Cimmarons are found in Buhi, Isarog, Iriga and Caranwan, all of Camarines Sur, Bicol Region numbering to 9,187 (OSCC, 1987). They are dark brown in skin color being the offspring of intermarriages between Aeta and the Malays (Bikolanos), but only a few of them have curly hairs (Jagor, Reisin, p. 106) They are multi-lingual, being able to speak their Cimaaaron language, Bicol and Tagalog.
Their houses are provided with items such as coconut shells, bamboo implements, clay pots, and weapons. Their houses are protected from enemies by means of mantraps or sharpened stakes, which are carefully camouflaged, and hidden in the parts leading to their homes. They cultivate potatoes, gabi, corn, sugarcane, tobacco, etc.
The men's attire is limited to the G-string while the women wear a type of skirt which covers the hips up to a portion just above the knees.
Their weapons are bows and arrows, spears, round wooden shields and a broad sword. They have friendly relations with the Bicolanos with whom they trade agricultural product.
Polygamy is an accepted practice. The woman is sold or purchased with an average price of ten bushknives to ten dollars in cash. (Jagor, Reisin, p. 171) During the marriage, the father of the bride gives a banquet during which much coconut palm wine is drunk.
They believe in the existence of the spirits, which they keep from doing harm by giving offering them food and betel chew. Sometimes a ritual practitioner goes into a trance to communicate with the spirits.
Isarog is the type of Bicol Agta found in the vicinity of the Isarog volcano located in the Iriga around Buhi, near Mazaraga in the Cordillera of the Caramuan, Camarines Sur and in the neighborhood of Libon and Tobaco, Albay. There are 7, 711 (OSCC, 1987) of them scattered in those areas.
Many do not have settlements but they wander around like the Aetas of Negros. Others have houses that are scattered in the jungles. (Cavada, I. p. 213, 221) Those who live in the vicinity of Mazaraga volcano are very friendly and live in peace with Christians, allowing them to have some of their children baptized.
Their physical appearance is like the other Agta groups due to intermarriage of Agta and lowlanders. They have deep-seated eyes, brown skin color, curly hair and a height of a barely five feet tall.
They have an ancient practice like that of the Dayaks of Borneo, which is killing the first stranger that one meets upon the death of one of their relatives. (Jagor, Reisin, p. 164) They can speak other language like Bikolano and Tagalog aside from their Isarog language.
The Tabangnons are group of wild mountain people living in the mountain fastness of Guinayongan in the province of Tayabas down to Paracale, Camarines Norte. (Cavad, I, p. 230) Their population is numbering to 10, 463 (OSCC, 1987)
They are described in such a manner that one sees no difference in their way of life with that of the Agtas. They can speak their Tabangnon language, Bikol and Tagalog, being a multi-lingual speaker. They are reported to raid the Christian Filipino settlements in order to obtain cattle and food.
They are believed to be the offsprings of the Remontado and Agta marriages. Like other Agta tribes, they genetically inherited the curly hair and dark skin of their ancestors, although they are taller compared to other Agtas, since height is attributed to the Remontado physical build.
They are nomadic by nature and because of this they come to know the ways of life of the lowlanders, thus they bacome acculturated and adopted some practices of the Christians without totally losing their own identity by retaining some of their traditional practices.
Another dub-tribe of the Agta in Bicol is the so-called Taboy. They inhabit the island of Rapurapu, Albay, both the coastal sea and the inland. Their population is estimated to be 1, 500 (OSCC, 1987)
Their physical structure is somewhat similar to that of Cimarron and Tabangnons of Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte who have dark brown skin, trimmed nose, yellowish brown hair lean mascular ody and average height often less than five feet tall.
The Taboys freely choose their life-partners without the intervention of the parents. Since marriage rites are not practiced, they just live as common husband and wife. They also practice polygamy but for those who converted Catholic, they instituted marriage and monogamy.
Taboys living along the coastal area go fishing for food and sell some for purchase of rice and other household needs. They gather nipa (palm) leaves and make it into Nipa shingles for additional income. They also gather mangroove trees for firewood and charcoal for sale. Others go to mainland Albay and work as laborers.
They respect their elders whom they consultfor whatever problems they have. Recently when OSCC came in to organize they started calling their elected leader a chieftain.