DepEd exec urges IPs to put customs into good use

  • July 04, 2017
  • Ben Moses Ebreo

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 4 (PIA) – A regional executive of the Department of Education (DepEd) in Cagayan Valley recently challenged the Indigenous People (IPs) here to put their cultural practices and customs into proper use to further promote understanding, appreciation, respect and peace.


“While we should teach various cultures as a way of life in schools, we challenge our teachers to become instruments to correct these customs which are no longer appropriate and put them in proper place,” said Dr. Estela Cariño, DepEd regional director for Cagayan Valley.


She said the authenticity of cultural and traditional practices should be guided by proper teaching in schools since not all cultural knowledge can be taught without performing sacred rituals.


“This will require huge expenses of those who would want to actually practice their own customary traditions. This expenses should instead be used for other educational requirements of the children,” Carinio said.


Among the expensive cultural practices of the tribes are the ‘Ngilin’ of the Ibalois and other tribes which require the butchering of pigs from courtship to marriage, including settlement of misunderstanding and personal grudges between and among the tribal folks.


Carinio said the headhunting practices of the Bugkalots  has been forgotten because of the teachings on Christian values.


The Deped, she said has been teaching indigenous knowledge for the IPs including the use of the native dialect for instruction in various schools.


“Teachers should also learn to reconnect with IP culture to become effective,” she said.


Carinio also praised the efforts of the provincial government in implementing the yearly IP Summer Workshop.


She said the program will instill the mastery of cultural traditions and practices among IP children in Nueva Vizcaya.


“There is a difference if we dance complacently compared to our own understanding, appreciation, grace and without reservations,” Carinio said.


She added that there is a need to document the culture and traditions of the various IPs for the use of the next generations.


“We should not allow foreigners to do it and let them teach our own culture, we should be the one doing it,” Carinio added. (ALM/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)

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