KABAYAN in Benguet has received a donation of musical instruments and native cloth to be used during the town’s cultural festivals and rituals.

Benguet’s Committee on Tourism, Culture and Arts donated a set of gongs and a roll of native cloth to the town’s local School of Living Tradition (SLT).

The committee, headed by Provincial Board Member Robert Namoro, approved the request which was endorsed by Gov. Nestor Fongwan.

Fongwan said the province’s 13 SLTs produce local crafts as well as food products.

“We try to help them with whatever funds they need,” he said.

The native cloth will provide the traditional costumes that will be used during special occasions.  

A total of P32,340 worth of products were given to Kabayan town in a bid to preserve its culture and practices. Maria Elena Catajan