Senior high school (SHS) students at the only public school in the municipality of Lubuagan in Tabuk City, Kalinga will soon be taught in their Home Economics classes the laga, or the traditional backstrap weaving technique from the province’s indigenous peoples.
To “further strengthen the Indigenous Peoples Education in the Cordillera Region,” the Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Monday that laga will officially be integrated in the curriculum of those under the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood SHS track. “It’s a way to ensure that the weaving technique is passed on for generations,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.
Great article, Nolisoli.ph!
We fully support this endeavor and have always championed education as a big part of our local textile preservation advocacy.