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WEDDING STAGES AND RITUALS AMONG THE INDIGENOUS ITAWES IN ISABELA, PHILIPPINES

Rodel B. Guzman.

Abstract
The Itawes of Isabela have a unique culture which defines them as a people. Their marriage manifests their cosmology. This study was conducted to document the different wedding rituals of the Itawes and analyze their cultural significance. Data were gathered through observation, community immersion and non-formal interview among the elders. These were interpreted and presented to the elders for validation, after which, a revision was made to include their feedback. The study revealed that the Itawes have several marriage rituals and stages like tubad, mangatatawa, gumina or landay, entrega, boda (wedding ceremony), gala-gala, and dallut. However, tubad and mangatatawa are no longer practiced due to some practical reasons. The study further revealed that these wedding rituals manifest the communal characteristics of the Itawes as a group of people. All members of the community are encouraged to participate in the conduct of the rituals. Further, it was also found out that female Itawes are given high regard specially in preparing them for married life. The parents of the female ensures that their daughter will be given a better life after the wedding by their soon to be husband. It is the reason why the parents are testing the determination of their suitors through the conduct of mangatatawa and other related rituals. It is highly recommended that the Local Government Unit (LGU), the Department of Education (DepEd) and the academe must have an intervention for the promotion, conservation and preservation of these rituals for better understanding the Itawes unique culture.

Key words: Culture, Wedding rituals, Itawes, Family, Ethnolinguistic group, Indigenous people


 
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Rodel B. Guzman. WEDDING STAGES AND RITUALS AMONG THE INDIGENOUS ITAWES IN ISABELA, PHILIPPINES . JCR. 2020; 7(11): 1-5. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.11.01


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Rodel B. Guzman. WEDDING STAGES AND RITUALS AMONG THE INDIGENOUS ITAWES IN ISABELA, PHILIPPINES . http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=110808 [Access: May 29, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.11.01


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Rodel B. Guzman. WEDDING STAGES AND RITUALS AMONG THE INDIGENOUS ITAWES IN ISABELA, PHILIPPINES . JCR. 2020; 7(11): 1-5. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.11.01



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Rodel B. Guzman. WEDDING STAGES AND RITUALS AMONG THE INDIGENOUS ITAWES IN ISABELA, PHILIPPINES . JCR. (2020), [cited May 29, 2020]; 7(11): 1-5. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.11.01



Harvard Style

Rodel B. Guzman (2020) WEDDING STAGES AND RITUALS AMONG THE INDIGENOUS ITAWES IN ISABELA, PHILIPPINES . JCR, 7 (11), 1-5. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.11.01



Turabian Style

Rodel B. Guzman. 2020. WEDDING STAGES AND RITUALS AMONG THE INDIGENOUS ITAWES IN ISABELA, PHILIPPINES . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (11), 1-5. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.11.01



Chicago Style

Rodel B. Guzman. "WEDDING STAGES AND RITUALS AMONG THE INDIGENOUS ITAWES IN ISABELA, PHILIPPINES ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1-5. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.11.01



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Rodel B. Guzman. "WEDDING STAGES AND RITUALS AMONG THE INDIGENOUS ITAWES IN ISABELA, PHILIPPINES ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.11 (2020), 1-5. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.11.01



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Rodel B. Guzman (2020) WEDDING STAGES AND RITUALS AMONG THE INDIGENOUS ITAWES IN ISABELA, PHILIPPINES . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (11), 1-5. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.11.01