The Genealogy of the Aetas of Botolan
Project Development Institute
The Balintay ClanBarangay Villar, Botolan, ZambalesTribe: Aeta
Genealogical Survey Report
The genealogical survey report of the Balintay Clan was conducted on March 10,2005 at hacienda Garcia, Taugtog, Botolan, Zambales where most of the members of the clanare located. The key informants were Francisco Balintay and Raul dela Cruz and belong tothe 4
generations respectively beyond starting from as far as he can recall. Additionalinformation was obtained through interview settlements and resettlements in Zambales.
The Genealogy Census and Consultation Workshop held at hacienda Garcia, Taugtog,Botolan, Zambales on March 10, 2005. Photo shows Ernesto Balintay (left) relatestheir clan history while PDI Executive Director Aurea Miclat-Teves (far right in strifeshirt with gray jacket) listens attentively together with other participants.
According to the informants, their primogenitors were from Sitio Wayway,Kalawangan and Binawawangan a certain sitios of Villar, Botolan, Zambales. They aregenuine Aeta. During the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, they were forced to leave and resettled atthe evacuation centers within and adjacent to the Municipality of Botolan. Since they have nomeans of livelihood in the evacuation centers, they are going back to their place, which, theyclaimed as their ancestral domain.