A fashionable 16th Century warrior-prince from the Visayas.

I’m recalling our lessons back at the academy and remembering how our Professor told us: “Warriors were amongst the elite classes, status came hand-in-hand with corresponding responsibilities.” It’s interesting to note how the times have changed. On Clothing… The bahag or G-string was the most basic of clothes, along with the malong or the tube…

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They said I could be anything…

…So I became a NINJA. I just thought I’d update my picture for the ILLUSTRATOR page. I’ve always had a propensity for extra-lengthy headdress tails. As it turns out, there is historical backing for this propensity; making it accurate to portray Labaw Donggon and Datu Paubari with such windswept accessories. The pudong or turban was…

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Three days of chanting the Hinilawod.

Taken from Hinilawod.com, please visit the website for more information. Hinilawod is an epic poem written by the early inhabitants of a place called Sulod in central Panay. The word means tales from the mouth of the Halawod River. Hinilawod is not just a literary piece but also a source of information about culture, religion…

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Datu Paubari to grace your desktops.

One of my favorite shots of Datu Paubari. Feel free to have him defend your desktops. For more images go to http://www.hinilawod.com. Mum has just given me an itouch, I am currently won over by the amount of books that you can download into it through itunes. I’ve sold out. I’ve just come from reading…

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Don’t mess with Anna.

Anna‘s character is inspired by a certain bunkmate from the Labaw Donggon batch. The whole batch only had five girls… so it shouldn’t be hard to figure things out. She’s one of my favorites. I find her silhouette entertaining but I’m not too fond of her lengthy ramblings–though she always has a point. Basically, she’s…

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