Kalinga News

  • Unveiling Of Markers For Chico River Heroes Set

    The Unveiling of the markers dedicated to Chico River heroes will highlight the Cordillera Day celebrations on April 28.

    Led by the Cordillera People's Alliance (CPA), steel plates will be installed bearing the faces of Macli-ing Dulag, Pedro Dungoc Jr. and Lumbaya Gayudan in Tinglayan, Kalinga.

    "With this marker, we remember not only the Chico heroes but what they fought for, land, life and honor; and what they fought against, militarization, government imposition of a destructive project such as the foiled attempt at the Chico dam," Abie anongos of the CPA said.

    The plates were desi ...

  • DENR Backs Creation Of Chico River Basin Development Authority

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is positive that the creation of the Chico River Basin Development Authority will significantly contribute in the management and development of the Chico River.

    DENR-Cordillera Regional Director Engineer Ralph Pablo expressed support on the proposed House Bill 381 or the act seeking for the creation of the Chico River Basin Development Authority during a Technical Working Group meeting with the Committee on Government Enterprises and Privatization at the House of Representatives on April 5.

  • How Kalinga Teachers Made Students Moving Up Rites Special

    As tourists began their trek to Buscalan to see the iconic Kalinga tattoo artist Whang-od, Grade 10 students of Southern Tinglayan National High School (STNHS) geared up for their moving up ceremony on Friday morning.

    But even before the gates opened, most of their teachers have already arrived to set up the stage, adorning it with flowers and ferns they gathered from the school grounds.

    The teachers grouped themselves into two-- one group prepared the decorations, while the other prepared the program and sound system.

    According to Isabel Paclay, one of the senior faculty members of t ...

  • Whang-od Buscalan Philippines

    "The last mambabatok (traditional Kalinga tattooist) from the Butbut Kalinga people and the oldest tattoo artist in the Philippines". Born: 17 February 1917.

  • Chico River Plan Nearly Complete

    The Lower Kalinga District Engineering Office has announced a feasibility study of the 18-kilometer portion of the Chico River, which is being eyed as a potential business and tourism haven, is nearing completion for the crafting of a prescribed master development plan.

    Engr. Ireneo S. Gallato, Lower Kalinga district engineer, said technical personnel from the Department of Public Works and Highways central office will be visiting the city again to validate the data and studies their office provided them previously, prior to finalizing the desired master plan for a portion of the river syst ...

  • Meet This Badass 100 Year Old Tribal Tattoo Artist

    There are few things cooler than people continuing to be a badass into their old pensioner years. And while the term "badass" is totally overused and pretty annoying, we feel that's the perfect way to describe Whang Od, a 100-year-old who has dedicated her entire life to tattoos.

    The last remaining 'mambabatok' (traditional tattooist) in the Kalinga tribal community in the Philippines, Od has offered her hand-tapped body art from her hilltop hut to everyone in the neighbourhood – where tattoos used to be compulsory – as well as globe-trotting travellers.

    In a short documentary, direc ...