Category Archive: Life-ways

Our culture and traditions. Our way of life in Mountain Province.

Jun 06

TOUCHING BOTH EARTH AND SKY (PART 1 of SADANGA CHRONICLES)

Lads from Betwagan, Sadanga pose with old wooden shields and spears after reenacting the old traditions.

By: Glo R. Abaeo I was standing above a ridge one time, my feet were grounded but I feel the skies. It was like freedom in an unexplainable way. Complete abandon of self that makes me want to dive from where I was to embrace the expanse of reddish land below. The valley and villages …

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May 03

The Glory of the ‘Ipitik’ Festival

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By: Glo A. Tuazon Email: twilight_glo@yahoo.com It was one glorious afternoon in February when people started pouring into the park square of the Rose Garden of Burnham Park in similarly glorious spirits.  The sun was up and the skies were blue. The microphones started echoing the recorded sounds of the Cordilleras before the blast of …

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Nov 25

Northern Exposure With PE’TUNE

ALEX TUMAPANG on flutes and other traditional instruments.

By: Glo Abaeo Tuazon  Email: twight_glo@yahoo.com Some great ideas often stem from simple banterings or lazy talks over nothing at all. One absurd idea after another, suddenly taken seriously and materialized anyhow. Pe’tune was formed that way. One humid day in Bontoc started sparks of talks on un-appreciated and untapped talents among the locals, how …

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Oct 08

Life Goes On

By Joel T. Fagsao It seems that with every renewed hope for the Philippines to rise up, it gets itself into a mess.  The unfortunate hostage taking incident got us a black eye, at a time when the Philippines seems to be gathering steam for lift off under a new administration then, boom, we’re back …

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