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Hand-weaving textile is one of the most interesting crafts of the Philippines, weighed with immense cultural significance. Little does one know, weaving is a sacred art. It is an elaborate process with many stages which includes a ritual.

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What is "UBBU" in Ifugao?

In the central part of Ifugao where I was born and raised, I have witnessed a lot of times what they call "ubbu".

It is a term used to describe a traditional Ifugao practice, where a person calls the help of other folks to be part of a work (usually in their ricefields). In return, the person who called for help must repay it with work, commensurate to the number of days the person worked for him/her.

They don't use money to pay workers, but they use work to barter for work.

When these folks gather to work, it's a time for a good fellowship, and in the olden times, it is used to learn their traditional hymn of "Hudhud" for the ladies.

It is still very much alive in my native barangay. But in many parts of Ifugao, "ubbu or ub-ubbu" is becoming strange; just a part of our rich history.

What can the new generation of the "real sons and daughters of Ifugao" do?

By: Abe Ngipol

#Ubbu #Ububbu #binnadang #Ifugao

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The Kalinga People of the Cordilleras, Ethnic Group in Philippines

Due to the mountainous terrain and warrior-culture of the people, the Kalinga were able to preserve their culture despite centuries of occupation in the lowlands by the Spaniards, Americans, and the Japanese.

The Kalinga people are highlanders and the most extensive rice farmers of the Cordillera peoples, having been blessed with some of the most suitable land for both wet and dry rice farming. Like the Ifugao, the Kalinga are prolific terrace builders. The Kalinga are also skilled craftsmen, well-versed in basketry, loom weaving, metalsmithing, and pottery, the last centred in the lower Chico River Valley.

On February 22, 2019, the Department of Tourism announced the bid of Digdiga Ni Tupayya, a Kalinga courtship dance, to be included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.

From ASEAN Heritage & History

Photo Credits: This Is It Photography, Parangal_Org, and others

#Kalinga #ethnic #culture #UNESCO #heritage

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Baguio Canine "microchipping" starts November

Want to give "man's best friend" a bit more protection in case they get lost or stolen?

The mandatory installation of microchip tags on dogs will start this November.

Thus bared City Veterinary and Agriculture Office (CVAO) chief Dr. Bridgit Piok during the City Hall flag-raising program.

She said, installation of microchips is mandatory for pets that are three-months old or over.

The microchip tagging of dogs is pursuant to Ordinance No. 60-2020. It establishes easier ownership tracking of dogs; protection of pets from theft; monitoring schedule of anti-rabies jabs; and, establishing accountability of pet-owners, among others.

The micro tag which rests under the dog's skin holds information on the owner's name, address, contacts, and description of the canine.

It costs P300 per dog and may be administered in barangays during scheduled mass tagging activities or at the CVAO.

A registration certificate shall then be issued after the dog had been microchipped. It is a permanent record that lasts until the dog's lifetime, unless there a change of ownership.

When the dog passes, the owner is required to inform the barangay or CVAO within five days.

In changes of ownership, the new owner must report the same within a period not exceeding ten days. Registration by the new owner costs P250.

Under the ordinance, Piok revealed, absence of the chip on a dog three-months old or over violates Ordinance No. 60-2020. A fine of P2,000 shall be imposed upon the owner.

A fine of P2,000 is likewise imposed upon owners of stray pooches.

She said, any person who releases an impounded dog without it having been micro-tagged or without fees or fines having been paid by the owner shall be fined P1,000, over possible administrative or criminal charges.

The ordinance imposes an impounding fee of P500 per dog; maintenance fee of P50 per dog per day; and, adoption fee of P500 per dog, she added.

Piok disclosed, within three-days, unclaimed dogs at the city pound may be put up for adoption; or, donated for scientific studies; or, put down.

Report from Gaby Keith via PIO-BAGUIO (26 July 2020)

Your thoughts?

#Baguio #microchip #dogs

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108-year-old Ifugao Centenarian Receives 100k Cash Gift

Tinoc, Ifugao - Natanggap na ni Lola Martina Campoy Gugunay, 108 taong gulang, ang kanyang centenarian cash gift mula sa DSWD-CAR.

Ang centenarian gift mula sa national na pamahalaan ay nagkakahalaga ng Php 100,000.00 na ibinibigay sa mga senior citizens na nakaabot ng 100 years old at higit pa.

Photo courtesy of MSWDO Esther Paduyao Juan

#centenarian #Tinoc #Ifugao #DSWDCAR #seniors

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Honest Ifugao 4Ps beneficiary returns emergency subsidy given to her mother

Hungduan, Ifugao 4Ps beneficiary Rosalina Guiniling returns the emergency subsidy given to her mother.

Accordingly, her mother recently moved in with her family due to the need for care and the inability to work.

Her mother is already covered by the SAP provided to the 4Ps family where she is now staying with.

Courtesy: Donald Bulahao

#Hungduan #Ifugao #honest #SocialAmeliorationProgram #4Ps

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