Friday, August 24, 2007

Sahul (Bayanihan)

Sahul is a traditional practice among the Blaans to prepare the elnigo within threee months. The men dicuss among themeselves the time table of sahul to accommodate each elnigo.Elnigo is cleared by slashing the vegetation and allowing it to dry for a few days before setting the fire. Salugsong is a flat, short tool used in uprooting weeds. Balo (bolo) is used for cutting trees. After the clearing, the elnigo is fenced with bagacay poles (climbing wild bamboo) and sugarcane to protect it from wandering animals.

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