I am a Tagbanua. I hold fast to my beliefs.
I will endure.
|Image copyright: Masikampo Ruben C. Joya|
|Masicampo Ruben C. Joya with the Manlalambays. Also, Tagbanua leaders from Brgy. Magbabadil.|
|Masicampo Ruben C. Joya with his aunt, Apo Penang, wife of a Palawano Panglima.|
|Masikampo Ruben C. Joya with Cursod clan from Brgy. Iraan.|
|Masikampo Ruben C. Joya with the Tagbanua delegation from Narra|
|Tagbanua leaders from Brgy. Tagpait.|
|Masikampo Ruben C. Joya with the Tagbanua leaders of Brgy. Gogonan.|
|Usba Et Masikampo.|
|Usba Et Masikampo|
|R-L: Descendants and usba et masikampo. Apo Iday, Apo Jim Kutat (d), Masikampo Ruben C. Joya, Maradia Teting Joya, another Usba from Cursod clan (unk), Apo Taham|
Maradia et Manlalambay
Wearing red, Apo Lobo (left) and Apo Lulan Mande (Right flank of the Masikampo), Manlalambay, who performed the lambay. Apo Adol Cojamco, another Tagbanua noble, stands on the rightmost. The three of them are from Barangay Magbabadil, Aborlan.
|On the table are some of the ceremonial objects during the lambay. Milled rice with the Babaylan (priest/priestess) beads, Natural beeswax (yellow), ceramic bowls, tobacco/cigarette, a cloth we call "patadyong".|
|Tobacco leaves/cigarette, ceremonial knife, wood and a Babaylan's stone/"mutya".|
|Shown above is the stoneware jar with ceremonial rice wine called "Tabad" fermented for weeks, bamboo sticks to drink from the jar.|
|Wild herbs and coconut husks to use as local incense.|
|Chicken or an animal to sacrifice.|
|Babaylan performing ritual prayers|
|The Babaylans in red and Masikampo Ruben C. Joya with the sword called "Badung".|
|The 18th Masikampo of the tribe, Masikampo Ruben C. Joya.|