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3rd Igorot Cordillera BIMAAK Europe (ICBE) Consultation

5-8 May 2005



Our Igorot Cordillera Culture: Heritage and Social Integration


To conclude the discussion on Igorot cultural heritage by responding to the question: "What is it in our culture that we want to pass on to the next generation?”

To address the issues of Igorot migrants and

To celebrate our Igorot culture with dances, songs and chants.


5 May 2005, Thursday          In-charge:      BIBAK-Switzerland

14:00 onwards    Arrival and registration of participants

18:00                  Dinner

Evening            Master of Ceremonies:       Claire and Martin Koller (BIBAK-Switzerland)

The evening session opens the consultation with a turn over ritual from the previous host, IGO-Austria to the present, BIBAK-Switzerland. It is an occasion for the participants to know each other and give their expectations. It provides an opportunity for guests from other countries, outside Europe, to give their messages. The host reviews the objectives and program of the consultation. The evening ends with a briefing on the house rules.

19:15 - 19:30

Assembly - ice breakers, beating of the gongs, dance or group singing

19:30 - 19:45

Opening and welcome ritual

Turn over ritual by Patrick Bounggick (Igo Austria)

Welcome song by Henry Foken (BIBAK-Switzerland)

Welcome Message

Ricardo Kilongan (BIIBAK-Switzerland)


Fred Labfayong (BIBAK-Switzerland)

19:45 - 20:15

Intermission – Benguet Dance


20:15 - 21:45

Introduction of groups and individual participants by country, expectations of the consultation, messages from guests outside Europe

21:45 - 22:30

Briefing on the consultation (review of the objectives and program); form a steering committee to assign delegates to the workshops

Fred Labfayong, Lolit Hafner (BIBAK-Switzerland), Yvonne Belen (The Netherlands)

House rules

Lolit Hafner (BIBAK Switzerland)


6 May 2005, Friday

Morning            In-charge:       Cordi-Bel, BeNeLux and Germany

                          Moderator:     Judith Balangyao (BIBAK-Ireland)


For the first generation participants to answer the question: “What are the core values and other aspects of the Igorot culture we hold dear and special, which we want to pass on to the next generation?”

For the second generation participants to answer the question: “What are the core values and others aspects of the Igorot culture that we want to have?”





8:00 - 8:30

Assembly; Group singing

8:30 - 9:00

Opening prayer

Introduction of late participants

Julius Banban (President, Igo Austria)

9:00 - 9:15

Our Igorot Cultural Heritage - A review from the
ndIgorot European Consultation

Ric Cuyob (Cordi-Bel)

9:15 - 9:45

Talks: “What is it in our culture that we want to
pass on to the next generation?”

Severino Oblas (Germany)

Mia Apolinar Abeya (BIMAK DC)

9:45 - 11:45

Workshops on the question: “What are the core values and other aspects of the Igorot culture we hold dear and special, which we want to pass on to the next generation?”

For the second generation: “What are the core values and others aspects of the Igorot culture that we want to have?”

Ingerith Pooten (Igorot UK Youth)
Natascha Passerini (BIBAK-Switzerland)

A break will be announced

Surprise number                                                                                    Bendicht Berger

Simultaneously, there will be a separate program for children to be led by Cristeta Schneider (Germany) assisted by parents, by shifts.

12:00                   Lunch

Afternoon          In-charge:    Igorot-UK, Igo Austria, BIBAK-Ireland

                            Moderator:    Dominga Webber (Igorot-UK)


To share the results of the morning workshops.

To enable the participants to give their ideas on specific topics of interest and come up with recommendations.


Workshop reports from morning workshops.

Workshops on specific topics of interest.

Workshop reports with conclusions and recommendations.

