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The village of Lubo lies right at the dead end of a 6-hour, 40Km muddy road and jungle trail which leads to the Cordillera mountains. Its beautiful rice terraces, gravity-fed by spring water from Mt Patukan in the back, is rivaled only by the Batad ampitheatre in Ifugao. No electricity means early nights while a healthy diet of red rice and boiled vegetables punctuated with the occasional domesticated wild boar ensures a life span well into the nineties.

Although the Kalinga tribesmen carries a strong warrior ethos and headhunting culture preserved by the inaccessibility of the Cordilleras, modernization has proven to be the greatest threat that drew the younger generation to the cities, leaving behind a unique culture that may disappear once the last of the tattooed elders travel to a better place.

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  • Copyright: Jerry Tieng (jerrytieng) (4)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-08-13
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/14.0, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-08-20 22:32
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