TINGLAYAN, Kalinga, April 14 (PIA) - - This municipality pushes for project "Funsi", a research endeavor aimed to write the history of the various tribes for the next generations.
"Funsi" is a local term which means to uncover or unearth.
The Municipal Culture and the Arts Council saw the need to come out with a historical document of the people and Tinglayan in order for the next generation to have a glimpse of their rich cultural heritage, values, way of life and traditions. Together with identified researchers, and the academe agreed to write the history of the people of Tinglayan.
Since time immemorial, the people of Tinglayan passed their knowledge to the next generation orally leaving no written account of their own history, arts and culture except for few literatures penned by foreign authors which are not available in the community.
"As time elapse, these original oral accounts would naturally be lost, revised or forgotten in the passage of time", the Council averred.
Aside from writing the history, culture and arts of the people, this project also aims to rectify misrelated and misstated written accounts of the people penned by foreign authors.
Grail Lawagan of the St. Louis College of Bulanao implored the researchers to be zealous and truthful in their findings, keeping the novelty of the project's goal. Lawagan is part of the research team.
She said the "Funsi" Project team will focus their first step to "Funsiyan", uncover and unearth, the origin of the Tinglayan people and the toponym of each tribe.
He encouraged the reseatch team saying, "If foreigners and outside authors are able to write our history, more so with us, native of this place. With the support of the municipal government, we can establish a complete tome of Tinglayan's legacy". (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga with reports from Tinglayan Municipal Culture and the Arts Council)