Talaandig or people of the slopes are one of the indigenous groups in the province of Bukidnon. They believe in existence of the highest God called Magbabaya and the spirits who guard and protect nature.  

Dugso is a sacred ritual and dance where stomping of feet awaken and invite the caretaker spirits of the environment.

Pinag-agawan portrays courtship with the use of a handkerchief to express emotions and sportsmanship. The piece ends with community a peace pact and thanksgiving.

Photos: RJ Muna | Maricris Macabeo

Resource: Bai Liza Saway (Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon)