Tindowen’s research on Aetas of Northern Philippines gets published in Thomson Reuters indexed journal

Mr. Darin Jan C. Tindowen, Research Associate of the University Research Center (URC) and Faculty of the School of Education, Arts, and Sciences (SEAS), published his research titled, The Economic Life of the Aetas of Northern Philippines, in Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KJHSS).

KJHSS an international peer-reviewed journal and indexed in ISI/Web of Science/Thomson Reuters and published by Khazar University, Azerbaijan.

Mr. Tindowen’s research aimed to document the different economic and seasonal activities of the Aetas of Peñablanca, Cagayan. The participants of the study were the 25 Aeta families of a rural community in Northern Philippines.

In-depth interview, observation, and community immersion were the instruments used by the researcher. Key informants and the elders were identified to validate the data gathered by the researcher.

Results showed that the economic activities of the Aeta community are foraging, livestock and poultry production, making and selling hard brooms, farming, and agriculture. Some families are recipients of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Bridging Program for the Filipino Family) of the Philippine government.

Moreover, seasonal activities for survival include fishing, paid labor, tour guiding inside the Callao cave, and being recipients of the different outreach and extension activities conducted by non-government organizations and schools and universities located in Tuguegarao City and in Peñablanca, Cagayan, Philippines. Some of the Aetas are also compensated during cultural festivals and other festive events by presenting the Talip, the Aetas’ community and indigenous dance.

As an offshoot of his publication, Mr. Tindowen was chosen as a peer reviewer of KJHSS.

Mr. Tindowen is the first faculty in the University who has a publication in an ISI/Web of Science/Thomson Reuters indexed journal. Journals indexed in an ISI/Web of Science/Thomson Reuters and Scopus are considered to have high impact factor.

Read The Economic Life of the Aetas of Northern Philippines.