Different activities were held around the region for Tau SOX: Festival of the First Peoples which is also in celebration of the National Indigenous Peoples Month. The week-long event which aims to generate awareness and deeper understanding and appreciation of the cultural heritage of the different indigenous peoples in the region commenced at the Old City Hall in Cotabato City on October 26 with cultural performances by the different indigenous peoples of SOCCSKSARGEN including the Teduray, Manobo, Blaan, Tboli, and Maguindanao tribes. A forum on different traditional dances and rituals was also held.
|DOT-12 Nelly Nita N. Dillera lead the opening of the interactive and living culture exhibit at Veranza, General Santos City. Curated by Leonardo Cariño, it will run until October 31, 2016.|
|Performers from Cotabato City showcased traditional dances of the Maguindanao tribe during Tau SOX: Festival of the First Peoples|
Truly, Tau SOX: Festival of the First Peoples is another event to look forward to in SOCCSKSARGEN Region next year!
MORE PICTURES from Tau SOX: Festival of the First Peoples
|Various musical instruments of the different tribes of SOX also on display at the Tau SOX interactive and living culture exhibit at Veranza in General Santos City|
|Gono, the traditional house of the Tboli tribe|
|Gumne, traditional house of the Blaan tribe|
|The Tedurays of Sultan Kudarat Province also joined Tau SOX: Festival of the First Peoples|
|Performers from the Monobo tribe from North Cotabato performed one of their rituals during Tau SOX: Festivals of the First Peoples|
|Tedurays from Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat with their traditional instruments showcased |
their tribal dances
|Blaan performers from Lamlifew Tribal Community in Malungon, Sarangani also participated in Tau SOX: Festival of the First Peoples|
|Performers from Lake Sebu, South Cotabato showcased tribal dances, chants and music of the Tboli tribe in Tau SOX: Festival of the First Peoples|