Kalinga tribal heroes’ home- town declared heritage village

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For leading struggle vs Chico Dam 

TINGLAYAN, Kalinga -- Barangay Bugnay here, home of two Kalinga tribal leaders was declared a heritage village to honor their martyrdom for leading the struggle against the   Chico Dam project during the Marcos regime.
Kalinga Provincial Ordinance No. 2017-003   declared Barangay Bugnay as heritage village in memory of the bravery of the late Cordillera heroes Macliing Dulag and Pedro Dungoc.   
The ordinance mandated the provincial government to provide funds for the establishment, improvement and maintenance of the concrete grave of Macliing Dulag and declared it a memorial landmark because of its importance in Cordillera and national history.
During the 37th memorial program of the duo’s martyrdom on April 25 at Bugnay, officials, guests and their descendants made the ground breaking of the statue of Dulag along highway 204 of the Tinglayan-Bontoc boundary and Cagaluan national road.
The occasion was graced by Butch Rufino, Department of Education National Director on Indigenous Peoples Education, Fr. Adonis Bringas of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Kalinga Vice Governor James Edduba and Cordillera Bodong Administration President Andres Ngao-i.

The commemoration was also attended by the Butbut tribe, the tribe of Dulag and Dungoc.  -- PIA Kalinga


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