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  • Aeta Courtship And Wedding The Ibanag Wa

    But nowadays, many of them are already blending in with the mainstream society, living with the culture of the common people and even adopting global trends.

    In previous years, Aetas did not live with the common people, nor value education or civil ways. That is why the majority of them are unregistered during birth, wedding and even deaths.

    In this region, it was only in the1990s that they started immersing themselves in civilization. There were no records of Aeta couples who exchanged vows in public or registered with the local civil registrar. There are also no records or documents on ...

  • How The Ibanags Were Conquered

    The best way to describe my ethnicity is to categorize me as “mixed breed”. My father is a Pangasinense who speaks Pangalatok very fluently. In fact, he once told me that he prays in that language to this very day. I never learned it, except for a few words that I can hardly string together coherently. My brother learned it enough to participate in gossip if the “eh eh” girls our aged aunts and grand-aunts who punctuate their Pangalatok sentences with the characteristic “eh eh”.

    My mother is half-Ilocano my grandmother was a migrant to Cagayan from Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur ...

  • An Ethnography Of The Ibanag People

    Manuel Castells (2010:6) argues that by identity, there is a process of construction of meaning on the basis of cultural attribute, or a related set of cultural attributes, that is given priority over other sources of meaning. For a given individual, or for a collective actor, there may be plurality of identities. Yet such a plurality is a source of stress and contradiction in both self-representation and social action.

    Scholars (Richard Jenkins [1997:342-399], John Ikenberry [1999:130], and Howard Adelman (2000:8]) say that anthropologists and sociologists trace back ethnicity from its anc ...