13 National Living Treasures of the Philippines: Is Whang-od Next?

In September 2015, netizens lobbied for the declaration of Apo Whang-od as a National Artist of the Philippines for her role in preserving the dying art of cultural tattoo. Eighty-eight-year-old Whang-od Oggay is considered as the last mambabatok (hand-tap tattoo artist) of her tribe. She hails from mountains of the Cordilleras, specifically in Buscalan in the municipality of Tinglayan…

Dumaguete’s Cultural Dance Group Shines & Wins Big in South Korea

They performed a dance number called “Tag-araw” which is inspired by Philippines’ summer. “The Filipinos are happy people with a warm and kind smile. We have expressed the fascinating scenery, life overflowing summer of the Philippines and their burning passion into fiesta.” The music is ABS-CBN Summer Station ID 2012 “Pinoy Summer , Da Best Forever” performed…