‘Dayaw’ final episode honors indigenous ancestors

November 4, 2015

The final episode of the TV documentary “Dayaw” titled “Parangal Sa Mga Ninuno” narrates the many ways Filipinos can honor their ancestors.

It opens with a segment on the 2015 Dayaw Festival. It is a national gathering of indigenous peoples organized annually by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to celebrate cultural diversity and promote continuity.

Sen. Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, said, “Our indigenous peoples must be celebrated instead of marginalized. Their stewardship of their land and their sustainable practices must be emulated in order that may we live in a world where human beings are in harmony with the environment.”

Also in this episode, for a second time in “Dayaw,” is the late T’boli dreamweaver and Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (GAMABA) awardee Lang Dulay. This great artist may have journeyed to the afterlife but her memory lives on through the fabrics that she has woven and the T’nalak craft that she has passed on to younger generations.

“Dayaw,” conceptualized and hosted by Senator Legarda, and produced by the NCCA and ANC, is shown every Thursday, 6 p.m. on ANC, with replays on Friday 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Saturdays 2:30 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. It airs simultaneously on The Filipino Channel (TFC).

Source: Manila Bulletin