Category Archives: blaan

Across generations

Ralph Mattew Dilan, 5, and his group Kagten:The Beauty of Blaan Performing Arts from Malungon, perform at the 4th Indigenous Peoples Congress on IP Day adn Munato Festival celebration at the Capitol Grounds on November 29 in Alabel, Sarangani. The children learn the dance steps from their parents and pass on this tradition to the […]


“Flalok,” the traditional art form of oral storytelling of the Blaan tribe is now related among tribal children in schools through a book which was launched on May 25 as members of different indigenous people’s group from South Cotabato and nearby Sarangani Province gathered in Polomolok, South Cotabato for the 1st Flalok Congress. The stories […]

“Fadlog Tubad Blaan”

By Ronald de Jong Fadlog Tubad Blaan, this means; “Don’t give up Blaan” strong and promising words coming from a remarkable woman. Her name is Maricel Salinda Kasaligan; she is a pure blooded Blaan and is living in Malungon, Sarangani province on the island of Mindanao, Philippines. Next to being a full time wife, mother […]