International Solidarity Mission (Zinundungan Valley)

Photos by RENDILYN CUYOP
www.nordis.net

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PEOPLE MOVER. The tractor, used to transport agricultural produce like corn, ferried the ISM delegates to the indigenous communities in Zinundungan Valley on July 18 and 19. Other available means of transportation would be a carabao sled, a motorcycle or on foot.
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PUMP. In the absence of an irrigation system, farmers pump water to their rice and corn fields.
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A conventional bathroom in the Malaweg village in San Juan, Rizal, Cagayan. The residents fetch water from a spring to fill the tank.
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Students of the San Juan Elementary School in Zinundungan Valley.
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International delegates tried winnowing or 'pagtatahip', the traditional way of cleaning rice grains to separate the chaff.
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The Aggays demonstrate winnowing 'pagtatahip', the traditional way of cleaning rice grains to separate the chaff.
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International delegates tried winnowing or 'pagtatahip', the traditional way of cleaning rice grains to separate the chaff.
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A couple takes a break from their daily task, the one-room bamboo hut is the typical dwelling of Aggay families who live near their upland farm in San Juan, Rizal, Cagayan.
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The delegates to the International Solidarity Mission to Zinundungan Valley poses with the residents.
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CORN INVASION. The rice paddies and hills of the Zinundungan Valley are slowly being replaced by growing corn plantations. Rice and mongo are planted in small patches of upland farmlots for consumption.
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The ISM also visited political prisoners at the Tuguegarao District Jail.
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