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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies > Ub-ufok Ad Fiallig Overview > Teaching Modules > Module 1. Tilag : Valuing Our Roots > Journey to Barlig, Mountain Province

Journey to Barlig, Mountain Province

002 payyiw barlig central - Journey to Barlig, Mountain Province

Payyiw (rice terraces) at Barlig Central

More importantly, the passing away of influential village elders, the umu-ufok, with no one to take over their role, will inevitably extinguish Barligís orature, and along with this will vanish the beautiful stories that have given honor and value to the life of a people. In an effort to preserve Barlig oral folklore, Pia Arboleda, Professor at the University of Hawai’i, conducted a retrieval and translation project of Ifiallig tales in 2001.

002a Barlig Poblacion Landscape - Journey to Barlig, Mountain Province

Barlig Poblacion