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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

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Anonymous December 26, 2009 at 1:29 AM  

Hi. I'm Sharlyn from Manila. I want to quit my job here and try my luck in sagada. i'm hoping to leave as soon as possible. Do you think I'd be able to find a job there? December 27, 2009 at 4:15 AM  

Hello Sharlyn.

Sagada is a 5th class municipality - it means it's rural - majority of the livelihood is based on farming and tourism. And, though it's very hospitable - there're very few non-locals who are actually making a living there. I wouldn't really say that the prospect of getting any jobs there are high - I'm not saying it's impossible either. Di lang siya kasing taas as compared to the urban areas.

Luke Torrevillas January 12, 2010 at 8:15 AM  

Hi Kamulo

This is also Kamulo from Sydney Australia.
IM not sure if youve seen this video of Sagada/Bontoc.

Gremliness January 17, 2010 at 3:30 AM  


Just started blog-hopping to learn how to enhance my recently started blog (
found yours on my search of fellow igorots' blogs =)

Anonymous January 18, 2010 at 12:17 PM  

I was just given an Igorot costume and photographs from the '50s and am intrigued by this culture and enjoying the research. Love your very informative blog!! THANK YOU, keep up the good work. Loved your sister dancing too.

Rolando, Jr. February 3, 2010 at 4:12 AM  

hi, have any tours for march29-april w, 2010? hope for a feedback (

JayZee March 5, 2010 at 12:53 AM  

Hi, I think I know you. Who designed you web page - its awesome!!!!

Anonymous March 26, 2010 at 5:07 AM  

Hi! What's your contact number for tours info?

Tree of Life April 30, 2010 at 9:23 AM  

How delightful to run across your site. I lived in Bogang/Balugan about 50 years ago. Father Abelleon and Father Stapleton were the local priests at St Mary's at that time. William Henry Scott was quite a character. I remember being invited to his home for dinner on one occasion. We were entertained on the harpsichord by one of the twelve Igorot boys he had taken in to live with him.

We would take a two day Dangwa bus trip from Manila to Sagada and then walk down to the store at the top of the hill before we headed down across the rice terraces to Bogang. While I lived there a quarter of the village burned including our house. Took a while to rebuild all the houses. Don't know if it is still the same, but the houses were made of wood with a grainery above the living area and cogon roofs. And, of course, each house had a pigpen.

I couldn't believe your pictures of the town of Sagada. Things have really changed there. Three restaurants even!!! Thanks for the memories.

--lexaelaine-- May 22, 2010 at 9:22 AM hello there, Sir. i love your blog site... i have my own but is not as flourished as yours... heheh... anyways, thanks for making me reminisce my hometown. i'd like to inform you by the way that i made a copy of the introduction part of your site about sagada to my website, hehe... thanks poh, sir...

God bless and more power!!! Let's keep the flame of an igorot heart burning!!! (=^_^=)

Lanie May 26, 2010 at 6:57 AM  

Your site is awesome and you are so proud of ur origin. I am an igorot as well working as a stock broker here in manila and i am so proud telling everybody else in our office i am an Igorot. Long live Igorots.

Kristus July 26, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

Hello good day,

How are you?
First of all i would like to salute you for being a patriotic and proud igorot.

Am Kim Roel Libutaque from mindanao. Im a teacher in Kong Hua School.
If you're just here we really want to invite as our speaker for our celebration of "International Indigenous Peoples' week".

God bless!

Rexcrisanto L. Delson September 13, 2010 at 11:16 AM  

Very nice blog. I came across it from a link forwarded to me regarding the discrimmination blog of Francesca of France. I too have a blog ( and in it was a comment from the "likes" of her, but most likely a man. I especially like the effort you put into this whole discrimmination topic because quite frankly, this is somewhat a new topic for me. Keep up the nice blogging!

Elaine September 26, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

Where is Sagaga in relation to Bontoc? I was in Bontoc in 1968 and still have a bag I bought at Lepanto Crafts, plus some place mats and smaller things. They are as beautiful as when I bought them more than 40 years ago!

Sagada Igorot September 27, 2010 at 1:37 AM  

Hi Elaine, Sagada is 18km away, an hour jeepney/bus drive from Bontoc. Though just 18km away, the elevation change is very noticeable. Sagada's temperature is much cooler than Bontoc.

Anonymous October 25, 2010 at 1:25 AM  

We just visited Sagada October 12th and 13th and loved it. We ended up buying a lot of great stuff at Sagada Weaving and wondered if it was available anywhere in the US. We saw it in other towns in the Mountain Provences and in Manila but could not really find anything on line or in California where we live.

The Swifts.

Sagada Igorot October 25, 2010 at 4:10 PM  

@Swift Family - I'm glad you enjoyed your Sagada trip. Re: Sagada Weaving - there used to be a website to order Sagada Weaving products - but that is not available anymore. My best guess is that - you'll have to order through the Sagada shop, or other shops where these products are available.

I know SM Baguio has a shop selling Sagada Weaving products. I can check with the owners to see if they have an email or phone number that you can request information from. Thanks for dropping by.

