Blog Series 1 - The Rocky and Muddy Trail to the home of Mountain People
Blog Series 2 - Daraghuyan Tribe, paying respect to their customs and tradition
Blog Series 3 - Daraghuyan Tribe, Con Tour's short immersion
"When you step into tribal lands, you are entering a sacred place. That means, to respect it, you have to remove your sandals or shoes, walk in bare feet to understand what kind of people they are - Sister Carmelita Arenas". (source ).
I may call my short stay in the Daraghuyan Community as a short immersion. Observing their simple sense of living.
Life in this community is so simple. They only have a small solar cell panel as source of electricity to feed the bulb inside the Heritage Center house. The only place in the community that has electric power. All the rest of the houses surrounding the heritage center were all using a gas fed lamp (lampara).
Access Road :
The access road or the rocky and muddy trail in going to and from the flea market for the disposal of their farm produce was constructed through a "bayanihan spirit". Since election is approaching, hopefully that another "bayanihan spirit from among the kind-hearted people in the arena of politics" will spur to this community for a construction of a sound "access road" as their support facility to haul their farm produce.
This community needs also a sound "access road". The budget for road concreting for our National Highway is ranging from P7.00 MM to P12.00 MM for 1.00 kilometer. Why not include them for budget appropriation? This community needs (y)our help.
Con Tour, as KIN (Kitanglad Integrated NGOs) volunteer photographer, attended the culmination of the Tribal Summit of the 7 Mountains last December 15, 2012.
"Lambaga hu mga Datu daw Bae Pu-en hu pito ha Buntud".
7 Mountains : Kitanglad, Kalatungan, Pantaron, Kimangkil, Kalanawan, Sumagaya, Pamalihi. (KKP-KKSP).