If this aged Igorot thinks that the gatud (Kalinga term for the native headgear) is made for begging, how could he then teach his grandchildren to value their indigenous cultural heritage? Some Igorot kids use gongs to beg for money during Christmas while this old man uses his headgear to receive alms on Holy Week. Who knows, on another holiday season someone will start using his g-string to catch coins.
I wonder whether there are some livelihood programs offered by GOs, POs and NGOs for this grey-haired brother...
[caption id="attachment_2510" align="aligncenter" width="372" caption="Photo taken on 05 April 2009 at the steps leading to Banco de Oro and SM Baguio"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2511" align="aligncenter" width="252" caption=""Gatud" is the Kalinga term for this native headgear."][/caption]
♦"Francesca & Igorots 2"