BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 250
DECLARING THE PERIOD FROM JULY 3-9, 1988 AND THEREAFTER THE SECOND WEEK OF JULY OF EVERY YEAR AS “CULTURAL COMMUNITIES WEEK”.
WHEREAS, the government, fully cognizant of the importance of indigenous tribal Filipinos to national unity and development, recognizes the need to promote and preserve their rich cultural heritage, not only for the Philippines but also for the world; and
WHEREAS, in order to achieve that end and likewise enhance better understanding and cooperation among our people, it is imperative to focus attention on the colorful ethnic culture of tribal Filipinos by setting aside an appropriate time for that purpose;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare July 3-9, 1988 and, thereafter, the second week of July of every year as “Cultural Communities Week”, under the auspices of the Office for Southern Cultural Communities and the Office for Northern Cultural Communities.
All government agencies, private organizations and the mass media are enjoined to give the necessary cooperation and support in this undertaking.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 20th day of April in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-eight.
(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINOBy the President:
(Sgd.) CATALINO MACARAIG, JR.
JULY 14, 2014
LUCKY NINE RESORT DANGCAGAN BUKIDNON
VENUE FOR THE CULMINATING ACTIVITY OF THE
SCHOOL OF LIVING TRADITIONS
1. DONGGOANON HIGAONON TRIBAL ORGANIZATION
2. SULEM TRIBAL WOMEN ORGANIZATION
3. ILANTONGON TRIBAL WOMEN ORGANIZATION
4. SUGOD TRIBAL WOMEN ORGANIZATION
5. KIRENTEKEN TALAANDIG TRIBAL WOMEN ORGANIZATION
6. BINAVEY TRIBAL YOUTH FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION
GOVERNOR HIGYAWAN AND BAE IN ANYAG VISITED THE HEAD OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS INTRAMUROS MANILA ON JUNE 23, 2014
JUNE 23, 2014
|JULY 14, 2014 AT THE KAAMULAN SITE CAPITOL GROUND MALAYBALAY CITY|
NCCA CHAIRMAN FELIPE DE LEON WITH BAE IN ANYAG AT LANTAKA HOTEL ZAMBOANGA WITH DATU BUNTAN , DATU INHAGDAN AND DATU MACASO
MAY 16-19 2014
During this event, yours truly was awarded as one of the Best Project Coordinator of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts by no less than the Chairman himself, Chairman Felipe De Leon.
NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS
SCHOOL FOR LIVING TRADITIONS
TRADITIONAL BEADSMAKING AND ACCESSORIES
JULY 8, 2014
OUTPUT OF THE
DONGGOANON-HIGAON TRIBAL ORGANIZATION
OUTPUT OF THE SCHOOL OF LIVING TRADITIONS ON BEADSMAKING AND ACCESSORIES
DONGGOANON SHAWL BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE DONGGOANON HIGAONON TRIBAL ORGANIZATION
|JULY 12, 204 DONGGOANON TRIBE - TUBAW FOR WOMEN|
JUNE 27, 2014
WORLD FEDERATION FOR WORLD PEACE - WFWP
MOTHERS' HEART NETWORK
13 THOUSAND WOMEN GLOBAL CONVENTION
BAE IN ANYAG IS REGION 10 REPRESENTATIVE IN WOMEN FEDERATION FOR WORLD PEACE
THE MYSTERIOUS TRIBE IN THE PHILIPPINES
GOV. HIGYAWAN NA HOLAG-AYAN TOGETHER WITH ONE OF THE TRIBAL JUDGE OF THE TRIBAL GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES IN THE NAME OF DATU MAGOLING VISITED A TRIBE THAT HAS A MYSTERIOUS PAST TO BE UNFOLD.
GOVERNOR HIGYAWAN HAS MADE A LOT OF BREAKTHROUGH IN THE LIVES OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVING IN THE REMOTE AREAS OF THE PHILIPPINES.
GOVERNOR HIGYAWAN ALWAYS EMPHASIZED IN HIS DEALINGS WITH THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES THE IMPORTANCE OF THEIR IDENTITY THAT MADE THEM SO UNIQUE IN THE EYES OF THE CREATOR. THAT UNIQUENESS IS THE ULTIMATE GIFT THAT THE CREATOR HAS GIVEN IN ORDER FOR HIM TO IDENTIFY.
