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

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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 »

Beyond Organic

An Aeta tribesman demonstrates indigenous fire-making techniques. Photograph 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 [...]

Posted: May 28th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Tam-awan and Cordillera arts featured in National Heritage Month


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 [...]

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘We Were Ivatan in an Earlier Life’

One of the most familiar and frequented places on Sabtang: the stone arch at Nakabuang beach, ideal for picnics, overnight camping and aquatic exploration

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 [...]

Posted: May 7th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The Recipe Includes Love


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 [...]

Posted: March 19th, 2011 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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