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Traditional hand-tap tattoo in Kalinga

Traditional hand-tap tattoo in Kalinga

Buscalan is the home of 96-year old Apo Whang-od, the most famous tattoo artist in the Philippines. She practices the ancient art of pagbabatok which was believed to be taught by the gods themselves. It makes use of the thorn of a Pomelo plant which the tattoo artist uses like a chisel with charcoal as ink.

Woman collects dwarves

SOMETIME ago, we featured on our Sunday morning TV show, “Matanglawin,” a woman who collected figurines of dwarves as a hobby.

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Beards are fastest growing hair

It serves as their protection, house and container for all their important organs. It self-repairs as well unless it is crushed. Then it might kill the snail.

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Tiny scorpion has venom of a cobra

On Matanglawin TV recently, I held up a glass box with a tiny scorpion inside. I warned viewers that despite the scorpion’s size, it carries Level 5 venom like a cobra.

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Pigs smarter than dogs

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Pigs smarter than dogs

Dogs are not the only ones who have the adorable ability to learn new tricks. In an episode of our ABS-CBN TV show, “Matanglawin,” we once featured a two-year-old piglet named Peppa Pig.

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Pets can help heal mental illness

According to a report by Reuters Health, pets could play an active role in the treatment of their owners’ long-term mental health problems.

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