Spotlight on indigenous peoples’ ritualsSeptember 28, 2022
As a continuous effort in keeping Filipino traditions alive, the award-winning documentary series “Dayaw” is finally back for its 12th season, which showcases the indigenous culture and customs, on ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) this September 29, 8 p.m.
In light of this season’s title “Kakaibang Sigla: Our Boundless Energy,” the program focuses on the cycle of life exhibited in traditional societies – from the rituals of baptism and other rites of passage to courtship and marriage, and death. Aside from this, viewers will also get a glimpse of traditional weddings of the Ga’dang of Mountain Province, the T’boli of Lake Sebu and the Sama Dilaut of Tawi-Tawi.
Despite her busy work as a lawmaker, Sen. Loren Legarda, four-term senator and chairperson of the Senate Committee on Culture and the Arts, continues to lead “Dayaw” as its mainstay host.
She pushes for the appreciation of the Filipino arts and culture through exhibiting these vibrant and colorful traditions on television, especially catering to the younger viewers.
“It is paramount that we continue to push for the promotion of Philippine arts and culture precisely because despite the seemingly growing interest in indigenous culture, particularly our textiles and handwoven products, the level of cultural appreciation of our indigenous peoples remains lacking.”
Since 2015, “Dayaw” has been a vessel in the presentation of the country’s culture. Its twelfth season starts this Thursday at 8 p.m. on ANC on cable and the ANC Facebook page.
Source: Malaya Business Insight