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Video of student from Mt.Province that explains Igorots have no tails goes viral

Photo Credits || Winston Kilimanjaro Creones Tiwaquen. 

Cordillera - A video of a student from Mountain Province that explains the culture of the Igorots has gone viral on social media.

The video created and uploaded by Winston Kilimanjaro Creones Tiwaquen, a student of Saint Louis University has reach more that 750,000 views, 15,000 shares and 31,000 reactions from netizens as of this writing.

His 5-minute video is about the long-time misconceptions of many Filipinos about the Igorots of Cordillera. One question that are commonly thrown about them is, do Igorots have tails.

Tiwaquen explains in his video with a complete combination of geography and sociology lesson in a funny way that Igorots are humans and they are Filipinos residing in Cordillera which is obviously part of the Philippines.

The misconception of this indigenous people in the highlands was brought by the inaccurate information about them by people of long ago who might visited the Cordillera and saw Igorots in their tribal attire.

They could attribute that Igorots have tails because of their looks when they wear g-strings or wanes that look like a tail when viewed from a distance. The visitors knew that fact that these are not tails but they took these as jokes when telling to other people in the lowlands, thus the idea spread and now becomes a question you could hear from the Tagalogs, Bisayas and Ilocanos.

Winston logically pointed out, Igorots are humans, Filipinos are humans. THEY DON'T HAVE TAILS, they just have big booties.

Some of the questions Winston clarified in his video are, do they live in the mountains, are they civilized, do they have internet and many more.

It is time that those questions and misconceptions about the Igorots must stop and through the use of the so called technology and internet, Filipinos as a whole must be correctly informed.

Thanks to this young student from Mt.Province, the Filipinos are now getting informed.

Watch his video below, and don't forget to share.



  1. Thanks sir for your effort to correct fossilized misconceptions about us Igorots. Do more while you can. Rescue Igorots from discrimination.


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