Category: South Cotabato

T’boli, South Cotabato: A Festive T’boli Welcome at Lemsnolon Cultural Village

A festive welcome of T’boli dance and music at Lemsnolon village in T’boli, South Cotabato Before climbing Mt. Melibingoy and Lake Holon, we dropped by the T’boli village of Lemsnolon where the Ehek Lemsnolon Community Group demonstrated hand-loom weaving and showcased their meticulously handcrafted beaded jewelry. They also sell books...

T’boli, South Cotabato: Hiking Mt. Melibingoy (Mt. Parker) & Lake Holon (Lake Maughan)

Lake Holon, the crater lake of Mt. Melibingoy,  in South Cotabato was once declared the country’s cleanest lake. While researching about Lake Sebu in South Cotabato some years ago, I chanced upon a mountain lake in the same province on Google Maps which I later learned was Lake Holon –...

Lake Sebu: Support the Newly Rebuilt T’boli School of Living Traditions (SLT)!

My T’boli family at the new School of Living Traditions (SLT) The T’boli School of Living Traditions (SLT) in Lake Sebu I helped raised funds for was finished late last year. Nearly 50 donors made financial contributions to the project, amounting to PHP 60,000. Solar News Network also pitched in to...

T’boli School Fundraiser: Bong Salamat (Thank you)!

Last September 13, I deposited all the donations to the Kesetifun Cultural Care Foundation, Inc. (KCCFI) for the Lake Sebu School of Living Traditions (SLT) I started raising money for, starting last June 30.  From the very beginning, this endeavor was born out of bayanihan, of working together in whatever way possible. A...

Amigotel Hotel & Suites: Friendliest Hotel in General Santos! [SP]

Affordable and spacious matrimonial room at Amigotel – General Santos’ friendliest hotel! My stay in General Santos – en route to Lake Sebu to visit the site of the T’boli school I’m raising funds for – was sponsored by Amigotel Hotel & Suites (formerly Anchor Hotel). I spent the night...

Let’s Help Rebuild a T’boli School in Lake Sebu!

T’boli homestay with cultural worker Maria Todi-Arroz and her daughter, last September 2011 Maria’s tribal house, photographed last September 2011, serves as a School for Living Traditions (SLT) During my visit to Lake Sebu, South Cotabato last September, I stayed in a traditional T’boli house located in Barangay Lambanig that...