T'BOLI OF LAKE SEBU by danalasta Star this if you like it!

T’BOLI OF LAKE SEBU. An elderly T’boli woman, scooping water hyacinth from her owong, the traditional canoe used by the lake dwelling T’boli tribe of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, Mindanao, the Philippines. Made from a carved out tree trunk, the canoe gives a more unique charm to the scenic lake which the T’boli tribe considers as not only a God-given food basket but also a miraculous body of water that never dries up. The lake which irrigates the fertile Allah Valley, is recognized as one of the most important watershed areas in the Philippines and is proclaimed as a Protected Landscape. Sadly, denudatation of the surrounding forests seems to have claimed much of the beauty of Lake Sebu, described as the ‘Summer Capital of South Cotabato’ and a premier ecotourism destination.

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