Monday, June 18, 2007
MALAPATAN, Sarangani (June 18, 2007) - A "dreamweaver" sorts out her "romblon" used for making "banig" in the showroom of the Mat Dreamweavers in Malapatan Monday. The weavers of Malapatan do not follow any pattern but rather base their design on their dreams. Malapatan is celebrating its 38 th Foundation Anniversary and "Pakaradyan" Festival which started on June 15 and will end on June 21. (Photo by SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE/CAS)
Romblon is an endemic plant in Sitio Upper Lasang, Sapu Masla, Malapatan. The management of this important resource is vital to the survival of the mat weaving in the community. Efforts done by the community was to do re-planting of Romblon and managing the harvest of the leaves as raw material for the mat weaving.