The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 7, 1968 · Page 37
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 37

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Palm Beach Post, Thursday, Nov. 7, 1968 Dl gfrp fltefrp Qteazfl (Dcfop I m amp ymarnn om i ( D i 1 DEPARTMENT STORES r" v ?3 3 50 0QQQ GftBOiX? 'jfcvb "itt XMii. WMK JiJBv Ww .MMi .mm, im (UPlTelephoto) VISITS CRIPPLED WOMAN Philippine mil- tional Minorities (Panamin), is directed by Eli- lionaire Manuel Elizalde Jr., and his wife, Marie zalde. The agency sends out medical teams and Carmen, visit a crippled woman in a frame community development workers to minority house next to their home in Manila. A govern- areas and is building resettlement self-help proj- ment agency, the Presidential Assistant on Na- ects. Government Agency From Manila Aids Primitive, Forgotten People men F!nUl jJInmomfJ sIIkkAa maiiIii Tlirt tmA rink III ftlMinrtAr Hfillintl TliA kr!kfr klniniv krill!nAA f 0 A'i4 Llglll UQLLWWfr UIUHIVHUJ gllUW bUJ'J ' l,W wUIUW MHIJ 5IVMTMI5 ATM OWUHgf UMgMlVI VIULlUg WIMHUIIVf VI V Uiu away for a lifetime of enchantment! now set with Vi ct of fiery splendor! monds totaling 1 full carat! 8 MAGNIFICENT DIAMONDS SOLID UK MOUNTINGS UNBELIEVABLE LOW PRICES No Down Payment. $5 A Month No Down Payment. $6 A Month No Down Payment . $12 A Month zalde said he has scores of other adopted children attending school in various parts of the country at his expense. When the rural folk first flocked to his house, Elizalde received many unbelieving stares from his rich neighbors. At one time, he was threatened with eviction from Forbes Park for allowing "dirty, wild-looking strangers" to invade the exclusive residential subdivision. In Jolo in the southern Philippines, Elizalde and a medical team nearly were ambushed by hostile Moslems. But Elizalde finds his work gratifying. He believes that the creating of Panamin and a private foundation to help finance its projects has struck an enthusiastic response among Flilipinos. In a two-month sortie Into the jungles of Palawan Island last summer, Elizalde took along more than 100 young volunteers, Including the daughters of Justice Secretary Caludio Teen-ankee and General Ismael La-puz of the National Intelligence Agency. When Shopping Use P-T Classified tial area often called Millionaires Row. Next to their villa is a frame house where as many as 200 minority group members live at a time. They include tribal people who have just been released from Manila hospitals or those about to undergo hospital treatment. All of them were brought to Manila by Elizalde from his frequent trips to minority areas. The Elizaldes have three children. They have adopted 14 other children from minority groups who are living with them and going to school. Eli CHARGE IT! LAYAWAY FOR CHRISTMAS! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Fine Jewelry Department Illuitrationi tnlargcd 'Total w.ljht South Dixie Highway Palm Coast IMan 1 0) Jefferso HJ 1 If DEPARTMENT dJ tJ vTORES , r r . j o a ! m UP TO 25,000 11 l Thursday & Saturday 9-6 a w..-.w i..nuMwJiillll iillli. Friday 9-9 g PWB li p I liilllHlIllfft WITHOUT FILLING 33i:;j jjjjjj; -rTTI llHIIIIIIIIfV A TRAY jJlljjjjjjji iiiilii IVesfingliouse 18 Ft!' Refrigerator-Freezer WITH AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER MANILA (UPD Scattered through remote areas of the Philippine archipelago are 4.5 million men, women and children the forgotten Filipinos. They are the Philippine national minorities. They consist of 60 distinctive linguistic groups and form 12 per cent of the country's population. Many of them live in Inaccessible jungle and mountain regions, eking out a day-to-day existence with primitive tools. They are barely touched by the comforts and hazards of civilization. Most often they are suspicious of outsiders who intrude Into their backward yet peaceful lives. They remained Isolated from the rest of their countrymen through centuries of Spanish and American colonial rule, during Japan's World War II occupation of the Philippines and Into the years of independence. The Dumagats, Ilongots and Negritos of Luzon wear only loin cloths. They hunt game with spears, bows and arrows and blowguns. The Mangyans of Mindoro Island use an ancient form of syllabic script Introduced before the first Spanish landing in the Philippines in 1521. The Tagbanwas of Palawan perform colorful tribal dances which have been adapted by the Philippine Bayanihan folk dance troupe. Perhaps the most progressive of the Philippine minority gi'oups are the Moslems who fall Into four maor groups the Magindanao, the Taw Sug. the Maranaw and the Samal. It Is a tribute to the Moslems that a number of them have lilted themselves up high In Philippine life, In Congress and in the cabinet. But the great majority of the minority people still live In poverty and primitiveness. It is to these people that two government agencies, the Commission on National Integration (CM) and the presidential assistant on national minorities panamin, are addressing their labors. The CM is headed by a Moslem graduate of Cornell Law School in the United States, Mamintal Tamano, 39. Panamin is directed by a. 31-year-old millionaire business executive, Manuel Elizalde Jr. The CM is concentrating its efforts on giving scholarships to deserving minorities and helping them out in land grabbing disputes with Christian settlers In their areas. Panamin, created only a year ago, Is sending out medical teams and community development workers to the minority areas and is building resettlement self-help projects. The job has proven to be a challenging, expensive and even hazardous task for Elizalde. He spends large sums from his own pocket and from his Immediate family to finance most Panamin projects. He receives a token government salary of only one peso (25 cents) a year. Elizalde, a chubby-faced man whose missionary zeal Is shared by his 24-year-old wife. Maria Carmen, was Interested In the plight of the minorities even before he was appointed to his government job. He and his bride spent their honeymoon five years ago In remote Palawan Island where they came face to face with the complex problems facing the minorities. "From what I've seen, and I think I've seen mpst of the minorities, they are really the forgotten Filipinos," he said. "But they are as true a Filipino as anybody In the world could claim." The Elizaldes live In a Spanish villa in Forbes Park, an exclusive Manila residen $429 Value Ofy SI 6 Monthly of Jllrton! 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