Friday, April 9, 2010

Fun Time with Bilaan Kids

The Bilaan children on Tampakan Mountains, South Cotabato, Philippines

Last March 2009, we were given a chance to visit a Bilaan community on one of the mountains of Tampakan. It was one 45- minute bumpy ride to the mountains but we were welcomed warmly with the tribe's elders and tribal dance.

Some of my fellow bloggers joined the kids in their dancing, while my group joined the anthropologist to graveyard of the tribe where they keep the wooded casket on in between boulders of rocks. 

We just had one fun day with them and although their culture is unique, it pays to be with them even for few hours. 



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