Ati children playing on their beach.
A lot has improved with the Ati’s living conditions in their settlement that was granted to them last year. There are more houses after they were taught by the army how to build, they are more secure with the increased police presence, and they now have their own sari-sari store. There’s still a long way to go but they are now far from living in fear of abusive businessmen who are determined to kill just to get this piece of prime real estate.
Read more on the Ati at kamustamagazine.ph (at Manoc-manoc, Boracay Island)