Palawan map
  • AKA: Pal'wan
  • Location: Southern Palawan and neighboring islands
  • Languages: Manobo based
  • Subgroups: Tau't Batu
  • Subsistence: Swidden rice, corn, yams, sweet potatos, cassava. Bird and bat meat.
  • Population: 40,630

The Palawan are noted for their construction of multilevel dwellings in which rooms are allotted specific functions, and their transhumant migrations from caves to open fields. The highest populations are at Brookes Point and Quezon. The practice of eating the birds and bats that inhabit the caves is of ancient origin. Bamboo and saplings are used to create grids in the fields, which control the distribution of the crops.