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Rizal Palawan 34th Founding Anniversary & 3rd Tau’t Bato Festival

Rizal, officially the Municipality of Dr. Jose P. Rizal,  is a first class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. The municipality also hosts the Singnapan charcoal petrographs. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 42,759 people. Prior to its formation as a separate municipality, the place was known as Tarumpitao Point and was part of the Municipality of Quezon. By virtue of Batas Pambansa Blg. 386, it was formed as a municipality on April 14, 1983, called Marcos. It was renamed after José Rizal in 1987 through Republic Act No. 6652.

Rizal is politically subdivided into 11 barangays. Bunog, Campong Ulay, Candawaga, Canipaan, Culasian, Iraan, Latud, Panalingaan, Punta Baja, Ransang and Taburi.
Among the ethnic groups in Rizal are the Tao’t Bato people. These people settle in caves during the rainy season and resides at Singnapan Valley area in Barangay Ransang. TheTau’t Batu or Taw Batu (meaning “people of the rock”) are an indigeous tribe occupying the Singnapan Basin, a bowl-shaped valley situated in the southwestern part of Palawan, bounded by Mt. Mantalingajan on the east and a coastal terrain on the west. To the north lies the municipality of Quezon and to the south, the deeper hinterlands of southern Palawan which are still unexplored. The Tau’t Batu are still practicing a traditional lifestyle. The men wear G-strings made of bark and cloth while the women are wearing a skirt made of a piece of cloth to cover their lower body. Most of them are half naked, but because of outside influences through trade, women are beginning to wear blouses on their upper bodies. They live around cave dwellings in which they construct a house framework made of light and sturdy materials such as saplings. They make sleeping platforms and multi-purpose platforms to serve as floors or beds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rizal,_Palawan  & http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php/Tau%27t_Batu

 

Opening Parade.

My Barangay Candawaga..

Motocross 2017

Cutest Rider
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