HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 13 no. 2 (1977)

Tako and Golgol: Folk Rituals in an Ilocos Barrio

Marcelino A. Foronda Jr.

Discipline: Social Science, Cultural Studies



Subadi is a small barrio of about twenty families, who live in rather substantial part-wooden and part bamboo houses, some with galvanized iron, others, with cogon roofing. These homes, huddled closely together as if for mutual protection, almost invariably are fronted with yards shaded by towering mango, buri, nangka, kapok and kaimito trees. Spirits dwell in some of the trees as they also roam in the fields nearby. To the east are rice fields and farther away are mountains and hills reached through pathways along the banks of a river which skirts the barrio.