Boracay Ati Tribal Organization (BATO)

IP-Led Fellows

Evangeline Tamboon

Marilian Husto

Maria Tamboon

Dexter Condez(Deceased)

Long before tourism industry entered Boracay Island, the Ati tribe was already living in scattered settlements within the area. In 1997, they decided to organize themselves into a sedentary community. Hence, they created the Boracay Ati Tribal Organization and the Boracay Ati Multi-Purpose Cooperative. Currently, they are situated in Sitio Lugutan, Brgy. Manoc-manoc, Boracay Island. It has thirty (30) households living in a disputed 2.1-hectare ancestral domain.

Background of the Enterprise

Three existing enterprises are being run by the organization: bath soap making, sewing and handicraft making. They are currently improving quality production, strategic marketing activities and systematic management of their bath soap enterprise.

Number of Beneficiaries

Direct Beneficiaries:

  • 8 bath soap making workers and officers

  • 5 handicrafts workers

  • 4 sewers

Indirect Beneficiaries:

  • 64 individuals


Our Products


Lindungawan Abaca Envelope Kit


PHP120.00/per piece

Hinabol Natural Dye


PHP 220.00/per meter

Abaca coin Purse


PHP 25.00/pc

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