I was up at 4:00am.... actually I did not have any choice but to be up early.. I was awaken by the crowing of the roosters which served as my alarm clock. They sounded like there were more than 500 roosters crowing at the same time with a sprinkling of ducks quacking, dogs barking as their chorus. And another thing that also woke me up that morning.... there was an earthquake at 4:00am. Vangie and Iggy slept thru the earthquake. I prepared my coffee and stayed by the balcony to wait for sunrise... I wanted to take a photo of Lagawe at sunrise.
At 6:30am... the rest of the group came over to the inn and we drove to TUNGNGOD ( 4 kms from Lagawe town proper ), where Iggy had to take a video of 15 little kids of Tungngod Elementary School singing the Hud hud.
After the little kids sang the Hud Hud... it was the turn of the elders of Tungngod to chant the narrative. They also chanted the Liwliwa which is a jovial parody done by the male and female singers chanting alternately. We were able to interview them. We found out that the Hud Hud has been passed down thru generations.
They also performed their ritual dance for us. A stylized version of this dance will be featured also in our Philippine Heritage Month at the Cultural Center of the Philippines ( CCP ). The performance will be on May 21 and 22.
The group had their lunch .... and I had INLAGIM again!!! This time chicken was used. I liked the one I had the night before. The chicken was cooked the same way but the soup was not as tasty as the duck soup. Their pinakbet was very good too. For dessert we had the Ifugao version of pichi-pichi. Their pichi pichi was not like the one from Laguna which is soft and gooey... their version is a bit harder.
After lunch we all headed back to our hotel and got our luggages... We were off to Banawe!!!