Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines

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Monday, December 20, 2010

#98 Land of the T'Bolis

The T'Bolis are one of many indigenous peoples in Southern Mindanao, and today we are in their home, on the fringes of Lake Sebu, in the province of South Cotabato. Who are they? Along a series of mountain lakes over 700 meters above sea level, they live off the lakes and the surrounding land, raising fish and planting rice. They weave their T'nalak (native fabric) to clothe themselves, preserving their rich culture. Surprisingly, they still live in bamboo-walled huts even to this day, are conversant in English, and are 90% Catholic. But don't take our word for it, Lake Sebu is just a four hour trip south of Manila. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: To shoot under the best light, the golden hours in the morning can't be beat. Under direct sunlight, everything appears sharper, more vivid, and colors can really pop. Want a sure way to improve your photographs? Choose the right time to shoot.)

Where in the world is the Lake Sebu in South Cotabato?
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1 comment:

  1. Your photos always blow me away! They always make me feel like I'm right there in the scene.


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