Legarda: Filipino Tradition of Adornment Celebrated in Last 2 Episodes of Dayaw

November 30, 2016

The last two episodes (Episodes 5 and 6) of Dayaw season 2 will look into the rich tradition of adornment in Filipino culture.


Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the two-part episode on “Karangyaan – Celebrating the Body” on December 1 and 8, 6:00pm on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) and ANC HD.


“In these two final episodes of this season of Dayaw, we explore how our indigenous peoples have celebrated their bodies, their social ranks, their desire for beauty. Through gold and precious metals, through beads lovingly collected from faraway places, through ink and blood and ash,” said Legarda.


Episode 5 looks into the rich collection of gold jewelry from various places in the country that are now kept in museums. The intricate design in each piece of jewelry reveals the exacting technical skill and extensive knowledge possessed by Filipinos to process and melt the raw gold and fashion it into ornaments.


The episode also explores the historical and cultural importance of gold in Ivatan life. It also features Whang-Od, the famous mambabatok or tattoo artist from Kalinga, and how she negotiates the fine line between tradition and commercialization.


Dayaw, conceptualized and hosted by Senator Legarda, and produced by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and ANC, is a six-part, 30-minute weekly documentary series that focuses on the preservation of the country’s culture and heritage.


It is shown every Thursday, 6:00pm on ANC and ANC HD, with replays on Friday 1:30am and 2:30pm, Saturday 3:00am and 8:30am, and Sunday 11:00am. It is aired simultaneously on The Filipino Channel (TFC). You may also watch Dayaw online via www.facebook.com/ancalerts.***