Location: Sitio Kangko, Brgy. Lamlahak, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato Types: Multi-step, Slide horsetail The mountain paradise called Lake Sebu is home to the indigenous people group called T’bolis. The municipality of Lake Sebu is now more popularly know for its Seven Falls. The Seven Falls of Lake Sebu has gained traction over the last several years that it has already eclipsed the town’s foremost natural attractions (Lake Sebu, Lake Seloton, and Lake Lahit). But deep into its forested areas is another wonder rarely visited. Far from the madding crowd of Seven Falls is Mahil Falls. The waterfall is composed of two almost identical tiers. BecauseRead More →

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. – Proverbs 22:6 NLT It was by going around the summer capital of the SOCCSKSARGEN Region that a school piqued my interest. Visiting the school had instantly part of my agenda. According to the teachers that I talked to, the School of Indigenous Knowledge and Tradition (SIKAT) was founded in 2001. Years ago, there were other SIKAT schools around the country but for some reasons, they ceased to operate. Only the T’boli SIKAT has survived the test of times. The T’boli SIKAT follows the basic curriculum set byRead More →

With the growing interest on the mountainous town of Lake Sebu mainly because of its Seven Falls and its three lakes, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle other important destinations. One such place could be the T’boli Museum. The museum was set up by former Lake Sebu Vice Mayor Bao Ba-ay to help maintain the T’boli heritage and provide a location to promote cultural learning. The museum displays artifacts and memorabilia. But what is prominently displayed in this modest museum are several gongs which strongly reminds the T’boli’s great tradition of brass casting and passion for music. The T’bolis believe that theRead More →

“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” – Helen Keller (1880-1967) The summer capital of SOCCSKSARGEN nurtures an organization that seeks to empower T’boli women. The Cooperative of Women in Health and Development (COWHED) envisions a stable and self-reliant cooperative that provides quality service to committed and skilled members who have sense of responsibility and ownerswhip. Organized by the Tribal Women’s Health Project (TWHP) of the Santa Cruz Mission on March 22, 1995, COWHED aims to develop capability program for the member beneficiary, serves as market with reasonable buyingRead More →

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