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 [...]
By Brylle B. Tabora
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—Hundreds of art enthusiasts gathered at what has been called a haven for artists in Baguio City during the second Tam-awan International Arts Festival held May 14-19. Under the auspices of Chanum Foundation and as part of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Heritage Month program, the three-day event had [...]
First PersonBy Ed Maranan
BATANES has gained iconic status among local travelers and a growing number of foreign tourists mainly because of its fascinating landscapes and the friendliness of the Ivatan people. The list of attractions is long. Verdant hills and forested mountains for trekkers. Cliffs and crags, at the foot of which the booming surf lashes dramatically. Unpolluted [...]
By Margaux Salcedo
NARDO traded rice from their farm for the Mangyans’ cassava. The Mangyans flashed a big appreciative smile. They wore elaborately embroidered albeit extremely worn out robes, walked on bare feet and carried baskets on their back. They clearly did not care much for money, shoes or other material things, and were in bliss with the [...]