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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Years passing by have pushed history and rapid change around us to come forth, yet the talent and passion of our country’s eldest tattoo artist (and possibly the last of her kind) remains etched in ink.
Apo Whang-Od celebrated her 100th birthday last February 17. Whang-Od (or Fang-Od) is recognized all over the world for tattooing batek (the term for the traditional Kalinga tattoo art) for more than 80 years, saying she began to fully embrace the art form when she was around 9 or 12. She hails from the small village of Buscalan, Tinglayan in the province of Kalinga, in the Cordillera Admi ...
Sa edad na 97, patuloy pa rin si Apo Whang-Od sa pagbabatok. Pero dahil nais niyang mapreserba ang sinaunang sining, tinuruan na rin niya ang mga apo na magbatok.
Whang-od Oggay is a Filipina tattoo artist from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines. She is considered as the last mambabatok (traditional Kalinga tattooist) from the Butbut tribe in Buscalan Kalinga and the oldest tattoo artist in the Philippines.
Despite her fragile age, Kalinga's oldest mambabatok Maria "Whang-od" Oggay, continues draw her share of visitors at her small village, Buscalan, in Tinglayan town Kalinga.
Believed to be over 100 years old, Whang- od was reported to be sick the past weeks which prompted a viral panic over social media.
However, Tinglayan tourism officer Johnny Tigganay said Whang-od remains strong and can still manage to entertain her visitors every day.
Tigganay said over the weekend, some 200 local and foreign tourists with officials of the National Youth Commission, Film Development Center of the ...
Celebrity couple Aiza Seguerra and Liza Dino paid a visit to Apo Whang-od, the oldest "mambabatok" in Tinglayan, Kalinga province.
They went to see her after they learned that Whang-od has been suffering from an illness and refuses to go to a hospital.
In a series of posts on Instagram, Dino happily shared that Whang-od is now doing fine and just needs a nebulizer.
Dino also thanked Whang-od for keeping the practice of the traditional art of "batuk" alive.
"Salamat sa inyong ambag sa sining at kultura ng Kalinga. Isa kang tunay na kayamanan ng ating bansa," Dino wrote.
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Is a Filipina tattoo artist from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines. She is considered as the last mambabatok (traditional Kalinga tattooist) from the Butbut tribe in Buscalan Kalinga and the oldest tattoo artist in the Philippines.