Preserving traditional tattooing, the inspiring Apo Whang-Od way

Charen Alegres 02/17/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In the remote mountain province of Kalinga in Luzon, lives Maria Oggay or Apo Whang-Od, the country’s oldest mambabatok or traditional tattoo artist. In a place famous for its aromatic coffee, and steep-tilled…

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