Tinglayan News

  • Bike Diary Trek And Bike To Tabuk

    Route: Butbut – Sungang Viewpoint – Poblacion Tinglayan – Lubuagan – Pasil – Tabuk
    Total Time: 9 hours and 15 minutes
    Saddle Time: 6 hours (approx)
    Distance: Approximately 70 kilometers

    We woke up ahead of the sun on our third day of biking in Kalinga, technically it was our second after being stranded for 10 hours in Caranggalan on our way to Banaue because of an overturned truck that blocked the National Road near Dalton Pass. After the strenuous bike and hike from Mount Polis to Buscalan on the previous day, our day’s plan was to bike from our pitstop to Tabuk, the provinc ...

  • Apo Whang-od Goes To Toronto Canada

    At least, her artworks are.

    The face of the oldest tattoo artist in the Philippines now covers one of the outside walls of the century-old Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada as there hangs a huge banner announcing the opening of a tattoo art exhibit.

    The exhibition called "Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art." is open from April 2 to September 5, 2016. It "explores the 5000-year-old multifaceted world of tattooing, showcasing a visual history of body art and markings, ancient tools, and commissioned tattooed silicone body reproductions, inked by some of the most respected tatt ...

  • Whang Od Tattoo Kalinga Tribal Tattoo

    A lady named Apo Whang Od (locals pronounced it as Fang Od) is 98-years old and considered as the oldest mambabatok, from the Butbut tribe, in Buscalan, Kalinga, Philippines. She is petitioned to be considered as the country’s National Living Treasure. The tattoos on her skin are proof how powerful she was during her time.

    There are several ways of tattooing around the world, depending on their geographical feature and culture. In the Northern part of the Philippines, in Buscalan, Kalinga, they call it Batok. It is an ancient/tribal form of marking (tattooing) a warrior after a successful ...

  • Whang Od The Legendary Living Treasure

    October 29, 2014 – habang nag-lilibot sa Philippine National Museum, isang parte ng exhibit ang tumatak sa isipan ko. Litrato ni Whang Od, locals pronounced it as Fang Od (right) ang nasa exhibit ang aking nakita na hindi ko basta-bastang nakalimutan. Napanood ko na ang buhay niya sa isang dokumentaryo sa tv, pero ilang minuto parin akong nag-stay sa harapan ng larawang iyan at nag-basa-basa ng mga nakasulat. Matapos iyon, ilang beses ko rin siyang napanaginipan. Sabi ko sa sarili ko: “Magtatagpo din kaming dalawa!” At ito na ang araw na iyon. English itinerary, click here: Whang Od

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