February 24, 2024
11TH BAGUIO GONG FESTIVAL — With their feet interlocked as a show of unity, members of one of the 40 cultural performing groups beat the gongs as the sound echoed throughout the Melvin Jones football field where the 11th Baguio Gong Festival was held on Oct. 8. Themed “Honing indigenous knowledge for cultural integrity”, the annual event has been highlighting the well-preserved cultural identity and heritage of the ethno-linguistic groups in the Cordillera. — Harley Palangchao