HE TOLD THEM THAT WHATEVER HAPPENS OUR IMPLEMENTATION OF CUSTOMARY LAWS AND TRADITIONS WILL ALWAYS BE OUR ULTIMATE WEAPON IN ORDER FOR US TO SURVIVE BECAUSE KNOWING OUR ROOTS, KNOWING OUR FOREFATHERS, AND DOING THEIR MANDATED TASK WILL ALWAYS BE AN IDENTITY OF THE PAST AND THE WEAPON OF THE FUTURE.
THESE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES HAVE SURVIVED AND HAVE NOT BE NEGLECTFUL OF THEIR CULTURE, AND IN MANY YEARS OF TRAVEL ALL ACROSS TRIBAL AREAS AND TERRITORIES THESE GROUP HAS BEEN SO DIFFERENT AND A TRADEMARK NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN.
PHOTO TAKEN BY TITAN TALENT MANAGEMENT MANAGER ALAN VARON IN MAKATI CITY ON JUNE 21, 2014
SCHOOL OF LIVING TRADITIONS ON TRADITIONAL CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
ILANTONGON TRIBAL WOMEN ORGANIZATION
ORGANIZED AND ASSISTED BY BAE IN ANYAG AS PROJECT CORRDINATOR
FUNDED BY THE
NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS
NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS FUNDED THE SCHOOL OF LIVING TRADITIONS ON TRADITIONAL CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
|MINDANAO BUSINESS SUMMIT AT CENTRAL MINDANAO UNIVERSITY JUNE 4-6 2014|
SCHOOL OF THE LIVING TRADITION SUMMIT
MAY 16-19 2014
OPENING CEREMONIES AT QUEZON BUKIDNON FOR THE SCHOOL OF LIVING TRADITIONS ON BUKIDNON PERFORMING ARTS FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS- MAY 20, 2014
OPENING CEREMONIES OF THE SCHOOL OF LIVING TRADITION ON BUKIDNON TRADITIONAL CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES AT KALILANGAN BUKIDNON FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS
1. SCHOOL OF LIVING TRADITIONS ON TRADITIONAL CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES FOR:
A. CADIIS CARMEN COTABATO
B. KALILANGAN BUKIDNON
C. SUGOD VALENCIA CITY
D. DON CARLOS NORTE BUKIDNON
TWO TRADITIONAL BEADS MAKING PROJECTS FOR:
E. DAMULOG BUKIDNON
F. DON CARLOS NORTE
AND ONE PERFORMING ARTS
AT QUEZON BUKIDNON.
SCHOOL OF LIVING TRADITIONS ON HIGAONON BEADWORKS - DAMULOG BUKIDNON
OPENING CEREMONIES MAY 2014 AT DAMULOG BUKIDNON.
GOVERNOR HIGYAWAN NA HOLAG-AYAN, PROJECT COORDINATOR AGNES ESCUDERO AND DATU LINGGI INHAGDAN GRACE THE EVENT TOGETHER WITH THE BARANGAY MANDATORY REPRESENTATIVE
Training of trainers Workshop on Business Development Services for Small and Medium Enterprises on
April 2 to April 4 2014 at Taipan Hotel. Sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Kaamulan Chamber of Commerce.
Governor General Higyawan na Holag-ayan of the Tribal Government of the Philippines with his wife Bae In anyag and their guest who just arrived from Los Angeles California given a Tribal name Bae Kabugwason President and Founder of We Care for Humanity paid a courtesy call to Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on March 4, 2014 at 1:30 am in his office at the Muncipal City Hall of Davao City. It was a very relaxing moment with the Mayor whom we have found out to be a real devoted PUBLIC SERVANT of the Country the Philippines.
