Today's Punto
Today's Punto
Tribal triumph

Jul 04, 2017

HINDI LANG ako ang umakyat du’n, parang kami nang lahat ng mga kapwa ko katutubo ang nagrepresent du’n.

Wearing the traditional bahag of his tribe, Aeta Norman King made history, as much for himself as for his people, when he strode the stage at the 108th commencement exercises of the University of the Philippines as its first ever Aeta graduate.

To walk his talk, King brought with him his grandparents and some tribesmen to the occasion.

Far from the diaspora commonly infecting fresh graduates from the provinces, King has committed himself to the well-being of his people first: Ang una kong gagawin, mag-focus ako to help ‘yung community ko. Maybe gagawa ng isang book about history ng mga Aeta kasi wala mang documented.

Here’s a man who knows how to pay back. Luid

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