Badjao - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Badjao


WATCH: IV of Spades releases new song, video ‘In My Prison’

Jul 13, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The band goes dark in their new release

NEW MUSIC. IV of Spades releases 'In My Prison.' Screenshot from IV of Spades Official YouTube account

From being ‘pulot’ boy, young Badjao now a Palaro 2018 tennis player

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Tennis players in Lamion, Tawi-Tawi pooled their money together to help send 11-year-old Badjao boy Ignohassan Mustagid to the Palarong Pambansa 2018

BADJAO PRIDE. Ignohassan Mustagid plays during the elimination round on April 18, 2018 at the Palarong Pambansa. Screenshot from Rappler

How Badjao families find home and hope in Nueva Ecija village

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:10 PM

In Barangay Bakod Bayan Cabanatuan City some 131 Badjao families live comfortably in housing units given for free by the DSWD and the city government

LIVELIHOOD. Micro-enterprises set up by Badjao families in a village in Nueva Ecija. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Agriculture dep't hires Badjao magna cum laude to help sea gypsies

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:58 AM

The Department of Agriculture hires Roben Abdella to help handle the government s livelihood and education program for the country s sea gypsies

MTRCB summons 'PBB' execs after Badjao contestant bullying incident

Aug 15, 2016 - 4:59 PM

A conference with the PBB group is scheduled for August 18

Screengrab from ABS-CBN

DA to ask Badjao magna cum laude to lead sea steward project

Aug 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the Bantay Laut program will tap the seafaring Badjaos as guardians of the seas

Badjao girl Rita Gabiola joins 'PBB Lucky season 7'

Aug 04, 2016 - 11:48 PM

Kristine Hammond aka Yakult Girl is also part of the show

Viral Badjao girl receives financial support for her education

May 31, 2016 - 9:56 AM

Several groups and individuals promise to help Badjau Girl Rita Gabiola including the local government of Lucena City and the Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation

BADJAO GIRL. Rita Gabiola takes the internet by storm. Photo by Topher Brgos

ARMM Badjao kid dreams to attend college through volleyball

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:28 PM

Mahid Baggeyo has never seen places beyond Tawi Tawi until the 2016 Palarong Pambansa But with volleyball he now has bigger dreams

DREAMING. Mahid Baggeyo, a 12-year-old Badjao athlete from Tawi-Tawi, wants to study and finish school to help his family through playing volleyball. Photo by Mary Joy Gelit/Rappler

Netizens use X to share stories of love, determination

Feb 22, 2016 - 5:08 PM

X users have a lot of nice stories to tell Here are just 4 of them

Plight of the Badjao: Forgotten, nameless, faceless

Dec 05, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The Sama Dilaut the formal name of the Badjao are among the most obscure misunderstood and marginalized among the Filipino ethnic linguistic groups Their story needs to be told

SEA GYPSIES. The Sama Dilaut or the Badjao are a sea faring people in Tawi-tawi and the Sulu Seas. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Illiterate? Inferior? Badjao is MSU magna cum laude

Apr 29, 2015 - 7:03 PM

The first Badjao to graduate with honors from the Mindanao State University Tawi Tawi Roben Abdella 22 has strived against discrimination

ASPIRING TEACHER. Roben Abdella graduates magna cum laude from Mindanao State University (MSU) Tawi-Tawi with a degree in Secondary Education. Photo from Basil Sali

The sea gypsies of Tawi Tawi

Dec 06, 2014 - 1:57 PM

If in Manila Badjaos are a street nuisance in Tawi Tawi they are the baby’s breath that compliments the beauty of a bouquet of roses

FLOATING SCHOOL. All photos by Lt Col Stephen Cabanlet

A smile of hope

Sep 20, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Asked the reason for her beaming smile she waves at the new hut made of pandan leaves that she shares with six others

In Photos: The Badjaos of Zamboanga one year after

Sep 09, 2014 - 3:22 PM

A year after the 2013 Zamboanga siege Badjao families are brought to yet another temporary home in Barangay Sta Catalina

A couple’s journey with Davao City’s Badjaos

Jul 13, 2014 - 2:30 PM

Here s a story about a couple s amazing dedication to help the Badjaos in Davao City

Zamboanga mayor: We respect Badjao needs, culture

Apr 24, 2014 - 9:53 PM

The city gov t denies it is forcing the Badjao – sea gypsies – to relocate to the mountains Our commitment is to build back better and bring them back closer to their areas of origin

The Badjao of Zamboanga: Victims of war and relocation

Apr 21, 2014 - 9:04 PM

Delays mark plans to build bunkhouses for families displaced by the Zamboanga siege Badjao families have another problem: they have to live by the sea but gov t wouldn t let them

Zamboanga's valedictorian: 'Our hearts cannot be shaken'

Apr 15, 2014 - 8:15 AM

They lost their homes their parents lost jobs children stopped schooling for a while but Sedimar Suhaili urges his classmates: Trust God this happened for a reason

Floating at sea for a month, 5 Badjaos rescued in Indonesia

Jan 18, 2013 - 8:15 PM

The survivors caught the attention of the Indonesian media making them instant celebrities there according to reports

Thy Womb: Brillante Mendoza’s finest

Dec 15, 2012 - 5:16 PM

The award winning film is also part of this year s Metro Manila Film Festival

STRENGTH OF A WOMAN. Brillante Mendoza's 'Thy Womb' reveals the beauty of Tawi-Tawi, the life of the Badjaos and the capacity of a woman to love. All images courtesy of Centerstage Productions Inc

[Movies] Asian films converge in Manila

May 11, 2012 - 1:59 PM

Film lovers get another treat as multi awarded Asian films from 8 countries gather in Manila

ANOTHER DOG STORY. Yesterday, there was 'Hachiko.' Today, there's 'Wanko.' Catch him at the Asian Film Festival at Shang Mall Cineplex.

Inside the village of Iggy's wake

Mar 01, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Security is tight for the wake s most high profile guest detained former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

ARROYO HOME. The wake of the late Iggy Arroyo is held in his family's ancestral home.

A US Peace Corp volunteer's journey with Badjaos

Feb 07, 2012 - 4:22 PM

I was excited to be needed immediately having left a career on Wall Street for the intrinsic rewards of service

JOYFUL. Phillip is humbled by the simplicity of kids.

3 killed in Zambo City blast

Jan 10, 2012 - 2:06 PM

Explosion triggered by couple s woes