Witnessing the ‘SENGA’ in Sagada, Mt. Province

ShareTweet Blood! Lots of blood! Screaming pigs! The constant tapping of the stick to the chicken’s neck. Torture? Read on… As if the universe conspired that I was able to witness this rare ritual called “senga” which is being practiced by the Igorots in the Mt. Province. I don’t want to be technical about it so I will be recounting my experience and observations of what happened during this sacred tradition. For starters, SENGA is a family ritual to drive away or appease spirits causing illness. In the case of what I witnessed, an old family member is about to […]

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