Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Beauty of Kalinga

The beauty of Kalinga can never be discounted, Its rich natural resources, its colorful culture, its people are only few of why Kalinga is a beautiful province. You cannot fully understand a Kalinga unless you live there.

Here are some pictures that could help you understand the Kalinga culture and native practices. The verdant trees, wild flowers and plants are abundant, as sparkling waterfalls and clear streams abound.

Pictures below are courtesy of Nats Dalanao of Kalinga.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Kalinga Girl: Simple and Beautiful at Heart

The Kalinga girl-woman is simple but beautiful inside and out. She does not care much for make-ups and fancy dresses, but cares much about family, and how to be of help to them and her community. Kristel Erica is a registered nurse serving her local community in the Mountain Provinces. I laud your noble and generous spirit, Kalinga woman!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Panagbenga Festival 2013 Pictures: Awesome Scenes

These are awesome pictures of the Panagbenga Flower Festival in Baguio City last May 2013. The photographer was Ms. Ma. Rosalina Perrson, who was kind enough to lend me these pictures. There were thousands of visitors, local and foreign, just like Ms. Perrson, who visited the City of Pines just to attend this more than a month long activities. Thanks also to Nats Dalanao and Paul Massilem.I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Majestic Mountains of the Mountain Provinces

The Mountain Provinces, composed of Benguet, Bontoc, Ifugao, Kalinga and Apayao, are called such because of their majestic, mountain ranges that are not present in the plains of the lowlands. Some portions of Kalinga and Apayao are flatlands and some portions are composed of verdant mountains.

The highest peak is found in Benguet Province, and there were reports of hail rains during wet seasons. Understandably, it is the coldest part of the country. 

The flora and fauna are also incredible in these mountains. If a botanist would visit them, he would presumably find exotic plants.

The Kalinga Mountains are known to grow a variety of edible wild fruits. Wild berries, guavas, and bananas abound that one cannot go hungry. Waterfalls, fresh spring waters are also common occurrences.
Here are some pictures of the mountain ranges of the Mountain Provinces

All pictures are courtesy of Arvie Gaye Trinidad

Monday, March 25, 2013

Ethnic Costumes in Northern Philippines

Ethnic costumes are usually colorful and durable because they are usually hand woven. Although, there are several ethnic tribes in the Mountain Provinces, the ethnic costumes are still similar in their vivid colors and vibrancy.

The Igorot costumes, Bontoc costumes, Benguet costumes, and Kalinga costumes are made up of an array of bright red, green, and yellow colors. These colors are often designed in wavy patterns or attractive designs that bring out the best of the villages and tribes.

Here are some ethnic costumes found in Northern Philippines. Men in G-strings, and women in ‘ginamat’; the ordinary ‘dresses for the folk.

The DILG Provincial Director with his local counterpart in Tadian

Male Ethnic Costume-G string

Panagbenga, Baguio City

Friday, March 8, 2013

Pictures of DILG’s Provincial Director in Ayyoweng, Tadian

TADIAN, Mt. Province - These are pictures of DILG’s Provincial Director in Ayyoweng, Tadian. PD was mingling with the local folk. Congratulations, PD and team, for a job well done.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Pictures Panagbenga 2013 Festival, Baguio City - SLU Band and My Niece, Pheith Iena

All pictures featured here are courtesy of Maria Rosalina Persson and company during the recent Panagbenga Flower Festival.  

Ms. Persson is a Filipina from Kalinga, residing presently in Bangkok, Thailand with her family.

The Lead Banner
The Police Escorts

The Military
The Flute and Lyre Band of Lukban Elementary School
My Niece, Pheith Iena, an SLU majorette
Pheith Iena with the SLU Band
The SLU (My Alma Mater) Band- Go Louisians!
The SLU Band performing
The SLU Band


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pictures of Panagbenga Festival in Baguio, Philippines

All these pictures are courtesy of Paul Masillem, a civil engineer from Baguio City.

Image credit: Paul Masillem
Image credit: Paul Masillem
All Images courtesy of Paul Masillem