Your breathtaking connection to Alab Oriente, Bontoc
A welcoming view of Alab Village
Photos of Dap-ayan or Ato in Alab Oriente
Patpatayan (Sacrificial Ground) at Alab Oriente
This sacred ground is a place where the people believe to have an effect to their health. The villagers offer animals here for the gods in exchange of good health and cure to their illnesses.
I was not able to capture a photo of this sacred ground that's why I am showing you a photo I took from the brochure.
Kabingwilan (Virgin Bamboo Forest) of Alab Oriente
No one in the community is allowed to cut any bamboo here since it is considered as a great crime. Something bad will happen if the bamboos here are cut or altered. People believe that the kabingwilan is the reason for some weather disturbances and to stop it, the villagers have to offer pigs or chickens.
These are the three sacred grounds in Alab Oriente, Bontoc, Mountain Province but the marks of the ancient civilization is not over yet.
The search isn't over yet
I need to get a guide (photo above is my guide) so that I will not be lost in the trail, and of course, to be able to locate the important points and for security purposes. To be continued...