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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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De Jesus said the project intends to develop the ancestral domain of the indigenous Aetas in the area by physically and economically developing its human capital to cultivate a sustainable community for them.
The study was conducted in a selected Aeta community in Pampanga.
Common names that identify Aetas from non-Aetas in the Philippines include kulot (curly haired Aetas) as opposed to unat (straight-haired non-Aetas) and Aeta as opposed to Tagalog.
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. Animal rights extremists will continue their efforts targeting various animal enterprises and affiliated companies, as there are a large number of activists who are willing to risk potential repercussions in the name of the larger animal rights movement.
''The Aeta culture has been destroyed because we have lost our land,'' he said.
Melo said it is Clark policy to give jobs to members of indigenous peoples, some of whom are Aetas living in nearby IP communities.
It will be utilized by our Aeta students residing in several mountains and sitios here in Capas.
The Aeta organization leader alleged that the NCIP is attempting to create another Aeta group which they claimed to be "unlawful, deceitful and with evil and corrupt motives" to make it as a sole representative in the Joint Management Agreement (JMA).
(1) It argues that, as AETA's opponents have pointed out, a literal reading of AETA's terms may force the conclusion that AETA prohibits certain acts of whistleblowing.
Anton Santos, 19, and a resident in the upland village of Camias in Porac town, Pampanga province, was the sixth person to be forcibly subjected to the customary practice of 'manablas' (retaliation), according to Ricardo Guiao, an Aeta helping out in development projects in the area.