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Sagada’s Begnas Ritual

Begnas in Kankanaey language means thanksgiving. The ritual is participated by all men in the village: children, youth, fathers and elders. From their own homes, they walk through the papayew (rice terraces) as well as pine forests chanting and eventually … Continue reading

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Cotabato Chronicle: Cultural Exchange with T’boli Indigenous People at Lake Sebu

As I was planning my trip to Cotabato, I learned from wanderingcha of the homestay T’boli School of Living Traditions (SLT) in Purok Lambanig, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. The only way to get there from Brgy. Awang in North Cotabato City is … Continue reading

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2013 Kaigorotan Youth Week: Politics of Change and Good Governance

More Photos here. Videos to be posted soon. The Kaigorotan Youth Week (KGW) is a solidarity youth action in commemoration of the 1983 Cordillera Youth March against destructive projects in indigenous communities such as the Chico Dam and massive logging of Cellophil … Continue reading

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Ifugao Children’s Song: Kor Bakokor

Kor bakokor Indalan nad daor Ongar ti gatti na Ongar ti gopak na The song tells about the turtle who walks soooo slowly. In a circle, everyone walks like a turtle at slow pace first then going fast.

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Baguio Chronicle: Woodcrafting Street in Benguet

“When you sculpt, just breathe like a tree and follow its lines.” -tip from an Igorot craftsman- After a whole day tour at the BenCab Museum, we decided to walk instead of taking taxi back to Baguio proper if only … Continue reading

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