As we plan our trip to medical mission, our contacts in Mindoro have mostly directed our help towards the indigenous people of Mindoro called the Mangyan. These villagers have retreated further into the mountains as sprawl from other islands have occupied most of their land.
Doing our research on these Mindoro natives, we came across a few modern images that captured their daily lives very well. Jacob Maentz is an American photographer living in Cebu, Philippines. His images tell many stories. With his permission, we’ve been allowed to share these images of the Mangyan people. Click here to see more.