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New Era Cap Philippines releases streetwear line with Apo Whang-Od’s designs

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The line features several pieces inspired by the art of the 102-year-old traditional Kalinga tattoo artist

WHANG-OD. Art by the traditional Kalinga tattoo artist is printed on streetwear by brand New Era Cap Philippines. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Whang-od awarded 'Dangal ng Haraya'

Jun 26, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Whang-od Oggay of Buscalan finally receives an award for preserving and celebrating the traditional art of tattooing

LIVING LEGEND. Whang-od Oggay of Buscalan finally receives an award for preserving and celebrating the traditional art of tattooing. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Whang-od to receive Dangal ng Haraya award

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:04 AM

Whang-od will be conferred the award in Kalinga on June 25

CULTURAL HERITAGE. Whang-od Oggay of Buscalan village will finally receive an award for spreading the traditional art of tattooing. Rappler file photo

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Feb 28, 2018 - 12:34 PM

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Senate nominates Whang-od for National Living Treasures Award

Feb 27, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Also known as the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan, the award is the highest honor given by the state to traditional folk artists

AWARD. The Senate nominates Apo Whang-od Oggay for the National Living Treasures Award. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Whang-od as a brand name

Oct 25, 2017 - 2:49 PM

'We can celebrate Apo Whang-od and her craft in a most honorable and respectable way, but not in a circus such as what we all have witnessed', a UP social anthropologist who studied Kalinga tattoos weighs in on the issue

What I can't understand about the Whang-od controversy

Oct 24, 2017 - 7:36 PM

'The fact is that Whang Od came to Manila to do what she actually does every day – except during harvest time, as I was told – in Buscalan: commodifying her culture.'

WHANG OD IN MANILA. Apo Whang Od's visit in Manila stirs a debate whether the move was an act of exploitation or commodification of their culture. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Whang-od's family urges public: 'Stop the negativity'

Oct 24, 2017 - 11:40 AM

'Ang masasabi ko lang, sana nandoon sila sa event para alam nila. Hindi tayo sana mapanghusga,' says Grace Palicas, Apo Whang-od's grandniece

LEGEND. Kalinga tattoo artist Apo Whang Od Oggay went to Manila FAME from October 21 to 22. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Whang-od's nephew: 'She enjoyed the Manila visit but...'

Oct 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Whang-od's nephew Jayvee Franz Paclay Sabawil says the centenarian tattoo artist should have been allowed to conduct the live sessions inside a private room instead of a platform in the exhibit area

TATTOO. Whang Od along with her assistant tattoo artists conduct live sessions during the Manila FAME as onlookers took photo of the group. Photo from DTI-CITEM

Whang-od not 'exploited,' says Manila FAME organizers

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Manila FAME organizers fly in Kalinga tattoo artist Apo Whang Od to Manila to endorse her nomination to the National Living Treasure Awards

MANILA FAME. Filipino tattoo artist Apo Whang Od graced Manila Fame with her presence and did live tattoo sessions for two days. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler.

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Oct 23, 2017 - 11:13 AM

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WHANG OD IN MANILA. For the first time, Whang Od travels to Metro Manila after organizers of the Manila FAME flew her in for the three-day trade event. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Whang-od at Manila FAME: Marginal notes on a damaged culture

Oct 22, 2017 - 4:16 PM

'I was thrilled to see that she finally met Coco Martin. I thought it was also nice that she was invited to come over – but I didn't realize she would be put to work'

MANILA FAME. At the 3-day trade show, Apo Whang-Od tattoos attendees. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler  MANILA FAME. At the 3-day trade show, Apo Whang-Od tattoos attendees. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

VIRAL: Was Whang-od exploited at Manila FAME?

Oct 22, 2017 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) For netizens, having the centenarian tattoo artist from Buscalan, Kalinga, work at the trade fair in Metro Manila is a blatant act of exploitation and commodification of her culture

WHANG OD IN MANILA. For the first time, Whang Od travels to Metro Manila after organizers of the Manila FAME flew her in for the three-day trade event. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Tattoo artist Whang-od meets Coco Martin

Oct 19, 2017 - 12:10 PM

The renowned tattoo artist from Kalinga finally meets one of her favorite actors

IN PHOTOS: Dutdutan Tattoo Festival 2017

Sep 03, 2017 - 12:03 AM

The biggest tattoo event in the country was held on September 1 and 2 in Pasay

Photo by Ben Nabong

Indelible moments with Whang-od, a living legend

Oct 13, 2015 - 9:07 PM

It took me a while to establish my comfortable presence to Apo Whang od Looking back to the time when I first met her I have to admit that I was starstruck writes traveler Potpot Pinili

Netizens support #WhangOd, share tattoo photos

Oct 02, 2015 - 3:24 PM

Do you have a tattoo made by Whang Od? Snap a photo and share it on social media

'Cordilleran tattooer should get Nat'l Living Treasure, not Nat'l Artist Award'

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:46 PM

She is history She is truly an Alagad ng Sining for the part of culture most Filipinos have forgotten

VIRAL: Declare known Igorot tattooer a National Artist

Sep 30, 2015 - 11:26 AM

At 97 years old Whang Od Oggay is recognized for her world class contribution to the art of tattoo making that is genuinely Filipino

[Part 3] British backpacker's PH adventure: Tattooed by Whang Od, the living legend

May 04, 2015 - 1:31 PM

Tiny droplets of blood decorated my arm as slowly but surely Whang Od continued to breathe life into the design with her bamboo hammer