In celebration of National Heritage Month, the Pangalay ng Bayan – Celebrating Women through Dance featuring the Alun Alun Dance Circle and choreography by  Dr. Ligaya Amilbangsa was held last May 9, 2017, at the Robinson’s Place Manila.

Pangalay is a Sanskrit term for “temple of dance”. It is pre-Islamic and pre-Christian dance style in the Philippines and continues to be a part of community life in the Sulu Archipelago.

Pangalay ng Bayan: Celebrating Women through Dance

The celebration is spearheaded by Filipino Heritage Festival Inc. wherein tangible and intangible Filipino heritage is presented through cultural events using heritage sites, malls, public parks and other significant areas throughout the country as venues. #HMMalasakitParaSaPamana #NationalHeritageMonth

📷 Carolle Adrianne Manalastas, Program Monitoring and Evaluation Division