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Matigsalugs keep up with the times

Matigsalog lumads take time off from selling their accessories in Calinan to enjoy viewing with curiosity the mobile phone and its fascinating technology © Jojie Alcantara

Matigsalug lumads take time off from selling their accessories in the Philippine Eagle Foundation Center to keep up with the times through mobile technology.  © Jojie Alcantara

The peace-loving Ata Matigsalog (or Matigsalug) is a tribal group found in the hinterlands of Bukidnon and the mountain districts of Davao City.  Matigsalug means “people by the river”, and they are one of Davao’s most colorful ethnic groups. While they are known for their brave stance against territorial disputes, they are also acknowledged for their creative, artistic skills as well as craftsmanship.

Matigsalog woman and accessories © Jojie Alcantara

Matigsalog woman and accessories © Jojie Alcantara

Filed under: Culture, Davao del Sur, Davao Region XI, Mindanao, Music and Arts, People, Philippines, Technology, Travel, Trends, Tribes

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The author is a multi-awarded photographer, journalist, and artist whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It's More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. A long time columnist of SunStar Davao, she is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational heartwarming stories of human interest. She is also an  influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops in universities and organizations. A former TV personality, she has done several print and TV commercials, event hosting and speaking engagements. In 2013, she has received an award from the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution in the social media. She was one of the speakers in Photo World Asia 2017.  A web designer/blogger since the 90s, she has seen the evolution of the internet and social media transition from the perspective of a traditional media person.

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