Ritwal

“No pictures,” our guide says as our boat enters a narrow river. I lower my camera and she adds, “Not until the ritual.” The tribe’s elder, Kuya Boyet, conducts the ritual just as darkness engulfs the marshlands. Two candles, bottles of beer and Royal, and a plate containing an assortment of candies lie at his … More Ritwal

To The Enchanted River And The Vast Marshlands

“Bakit nga ba natin ‘to ginagawa uli?” (Why are we doing this again?) The question makes us laugh as the habal-habal makes its way across bumpy and dusty roads, causing us to bounce up and down. We squirm in our seats to try and find a good position for our already sore bottoms, but there’s hardly any space as … More To The Enchanted River And The Vast Marshlands