Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Joining the dancing of the Matigsalug tribe

When we arrived at the gardens of Malasag eco-tourism village in Cagayan de Oro City, we were greeted by the sound of the gongs mixed with the dancing and singing of the Matigsalug tribe clad in their native colorful attire. I was really amused because they formed themselves and paraded themselves from the upper to the lower portion of the eco-tourism village.

Here's a little information about the Matigsalug tribe based on what I've read about the tribe in a poster in the village...

The Matigsalug people are living in a nearby Salug river. They are a sub tribe of the Manobo people. For centuries, the people have been hunters and slash and burn farmers.

In the cold mountain of Sinuda, Kitaotao, Bukidnon, these young tribesmen have continued to pursue their traditional ways and heritage.

Cristino Sabas - maker of indigenous crafts.

Elkim Ombon - player of traditional instruments.

Marion Lay-um - dancer of traditional dances.

Dino Ombon - beadsmaker of the Matigsalug tribe.

Guys, experience and learn the Matigsalug culture in the gardens of Malasag.

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  1. Meron din palang mga katutubo sa Cagayan de Oro. I've read from another blogger how beautiful Cagayan de Oro is and I am desirous to see that place in the near future. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

  2. I hope one day makapag visit din ako diyan to see the Katutubo. Wala pa ako nakikita kahit isa eh.

    I'm fine thank you my katukayang Sam (tama ba ako hehehe)I'm just too busy. Don't have much time to play around here huhuhu. But I always remember you my dear. Regards to your family and God bless always.

  3. @ Mel. Yup, dami ding katutubo sa Cagayan. magkalapit lang kasi ang mga bukirin ng Davao, Bukidnon which is also near Cagayan. Thanks for your comments and visits. God bless you too.

    @ Sam. Talagang ma appreciate mo kung makakita ka ng katutubo na totoo. You would appreciate their culture and ways of life.thanks for visiting Sam. God bless you and your loved ones.

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  5. mayroon din sa marilog district davao city. dun kami ng coduct ng thesis sa kaninla sa mga matigsalog at manuvu t5ribes.d po mabayaran ng pera ug mga experience namin dun.............unforgetable memo talaga kasi d lang dahil sa thesis i dont know if makapunta aq sa lau ng place........tnx sa mga tribes na na puntahan namin salamat sa magandang pakikitungo sa amin...tnx jud.



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