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
We contribute so that Aling Ninay will leave. There shall be no point of comparison.
All said, “yeah right, correct.” And they laughed and hug each other.
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.”
The leaves are then dried and cut into strips before it gets woven into a bag.
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.
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.