Category: Lifestyle

Kako

Kako There’s more to Mayon than its perfectly-shaped cone! Today we learn about Bicol’s rich Natural Heritage as National Museum of the Philippines Bicol introduces you to rare endemic carnivorous plant species of pitcher plants, or Nepenthes ventricosa of the Nepenthaceae...

Malong

The malong is a large, wrap-around skirt traditionally used by the Maranao and Maguindanao. It can be worn by men and women as formal wear and as a dress. The malong is traditionally woven by women using a backstrap loom. Maranao...

Naguas

Naguas, also known as enaguas in Spanish, is an undergarment worn beneath a skirt or saya. During the Spanish colonial era, upper class women usually wore this clothing. Enaguas are placed beneath the skirt to make it appear fuller while making...

Oban

Oban is used by the Ifugao women to carry their children. It is a rectangular cloth that swings over a woman’s back and acts as blanket slings. As an acceptance for their paternal obligations, fathers are required to give mothers an...

Payneta

Payneta is an ornamental comb made of turtle shells, horn and silver. These large decorative combs were usually worn under mantilla or a lace headdress during the Spanish era. Paynetas were once worn as an ornament for Filipino women’s perfect buns...