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PANAMIN, also Panamin or Panamin Foundation, was the nonstock, nonprofit organization created to protect the interests of Philippine cultural minorities. Headed and mainly funded by Manuel Elizalde, Jr., eldest son of a Filipino millionaire, but sometimes funded by the Philippine government under President Ferdinand Marcos, PANAMIN has been taken to mean both Private Association for National Minorities or Presidential Arm for National Minorities. Established in 1968, the organization dissolved in 1983 when Elizalde fled the Philippines.