Write a letter for the Batak

1. Write your letter, then 2. Complete it and 3. Mail it

The Batak are ‘negrito’ peoples who live on Palawan island in the Philippines. They are shifting cultivators who also hunt, gather and fish.

Their way of life has also been threatened by conservation schemes which seek to ban shifting cultivation and other subsistence practices.

How you can help

Please write a brief, polite letter to the President of the Philippines expressing your concern about the threats facing the Batak.

Hon. President Rodrigo Duterte
Malacanang Palace
JP Laurel Street
San Miguel, Manila
NCR 1005 Philippines

May 22, 2022

Your Excellency

Will my letter make a difference?
Yes. Time and again, letters from Survival supporters have called governments and organisations to account. Policies have changed and lives have been saved.

Post or email?
We always provide an email address where we can get one, and where we think a message will get through. Sometimes we provide a postal address too. Posting a letter is always the most effective way of making your views known, by far. If you can, please post a letter.