Due to the long line of comments regarding the Tribal Council Request for donations, I would like to add this to clarify some issues. Although this information was not received through official channels, I believe them to be accurate. I will update this information as we hear back from the Tribal Council officials.
The Tribal Council is a separate entity from the Barangay Council although it is sanctioned and supported by the Barangay. This is evident by the presence of several barangay members who are also serving in the Tribal Council. Sagunto is a small town, and I believe that not many projects get past the Barangay. So there is no disrespect of the Captain here, it is simply a separate matter from the usual Barangay issues. It is prudent to have a degree of separation between the various organizations. Let’s not get bogged down with whose ego was not smoothed over first. Especially since our honorable Capitan has not voiced any objections about this project but rather seems to be supportive of it as you can see in the photographs of the group.
This is a noble goal for the tribe. I noted when I was present during the Rizal Day festivities that the tribal dances were presented by a very talented group from another barangay. This thought, that “why is there not an organization in Sagunto presenting a tribal performance?”, did cross my mind then. I am sure there are many talented Bagos in Sagunto who could have done as well if not better. I am glad that the Tribal Council has taken it upon themselves to correct this.
Here are some preliminary figures, to give everyone an idea how much is needed. The Bago Tribal Council requests aid in procuring the following items:
Costumes for the dancers
Gangsa – is the Bago gong (estimate cost for 12-piece set = 70,000 pesos)
Tambor – drum made of deer skin (estimate cost, 3,000 pesos)
The cost for a 6-piece gong set is estimated at 35,000 pesos. The council hopes for a 12-piece set. There are no estimates yet for the costumes
and tambor. I’m sure they can’t be cheap. If you have some information about these costs please share your information here.
|Here are the unconfirmed pledges so far:|
|Mr. Henry Palit-ang||20,000 pesos|
|Homma/Castillo/Benosa Clan (Emily)||2,000 pesos|
|Ophelia Glasser & Family (Babot)||2,000 pesos|
|Jeanette Moore & Family (Me)||2,000 pesos|
|Santillano-Eisma Family (Evs)||2,000 pesos|
(Those named above, please confirm your pledge. If it’s a mistake, let me know and I will remove it from the list)If you’d like to make a pledge, leave a comment and I will update the list.
Donations may be sent directly to the Bago Tribal Council Treasurer, Mr. Daniel Pascua, Sagunto, Sison, Pangasinan.
We thank you all for your help, and as one of our youngest members here on the blog said, “every little bit counts”. So let’s all pull together and help our tribe, let’s show our younger generations what a proud and noble people we are.