Category Archives: ARTS &CULTURE

DAVAO DEL NORTE: Asuncion tribal council gets P3M tribal hall

Asuncion Municipal Tribal Council adunay bag ong tribal hall gikan sa AMIN Partylist

Kaniadtong September 19, 2021, gitugyan sa Lokal nga Pang Gobyerno sa Asuncion ug AMIN Partylist, ang bag-ong nahuman nga Tribal Hall Asuncion Municipal Tribal Council ( AMUNTRICO).

Nagkantidad og P3 milyon, kini nga tribal hall labi ka mabulokon kay gisunod sa kolor nga kasagaran gigamit sa tribong mandaya nga mao ang itum, pula, dalag ug puti.

Ang tribal hall magsilbi nga usa ka lugar alang sa mga pag-tapok, miting, ug pagkat-on sa mga tribo sa Asuncion nga Mandaya, Dibabaon ug Manguangan.

Magsilbi usab kini nga lugar alang sa mga kasal sa tribo, pagsulbad sa mga panagsumpaki ug uban pang mga ritwal.Kini ang naandan nga lugar diin magtapok ang mga myembro sa usa ka tribo aron makigsulti, mag-ambitay ug istorya, mokanta ug mosayaw sa mga okasyon, o yano nga pagrelaks sa katapusan sa adlaw.

Ug gawas niana, ang bag-ong tribal hall usa usab ka hinungdanon nga istraktura nga mapreserba ang kultura sa tribo. Ang pagkumpleto niini nga proyekto nagpasabut sa ka sinsero sa gobyerno sa pagbayaw sa kalidad sa panginabuhi sa mga tribo nga kadaghanan nahikawan sa mga batakang serbisyo.

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LEGARDA seeks bigger role for local gov’ts in promotion of culture

Bats for cultural mapping to preserve PH heritage

 September 16, 2021

MANILA – Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on Thursday said cultural mapping, especially by local government units, is necessary to enrich, conserve, and protect the country’s cultural heritage in the most effective way.Legarda said House Bill 10057, or the cultural mapping bill, seeks to mandate… Read More

MATI CITY Kamunaan – House of Mandaya Heritage to showcase Davao Oriental culture

By Alab Maldo

The Kamunaan House of Mandaya Heritage, which showcases Mandaya culture and arts of Davao Oriental, was opened on August 23, at the Bonifacio Town Center at the Mayor Francisco G. Rabat Park and Baywalk in the City of Mati.

The family of City Administrator Atty. Al Aquino initiated the private project together with the help of Lungga Center, a non-government organization, supported by various Mandaya communities residing in the province of Davao Oriental.

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According to Atty. Aquino, they decided to hold the Kamunaan display center for “it is good for the people of Mati to remember our past”.

“Through the Kamunaan project, we will be able to enshrine our ancestors and remember where we came from,” Aquino said

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. The Kamunaan project aims to cherish the ancestors of the various tribal groups here in the province such as the Mandaya, Mansaka, Manobo and Kalagan. Kamunaan came from the Mandaya word “muna” which means ancestors.

Artifacts displayed in Kamunaan came from various Mandaya communities while others are personal collections of the Aquino family.

Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat is said to be planning to donate seed money intended for Mandaya beads making. Furthermore, the project is also accepting any financial donations or assistance from any agency.

The Kamunaan display is free to the public where there are also some novelty items for sale for visitors to buy. Health protocols will be strictly observed wherein only 5 persons are allowed inside at any given time. (CIO MATI/Alab Maldo)

VIRTUAL DANCE COMPETITION – Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte

Humayo’t Humataw dahil mag-uumpisa na ang bakbakan sa hatawan! Sa unang batch ng monthly finals, sinong grupo ang mangingibabaw sa pulso ng madla at ng kagalang galang na hurado.13 groups will hit the floor at magpapakitang gilas sa larangan ng sayaw sa unang buwan ng kompetisyon..


Restrictions and limited gatherings remain in place throughout the country, the reason we opted to do an online dance contest. Dance Crew can record through their homes without the worry to contact the virus, with repeated guidance to follow safety protocols. Disclaimer: No Copyright infringement intended. Lyrics & music belong to its rightful owner. This video is for entertainment purposes only.

Feature – ARMM cultural village: A glimpse of culture, history

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) recently opened its grandest mock village exhibit that showcases the variety of cultures, traditions, history, and unity of the Bangsamoro people.

The exhibit, located inside the Shariff Kabunsuan Complex, the provisional set of the ARMM in Cotabato City, features village replicas representing each of the ARMM’s five provinces namely: Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.

The display aims to give the public a glimpse of the Bangsamoro’s rich cultural heritage and to bring lifelike presentations of unity amidst diversity of the culture of the region’s people. Individuals, Moro and non-Moro alike, can also learn from, appreciate, and experience such cultural event.

“The models of the villages were set up not just for mere appreciation, but for people to have a deep understanding of the various cultures of the region,” ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman said.

Among the mock cultural villages in the exhibit is that of the province of Maguindanao, which literally means “flood plain”. Maguindanaon (people of the flood plain), as the people of the province are called, are among the many ethnic groups in the country.

A gigantic “Kampilan” welcomes visitors as they enter the Maguindanao village. The kampilan, or sword, is one of the well-preserved artifacts featured in the village.

Historical documents noted that the kampilan was widely used as weapon during warfare and as a headhunting sword. Built as the main attraction inside the Maguindanao village is a replica of Tulugan, or the House of Sultan, which symbolizes the government of the Maguindanaons.

In the early 15th century, Sharif Muhammad Kabunsuan from the Royal House of Malacca arrived in Mindanao and introduced the Islamic faith, custom, and the Sultanate system of governance.

Found inside the Tulugan is a set of the most important musical instruments of the Maguindanaon tribe–the Kulintang ensemble consisting of five instruments, namely the kulintang (a series of eight graduated gongs), agong (wide-rimmed gong), dabakan (goblet-shaped drum), gandingan (set of four thin-rimmed gongs), and the babandir (small thin-rimmed gong).

The Tulugan is adorned with colorful Maguindanaon traditional intertwines such as the Inaul, Tudung, and Galang (brassware). Also featured inside the Tulugan are Muslim brassware like the lutuan (silver-inlaid betel box), gadur (food containers with minaret-like tops), and panalagudan (pot holders).

These objects usually decorate the affluent Maguindanao home, indicating wealth and status. The rich culture of Maguindanao is just one of the many things the ARMM village expo offers.

Through the exhibit, people – especially those outside of the region – will get to experience what it is like to be part of a diverse yet united community that is the Bangsamoro. (Jho Kusain of Bureau of Public Information-ARMM)