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Friday, March 13, 2020

Mankayan, Benguet - home of the best gong makers in the Philippines

Cordillera - The municipality of Mankayan just unveiled the largest gong in the Philippines during the celebration of the town's 107th Founding Anniversary on 12, March 2020.

The gong which is expected to become a new tourism attraction of the municipality of Mankayan measures around 7 feet (2.133 meters) in diameter and weighs 175 kilograms.

The new gong from Mankayan surpassed the known largest gong of Kalinga which measures around 2 meters in diameter and weighs 150 kilogram. 
Photo Courtesy || LGU Mankayan

The construction of the gong signifies the town as the source of the best gong in the Philippines. 

Locals of Barangay, Bedbed fabricate gong made up of brass and bronze. 

Last year the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) put up a Gong Fabrication Facility and Equipment in the said barangay to make it easier for the locals to make gongs. 

Demand for gongs over the past years had been increasing mainly from token collectors with one gong priced at P8,000 to P27,000. 

Watch this video from 'Kulas' who went to Bedbed and documented what he learnt from one of the local manufacturer of gongs in the barangay.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Kulas for documenting and sharing

Anonymous said...

Hi sir kulas can i get the name whos making the gong. Coz im planing to buy set. Thanks

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