Filipina of Southern Mindanao in Traditional Dress

by Robel Narte September. 02, 2009 20273 views

An insight on how Filipinos from Southern Mindanao celebrate Filipino Festival in California , I was there to take some shot which i posted on my 3rd day as a member of photoblog ,This is one of the remaining image taken by my brother , their culture even though mix with western culture still remain in their heart and blood , pass through generation , They are so proud of their ethnic roots..not like the one i attended which dress up in Hawaiian which we are not really.Yes we are pacific islanders but not Polynesian or Hawaiian..We are Asian and we are the only “ Pearl of the Orient ”! we have a diverse ethnic culture , And we should be proud of it..

This is for Lei ( Dream15554) for being a true blooded Subanon of Zamboanga ( City of Flowers ) , Mindanao , even though the peace situation in their part of the Island is still volatile she has the time to share to us some of their landscape , flowers , Fruits and cultures…
I remember when Marcos declared martial law and do some military zoning through out the Island Republic , Particularly severe was the military zoning in Mindanao, where sitios( small community) and barrios ( large villages) were overnight turned to nightmarish massacre sites and annihilation of helpless diverse hinterland tribes of Subanons.( suba means river nons means people) “ Subanon massacre in Karpok” so sad that i will not forget that day in the 70's.
How in the world did they massacre families after families including children? what have they done wrong to make our brother from the south almost disappear from Philippines history?

Thank you so much for viewing…

Nikon D70 , Aperture Mode , Nikor lens 18-200mm ..

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Kodachromelives 7 years, 7 months ago

a true royal

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Pamela 7 years, 7 months ago

you rock!!! thanks for capturing our culture!!!

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ewa 7 years, 8 months ago

really nice portraits
and so many informations:))
thanks for sharing Rob

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Diana 7 years, 8 months ago

great portrait

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ania 7 years, 8 months ago

Excellent portrait!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mahdi 7 years, 8 months ago

Nice

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Margareta Narcisz 7 years, 8 months ago

how great is this pic..........

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sami 7 years, 8 months ago

very good portrait indeed. I like a lot the colors and the sun glasses which does not match at all with this traditional look..haha that is great capture in fact

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Asylum 7 years, 8 months ago

nice portrait...
thanks for sharing Rob..........

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lifeinmono 7 years, 8 months ago

thing that you cannot see everyday
..great shot

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Armando 7 years, 8 months ago

Fantastic!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Just516 7 years, 8 months ago

wow an amazing shot

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jon 7 years, 8 months ago

A poignant narrative. The brutality of humans seems like part of our DNA. It just keeps popping out. Every culture has blood on its hands.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jennifer Patience 7 years, 8 months ago

Great image, made all the more interesting by your writing. Thank you

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Monika 7 years, 8 months ago

suuuuper!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Milton Jacob 7 years, 8 months ago

nice capture. thanks for sharing the story along with this picture

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 8 months ago

Great and colorful portrait....you can see the pride in her face! Thanks for sharing your feelings, information, and experience as well as the photo, Rob.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sylwia 7 years, 8 months ago

amazing

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Patrycja Ratajczak 7 years, 8 months ago

I like her style!:)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Karolina Roså‚Anowska 7 years, 8 months ago

This is a very good portrait! bravo.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jumiella 7 years, 8 months ago

Great portrait! Very interesting shot!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Aidan 7 years, 8 months ago

Thank you, very good post.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Luiza 7 years, 8 months ago

very good portrait Rob ;)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 7 years, 8 months ago

beautiful, captures something of the essence of her very well.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 7 years, 8 months ago

Amazing capture ! This traditional dress is very interesting and beautiful for me ! Love to learn other cultures !

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 8 months ago

Beautful shot. Well done!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tom 7 years, 8 months ago

Nice and good reportage

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jennye 7 years, 8 months ago

beautiful portrait!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Finbarr 7 years, 8 months ago

fantastic Portrait !!nice words my friend,

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sandyk 7 years, 8 months ago

it is a great portrait and nice capture!:))

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Á G N E S 7 years, 8 months ago

...beautiful clothing, and super portrait, very fine materials..., and lights..
thanks for sharing, dear Rob
;))

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Abe Jackson 7 years, 8 months ago

I like the designs.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Leah De Guzman Huete 7 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful Portrait! ohhh... How i love that dress! I remember my Apo with that attire.Our Family always represents Subanon Dance every time there is a program in our school even in Regional's meet and in our community.That's how we treasure our culture until now.
Thank you very much Rob for the wonderful message and for sharing with us. Mabuhay!
Lei :)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lynn 7 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful shot!!! You captured her so well...great expression on her face...BRAVO :))

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Shruti 7 years, 8 months ago

nice combo of story and the picture

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jon Laysell 7 years, 8 months ago

Nice capture , thanks for the information too.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Betty 7 years, 8 months ago

I love the portrait...and you should be very proud of your heritage. I'm sorry that your wonderful memories of your beautiful country have to filled with so much violence and sadness. Unexplainable how people can do such horrible acts to others.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 7 years, 8 months ago

Nice portrait !

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 8 months ago

Very nice! :)

interesting description!
thank you Rob ^_^

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kate 7 years, 8 months ago

Great image Rob...and interesting and informative report...Thank you

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
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