​Camaraderie in times of Tragedy.

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Landslide. Kalinga Road, 10 Km away from Bontoc. Around 8- ft High

(A true story 7:00 PM, June 25, 2017, Kalinga road, 10 km away from Bontoc Mountain Province)
We have to hurry! It’s already 3 pm, and the rain is about to fall. We need to make it fast so we can avoid landslides.

“Copy that” that’s my response after Tito Ayi, our organizer sent the message on the radio. He is already waiting for us at the Buscalan jump off. He went ahead of us to check on our driver and get some news about a possible landslide.

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“An Heirloom of Nature”

13521075_521014411421226_1804264058_nWhen I was a kid, my Grandfather used to bring me in this place.  I’ve experienced living on a farm , I don’t know the history of my ancestors but my Grandmother once told me that they own half of the mountain around 5 hectares of farmland and 7 hectares of the river but they don’t legally claim all of it, some of it  were taken by the government.  I don’t have an idea how that happened, maybe it was bought by my ancestors and they’ve had it for generations or probably it was awarded via land reform.

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