HOPE FOR THE MOUNTAIN

Anacleto this one’s for you and your tribe. Today and every 26th of September of each year is “Save Sierra Madre Day.” By virtue of Proclamation No. 413. This is for everyone’s continuing awareness in the restoration, rehabilitation, protection and conservation of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Coincidentally, Super Typhoon “Karding” has been battering us as […]

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THE WOMEN WEAVERS OF SITIO BALABAG

Deep in the interiors of Barangay Gulayon in Dipolog city, Zamboanga del Norte, an old craft is kept alive: “nito” weaving. Where nito vines are used to produce handicrafts such as pouches, bags, hats, baskets, and many others. The customary trade continues to exist today courtesy of a small band of women of the Balabag […]

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