Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Indigenous people in the Philippines affected by typhoon Yolanda received healing session in Aklan

Posted July 8, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

Hundreds of indigenous people from different parts of the country were subjected to healing session after being affected by the typhoon Yolanda.

It was conducted in Barangay Cubay Sur, Malay Aklan on Friday until Sunday which was organized by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts for the first Dayaw Festival.

According to NCCA Commissioner Joyce Alegre, the participating indigenous folks are the Atis from Leyte, Samar, South Cotabato, Capiz, Iloilo and Aklan.

It was noted that the healing session is a demonstration of their culture in the field of music and dancing.

They also presented a warrior dance and folk dance and they also danced by mimicking movements of animals such as monkeys and birds.

Also one of the highlights is the teaching of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Government to instinctively know how to protect themselves in times of disaster.

Meanwhile, some foreign NGOs also supported the program including the Aklan Provincial Tourism Council and the Aklan Provincial Government.

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