Sun.Star Davao: Wisdom from trees, poetry from nature

It’s a Sunday again and here’s my Sunday article in Sun.Star Davao that tells the story of farmer and forest guide Rene “Tatay Ete” Vendiola, who used to practice slash-and-burn farming but became known as a forest protector and restorer. The photos are not mine. The ones in the newspaper where Tatay Ete is […]

The Talaandig and Daraghuyan tribes of Bukidnon

There are opportunities that I simply cannot resist. This study about the tribes of Bukidnon is among them. It gave me an opportunity to sit down with them and their leaders, and learn a little about where they are coming from. Meet Bae Inatlawan, a ritualist of the Daraghuyan tribe. Inatlawan means touched […]