June 20, 2024

‘PANAG-AAPOY ED SAGADA’ — Residents of Sagada, Mountain Province observed the All Saints’ Day with the decades-old practice of “panag-aapoy” (to light a fire) where saleng (resin wood) were lighted near the tombs at the town’s public cemetery. The panag-aapoy followed after the church service when the priest/s rendered a prayer for the departed and blessed the saleng to be used at the cemetery. — Dhenver Lagasi/Sagada Environmental Guides Association