Author: Ariel Lalisan

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Visiting the Tbolis of Sitio Kapanal

Last August, my team, Team BUNDOL Mountaineers celebrated our 4th anniversary. Instead of just climbing up famous spots, we decided to visit a community in our province of Sarangani to spend time with the...

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In Our Own Little Ways

In the past three years, I have been going up the mountains with a group of young people from my neighborhood in Alabel.  What I had in mind when I started was simply to...

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Social Media for Social Change

WE HAVE varied views about social media. Just recently, I was appalled by the statement of a celebrity that what everyone in social networking sites do is only to spread rumors or to bash other people....

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It’s Hard to be a Kid in Kiahe

I still can’t sleep well at night. Images from last week’s visit to a far-flung community keep flashing in my subconscious reality, a recurring dream of familiar faces, piteous stares, and gushing water. We visited...

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Lyn Lambago: Sarangani’s Dream Dancer

The T’boli tribe must have a fixation for dreams. In Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, the T’boli women who weave the famous t’nalak cloth are able to create the colorful designs after a trip to...

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Helping the Kids of Kiahe

Hi, Guys! It’ school time again soon. Students are surely excited to go back to school with their new bags and new sets of school supplies. Unfortunately, that is not exactly the case for...

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Colors Fill the Skies in Alabel’s First Kite Festival

Butterflies, dragonflies, and eagles in huge sizes and bright colors hovered above the Goldenboy Farm in Alabel two hot summer days of May. People flock to see these colorful creatures adorning the town’s skies....