In our neighbourhood living people from some tribes in Bukidnon.
There were a gathering and ritual in January this year and we joined. The tribe people wore their traditional dresses.
The tribal gathering and ritual were held up in the mountains of Malasag overlooking the lights of the city of Cagayan de Oro in a forested area at the edge of canyon of the Bigaan river.
The Bigaan river marks the border between the barangays Gusa and Cugman.
Die braunen Zähne einiger, meist älterer Damen der Stammesmitglieder, rühren von der Benutzung von Kautabak oder dem Rauchen von Tabakblättern her.
Franz, who lives in our compound, was also there and there were some talks about to get him married with this tribeswoman with the big rolled tabacco leaf in her mouth.
I don’t know, how serious the talk was or just more on the funny side. Anyway, a visit from Franz by the tribespeople didn’t push through, because on that night Franz lost his wallet with his credit card (It was after a few days found inside the van in a folded back seat.)
Later in the evening after the ritual we joined a simple meal togehter with them.