Panagwawagi: An Isneg Celebration

It’s a bit of a challenge to find news stories written about our Isneg brothers and sisters as well as stories on the Cordillera boundary towns so I’m thrilled when I came across this story by Floy Quintos.

Floy writes about the Panagwawagi Festival in Dumalneg, a town located between the Cordilleras and the Ilocos. Read it here.

But here’s an excerpt:

For Cordillera heritage, one must go to Baguio, or Sagada or Banaue. But Ilocos Norte?

Why not? We must remember the northern tip of the Gran Cordillera mountain range rises from the foothills of Ilocos Norte.

The mountainous jungle fastness bordering Ilocos and Cagayan Valley are home to the Apayao, just as the eastern ranges of Ilocos Sur and Abra are home to the Tingguian. Where does the Ilocos’ culture end and Cordillera’s begin? Or do they gradually meld together, here in these mist-covered foothills?

It’s good to discover the diversity of the peoples of the Cordilleras, no?

5 Comments
  1. … what a nice photo and a nice cultural attire!!!
    it’s my first time to see these kind of attire of all Cordilleran native attire…
    what particular part of cordillera is this one?

  2. It is very simple all the languages and cultures of Luzon,Visayas and Mindanao have a continuum of intelligibility and a common characteristic that is what I learned and noticed by comparing and reading the studies about the languages in the philippines, The same thing happens in China especially the Han Chinese Region.

  3. Sorry for double post

    It is very simple all or majority of the languages of Luzon,Visayas and Mindanao have a continuum of intelligibility that is what I learned and noticed by comparing and reading the studies about the languages in the philippines, The same thing happens in China especially the Han Chinese Region.

    Not just that our country is known for it’s gold I just hope that more will be discovered….

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