Pagbo ne Domaget

Risa competes at the traditional Dumagat wrestling game “Pagbo ne Domaget”. The participants wrestle to outbalance their opponents. The game was part of a festival by the Dumagat tribe of Dingalan Aurora last May. The festival showcased to the Dumagat youth several of their tribe’s traditional games as part of their cultural conservation efforts.

October is National Indigenous People’s Month. This is Kathleen Lei Limayo, a documentary filmmaker, photographer and visual anthropologist based in the Philippines. This month, I will be sharing some of the stories of the indigenous peoples I have journeyed with.