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  • Meandering Malico In The Caraballo Mountains

    There's a place five or six hours north of Manila where the temperature at 4 in the afternoon is 14 degree Celsius and drops lower as the day turns to night. One gets there by car or public transport and the ride, when it finally ends, chills one to the bone. No, not the sinister chills one gets from horror movies but the relaxing kind of chills making one look forward to what remains of the daylight as you take on the view of the place. It's this eponymous destination called Malico, after the winding road snaking some 1300 meters up the Caraballo Mountains, where the air is sweet and clean-sc ...

  • Capissaan Vizcayas World-class Cave System

    During his childhood days, Ifugao Richie Angcuna could only wonder what lay beneath the cave in his native village of Capissaan in this town.

    Little did he know the cave was home to endless wonders of nature Ifugaos and locals can be proud of.

    "We only catch fruit bats a few meters inside its entrance, we did not know what really lies beyond the resting place of the bats," said Angcuna, now a 23-year-old cave guide.

    For years, the cave served as a regular place for migrant Ifugaos to catch fruit bats as a native delicacy, not knowing it has more to offer than food on their table.

    T ...

  • Vizcayas Summer Lessons For IP Kids

    While the school year has ended for most schoolers, it starts the annual cultural and traditional learning among children belonging to the indigenous peoples in the province.

    The IP Summer Workshop, now on its fourth year, has been teaching IP children here on the proper native dances, songs and other traditional practices of various tribes.

    The annual program is supported by the Department of Education, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and tribal chieftains of Gaddang, Isinai, Bugkalot, Kalanguya, Ifugao, Iwak, Kankanaey and Ibaloi tribes, among others.

    The IP Summer Worksho ...

  • Eagle Found Turned Over To Cenro

    A Philippine hawk eagle was turned over to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) through the City Government of Baguio on Monday, April 10.

    Eleno with children Roldan and Grace Lao-ing personally went to the office of Mayor Mauricio Domogan Monday to report they found an eagle along Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya.

    Eleno narrated, his family attended a burial at Tabuk, Kalinga and while on their way home to Baguio, it was very foggy along Kapaya, Nueva Vizcaya in the night of April 7 when suddenly, the headlight of their vehicle bumped to what they thought was a stone.


  • Exploring Mt Palali

    The ancestral hunting domain of the Bugkalot, Gaddang and Ifugao tribes, the mist-shrouded summits of the 1, 715 meter tall Mt. Palali stands like an all-encompassing sentinel sprawled across the town of Solano in Nueva Vizcaya.

    Last March 3, me and hiking companion Paulo Ortega went to Solano to ascend a mountain that is getting more and more frequently climbed but little explored. As such, our main purpose is mainly to find out what species of plants and animals live there, rather than just reaching the summit and admiring the view.

    Climbers to Mt. Palali should first get themselves re ...

  • AFP Allows Reservation Area To Be Planted With Local Trees To Benefit IPs

    A 240-HECTARE military reservation area at Fort Magsaysay in Palayan City will be replanted with indigenous trees under a tripartite agreement that will benefit indigenous people (IP) in the uplands of Nueva Ecija.

    The agreement was signed on September 6 by Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) Director Dr. Henry A. Adornado; Judge Virgilio DG. Caballero, president of Bacao Ecological Systems and Technologies Inc. (Besti); and Lt. Col. Eugenio Batara (Seventh Infantry Division, Philippine Army or PA) on behalf of Maj. Gen. Angelito De Leon of the Armed Forces of the Philippines ...