Miyerkules, Oktubre 12, 2011

MaDayaw na Pasasalamat

This is history.

For the first time in the celebration of the National Indigenous Peoples Month, blogging and social media had been infused to give its virtual audience blow-by-blow accounts on the latest buzz about Dayaw 2011. Modesty aside, this blog, along with our official facebook fan page had been successful.

Martes, Oktubre 11, 2011

Dayaw 2011: Day 3 in Pictures

Marathon Performances
(photos by Francis Abrenica)

IP leaders ratify landmark resolution as Dayaw Festival ends

CITY OF TAGUM, DAVAO DEL NORTE—Leaders of the different clusters of indigenous peoples in the country are one in hoping in seeing a new day full of hope and change as they unanimously approved a resolution pursuing a cultural and development agenda for the national government to take upon, highlighting the finale of this year’s three-day Dayaw Festival.

The so-called Dayaw Tagum Declaration aims to pursue an active role of the indigenous peoples in community resource management, uphold their rights to self-determination, expand and sustain the School of Living Traditions and reinvigorate cultural identities of the younger generation.

One with nature

On a sunkissed early sunday morning, the third day of the Dayaw festival,  delegates communed with nature through a tree planting activity at the Accretion Area at Barangay Apokon, Tagum City.

Common Ground

Outreach and Mall performances of Dayaw delegates

Rain showers may have poured, performance area may have been slippery, still the invasion of culture through the outreach performance of Dayaw 2011 in Abreeza Ayala Mall in Davao City continued.

Curious glances were cast by by-standers and passers-by wondering what could happen and why different colorful costumes filled their eyes. Finally when the Waray Cluster of Leyte announced in their language the arrival of the newly-wed couple, satisfaction began to seep in their soul.

Ugat ng Mayamang Lahi

"Magaling sa wika ang mga Pilipino"

Ito ang pininagmamalaking pahayag ni Dr. Prospero Covar na itinuturing na Haligi ng Kulturang Pilipino sa ginanap na kumperensiya sa bulwagan ng Bureau of Food and Drug (BFAD), Energy Park, Tagum City noong Oktobre 7, 2011.

Dr. Prospero Covar

Binanggit ni Dr. Covar, retiradong guro sa Antopolohiya ng Pamantasan ng Pilipinas na kayang mag-aral ng ibang wika sa maikling panahon lamang ang mga Pilipino samantala ang ibang lahi ay hirap mag-aral ng wika ng ibang bansa.

DepEd XI exec cites knowledge of IP culture a key to shun discrimination

“If we have a deeper understanding of the culture of our IP brothers, then we will learn to respect them.”

DepEd Region XI Director, Susana Teresa B. Estigoy

Thus remarked Department of Education Regional Director Susana Teresa B. Estigoy to the four tribal groups, namely, Kalinga, Tausug, Cuyunin and Waray citing that wider knowledge about the meaning of their rituals, dances and customs is the key to shun discrimination and to create partnership during the Indigenous Peoples Education Forum at the Institute for Indigenous Peoples Education (IIPE), Davao City today.