Free webinar on Indigenous traditions hosted by Katutubo Exchange Philippines, NCCA

Katutubo Exchange Philippines Free webinar
National Living Treasure Magdalena Gamayo checks the abel woven output of a learner. Credits to Katutubo Exchange Philippines.

Katutubo Exchange Philippines (KXPH) cultural workers and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) are set to conduct of series of online seminars about Filipino traditions, for free.

KXPH announced the good news about the free webinars on its social media on October 5, 2020, to mark National Indigenous Peoples Month declared by Presidential Proclamation No. 1906 of 2009.

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The Katutubo Exchange-Webinar on Traditions is a two-day seminar slated on October 24 and 25 and will cover various topics and practices from Northern Luzon, Palawan, and Mindanao such as ancient Filipino scriptwriting, weaving, beadworks, and embroidery.

Here is the schedule of the two-day Katutubo Exchange-Webinar on Traditions and the facilitators:

October 24

  • 1 PM – Writing Baybayin (with Dr. Edwin Antonio)
  • 3 PM – Surat Tagbanwa (with Mr. James Gonzales

October 25

  • 10:30 AM – Ga’dang Sinninun Weaving & Beadworks (with Ms. Magareth Balansi)
  • 1 PM – Albung Blaan Designs & Embroidery (with Ms. Maricel Kasaligan
  • 3 PM – Maguindanaoan Performance Art (with Mr. George Kimboy)

The webinars are free but can only accommodate a limited number of attendees. Interested participants are advised to send a private message with their personal information to Katutubo Exchange Philippines to reserve their slots.

Attendees will also be receiving the zoom link and e-certificate of participation.

Various organizations have been championing Filipino culture and traditions by infusing it to modern technology and pop culture.

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts has produced its very first TV drama entitled “Project Destination” that showcases the culture and family values of the Kalinga tribe in Northern Luzon.

GMA Network also produced TV shows “Amaya” about the “binukot” princess in the pre-Hispanic Visayas, and “Sahaya” that highlights the life and plight of the Sama Dilaut tribe in Mindanao.

The world’s largest online search engine Google also made efforts in preserving the original Pinoy Baybayin script, together with other ancient Filipino forms of writing such as Buhid, Hanunuo, and Tagbanwa, through the Google Gboard for smartphones.

In June, Philippine Embassy in Spain introduced the Baybayin via a webinar titled “Kwentuhang Baybayin: Pagmumuni-muni at mga aral” for the Filipinos living in the Iberian peninsula.

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