Surigao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines.
The Mamanwa is a Negrito tribe found in the Province of Surigao del Norte. They believe in a collection of spirits, which are governed by the supreme deity Magbabaya. The tribe produce excellent winnowing baskets, rattan hammocks, and other household containers. The Mamanwas are a different breed of people in their looks and physical features compared to the lowlanders. Presently, there are still few Mamanwas who, on fiesta days, roam Cantilan streets and its barangays. In modern Cantilan, they are a vanishing tribe who could be traced only in the deep and distant mountains like the Mandajas who inter-marry with the Manobos.
- Jacob Maentz
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