Articles in the category Communities (271)

Sweet are the memories of our childhood. For the Mangyan child, it is a time of unconcern and carefreeness, even if the child has to take his share of the family duties to the measure of his capacities. It is with feelings of sentimentality and homesickness that a young man recalls the happy years of his youth that passed away too fast. It is also with pride that he remembers the love and kindness shown to him by his parents.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: ambahan, Childhood
The ambahans are very common among the Hanunuo-Mangyans. About thirty percent of the Hanunuo-Mangyans do not read or write the pre-Spanish Hanunuo-Mangyan script, but it would be rare indeed for a Mangyan not to know the art of the ambahan. Of course, a Mangyan will quickly deny any knowledge of the ambahan, but this is only a polite way of refusing to demostrate such knowledge.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: ambahan, Hanunuo, Mangyan
If you ask a Hanunuo-Mangyan, "Where did you get this ambahan?," he will most likely answer, "I copied it from somebody else." That is quite probable, for the ambahan has been popularized by being copied on any piece of bamboo, such as the container for tobacco or apog (lime), the scabbard or sheath of a bolo, a violin or guitar, and even on the bamboo beams of a house.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: ambahan, Hanunuo, Mangyan
The ambahan is a literary product and poetic expression of the Southern Mangyans of Mindoro, Philippines. Although there are about seven different ethnic groups living in Mindoro, collectively called the Mangyans, these groups are quite distinct from each other as to language, customs, and way of living.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: ambahan, Literary, Mangyans, Mindoro, poetic
To the Hanunuo, clothing (rutay) is one of the most important criteria in distinguishing the Mangyan from the non-Manyan (damuong). A Hanunuo-Mangyan male wears a loin cloth (ba-ag) and a shirt (balukas). A female wears an indigo-dyed short skirt (ramit) and a blouse (lambung). Many of the traditional style shirts and blouses are embroidered on the back with a design called pakudos, based on the cross shape.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: clothing, Hanunuo, Mangyan
The Alangan Mangyans live in the municipalities of Naujan, Baco, San Teodoro, and Victoria in Oriental Mindoro, and in the municipality of Sablayan in Occidental Mindoro. The name Alangan was derived from the name of a river and mountain slopes in the upper Alangan Valley [Leykamm, 1979].
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Alangan, Mangyans, Mindoro
These people are considered to be Negritos, whose skin ranges from dark to very dark brown, and possessing features such as a small stature and frame; hair of a curly to kinky texture and a higher frequency of naturally lighter colour (blondism) relative to the general population; small nose; and dark brown eyes. They are thought to be among the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines, preceding the Austronesian migrations.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Aeta, people
One of the smallest minority groups in the region, the Yogad once occupied Diffun, Quirino in Cagayan Valley. Today, they are concentrated in Echague, Camarag, Angadanan, Santiago, and Jones, Isabela. Yogads speak one of the five recognized dialects of the Ga’dang and are part of the Christianized Kalingas in western Isabela.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Yogad