Lusong ug Alho

  Lusong ug Alho Food processing is what Butuanons are known for as shown by these traditional implements (image above) used to pound and grind rice and other substances (e.g. banana, spices). This mortar or “Lusong” and pestle or “alho” used by Butuanons. You may want to read: Hiraya Brown Rice 2 Classes of NFA Rice

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Kamuyot

  Kamuyot is a backpack made from Abaca weaved and used by the Manobos in Agusan del Sur. Manobos’ traditional fabric for clothes was made of abaca using the Ikat weaving process. However, today they use cotton cloth obtained from trade. Manobo ancestors had blankets of abaca fiber which were called linetungan if these had multicolored design, and… Read More »

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Mangkono Tree

  Mangkono Tree Mangkono tree is the ironwood in the Philippines. Mangkono (Xanthostemon verdugonianus) is the hardest among the tree species in the country, perhaps because it has the highest relative density (RD) of 1.452 at the oven-dry condition. You may want to read: Bagawak-Morado Tree

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Uway

  What is Uway? Discover about this endemic plant which is abundant in the tropical rainforests of Bohol and learn its economic value in our industry. Uway is the local name of Rattan, one of the endemic plants in the island of Bohol which grows in tropical rainforests. The Uway (Callamus microcarpus var. microcarpus Becc.) belongs to the… Read More »

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What is a Baroto?

  Baroto is a dug-out boat made and used by the Agusan Manobos and some Butuanons primarily for fishing and transportation. How to make a Baroto? Here’s how the Agusan Manobos do it… First, they choose the timber to be used and they offer a prayer addressing the spirits that took care of it. Trees suitable for making… Read More »

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