Published on: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Aired (April 1, 2017): In Mansalay, Mindoro Oriental, the Hanunuo Mangyans are trying to keep alive a ritual which they perform for the deceased—a term they refer to as "pangutkutan." Part of the ritual is the digging of the dead's remains, clothing it in their traditional garments and offered a feast as if it's still living. The Hanunuo Mangyans also perform their traditional dance "taruk" while carrying the remains of their ancestor, before being transferred to a cave which they believe as sacred.
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