Kalinga News

  • Whang Od Buscalan Tinglayan Kalinga Sept 17 To 18 2016

    I am honored to have my very first tatoo by the legendary Apo Whang-Od.

  • A Return To The Native

    Every August, for the past five years now, I have had the responsibility of fulfilling a loving uncle's obligation to two nieces to source and provide costumes for the annual Buwan ng Wika at Kulturang Pilipino celebrations. And for five years, I have come up with what I thought to be the most wondrous celebrations of our culture. Celina and Andrea have attended their parades dressed successively in complete Yakan, Gaddang, Maranao, Tausug ensembles. Each outfit was meticulously sourced and came with a quick instructional (courtesy of folk dancer friends) on the signature steps or hand movemen ...

  • Oldest Tattoo Artist Bet For National Treasures Award

    Kalinga's famous tattoo artist may be up for a national award soon.

    National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Cultural Communities & Traditional Arts Section head Ferdinand Isleta confirmed the Kalinga artist has been nominated for the "Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan" (Gamaba) known as the National Living Treasures Award.

    The Gamaba was institutionalized through Republic Act 7355, and is conferred for citizens engaged in any traditional art uniquely Filipino whose distinctive skills have reached such a high level of technical and artistic excellence and have been passed on to and ...

  • Perfect Strangers In One Journey To Meet Apo Whang Od In Buscalan

    Can someone give me around of applause because I am blogging about my long weekend trip to Buscalan, Kalinga Mountain Province! (thank you, thank you, kahit wala naman.)


    I was in Cebu for a week to spend quality time with my family and to spend birthday of my sister and mom when Nabilla my friend invited me to go with her to Buscalan for less than a week prior to date. I was surprised that a friend inviting me spontaneously so I said yes.

    Honestly, I was not that excited and ready for the trip. It was really raining hard last Friday night our time to get on the road for 12- ...

  • The Last Kalinga Warrior Expedition Philippines Sagada Kalinga Music Essex In Deep Forest

    The last Kalinga warrior expedition, we visited the last mambabatok or oldest Butbut Tribe tattoo artist Apo Whang-Od and explored beautiful Sagada.

  • Journey To Apo Whang Od August 26 To 28

    Journey to Apo Whang-Od
    August 26 to 28 2016
    With Team Biyaherang Barat.