BELIEFS AND PRACTICES OF TAU’T BATU TRIBE FROM WOMB TO TOMB 15-20Journal: APCORE JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS (Vol.1, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2019-12-01
Authors : Salve F. Zabalo;
Page : 15-20
Keywords : beliefs; practices; Rizal Palawan; Tau’t Batu;
This study determined the beliefs and practices of the Tau't Batu Tribe in the four sitios of Bgy. Ransang, Rizal, Palawan specifically sitios of Ugis, Ubudan, Magtanor and Singnapan. It dealt on the beliefs and practices during pregnancy, childbirth, child rearing, adolescence, courtship, marriage, adulthood, death and burial. This study used the qualitative method of research which is based primarily on survey using indepth interview and direct observation by the researcher in gathering the data needed in this study. The data collected was analyzed, transcribed, thematized and coded manually. Results showed that all throughout the life stages of the Tau't Batu, traditional beliefs and practices are consistently practiced and observed by the four sitios. These are deeply rooted in their beliefs and difficult to neglect despite the factors brought by acculturation and government programs. This provides a broader insight on the Tau't Batu to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of their tribe that had been originated from their ancestors and preserved for a long time.
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