Sagada is famous for its natural beauty, its culture, & the warmth of its people – the Igorot in the Philippines. It’s a quiet town nestled in the Cordillera mountain ranges in North Luzon, Philippines. The region’s inhabitants – the Igorot people and the Igorot culture are composed of six ethno-linguistic ethnic groups known as the Apayao/Isneg, Ifugao, Ibaloy, Kankana-ey, Kalinga, and the Bontoc. In Igorot dictionary, Igorot in the Philippines comes from the root word, “golot” meaning “mountain”. The Igorot culture , Igorot songs, Igorot dance , and the Igorot folktale is one of the best reason many tourists visit Sagada and the rest of the Cordillera region.
Over the years as I frequently visited Benguet, my dream of stepping into this charming town and better understand the Igorot folktale and culture never left me. March 2009, I finally embarked on a solo trip to Sagada. (more…)
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