Tuesday, 14 June 2022 20:59

Tribal leaders hold “damsu” before the release of Salagbanog/Sarangani Eagle

MAITUM, Sarangani (June 14, 2022) – Some municipal tribal leaders of Maitum hold a ritual offering for abundant harvest, blessings, guidance and protection called as “Damsu” in the Tboli tribe before the release of Salagbanog/Sarangani Eagle on June 13 at Barangay Upo. According to Datu Fredimen Wanan, barangay tribal chieftain of Ticulab, “importante kining Damsu bag-o buhaton ang tanang importante og dagkong mga programa mapa-gobyerno man o tribu.” He added, “silbi kining sinugdanan para sa abonda og maayo natong mga bahandi sama aning Philippine Eagle nga blessing gyud para diri kanamo.” Wanan also appealed to the local governments of Sarangani and Maitum to help them in preserving their natural wealth “kay mao na lang niy nabiling garbo kanamo.” (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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