Bukidnon Daraghuyans hold Panengdan, Panalawahig rituals
DALWANGAN, Malaybalay City (BukdinonNews.Net/03 May 2021) Bae Inatlawan Adelina Tarino, chieftain of the Bukidnon Daraghuyan here led the conduct of the Panengdan or annual thanksgiving ritual at the community's first monument or marker. The chieftain prayed for the construction of their farm to market road. Road access is crucial in the tribe's development. The opening of this road network will greatly impact their community especially in the economic aspect. The farmers in the community are looking forward to the road for better livelihood.
The tribe also held the Panalawahig ritual at the Sawaga River inside their ancestral domain. The riverine ritual is usually done for various intentions. The tribe asked for the success of their IP housing project and the upcoming construction of their farm to market road. They also asked for abundance of water to supply their farm as most of the members of the community rely on farming. After the ritual, the members of the community also washed their faces, hands, and feet-- as the ritual was also intended to wash away misfortunes.(Text and photos by Iyren Dalipe-Neri/BukidnonNews.Net contributor)