Category: Culture

motorela

LOOK: The iconic motorela of Cagayan de Oro Philippines

Did you know that the motorela, the Cagayan de Oro version of the iconic Philippine tricycle, was first invented and subsequently registered in 1964? The CDO motorela was invented by Rafael D. Floirendo, Sr., who also filed a patent registration. The patent number was “2243.” Fast forward 2016, “2243” is...

Good news – More Lumad schools established in Mindanao!

A total of thirty nine (39) schools for our indigenous peoples (IP) or Lumad brothers and sisters have been established in key parts in Northern Mindanao, Philippines and I have never been so happy! I think it’s high time that we give importance to our Lumad brothers and sisters. Enough...

roti iligan

Try This When In Iligan: Delicious Roti de Iligan

After spending a few hours at Timoga Spring Pool, my friends and I then proceeded to the city proper. We were a bit hungry but weren’t in the mood to eat neither at a fastfood outlet nor at a fancy restaurant. We just needed a quick bite. So Vic of WowCDO led...

A call to probe the burning of a Lumad camp in Davao City

My heart is breaking. Despite the increasing awareness of the attacks against the Lumad (indigenous peoples) communities in Mindanao, there are STILL cases of harassment, threats, killings and, just recently, the burning of an evacuation center in Davao City that hosted hundreds of displaced Lumads. KANUS-A MAN GYUD NI TAWON...

lapis para sa lumad

LAPIS Para Sa Lumad

I am always in awe of Filipino musicians who continue to write meaningful, socially relevant songs. Songs that some may consider “unpopular” but are the very ones that we all need to hear. Songs about human rights, just wages, land reform, proper governance, freedom of speech. Songs that remind us...

kadayawan 2015 schedule

Kadayawan 2015 schedule of activities

The King of Festivals is here once again! Kadayawan Festival 2015 or the 30th Kadayawan sa Dabaw will be held in Davao City from August 17 to 23, 2015. Kadayawan Festival is Davao City’s grandest and most colorful celebration that highlights Davao tribes’ culture, tradition and everyday lives. Kadayawan is...

Kaamulan Festival Bukidnon 2015

Bukidnon Kaamulan Festival 2015 schedule of activities

The Kaamulan Festival 2015 schedule of activities is finally out. Kaamulan Festival, a yearly festival that aims to gather Bukidnon’s 7 hill tribes, is usually held every March but in 2014, the Kaamulan Festival was held in August so that it would coincide with the Bukidnon Centennial Celebration. This 2015,...

Mindanaoan In Korea Travel Series: Insadong Seoul

Insadong was one of my favorite places during our Seoul, South Korea trip. Also known as Seoul’s culture street, Insadong has so many shops selling traditional Korean goods, teas, candies, street food, wooden cooking utensils, crafts, staple food like bottled kimchi and roasted nori sheets (yum!) and souvenirs such as...

Mindanaoan In Korea Travel Series: Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace, a 600-year old UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the very first palace we visited in Seoul, South Korea. Changdeokgung Palace is one of the “Five Grand Palaces” built by the Joseon Dynasty kings. Located at Jongno-gu district, this is a beautiful palace complex to roam around in and...

PHOTOS: Giant Philippine Eagle along BuDa (Bukidnon-Davao border)

Traversing the Bukidnon – Davao (BuDa) highway? If you’re entering or leaving Davao City via Bukidnon, you might want to watch out for really cool sculptures at Barangay Baganihan, Marilog District, Davao. This huge Philippine Eagle sculpture, crafted by Cotabato-born, fellow Mindanaoan Kublai Millan, is a sight to behold. Just...

Success stories at the 2nd BIMP-EAGA International Trade Fair #EAGAIMT2014

Thanks to the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), I was able to cover the 2nd BIMP-EAGA IMT-GT International Trade Fair and Business Leaders’ Conference last October 22 to 25, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang in Davao City, Philippines. I’ve always wanted to witness a BIMP-EAGA event and I’m...

Mindanaoan in Korea travel series: itinerary, tips and more

I have been traveling a lot the past few weeks! One of my recent foreign travel destinations was KOREA 🙂 It was my very first time (and most definitely not the last!) to visit the world’s only divided country and my brother (who was my travel companion) and I had...

PHOTOS: Kaamulan Festival 2014 Ethnic Street Dancing And Float Competition

KAAMULAN FESTIVAL 2014 – The Kaamulan Festival 2014 street dancing and float competition is one of the major highlights of Bukidnon’s yearly gathering of its 7 hill tribes. This year, the much-awaited event was held for two days – August 30 and 31, 2014 – at Malaybalay City. All Bukidnon...

PHOTOS: Bukidnon cowboys at Kaamulan Festival 2014 rodeo

Not many know this but the Province of Bukidnon is home to the Philippines’ finest cowboys. In the municipality of Impasugong alone, a lot of Bukidnon cowboys (and cowgirls!) live the cowboy lifestyle ala Marlboro Country. The rolling hills, vast landscape and several ranches make it possible for these cowboys...

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