Aeta… the first Philippine settlers!

Fascinating history of the first settlers of the Philippines,

Photo ni Ompong

The statue depicts an ancient Aeta, believed to be the first settlers in the Philippines. Their descendants still roam the region of Zambales and some migrated to the other parts of the country. Most of them, kicked out of their land like the Indians of North America, are now begging for food and financial assistance to live.

Isn’tit a pity that the ancient settlers are those normally put at the bottom of a country’s social caste system and the foreign invaders lord over them as if the invaders were those who settled in the country first before them?

OriginalPeople.Org:The Aeta (pronounced as “eye-ta,”), Agta or Ayta are an indigenous people who live in scattered, isolated mountainous parts of Luzon, Philippines. They are considered to be Negritos, who are dark to very dark brown-skinned and tend to have features such as a small stature, small frame, curly to kinky afro-like…

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Poverty is Child Abuse

 

Art by Rob Goldstein
Poverty is Child Abuse

Heads up! I’m a Social Justice Type.

In 2014, 14.8 percent of the people of the United
States
of America lived in poverty.

33.3 percent of those people were children.

Neglect is a considered a form of child abuse.

Neglect is the willful withholding of food, protection, and
proper housing
when these resources are clearly present.

Neglect is any action that interferes with a child’s growth
and development
, especially when the resources to enhance
growth and development are also clearly present.

The neglect of a child is always an abuse of power because
children are always at the mercy of adults.

Poverty in a Nation as rich as the United States of
America
is actually neglect and neglect is Child Abuse.

Poverty in the United States is child abuse.

This. Build a #noble society and you will never be a sorry people. #amwriting #amreading #books #noblenation