School of Living Traditions October

School of Living Traditions

Through the Schools of Living Traditions (SLT), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) safeguards the Philippines’ traditional culture and practices by enabling the transfer of indigenous knowledge and skills of cultural masters and specialists to the younger members of its local communities.

Participating Communities

Traditional Yakan Textile Weaving (Basilan)

  • Cultural Master — Ms. Josephine Ahlam
  • Demo Assistant — Mr. Ammalun Salahuddin

Traditional Bontoc Weaving and Handicrafts Making (Mountain Province)

  • Cultural Master — Ms. Jocelyn Codiamat
  • Demo Assistant — Ms. Karen Codiamat

Traditional Mangyan Handicrafts Making (Oriental Mindoro)

  • Cultural Master — Ms. Lenie Silaan
  • Demo Assistant — Ms. Rufina Mahusay