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Photo by: Kimberly Requesto

Indigenous People of the Philippines: Bugkalot

Bugkalot/Ilongot is an indigenous peoples which were known as head hunters who also love arts, nature, and their culture.

Aside from headhunter, Bugkalot men love hunting wild animals and fish for food while women are in charge in plant cultivation.

Young Men are trained for fighting, hunting, dancing, singing, playing of instruments and accessories making. Young women are trained in housekeeping, plant cultivating,  singing, dancing, playing instruments, weaving, and making attires and accessories.

Culture Bearer: Frederico Barcelo

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