One Weekend in Banaue as an Ifugao Heritage Warrior

One Weekend in Banaue as an Ifugao Heritage Warrior

I was lucky to have invited last week to sign up PHILTOA’s Ifugao Weekend Warrior Caravan. Last week travel for a bring about event was structured by PHILTOA in preparation with the 2012 Philippine Travel Mart.

Ifugao Rituals at Banaue Hotel
Ifugao Rituals at Banaue Hotel

Aside by PHILTOA members and police officers, the weekend caravan was also joined by the folks the media. Many of us left at almost 10:30pm in one of the shuttle stops beside Milestone in Trinoma.

Limestone Rocks in Kiangan Ifugao
Limestone Rocks throughout Kiangan Ifugao

Loaded in Five Star and also Victory Liner Bus, we were 60 people all in all with the same objective of visiting the heritage web sites of Ifugao and become some sort of Ifugao Heritage Warrior.

Ifugao Heritage Warrior Passport
Ifugao Customs Warrior Passport

We arrived in the actual province of Ifugao past 7 in the morning. Your fist stop? The particular Provincial Capitol of Ifugao in Lagawe enjoying and welcome ceremony which was headed through the young and dinamic Governor Eugene Balitang. Following the warm welcome and large breakfast, we went to Banaue Hotel for one more huge welcome. Ifugao’s are really warm men and women.

Banaue Wood Carver
Banaue Wood Carver

Upon arrival at the hotel, we remaining our bags within our designated hotel room in Banaue Hotel the many of us proceeded to Dayanara View. One of the most popular viewpoints in Banaue, Dayanara Viewpoint was named after ex- Miss Universe Dayanara Torres by Puerto Rico. This is the viewpoint the spot that the Miss Universe Business took photos connected with Dayanara Torres for the Miss Market in 1994 which had been held in Manila.

Ifugao Ethnic Games
Ifugao Ethnic Games

After we shot, we headed to Aguian viewpoint. This is the most popular veiwpoint in Banaue with more number of souvenir merchants.

Ifugao Hut in Banaue Ethnic Village
Ifugao Hut in Banaue Ethnic Village

When most of us arrived, we seen a group of Ifugao’s with native costumes making use of their makeshift wooden motor scooters. Forget about petroleum, these kinds of scooters are thoroughly mechanical and man powered, making it more fulfilling and environment friendly. Minutes after the organizers brief introduction, they started out the race employing their wooden and exclusively designed “Harley Davidson”. Their really more fun in Banaue!

Ifugao Kid at the Banaue Viewpoint
Ifugao Kid at the Banaue Viewpoint

After this race, we frequented the Banaue Ethnic Small town and Pine Woods Resort. Its the second time browsing this Ethnic Small town, I had a chance of staying in this resort last summer. During our visit, the owner of the accommodation toured us about and gave all of us a short lecture in regards to the evolution of Ifugao properties.

Ifugao Huts for rent at Banaue Ethnic Village
Ifugao Huts for rent with Banaue Ethnic Village

Before having lunch break, the locals also showed us some of their national games. That was my own first time seeing a great Ifugao martial art and we definitely enjoyed it. Soon after the ethnic games, we had our meal in the resort subsidized by the Department associated with Tourism.

Banaue Wooden Scooters
Banaue Wooden Scooters

Together with members of the advertising team, we had topload journey on our made use of to the hotel. The particular fog and the afternoon drizzle cannot restrict us from enjoying the ride. We may do not have the most comfortable seat however the exhilarating experience was truly priceless:)

It was past 5pm once we all gathered with the lobby area to take note of the Photography Class going by Mr. David Chua and a representative from Canon Philippines. Just after the photography training, we headed towards the Ifugao native hut located at the rear of the hotel to watch many of the Ifugao rituals and to find out more on Ifugao Culture.

That was a tedious day but It really comfortable to wear to travel with a purpose. Traveling with a purpose does not require people to join outreach programs. Traveling itself and supporting the local economy when you purchase locally made products is one of the best issues we can do to let our indigenous groups realize the importance of conserving their culture.

Discover a little more about different cultures and delightful destinations in the Philippines. Visit SMX Convention Center in Mall regarding Asia on July 10-12, 2012 for this decades Philippine Travel Mart. Huwag po tayong maging “Dayuhan” sa sariling bayan!

Up Next :?Ahitulu Rituals involving Batad Ifugao.

Travel Blog Topics:

  • ifugao costume

Leave a Reply

*