I proudly held my prized kattokong nga tabungaw, a traditional gourd hat that has been elusive for quite a number of years. For some time, I have been searching for this kind of native hat that I once saw exhibited at a house museum in Vigan. Is this still being made? Or if not, are there still old ones available? And for how much? These questions came to my mind many times. And finally last month, while attending the Abrenian Kawayan Festival in Bangued, I…Continue Reading “Teofilo Garcia, National Living Treasure from Abra”