Members of the organizing committees headed by Provincial Board Member Robert Tudayan are now busy preparing the different events highlighting the "Begnas Ilocos 2008" that seeks to promote the identity, cultural heritage, costumes and traditions of the indigenous peoples in the province.
Tudayan, the head of the organizing committees of the festival, assured an exciting and attractive festival of the indigenous people to be watched by the general public.
"We had already conducted series of meeting with the elders of different tribes and local officials of the province to discuss pertinent matters regarding issues and concerns for the betterment of the featured events during the three-day "Begnas Festival," Tudayan
According to Tudayan
, the existing tribes of indigenous people in the province are the "Bagos", the Itnegs and the Tingguians.
Members of the Bago tribe
are children produced from the inter-marriage of a pure indigenous person to pure Ilokano or other races.
disclosed that the participants will be come from the 14 uplands and some lowlands towns in the province such as Quirino, Cervantes, Sugpon, Alilem, Del Pilar, Sigay, San Emilio, Suyo, Tagudin, Banayoyo, Lidlidda, Burgos, Nagbukel, Narvacan, Salcedo, Galimuyod, Sta.