Thursday, May 3, 2007
The Blaan tribe of Sarangani Province
The Blaans are the most numerous of the indigenous groups of Sarangani Province. They are found mostly in four Municipalities of Sarangani Province namely; Malungon, Malapatan, Alabel, and Maasim. Since ancient times, the Blaan have populated both the upland and coastal ares ans subsisted primarily on upland agriculture using indigenous technology founded on field rotation. Although the principal crop is rice, root crops constitute an important part of the diet and for this reason are planted in backyard gardens to sustain family meals. Thier traditional crafts are weaving and basketry.
Source: IPDP 2005 brochure "Meet the Sarangans: People and their Cultures"
Photo of Fulong Calingo Maluma and Herminia Lacna from Lamlifew, Datal Tampal, Malungon taken by Cocoy Sexcion.