are not Africans:
Travel Noire: https://travelnoire.com/aeta-african-natives-philippines
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