Picture of the Day: Igorots in Honolulu, Hawaii

UPDATE: From the comments section:

“Hugo Prill Sr., BIBAK Hawaii president clarifies that BIBAK Hawaii did not perform in 2006. The photo is of a Hawaii-based dance troupe performing and donning something “BIBAK”.

BIBAK Hawaii did perform in 2007. The photo in this Honolulu Advertiser article is BIBAK Hawaii.”

Thanks so much for that correction sir! So please note kailiyans that the picture below is actually not a BIBAK group but were mistakenly labeled as such by the Honolulu Advertiser and we unwittingly reproduced its mistake. The picture above is BIBAK Hawaii. Kumbaga the picture below is a “pretend BIBAK” while the picture above is the “real BIBAK”. Our apologies for the mistake.

A BIBAK group performs during the 100th year anniversary of Filipino immigration to Hawaii held last May 2006. In case you are wondering, meron din tayong Igorot/iCordillera blogger in Hawaii, si Hip Nanay. Visit her blog here.

PHOTO CREDIT: The Honolulu Advertiser.

4 thoughts on “Picture of the Day: Igorots in Honolulu, Hawaii”

  1. Hugo Prill Sr., BIBAK Hawaii president clarifies that BIBAK Hawaii did not perform in 2006. The photo is of a Hawaii-based dance troupe performing and donning something “BIBAK”.

    BIBAK Hawaii did perform in 2007. The photo in this Honolulu Advertiser article is BIBAK Hawaii. ( Note that the story is not entirely accurate about not having celebrities. GMA 7 sent 2 celebrities).

    the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2007/May/13/ln/FP705130360.html

  2. Hi Anonymous,
    Thanks so much for that correction. I have added an update to this post to include the information you shared. Thanks also for the link to the new picture.

    It’s good to be corrected by someone in the know because we often depend on materials that we find in the internet which sometimes, as in this case, turn out to be inaccurate.

    Thanks again 🙂

  3. Dear Boondocks,

    As Manong Hugo stated, it is true that BIBAK Hawai’i did not perform in 2006. He group he was referring to was of a dance troupe from one of the universities in the Philippines that is always invited to the annual Honolulu Festival. If you observe their costumes, it is a mishmash of northern Luzon and Mindanao designs.

    The BIBAK photo with the individual in Natonin baag, and ladies in the background, however, is taken from a “2007” issue of the Honolulu Advertiser when BIBAK performed during the Filipino Fiesta. Why would I know? That’s me in the photo!

    Check my website http://www.rumsua.com under Culture & Arts, which will provide a couple more photos of that event. It is hard to believe that this blog topic was circulating for one whole year! Please send this notice with corrections to all concerned.

    Virgil J. Mayor Apostol
    Rumsua: Ancestral Traditions

  4. The things you can do and see in Hawaii are so diverse that they make it the perfect destination for a vacation. Aloha!

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