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Jacob Maentz
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Travel, culture and documentary photographer based in the Philippines.
Travel, culture and documentary photographer based in the Philippines.

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A folk healer from Siquijor burns charcoal together with a special mix of healing plants next to an old balete tree. Fumigating patients is a key part of their rituals and helps rid people of any pain or discomfort they may have. #siquijorisland #folkhealer #philippines #blackmagic #sorcerer
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Cleanergy Park in Davao is an eight-hectare sanctuary that has recently become a haven for endemic bird species and is one of the country’s few nesting sites for hawksbill turtles. Mount Apo, the highest peak in the Philippines, can be seen as the backdrop. #davao #conservation #mindanao #aerialview #reserve
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Juanita Torremacho, a fourth-generation folk healer from the island of Siquijor, performs a 'tu-ob' ritual to help a patient with his arm pain. Parts of this ritual include fumigating the patient with a special mix of plants to rid them of their discomfort. Visitors from all over the Philippines (and foreign travelers) journey to Juanita’s home in hopes of being healed. Siquijor island is known for its black magic and sorcerers here can both heal and cast spells on people. It was interesting seeing the influence of the church on these sorcerers, with many praying and lighting candles on their altar before starting a ritual. #siquijor #philippines #folkhealer #traditionalmedicine #ritual
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A new blog post I put together about my trip to the Philippines newest World Heritage site, Mount Hamiguitan. #davao #philippines #mindanao #UNESCO #heritage #worldheritage

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Another scene from Zambales of indigenous Aeta selling their banana heart crops. This is a major source of livelihood for the Aeta in the area and mini-market like gatherings such as this happen a couple of times weekly. 
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A river filling in its floodplain after heavy rains in Zambales, Philippines. #philippines #zambales #floodplain #aeta #river
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Waiting around. Indigenous Aeta men and child waiting after unloading crops of banana hearts from their carabao cart. Zambales, Philippines.

#philippines #ruralscene #carabao #zambales 
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Portrait of an Aeta man in Zambales. 
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Been fighting the rain for the past few weeks trying to visit some Aeta communities in and around Zambales. Finally I reached a community earlier in the week, but the heavy rains prevailed. The Aeta communities in the region are used to the rain during this season and often get stuck because the river levels become to dangerous to pass. We also ended up getting stuck but eventually found a passage back across the river. These carabao carts are the primary way goods are transported between the Aeta villages and lowland communities. They are especially handy when crossing a river during high flow.

#philippines #zambales #Aeta #rivercrossing #ruralscene
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