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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  • Celebrated Kalinga Tattoo Artist Apo Whang-od To Receive NCCA Award

    Celebrated Kalinga Tattoo Artist Apo Whang-od To Receive NCCA Award

    The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is set to grant the revered "manwhatok" (tattooist) Apo Whang-od Oggay the 2018 Dangal ng Haraya Award for Intangible Cultural Heritage. The formal awarding ceremonies will take place at the Kalinga Capitol Plaza, Tabuk, Kalinga, on June 25, 5 p.m.

    In a special resolution during its meeting last May 2 in Davao City, the NCCA board chaired by National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario recognized Whang-od as one of the oldest living traditional whatok (tattoo) practitioners of the Kalinga community.

    In the resolution, the NCCA re ...

  • NCCA Awards Whang Od

    NCCA Awards Whang Od

    The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is set to award Kalinga icon, Maria "Whang Od" Oggay the Dangal ng Haraya Award for Intangible Cultural Heritage.

    Whang-Od is believed to be the oldest mambabatok (traditional Kalinga tattooist) who has practiced the ancient art of hand tapped tattoos in Buscalan village in the Municipality of Tinglayan at Province of Kalinga.

    The NCCA, led by chairman and National Artist Virgilio Almario, is set to award Whang Od in a ceremony at the Kalinga Capitol Plaza, 25 June.

    In a Special Resolution recognized the role of Whang Od as one o ...

  • A 101-Year-Old Tattoo Artist Is Teaching Girls To Ink For Independence

    A 101-Year-Old Tattoo Artist Is Teaching Girls To Ink For Independence

    After a grueling hike through the jungle, traversing valleys and vibrant rice terraces to the top of the mountain where the teetering village awaits, visitors, tourists, and fans arrive sweaty and gleeful at Buscalan village, Kalinga, in the Philippines far north.

  • Journey To Buscalan: Meeting Whang-Od The Last And The Oldest Mambabatok

    Journey To Buscalan: Meeting Whang-Od The Last And The Oldest Mambabatok

    After our outreach program (check: The Kids of Buscalan), we finally had the chance to visit Whang Od. We were once again greeted with an overwhelming crowd but not as many as before. Mr Atong Laguiao assisted us all through out. We all waited patiently to get inked by the living legend. Seeing Whang Od was actually satisfying enough but I don?t think my trip will be completed without getting her signature tattoo. I just had my very first tattoo that day after all (which was still painful that time) so how much pain three dots will bring right?

  • 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 ...