13.00 - 13:15

Assembly - (gongs or songs by groups in-charge)

13:15 - 14:15

Workshop Reports

14:15 - 16:00

Workshops on specific topics of interest and facilitator(s)

1.Aging Migrants

Conchita Pooten (Igorot-UK)

2.Retirement in the Philippines

Cristabel Olat-Bonggick (Igo Austria)

3.Cordillera Concerns and Migrant Issues

Cesar Taguba (The Netherlands)

4.Stories of Our Igorot Culture

Yvonne Belen,

Airen Kalley (MPSPC Research Assistant)

5.Second generation (they will decide on their topic)

Jane Gavino, Judith Balangyao (BIBAK-Ireland)

Each workshop group will take care of their coffee/tea break

16:10 - 16:40

Igorot International Consultation - 6 (IIC-6) Update
Caridad Fiar-od (IGO-Philippines)

16:40 - 16:55

Intermission number

Igorot UK and Igo Austria

16:55 - 17:45

Workshop Reports




Moderator:          Caridad Fiar-od

The participants will see a film on the Igorots at the the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904.Then they will watch a DVD on the Igorot International Consultation - 5 (IIC-5) held in St. Louis, Missouri in 2004, where the Igorots celebrated a century of challenges and accomplishments.

The participants will use the extra time to rehearse for the Cultural Program on Saturday, 7 May 2005.

19:00 - 20:30

Introduction and film showing – Bontoc Eulogy
Reflections on the film

20:30 - 21:30

DVD showing - IIC-5

21:30 - 22:30

Practice/rehearsal for Saturday evening program

All participants


7 May 2005, Saturday           In-charge:         BIBAK-Switzerland

This is a six-hour sightseeing tour to enjoy the scenery of the Swiss Alps.



09:00 - 16:00

Sightseeing trip to the Bernese alp including shopping (e. g. souvenirs)

Juerg Hafner and Martin Koller



Evening program

Venue: Aeschi community hall (1 km or 10 min. walk from the hotel beside the round about in the center of Aeschi).

Motto: Reaching Out with Our Culture

With our cultural program, we will reach out to the Swiss public and Filipino organizations. The participants will present dances and songs. There will be 20 farmers from Aeschi who will jodel and play the Swiss accordion.

Master of Ceremonies:             Claire and Martin Koller

19:15 - 19:30


19:30 - 19:40


Peter Agnaonao (Cordi-Bel)

19:40 - 19:50

Philippine National Anthem

Swiss National Hymn

Flordeliza Schwarz (Germany)

Virgil Monico (BIBAK Switzerland Youth)

19:50 - 20:00

Introduction of the speaker

Sabina Kuenzi (BIBAK-Switzerland)

20:00 - 20:15


Her Excellency Rora Navarro Tolentino, Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland

20:15 - 20:30

Announcement of and awarding of prizes (Swiss knives courtesy of Victorinox) to the winners of the quiz during the sightseeing tour

Juerg Hafner

20:30 - 22:30

Cultural Presentation by the different delegations and the invited local Swiss group

22:30 - 23:00

Group dancing with audience participation

Picture taking


8 May 2005, Sunday                                         In-charge:      IGO-Austria

During the last session, the participants will hear the summary of the workshop recommendations, plan for the next consultation, write their evaluation, receive the tentative financial report, and listen to the closing message and farewell chant.

Moderators:        Cristabel Olat-Bounggick (Igo Austria) and Conchita Pooten (Igorot-UK)



8:00 - 8:15

Group prayer and thanksgiving

to be led by The Rev. Cesar Taguba.

8:15 - 8:35

Summary of workshop reports on specific topics of interest (to include conclusions and recommendations)

Ruth Lammawin-Licay (Igo Austria)

Plans for next consultation (venue, dates and suggested topics)

8:35 - 9:05

Acceptance of nomination for next venue

Judith Balangyao and Jane Gavino

9:05 - 9:25

Evaluation of the consultation (written)

9:25 - 9:40

Financial report (preliminary) – BIBAK Switzerland finance committee

9:40 - 9:50


9:50 - 10:30

Closing message

Violeta Passerini (BIBAK-Switzerland)

Farewell chant

Albert S. Bacdayan (Chair, Igorot Scholarship Program)


Check out/Departure


Lunch (packed lunch must be ordered earlier)

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