Tribal wedding revived

14 Mar 2017
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MAASIM, Sarangani (March 14, 2017) - Municipal Tribal Chieftain Fulung Benjamin Donato officiates the wedding of Joko Lumbos and Jelly Ganton in accordance to indigenous culture and traditions on March 8 at Snalang, Tinoto. Chieftain Donato, who is also the provincial assessor, emphasized the value of the Blaan/Tboli rites as he holds a plate of rice for the bride and groom to partake with. An elder sitting between the bride and groom is the one who will declare them a couple. There was no kissing of the bride in the tribal rites. Young Indigenous Peoples (IPs) who witnessed the tribal rites realized the sacredness of cultural heritage from their forefathers. They said, when their time to marry comes, they want the same vows followed. (Ener T. Toguin for SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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