Up there in the mountains where money is scarce, playthings are not stuff you would think of buying. That doesn’t mean they don’t have toys. Menfolk make tops. Big tops. Out of food. They use their bolos to make these. They chopped off a branch … Continue reading Toys for big boys
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. http://www.growingforestpartnerships.org/impact-of-protected-areas-indigenous-communities-thailand-and-philippines http://www.growingforestpartnerships.org/sites/growingforestpartnerships.org/files/Philippines%20PA%20report%20received%2029Nov11.pdf Meet Bae … Continue reading The Talaandig and Daraghuyan tribes of Bukidnon
The Matigsalugs of Davao
Not everyone who was born and lived in Davao has gone to the upland villages where these people dwell. Thus, even as theirs are such humble homes I feel privileged for I have been welcomed and remain welcome there. Marilog District comprises almost half of … Continue reading The Matigsalugs of Davao
Sun.Star Davao: Forest warriors
A link to my Sunday cover story on Sun.Star Davao: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/weekend-davao/forest-warriors And just to get a better idea of Langgawisan, here are some photos of our trip there. Have fun and ponder on what the people are standing up for. The mode of transportation is … Continue reading Sun.Star Davao: Forest warriors
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