he Mangyans are the original inhabitants of Mindoro. They are very nomadic, and they try to avoid outside influences as much as possible. As the years went by, they gradually moved away from other settlers; thus, whereas they used to live by the sea, now they have settled in mountainous areas. You need a guide to visit their village so that you will be given a warm welcome. The Mangyans are very shy, so make sure you have been given permission to take photos before firing away.