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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 17, 2010


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KARA DAVID focuses on a little known Mangyan tribe called Bangons in “I Witness”. They escaped notice from the lowlanders for years when they retreated to the mountains of Mindoro to avoid modern influence. As more and more lowlanders explored the hinterlands, things changed and threatened the traditional ways of these elusive people. With no other place to run to, they are forced to assimilate and accept modernity. But it’s not easy. The few who remain steadfast in staying true to their culture are said to have retreated even deeper into the mountains. Kara David attempts to locate this elusive group and uncovers the true meaning of being a Bangon in the docu “Mailap na Mangyan” after “Saksi”.