Tanudan, Kalinga – The people and police in Tanudan showed that the old practice and spirit of Bayanihan remains in the municipality even in the digital age.
The yTanudans and the police were seen doing the Bulig on July 2, 2022 when they took turns in carrying the coffin of Oliver Sacyab to bring him home to Lower Mangali, a place that could be reached on foot.
Bulig is one of Tanudan’s Bayanihan traditions and the community’s best practices, which encourages members of the community to help transport things or people by carrying them to their destination using bamboo poles.
Many areas in Kalinga before could only be reached on foot and transport was not easy.
It can only be made possible by people working together, taking turns to carry things and people to complete a task or goal.
Police Captain Manuel Sabado said that Sacyab who was an active member of the Kabataan Kontra Drogra at Terrorismo in Tanudan died due to cancer.
He said that the community and the police had to carry his remains and walk for more than an hour in order to reach Sacyab’s home in Lower Mangali – a village not accessible to four-wheel vehicles.
The members of the Tanudan Municipal Police Station also provided some financial assistance to the bereaved family.
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