|March 9, 2014 - Bae In anyag and Bae Kabugwason at Malaybalay City at the Confederacy of the Council of Tribes|
|Director of the Commission on higher education looks on closely as princess Maria Amor demonstrate the procedure on how to use the Bio Scanning machine.|
|Commission on Higher Education employees and officials received free bio scanning courtesy We Care for Humanity through the Tribal Government of the Philippines.|
|The Student Government Body of Ateneo De Davao university doing the hand sign of Tribal Government of the Philippines. Hooray!|
|Of course the We care for Humanity hand Sign/ Signal.|
|The SG with Bae In anyag , Governor Higyawan and Princess Maria Amor doing the sign of the World Peace Committee.|
|Gov. Higyawan answering the question from the Student Government Body regarding the Tribal Judiciary System.|
|The Syudent Government Body of Ateneo De Davao University during the interpolation.|
|Gov. Higyawan, Princess Maria Amor and Bae In Anyag during the panel of discussion with the Student Government Body of Ateneo De Davao University.|
The visit of Atty. Jospeh Vega from Commission on Elections Intramuros to the Pulangihon Tribe at Quezon Bukidnon on February 14 and february 15 2014
It is indeed a New Year now ...and I thanked the year that passed for the lessons learned for the meaningful reminders that beseeched my Country the Philippines when a month before Christmas November 8, 2013 to be exact Typhoon Yolanda has visited us ravaged and damaged all that she can in all her might.
Typhoon Yolanda gave a magnanimous lesson in the eyes of the whole world. A lesson may it be to a country, to a political leader, to businessmen, to middle-class men, to the elite society, to churches and its leaders, to religious orders and their hierarchy, to the privilege and underprivileged people of my country.
May i remind you that on May 21-May 27 2013 the Tribal Government of the Philippines initiated the International Tribal Congress with Emphasis on Customary Laws and Traditions with the theme " Sharing Worldwide Indigenous Wisdom and Culture in Addressing Global Climate Change ". This International Tribal Congress is not to show that we are ostentatious with our wealth or to show off that we can do it. The International Tribal Congress is a "Message" a message from our ancestors to awaken the political leaders of my country on how the Indigenous Peoples can help address Global Climate Change.
It was a decisive move from the Tribal Government of the Philippines to share and impart what the ancestors wanted us to do and what they would do if we are not united in doing what they wanted us to do.
Being a Governance that follows the orders of the Greater Spirits we cannot but obey the orders may the listeners follow or not, may they believe or not...what matters is that no matter how impossible things may be we did what the ancestors have commanded.
In our modern world, this twentieth century, ladies and gentlemen, the Customary laws and Traditions, beliefs and practices of our ancestors seems to be a subject or a performance that is so stranger to the new blood of today may they be indigenous peoples or not.
The traditional systems and knowledge of the ancient times has not been given preference either propensity though time and again they have been talking about it, writing about it, but the unified and combined efforts towards its realization performed by the dynamism of indigenous and non-indigenous people is unconsummated.
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples is "Salvation to Mankind"...why? for it respects and empower the Indigenous Knowledge , Practices and Customary Traditions that since time immemorial immortalized our ancestors and connects deeply to the remorse effect of Global Climate Change ,..it is the lead ,the source , stoolpigeon of the Natural Law or the Law of Nature.
We must believe that there are creations other than what we see by our naked eye and there should be harmonization between the seen and unseen beings ,this is the gist,the core and the substance of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997 and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples. The unification of the Spirit world is the Unification of Mankind and vice-versa irregardless of race, religion, faith, belief, denomination, country and others.
And therefore, let me welcome this year with LOVE and HUMILITY. Let me welcome HOPE and PROSPERITY. Most of all i respect, i bow down, i salute, i acknowledge those who pray , moved and act for the greater good, for the greater Light and for the best and goodness of Mankind, for those who build rather than destroy, for those who cooperate rather than hinder, for those who edify rather than obfuscate.
let us fill this year and the years ahead of the One True Light from the Supreme Good Spirit to shed more hope, genuine peace, rightful love and divine unity. To all indigenous peoples of the world , the divine aspect in life is immortality achieved through righteousness and believing in the beliefs and traditions of the Olden Times. let us not squander what our Ancestors have fought and believed in for we shall be traced by blood and by lineage... no matter how far you go and how far you achieved in life...there are Traditions, there are beliefs that goes through your vein and you can not scape...the only way is to uncover your past , know your past so you would know the future.
By knowing who you are is an innate power within that would manifest , would reign, becoming the "YOU" who your Ancestors want you to be.
Happy New Year Everyone...