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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wiyo Susunod un Kalinga Young Pro's (Baguio and Benguet)!

PAKAAMMO


Siasino? AMIN DAGITI YKALINGA NGA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS DITOY BAGUIO KEN BENGUET ["Young" ka no saan ka pay nga agtawen iti 46, ken "professional" ka basta naggraduarka iti Voc/Tech nga kurso wenno College degree, adda man trabahom wenno awan].



Apay aya? BAKA MET ADDA ORASYO KAKABSAT PARA ITI MAYSA NGA EXPLORATORY MEETING MAIPANGGEP ITI PANNAKABUANGAY ITI MAYSA NGA ASOSASYON TAYO.


Kasano ngay diay KALPRA? Makitinnulong tayo a iti KALPRA, it being the de facto umbrella organization of all Kalinga groups in Baguio and Benguet. Mayat koma no mapabileg tay pay ti panagkakaduatayo babaen iti kastoy nga organisasyon. Adu ti mabalin tay  nga maaramidan karkaro ta kas kuna ni mam Lucia Ruiz ken Annielyn Pucking, adda nasurok nga 10,000 nga Kalinga young professionals ditoy Baguio ken Benguet.


Kaanu ngay ngarud ken sadinno? 5pm, 30 October 2009, Lin–awa Center for Culture and Arts, 203 Lopez Building, Session Road, Baguio City


Bernadette Balway, Froilan Calsiyao, Ma. Teresa Ganongan, Annielyn Pucking, and I initially met yesterday night (23 October '09)  at the Lin–awa Center to discuss the prospects of organizing a group as this.  The result of the discussion will be shared with those attending the 30 October meeting.


Umaykayo kakabsat! :)


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LIN–AWA


lin awa 1I had never heard of Lin–awa until last week when I attended the wake of William Dannang at the Cathedral of the Resurrection where I met Mrs. Ruiz, Bernadette and Annielyn.  (It was then that they broached the idea of forming an organization for all young Kalinga professionals in Baguio and Benguet.) I discovered that we shared the same passion for the enrichment of Kalinga indigenous knowledge systems and practices, and that they have long been active in promoting Kalinga, or Igorot culture in general, here and abroad.  More importantly, I learned that  this NCCA–accredited institution has been conducting workshops  on Kalinga dances and instruments, aside from providing scholarship assistance to members of  its group of peformers and helping document of  indigenous knowledge.  For me, a teacher who needs to re–learn the intricacies of his culture and a father anxious about his children forgetting their indigenous roots in the concrete jungle of the city, finding Lin–awa is truly exhilarating.


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4 comments:

richard olidan said...

how about here in manila? adda ba plan yo met?

scott saboy said...

adda kabsat, kalpasan nga maestablish ditoy. ngem mabalin met ag organize kayon dita bro, uray mangrugi pay iti gathering of contact info. di bale no makaaramid ton ni Froilan Calsiyao ti Facebook account ken website tayo nalaklakanto nga maiwaras ti updates tayo. uray overseas koma, isunto ti padasen nga isuggest ni Len kadagiti kakailyan ijay no mapan na irepresent ti Lin awa ken Cordi ijay abroad iti mabiit.

richard olidan said...

very good a ngarud... dati ket founding member/officer ak met iti KASA( Kal-Ap Student Assoc) idi. Ngem saanakon nga nag-active idi ijayen Manila. Ijay Trinity College idi e. More Power Ngarud...

scott saboy said...

siak met saanak pulos nakipinpinnulapol kadagiti kakailyan idi college days ko and immediately thereafter aglalo ta nagconconcentrate ak met iti sectarian projects. :) agsasabat kami manen this Sunday, adda pinutarmi nga interim body (organizing committee) kabayatan nga haan pay maformalize jay assn which we intend to register with the SEC before yearend. will keep you posted kabsat. :)