The beauty of Thy Womb’s languages will most likely go undetected by its viewers, especially for its international audience. 6 languages are woven into the film quite seamlessly. Tagalog, Sinama (Central), Sinama (Southern), Tausug, Arabic & English. The film very accurately reflects the linguistic diversity found in Tawi-Tawi. The film’s director, Brillante Mendoza, greatly honors the Sama people with this internationally acclaimed artistic masterpiece.
(For those looking for the 2012 Budjang Tawi-Tawi results, please see update at the bottom of this page) This past September 11th, marked the 39thanniversary of the province of Tawi-Tawi by Presidential Decree No. 302. Soon to follow will be the famous Kamahardikaan (Kamahardikaꞌan) Festival, this September 23 in Bongao. Kamahardikaꞌan is the Sinama for […]
Sama Tribe competes in the “Hiyas sa Kadayawan” Though I hesitate to get involved with Mindanaon politics, I am supporting a candidate. The candidate is Elmia Sailadin, one of the 10 candidates in this year’s “Hiyas sa Kadayawan” cultural beauty pageant. I’m also not a huge fan of beauty pageants, but beautiful adequately describes the depth […]
Aniyaꞌ video sōng paluwaꞌ ma pasalan Bangsa Sama ma Tawi-Tawi, ya niōnan, “Thy Womb” (hatina bang ma Sinama, “Kulunannu.”) Si Nora Aunor starring-na maka saga seheꞌna, disi Bembol Roco, Lovi Poe, maka si Mercedes Cabral. Si Brillante Mendoza director movie itu. Dumaꞌin ka itu ya dahū video bay paluwas ma pasalan Bangsa Sama min […]
Tandaꞌbi Sinama.org ma youtube? Aheka project kami buwattinaꞌan ma youtube maka ma facebook. Akōg kami diꞌilaw pagabut 1,000 views ma video kami “Bancarera Championship” min Radio Bomba’s lombaꞌ pambot bay Kadayawan ma Davao City. Kalu bilahi ka angꞌnda video ilu. Aniyaꞌ lombaꞌ kami ma youtube du isab. Maglombaꞌ saga kalangan Sama ma contest kami, “Ai […]
If you weren’t able to make it to see the boat racing at this years Bancarera, you can catch the missed moments of Kadayawan here. Video was published by Sinama.org in support of the Sama people, renowned boat makers. Several Sama and Tausug competed on the day. How fast can Bankas really go? Kadayawan 2011 […]
Bay kami magsponsor dakayuˈ basketball team ma league ma Sasa, Davao. Aniya sangpūˈ maka nnom players. Aheka isab fans kami bay amatahiˈan di-sigam uniform. Makasōd kami ma best four, ubus angandaˈug kami min tˈdda magkuntara ma saga danakan kami Sama min itu. Ubus fighting for champion kami. Taraˈug kami ma championship sagoˈ takˈlloˈ kami in […]
Diˈilaw aniya lima kuntaraku ma lutsa (jujitsu). Bay pasurrender dahū kuntaraku. Labi taˈuna min aku sago labi akosog aku. Kahunitan iya sabab alanjang aku. Bay angˈnda hˈndaku kuntara kami. Mbal bilahi hˈndaku angˈnda makaduwaˈ kuntara sabab tinaw iya. Tinaw du isab aku ma kuntara ilu sabab aheya baran na. Ya bay 2007 bay aku angˈnda […]