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(in Russian also Atta, Inagta, and so on; they have no general self-designation), a group of Negroid tribes, short in stature, which constitutes the indigenous population of the Philippine Islands. They inhabit the mountain regions and the eastern part of Luzon. Small groups of Aeta also live in the interior of the Negros and Panay islands and the northeastern part of Mindanao. Several other Negroid groups on the islands of Mindoro and Palawan are also sometimes called Aeta. The population is approximately 50,000 (1967 estimate), more than 30,000 of whom are on the island of Luzon. They speak numerous dialects of the Indonesian group of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. Their religious concepts amount to a form of primitive animism. In addition to a hunting and gathering economy, agriculture is developed among the Aeta.

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253) AETA prohibits an individual from interfering with an animal enterprise but does not define "interfere.
She added, "We understand few Aeta are interested to study because of their heritage of being nomads and the discrimination they face from fellow students.
As direct actions carried out by some animal rights extremists have continued in recent years, it is unlikely that militant members of the movement will be deterred by the measures included in the AETA.
The AETA ignores Shakespeare's recommendation, "Don't shoot the messenger," potentially stigmatizing a "speaker" with the most heinous, post-9-11 label in America: terrorist.
Capas, Tarlac - Here in Barangay O'Donnel lives a nun who is a passionate and fierce defender of Aetas - a group of indigenous people who are in a constant struggle to better their lives.
AETA provides that whoever interferes with an animal enterprise and causes damage in excess of ten-thousand dollars to property, which includes the removal of animals or records, has satisfied the elements of the Act.
The Aeta culture has been destroyed because we have lost our land,'' he said.
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We urge everyone to resist Duterte's acts of sowing fear and terror in our communities,' said Leticia Gomez, an Aeta from Zambales.
Botolan, Zambales -- At least 108 Aeta Pinatubo victims in this town have benefited from the livelihood assistance of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Oh, how the Aeta families' eyes glistened and glowed as their humble homes were instantly 'lighted and delighted,' enabling their kids to do their homework and boosting adult members' productivity and sense of peace and well-being.
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