Laszlo January 7, 2011 at 6:24 PM  

Hello Kamulo,
I am photographer and i love ethnography. Your web-site is very interesting, well constructed and complete ! I make a link on my journeys photo web-site towards yours. Unfortunately i do not have good quality photos about Philippines, i have been there in 1995 when i did not have money to equipe myself with a good camera. However i would like to show you my pitures to get some informations, let me know if you will have time and idea how we can do it... Best regards from Paris region !
Igor Laszlo (i am not joking, this is my real name)

Laszlo January 7, 2011 at 7:26 PM  

I forgot to tell the address of my web-site :

Anonymous January 21, 2011 at 6:01 AM  

good evening sir,

i am Athaliah, a senior student of Development Communication here in Benguet State University. as a part of our course, we are required to conduct a research or a thesis, and my thesis title is COMMUNITY BLOGGING AS AN EDUCATIONAL MEDIUM FOR IGOROT CULTURE ( A Venue for Identity-building for Igorots). with this regard, sir, may i ask for your approval for me to use your blog as one of my sources and considering you as one of my key informants..

sir, rest assured that the information i will be getting from you will be taken with confidentiality..thank you ma'am and God bless

this is my email add, if you wish to contact me:

thank you again sir and God bless you and your family :D

jenny January 23, 2011 at 7:18 AM  

I'm a full blooded igorot and I love your blog..
I have a blog of my own as well but I stop doing it since I have to start my thesis...
I love the way you write your articles and I really love reading them..
I'm not from Sagada but my roots are from that place both grandparents in both parents are from Sagada...
I often go there as much as I have the luxury of time but I guess I will have one month of stay in there since I have to do almost all the parts of my thesis in sagada...
hope to read from you soon...

Anonymous January 31, 2011 at 1:55 AM  

Hello. I am Ysabelle. I once accidentally passed by your blog and now, I found my self reading more of your entries.

Anyway, would you mind if you guide me? My company wants to sponsor at least 3 farmers in Mountain Province. We want to provide them with an organic fertilizer, which is our company's product, for their crops. We want to help those who really cannot afford to buy fertilizer (ORGANIC fertilizer). Do you have any idea what is the best place to go, whom will I approach and how will I approach that person? Do you think the farmer will agree to use our products? Please send your reply to (I wish i can hide this email ID, hahahah!)

Carla Veloso February 23, 2011 at 12:36 AM  

Hi! I'm Carla. I'm studying Igorot culture now. I am so inlove with your heritage and culture. How I wish I can be "inducted" as Igorot (kahit honorary lang! :-)) I just came home from a week long trip to Sagada, and I must say. If not for my job, I want to pack my bags and stay there for good!

Anonymous March 7, 2011 at 6:26 AM  

hi mr Kamulo, i always read and check your blog for updates. sir, it's been a while since your last post.. hoping and yearning to hear from you soon :) love your posts and God bless!

nuelits March 13, 2011 at 1:09 AM  

how can i follow your blog,,on my blogspot

nuelits March 13, 2011 at 1:16 AM  

isa pa lang akong student pero marami na akong napuntahan na lugar..ang budget ko lang ay yung allowance ko na planning to go in sagada pagnagkapera ule hahaha..

for the admin how much i will be needing to be able to go to sagada for 2 nights 3 days...yung budget getwaway na BUDGET ha..hahaha ,,tanx

Anonymous May 11, 2011 at 8:29 PM  

Hi,I have been to Sagada twice already and I love it there. I really really love it there. The first time I was there was about 8 or 9 years ago and I was pleasantly surprised by the changes I saw when I went there last year. I am planning another trip there this year and I am sure I am going to enjoy it as much as I did my first two trips there.

Anonymous August 2, 2011 at 8:47 AM  

,.hi!,im anita quitano,fully blooded igorot of nueva vizcaya,currently working here in Kuwait,.just want to say THANK YOU, sir. Reading your blog gives me more confidence about who i am, and what does IGOROT really means..
..gudluck sir,.Godspeed.!

Anonymous September 5, 2011 at 2:23 AM  

hi am martina proud to be igorot fr.titipan i was 15 when i left great job

Bryan September 6, 2011 at 12:33 AM  

Hi there

My name is Bryan Koh. I am from Singapore and am currently working on a Filipino cookbook, with lots of lovely illustrations and recipes. Your entry on food - the etag, the tapuy - has enriched the Corderilla chapter and I was wondering if you would be alright if I put your website and of course your name in the bibliography section?

I actually would really love to put your recipe up for Etag, since I can't seem to find any other like this. A few Igorots have given me recipes that simply involve curing the meat in lots of salt. If you could allow this - and indeed you will be credited - I would be most grateful.

Cheers and hope to hear from you soon!

