By Alphonsus Luigi E. Alfonso
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.
Country CookingBy Micky Fenix
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.
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.
By Nikki Luna
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.
By Kara Santos
Smoked wild boar, a root crop that can be deadly when cooked improperly, and a tuber considered as effective as “Viagra.” These were just some of the indigenous dishes served during the first Aeta Forest Foods Festival held recently in Capas, Tarlac. The event dubbed Mam-eh, the Aeta word for sharing, was said to be [...]