7 Reasons Why a Machete is the Only Multitool You Really Need
If I could have only one tool, it'd be a machete. People around the world have long relied on the machete, kukri (shown here), and other close kin to hunt, fish, farm, build, process food, and fashion all types of tools. Every machete has at least ...
March 12, 2014
Harsher penalties for illegal possession of deadly weapons sought
HB 4897 seeks to repeal Paragraph 3 of Presidential Decree 9, as amended by Batas Pambansa Blg. 6 which states that “It is unlawful to carry outside of one's residence any bladed, pointed or blunt weapon such as knife, spear, pana, dagger, bolo, barong ...
October 16, 2014
Exhibit features works from 50 countries across Asia
A Barong Ket mask made by Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan, circa 2011, Bali, Indonesia, wood, paint, hide, human hair, metal bells, 24K gold leaf, silver, glass beads. (Courtesy of the Museum of International Folk Art). Like a hissing cat with bulging eyes and ...
February 19, 2016
Vegan Leather Made From Pineapples is Cruelty-Free and Biodegradable
Women in the Philippines are known to wear the barong tarong, or traditional shirts woven with pineapple leaf fibers, the product which launched a five year research and development mission resulting in the faux-leather product in Piñatex products today....
February 29, 2016
The beautiful island of Bali is like a visit to heaven on earth
Welcome to Paradise, the sign informed us. We had, in fact, arrived at the luxurious five-star Laguna Resort and Spa in Bali, Indonesia. But, yes, paradise it most certainly was. The hotel is on the island's southern peninsula of Nusa Dua, about 12 ...
January 24, 2016
Spyderco Knives: The Spider's Bite
Besides the three generations of this knife, one German LEO together with a knifemaker Ulrich Hennicke, using the basic design and his experience adapted it to tactical needs. The new, fourth version was called Ulize. It's a thin and stylish 104 mm ...
September 12, 2014
Don't call me 'Your Excellency': Philippines' Duterte
Even presidential fashion has changed, with Duterte wearing jeans at military parades and seen rolling up the sleeves of the traditional "barong" shirt worn for formal occasions. In his first address to congress on next Monday, Duterte has ordered ...
July 21, 2016
Best Machete Reviews
To simply the process, we lay out the most important criteria for your consideration. Barong is originally coming from certain tribes in Philippines. The machete is the main weapon for the native people. And it has proven to be a deadly weapon in wars ...
September 9, 2016
Yellow Claw Presents The Barong Family Album
After teasing us for the last few days, Yellow Claw’s label, Barong Family, have finally released their first compilation, The Barong Family Album. It’s a massive, 15-track trek through the minds of some of the industry’s innovative producers that ...
August 14, 2016
Cold Steel Chinese War Sword Machete (24 Inch 1055 Blade) Cor-Ex Sheath 97TCSMS
The latest addition to the much imitated but never equaled series of historically inspired sword / machete hybrids, this Machete mimics the look and design of the record breaking Chinese War Sword! Its super wide, deeply curved blade will cut and shear ...
July 14, 2016
Cold Steel Barong Machete 18" 1055 Carbon Steel Black Blade Polymer Handle Black
The Cold Steel Barong Machete is a quality chopping tool that is based off of a classic Southeast Asian design. The Barong is used as both a general purpose utility tool as well as a self-defense blade. The Cold Steel version is true to the original's ...
September 12, 2016
The Only 3 Knives You Need For Off-Grid Survival
They have different designs such as the enep, the parang, the parang changdong, the barong, the bolo and the Golok that are made for cutting the woody plants that inhabit the jungles where they live, as opposed to the machete, which is a cutting tool ...
May 20, 2016
Cold Steel Latin Machete 24″ Knife Review
When I finally got the chance to review the Cold Steel Latin Machete, I was intrigued to say the least. This machete is by far the largest one-hand cutting tool I have ever personally wielded, so I was curious about how practical 60 cm (24 inches ...
May 4, 2016
Machetes: The Original Survival Multitools
That should be a hint. (For the record, when I refer to “machete,” I use that as a term of convenience to represent any large, utilitarian chopping blade from any culture. If you prefer a golok, barong, bolo, or something similar, the same basic ...
April 22, 2016
January 1, 1970
This ritualistic dance-drama is performed during festivals and special ceremonies in Bali temples, writes Priti AgrawalEvery morning, the loveable and shaggy half-canine, half-lion creature called Barong overcomes witch Rangda in a fight, saving the villages of Bali from evil spirits, symbolising the triumph of good over evil.
Once enacted only during festivals and special ceremonies, this and other forms of dance-dramas like Kecak and Legong, Barong and Kris, Gambuh, Kebyar, Pendet...
January 1, 1970
Evacuees choose to stay with their car at the evacuation center in Embara Budi complex, Felda Sahabat, Sabah. EDWIN BACASMAS/PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRERDAVAO CITY, Philippines—Identifying the “Sulu intruders” from among the Sabah villagers remains difficult for Malaysian security forces, according to a ranking Malaysian military officer.Maj. Gen. Zulkiflee Mazlan, director of the veteran affairs department of the Malaysian Armed Forces, told Malaysian journalists in Selangor state that many...
January 1, 1970
JOLO, the Philippines—
Unlike many of his warlike ancestors, the new Sultan of Sulu has begun his reign in an aura of peace only occasionally experienced in the long, troubled history of this southern island.
Since the Islamic sultanate was founded here more than 500 years ago, long before Spain brought Christianity to the Philippines, Jolo has been a seedbed of Islamic wars against infidels. In the overwhelmingly Christian Philippines, it...