Umeca, Rajah Carlito Buntas, was a Commissioner of Indigenous People. During President Erap Estrada. Was ousted from office during the time of President GMA,
When I was assigned to call a meeting for IPs group under KP( is an association of about 2000 NGOs under Nona Ricafort now in CHED) of the office of the Speaker JDV. I meet Rajah Carlito Buntas. That was the time we became friend, I tried to help him to restored him as IP Commissioner, which I found out later that in Politics you need to have a lot of influenced.
Rajah Carlito Buntas, is a Marcos loyalist, He organized all tribes in the Philippines to rally under KBL. He married to an Edralin. According to him he is the discoverer of Mt. Diwalwal ( Diwata ) in Compostela Valley. His father at one time a deputy police commander in Bohol. Its his father who bring a lot of Boholanos to be miner in Diwalwal. One of the famous name is Dodong Balonos of Loay. Who own a concession in Mt. Diwalwal. Amper, Simbajon, Herrera, etc.
His short stint in IP Commission is also a controbersial when he approved a lot of Ancestral Land Tittle to many IPs.
During his youth, He won a World Scout Gold Medal in Tribal Dance. That make him a regular visitor of President Marcos, he dance along with his troupe at Palace. He later became a scholar of PWU taking up Engineering. The Benitez included him in the BAYANIHAN DANCE TROUPE that toured around the World.
Rajah Buntas, spanish features make a Cassanova of his time, He was manly and greasefull.
This is just some bits and pieces about Rajah Carlito Buntas, Hes life is very colorful. full of intrigued.Linkback: https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=12292.0