Butbut

Tinglayan, Kalinga

The Butbut Kalinga reside in Tinglayan, Kalinga. Farming is their main source of livelihood, as the province has a rugged and mountainous topography. They have a reputation for being "the strong people of the Cordilleras." At the same time, Kalingas greatly value family and kinship, thus, the household, extended household of the kinship circle, and territorial region are significant units of Kalin ...

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  • Journey To Buscalan The Kids Of Buscalan

    Journey To Buscalan The Kids Of Buscalan

    After getting inked by one of the youngest mambabatok (Check : Journey to Buscalan Inked by The Youngest Mambabatok), Mr Atong Laguiao guided us all to Whang Od?s house but we were greeted by an overwhelming crowd. We were welcomed with a long queue of tourists out there so instead of waiting for our turn, we decided to start the outreach program for the kids of Buscalan. It is our main purpose after all.

  • Abscbnpr Com Kuya Kim Gets First Tattoo From Apo Whang Od In Matanglawin Anniversary Special

    Abscbnpr Com Kuya Kim Gets First Tattoo From Apo Whang Od In Matanglawin Anniversary Special

    "Matanglawin" caps off its month-long anniversary celebration with host Kim Atienza traveling north to Buscalan, Kalinga to get the rare opportunity to meet and get inked by Apo Whang Od, Kalingas last traditional tattoo artist or "mambabatok."

    Join Kuya Kim ‪this Sunday (March 25), 9:45am ‬in his exciting journey to the home of the Butbut tribe to learn more about the person who carved out symbols of valor and victory on warriors as part of their culture.

    To celebrate Apo Whang Ods 101st birthday, the Trivia King is also getting his very first tattoo the traditional way, whi ...

  • Journey To Buscalan: Inked By One The Youngest Mambabatok

    Journey To Buscalan: Inked By One The Youngest Mambabatok

    With almost 15 hours of crazy ride and hiking, it was indeed a tiring day for all of us. There was nothing much to do on our first day and on top of that, the weather was not cooperating that much with us (Check: Our First Day in Buscalan). We?re glad though that we are warmly welcomed by the Laguiao family. It was a two-story house complete with all the basic amenities we need. They got a spacious bathroom, a tv set and the kitchen was complete with gas stove and other cooking materials.

  • Ant-Man And The Wasp Star Evangeline Lilly Has Much Respect For Whang-ud

    Ant-Man And The Wasp Star Evangeline Lilly Has Much Respect For Whang-ud

    She plays a superhero in the upcoming Marvel Studios flick, "Ant-Man and the Wasp."

    And on Wednesday actress Evangeline Lilly took a second to highlight on Instagram another strong woman, Filipina traditional tattoo artist Whang-ud Oggay.

    She shared with her half a million followers a photo of the "mambabatok" from Kalinga, who was recently nominated for the country's Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan or the National Living Treasures Award.

    Lilly captioned her post with only Whang-ud's name and the hashtags that read "beauty," "age," and "power."

    Whang-ud is known as the last surviving ...

  • Whang-Od Nominated For Gawad Manlilikha Ng Bayan

    Whang-Od Nominated For Gawad Manlilikha Ng Bayan

    Traditional tattoo artist Whang-Od Oggay has been nominated by the Senate for the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (GAMABA) or the National Living Treasures Award for fostering and preserving the traditional tattoo art of Kalinga.

    Resolution 2, introduced by Senators Juan Edgardo Angara and Nancy Binay and adopted by the Senate Tuesday afternoon, stated Whang-Od was the only surviving Kalinga traditional tattoo artist with the distinguished title of "mambabatok" or a master tattooist of "batek," or the folk skin inscriptions of Kalinga.

    "The continuity of the batek is anchored on the well-be ...

  • Meet Apo Whang Od The Last Kalinga Tattoo Artist

    Whang-od Oggay born February 17, 1917) also known as Maria Oggay, is a Filipina tattoo artist from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines. She is often described as the "last" and oldest mambabatok (traditional Kalinga tattooist) and is part of the Butbut people of the larger Kalinga ethnic group.