Anonymous September 6, 2011 at 10:50 AM  

hi, i love sagada.,,nakapag asawa ako ng igorot and live there for a year and i can say na mababait tlga sila ..pati xempre husband ko,,now where planning to had our vacation ulit dun sa mga inlaws ko ...thanks making this iispread out ang kgndahan ng lugar pati ugali at tradition ng mga igorots

adel November 4, 2011 at 10:42 AM  

hi sir! i am not an i-sagadan nor an igorot. but cordillera, mountain province and sagada has a special place in my heart. :) i am very much interested in everything Sagada! i love efforts like your blog. :) i hope i can also someday write about my experiences in sagada and the cordillera as a whole.

Mr. Samson December 1, 2011 at 5:01 AM  

Greetings, sir!

I once stumbled upon your blog while searching some pictures regarding the Igorots. My continual reading of your posts confirmed my initial suspicion that you came from UP. (I hypothesized that because of how you write your posts.) Thus, I always come here whenever I want to read something. I know your writings will benefit me more than I expect.

Admirable English + Rich Igorot Culture + Varied Topics + Credentials = A Power Blog!

Yours is not a trash blog, it's something worthy of being treasured. It's something people would learn from.

Back-packer December 10, 2011 at 10:04 AM  

Hi! I'm currently in Sagada! We visited the Sumaging Cave and my God was it awesome! We would only be staying for a short time though so we weren't able to visit all those must-see places you posted here. I'm glad I came across your website for there are attractions you've listed which our guide did not mention, so I'd most definitely refer to this blog for my next visit!

Btw, my favorite part of this trip is learning more about Kankana-ey (is this the right way to spell it?) culture! ^^


I hear gongs playing and it's in the middle of the night. I wonder what that it about...hmmm...

Anonymous January 11, 2012 at 1:58 AM  

I stumbled upon your site when I was looking for Sagada news. You see, I'm currently in Sagada on a backpacking trip on my own.

Just this morning, I was out for a 1 hour run (attempted run, as it was very tough terrain) down south of Sagada, into a village. Judging by the looks of the locals and the not so discrete giggling of the school girls, I'm guessing a foreigner running through your village doesn't happen every day. It was absolutely magnificent, what a landscape, what an unbelievable serenity.

And what a contrast to Angeles city, where I stayed for 4 days (that was before I understood that it's your country's center for human trafficking and related businesses).

best wishes

Henry February 2, 2012 at 6:46 AM  


You have a great blog! Ill tell my granduncle about your site... He'll surely be glad to learn about you. He is Albert Bacdayan, and just like you has lots of stories about the Igorots and Sagada. He is the son of a past mayor as well.

Anonymous April 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM  

My mother went to the University of the Philippines in 1939. She brought back a number of Igorot and Ifugao costumes. Would anyone be interested in these? I would like to pass them on.
She included these notes:
Ifugao g-string (one with tassels)
A round hat worn by the men to keep money
Filipino costume has large butterfly sleeves - it is the balintawak dress.
Turquoise is a "Maria Clara" old-fashioned dress.
Chinese dress of green silk.

Anonymous April 29, 2012 at 5:42 PM  

Send replies to previous post to rmlowe_3 at yahoo (.com)

Mary Lonogan July 22, 2012 at 6:04 AM  

Hi Kamulo,

I am an Igorot from Antadao Sagada. We live in Florida for many years but my only son who is 24 years old who graduated here in Florida Sate is working with Obama's head quarter there in Chicago now.
Can you please contact him. He would love to know you who is an Igorot like him although he does not really know what is an Igorot. He was born in California and his dad is from Cleverland Ohio.Please email him in Thanks!

Pocket Igorot November 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM  
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Pocket Igorot November 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM  

Hello Sagada-Igorot. Wonderful blog sir! We would like your permission to feature it periodically on our mobile app under the "feature blog" section. We promise none of the content will be change or altered and that you get full credit for all content. Would this be okay with you sir?

Anonymous December 4, 2012 at 4:16 AM  

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Anonymous January 22, 2013 at 4:45 PM  

Im writing an article about cultures and folklores in Sagada and I came across ur website. I'm interested about the story or reason behind the hanging coffins. Why do people do it and how many percent of the Sagadans really practice the belief?

In addition, can you tell me other existing folklores in Sagada, like their beliefs about marriage.

Thank you and more power.


Anonymous January 22, 2013 at 4:46 PM  

Im writing an article about cultures and folklores in Sagada and I came across ur website. I'm interested about the story or reason behind the hanging coffins. Why do people do it and how many percent of the Sagadans really practice the belief?

In addition, can you tell me other existing folklores in Sagada, like their beliefs about marriage.

Thank you and more power.


Anonymous March 11, 2013 at 7:54 AM  

nice blog.keep it up.

Raquel September 16, 2013 at 5:11 PM  

nice. Thanks... really very useful for someone like me who is trying to reconnect with my past.

Meann Bagtasos January 28, 2014 at 11:50 PM  

hello there!.. My husband I will be visiting Sagada next month. Sooo excited.. Your blog was very helpful..

-meann of General Trias Cavite

Ganayo May 6, 2016 at 4:58 AM  

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I am from Besao btw, and I am planning (I mean dreaming) to create a blog that would feature our place. :D That would be after graduation mebbe. :D Till then, and my Regards to your family!

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