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NCCA to hold Dayaw indigenous people’s celebration in Baguio, Bacolod and Zamboanga

CECILIA Aweng weaving in Kalinga

Dayaw, the national celebration of indigenous cultural communities, will be held October in three locations in the three major island groups, according to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

NCCA: Young Filipinos would rather do social media than interact with indigenous groups

INDIGENOUS peoples youth ambassadors

It’s a word that cuts across the multiple languages of the Philippines. Dayaw may mean many things: “praise” in Bisaya and Waray; “respect” and “honor” in Ilocano; “gathering” in T’boli, to name a few.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘Amik,’ ‘kaliya manuk,’ ‘tiyula itum,’ ‘pinikpikan’–proudly indigenous food


Urban dwellers, myself included, will call their colorful special clothes as costumes. But to the indigenous people (about 500 delegates) that recently massed in Malolos, Bulacan, for an event called Dayaw, organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the clothes they wore were their native attire.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Cordillera warrior art on the runway

Anna Puruganan (third from left) with her designs and models. Photo by Elton Lugay

Feathered headgear, eye tattoo and lines that define. Young designer Anna Puruganan showcased these details and more in a collection inspired by the indigenous art and traditions of the Cordillera tribes.

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Their dreams were dreamt in those fields and mountains


I see sun, leaves, plants, a nipa hut, and mountains. The carefree strokes, colors, lines—I believe I’ve seen this scene more than a few times. The picture looks like every other drawing plastered on our refrigerator, cubicle and office, a reminder of how our little ones see this world.

Posted: February 11th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »