Mangyan Treasures by Antoon Postma
From the Introduction. The Philippines is blessed with the riches and wealth of poetry in many styles and variations, to be found among the multitude of Major and Minor Ethnic Groups living scattered within this archipelago. The collection of indigenous poetry hereby presented is proudly possessed by a small Ethnic Group of Mindoro, occupying the southern portion of the Island and usually referred to as the Hanunoo-Mangyans.
They are one of the seven different Mangyan tribes that are inhabiting the upland areas of Mindoro, and the reason for focusing on this particular group, is the simple fact that I have had the privilege of staying with them for the past 45 years.