The Tao't Batu - cave dwellers of South Palawan December 26th 2008 October 2008, Busuanga Island, Calamian Group
"There are four main groups of tribes in the area near Signapan," told us Bruno, a retired French anthropologist, while sipping his fourth pastis since we had met him at 11:30 am. "The most well-known is the Tao't Batu, but there are also the Konoy, the Tao't Daram - cannibals, watch out for them - and the ones I call the Tao't Arib."
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