Boiled pig snout. Blood sausages. A pint of craft beer brewed with Sagada oranges, clubbing to country music, and drinking with a bone hunter. Kara Ortiga visits Baguio to gorge on their local food-only to find a more interesting, outré side to the Cordilleras.
In 2012, all of 124 indigenous people, fisherfolk, and farmers from Casiguran marched 370 km to Manila. The trip spanned over 17 days to protest the intrusion of an ecozone claiming their ancestral land. Five years later, we revisit this pacific town and the waters threatened by clashing views on development.
“I’m sure kids in traditional schools have lots of one-ups over our kids,” says Kiddo. “But I noticed that mine are very comfortable with people of all ages. They respect adults, but they also seem to treat them as equals."