Tribu Eskaya Learning Tour

By December 4, 2014 Bohol Ecotourism No Comments
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The mountainous regions of Bohol hide one of the province’s well-kept mysteries—the Eksaya Tribe. It is one of the many places less visited by tourists. For those who want some taste of Bohol culture, the Tribu Eksaya Learning Tour provides a great opportunity to get to know the mystery of the Eksaya Tribe.

Photo Caption: Members of the ESKAYA Council of Elders wearing the traditional “Sinamay” barong hand woven by Eskaya women. Sinamay is made of abaca fiber. This is usually worn by the elders during special occasions and when visitors come to see the tribe.

The tribe’s unique oral history can be traced back to biblical times. It is believed that the Eksaya originated from a butterfly called Pinya Paypay Ping. The butterfly interacted with a lion and lioness which conceived a monkey that gave birth to the humans.

Their written characters are derived from the parts of the human body as depicted by hand-carved wooden depictions. Much of their history is still only passed on through word of mouth at the schools using their language. Sadly, it is only the elders who continue to study the tribe’s language and history.

Photo Caption: The Eskaya Tribe center is where classes are being held. Duero Municipal Mayor Hon. Conrada C. Amparo with some SB Members posed with the BTO, Eco-tourism Bohol Committee and several Eskaya tribesmen.

Photo Caption: Members of the Eskaya community perform a traditional dance that has been passed down from older generations to the younger generation.

Photo Caption: A Japanese group visiting the Eskaya Community.

Visitors may experience the Eskayan culture on pre-arrange basis by getting in touch with the chairman of the National Commission on Indigenous People and the barangay captain.

Information of eco-tour

Precondition(1) Please communicate with the National Commission on Indigenous People(NCIP) -Bohol.
Email: ncipcscbohol@gmail.com
TEL:038-411-1290
(2) Before you visit the Eskaya community, please visit the NCIP-Bohol with your request letter.
Address: Room B, Sarabia Co Torralba Building 2, Espuelas Cor. Doria Streets, Tagbilaran City, 6300 Bohol
Example of the letter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XltUbR1647u9D2f3ERsDya2LY46OfiV_/view?usp=sharing
For more information: Kindly read the Republic Act 8371(Guidelines).
【Republic Act 8】http://extwprlegs1.fao.org/docs/pdf/phi13930.pdf
AddressTaytay, Duero, Bohol
Access from Tagbilaran45 minutes by car
Required time for tour programApprox 3 hours including travel time
Tour feePhp 20.00/person plus donation
Precaution statement/ What to bringThe participant should have their own vehicle.
Contact personTel. No.

Email Add.

Mae Angelee B. Gales09274884523

maeangeleegales@yahoo.com

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