Category Archives: bakwit

‘Bakwit’ Dinner

A mother prepares food for her family inside the gym of Diatagon, Lianga in Surigao del Sur where over 1,200 individuals from the barangay’s upland communities and neighboring villages have sought shelter, on July 20, 2018. They fled their homes on July 16, 2018 citing the presence of an Army detachment in their area which […]

FIELDWORK REFLECTION:  Martial law messed up the peaceful Lumads

LINGIG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews / 14 July) — Classes resumed (on July 10) at Sitio Simowao (Diatagon, Lianga, Sds), for the students of ALCADEV (Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development). However, unlike last week, they would be doing this in the makeshift classrooms, and some, under the trees. They would be sharing […]

FIELDWORK REFLECTION: Where anthropological inquiry ends, priestly duty begins

LINGIG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews / 11 July) — It took me some time to adjust settling in the field despite my initial acquaintance with these people. My hand itched to immediately interview key informants that had long been identified but I was holding myself for the thought that I might ruin the whole project […]

Bakwit fans

Bakwit fans of eight-division boxing world champion Emmanuel Pacquiao watch the “Battle of Brisbane”  inside the Balo-i evacuation center before his final bout. Public viewing was later transferred to the gymnasium to give way to resting mothers and children.  Australian boxer Jeff Horn won the match by unanimous decision. Video grab from Studio 911   […]

Safe

Hands reach out to receive a little girl from her father upon arrival at the municipal hall from Barangay Malagakit in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato. Residents of the village  fled their homes following an attack of a village defense outpost early Wednesday morning, 21 June 2017, by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. Photo courtesy of VALERIE […]

Visiting bakwits

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shakes the hand of an evacuee from Marawi City during  his visit at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries on June 20, 2017 where 229 displaced families have taken shelter. Ace Morandante/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Grandma’s love

A bakwit cuddles her grandchild in an evacuation center at the Lanao del Sur provincial capitol in Marawi City on Friday, 09 June 2017, Day 18 of the ongoing clashes between government forces and the terrorist Maute Group. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported that as of 6 p.m. on June 9, […]

Grandma’s love

A bakwit cuddles her grandchild in an evacuation center at the Lanao del Sur provincial capitol in Marawi City on Friday, 09 June 2017, Day 18 of the ongoing clashes between government forces and the terrorist Maute Group. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported that as of 6 p.m. on June 9, […]