Category: Abra

  • NCIP Chair Goes to the UN

    From gmanewstv: The Philippines gained added presence in the United Nations with the election into the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues earlier this week. The Philippine Mission to the UN said Saturday (Manila time) that National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) chairman Eugenio Insigne will help advance the cause of indigenous peoples at the […]

  • Coming Up: Cordillera Day 2008

    If you’re looking for something to do these next three weeks, joining the Cordillera day celebration would be a good option. Apparently the celebration will be held in Baay-Licuan, Abra this year so it is a good excuse to visit Abra province. Visit the CPA website for a background on Cordi Day. Cordi day celebration […]

  • Balweg Widow Dies

    From Sunstar Baguio we learn that Corazon Cortel-Balweg, widow of former rebel priest Conrado Balweg died of a heart attack last Monday. She is survived by five children the youngest of whom is still in elementary school. Our condolences to her family. Sunstar Baguio: Corazon Cortel-Balweg, a New People’s Army (NPA) active amazon in the […]

  • They Serve Again in Tineg

    Oops. This is a better late than never kind of post. It’s old news (reported weeks ago) but it’s interesting enough so we are going to blog about it hehe. Apparently, the peace and order situation in the the town of Tineg, Abra has been bad during the past years so government officials held office […]

  • Vanishing Arts

    This page requires a higher version browser Here’s a short video on the art of tattooing in Kalinga. Towards the end of the video you’ll see some footages on the Tingguian’s “abel” or handwoven cloth.

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