This is part 2 of our Kalinga weekly vlog series and it’s all about meeting the legendary Apo Whang Od, dubbed as the last mambabatok of Kalinga.
Originally uploaded last June 3, 2017, this video shows our amazing experience riding a topload jeep from Tabuk City in Kalinga to Tinglayan.
Apo Whang Od is famously known as the last mambabatok of the Kalinga. Batok is a form of traditional tattoo given to warriors with unprecedented achievement during the early times. Today, travelers not just from the Philippines but all over the world visit her just to have this traditional tattoo as a form of lifetime and meaningful souvenir. But visiting her place is quite challenging. Here’s our travel guide.
It is such a humbling experience to have Apo Whang Od, the last mambabatok of Kalinga, ink my very first tattoo. This trip might be short but full of unforgettable memories. Read my travelogue.