Bayong: Paper presented to the Asia-Pacific Forum: Youth Action on Climate Change; Exploration through Cultural Expression...
<ul><li>Aling Ninay is a old single woman happily living in a rural barangay (village).  </li></ul><ul><li>She sells fruit...
<ul><li>The fruit sector chorused, “we are giving Aling Ninay sweet fruits like mango, papaya and pineapple to sell.” </li...
<ul><li>The pandan sway silently with the wind.  </li></ul><ul><li>They did not talk. Until the Little Pandan asked, “are ...
<ul><li>“ No!” the Little Pandan disagreed. “If Aling Ninay and the others didn’t make market baskets out of us, then ther...
<ul><li>We contribute so that Aling Ninay will leave. There shall be no point of comparison.  </li></ul><ul><li>All said, ...
The Bayong <ul><li>The leaves are then dried and cut into strips before it gets woven into a bag. </li></ul>Bag or basket ...
Bayong as Income Generator Raw materials easy to grow and produce.  Cost of raw materials: very minimal Demand is high: lo...
<ul><li>Local government units are passing resolutions, ordinances and laws for the use recycled bags  and bayong </li></u...
Waste Problem in the Philippines  <ul><li>Less than 9% are paper (biodegrable materials) </li></ul><ul><li>50% made of pla...
Bayong as Climate Protector  <ul><li>To replace plastics, cellophanes and other bags made of synthetic materials.  </li></...
Government Support to Bayong  <ul><li>Project Bayong of the Department of Trade and Industry  </li></ul><ul><li>LGU Suppor...
Challenges in Promoting Bayong (Native) Bags in the Philippines <ul><li>LGU ordinances not enforced very well: no equity c...
If  you want an E-Book of How To Make Bayong, please email me.
www.ernestocasiple.blogspot.com [email_address]
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  1. 1. Bayong: Paper presented to the Asia-Pacific Forum: Youth Action on Climate Change; Exploration through Cultural Expressions Income for Rural Entrepreneurs; Weapon for Climate Protectors 24-27 January 2011 @ Rajamangala University of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand ERNESTO C. CASIPLE, JR./ DTI-RuMEPP Philippines
  2. 2. <ul><li>Aling Ninay is a old single woman happily living in a rural barangay (village). </li></ul><ul><li>She sells fruits and vegetables to the poblacion (town center) for a living. </li></ul><ul><li>Ninay thank Magbabaya (God) all the time for the good harvest. </li></ul><ul><li>One day the fruits and vegetables gather to discuss which among them is most important. </li></ul>The Lament of the Pandan Leaf
  3. 3. <ul><li>The fruit sector chorused, “we are giving Aling Ninay sweet fruits like mango, papaya and pineapple to sell.” </li></ul><ul><li>Father Vegetable said, “the vegetables also give Ninay a whole year round of good harvest plus we of course are healthy foods also.” </li></ul><ul><li>The debate continue and is heating. </li></ul><ul><li>In the order, their stand a group of silent grass, the group of pandan. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The pandan sway silently with the wind. </li></ul><ul><li>They did not talk. Until the Little Pandan asked, “are we not important to Aling Ninay?” </li></ul><ul><li>The group stared at him. The mother said, “we are just one of those grasses.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yeah right,” chorused the fruits and vegetables. </li></ul><ul><li>“ You don’t have any value to Ninay.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ No!” the Little Pandan disagreed. “If Aling Ninay and the others didn’t make market baskets out of us, then there your fruits and vegetables will not be shared to others.” </li></ul><ul><li>Then there was a sudden silence. </li></ul><ul><li>Until one of the vegetables broke the silence and said, “the Little Pandan is correct.” “But I think we shall stop this debate. We are all important—fruits, vegetables and grasses like pandan. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>We contribute so that Aling Ninay will leave. There shall be no point of comparison. </li></ul><ul><li>All said, “yeah right, correct.” And they laughed and hug each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Then Aling Ninay arrived. She smiled and said, “God, I forgot to thank you. The grasses in my backyard are still abundant, there will be more baskets and bags to be made out of them. I will also take care them—grasses, fruits and vegetables.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Bayong <ul><li>The leaves are then dried and cut into strips before it gets woven into a bag. </li></ul>Bag or basket made usually of pandan leaves, buri, sea grass water hyacinths, bamboo cuts, coconut leaves, corn husks. Culturally: all Filipino tribes have different ways of making bags and basket made.
  8. 8. Bayong as Income Generator Raw materials easy to grow and produce. Cost of raw materials: very minimal Demand is high: local and export (e.g. Japan) Youth and young professionals are new market looking for unique items.
  9. 9. <ul><li>Local government units are passing resolutions, ordinances and laws for the use recycled bags and bayong </li></ul><ul><li>domestic demand for bayong P1.3 billion yearly if every Filipino family above the poverty threshold buys a bayong at P100 per year (DTI) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Waste Problem in the Philippines <ul><li>Less than 9% are paper (biodegrable materials) </li></ul><ul><li>50% made of plastics and cellophanes: clogging in the water ways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These are non-biodegradable materials </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Bayong as Climate Protector <ul><li>To replace plastics, cellophanes and other bags made of synthetic materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Biodegrable. </li></ul><ul><li>Raw materials are earth friendly materials. </li></ul><ul><li>To grow raw mat in rivers and appreciate the importance of all kinds of plants even the grasses. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Government Support to Bayong <ul><li>Project Bayong of the Department of Trade and Industry </li></ul><ul><li>LGU Support: Bangued Abra; Samar, Leyte; Surallah, South Cotabato; Glan, Sarangani; Caloocan City (bayong use) Larangay Public Market; Cagayan de Oro (resolutions);Province of Pampanga; Sorsogon </li></ul>
  13. 13. Challenges in Promoting Bayong (Native) Bags in the Philippines <ul><li>LGU ordinances not enforced very well: no equity counterparts, no direct funding, not priority, political driven, for the sake of. </li></ul><ul><li>Exploitative communities: no replanting </li></ul><ul><li>No alternative project for cellophane manufacturers (e.g. imposition of recycling only) </li></ul><ul><li>High export demand limits domestic presence. </li></ul><ul><li>Product taken as cultural representative and “pasalubong” or gift items only : not as daily utility </li></ul>
  14. 14. If you want an E-Book of How To Make Bayong, please email me.
  15. 15. www.ernestocasiple.blogspot.com [email_address]

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