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A Study of Benguets

Belief in Performing
Atang or Offering

Introduction:

Culture is one of the elements in


peoples ways of life that normally
remains unchanged.

the beliefs, customs, practices, and


social behavior of a particular nation
or people.

Purpose of the Study

To understand, identify and describe


traditional practices about ATANG in
Benguet.
To identify if this offering in a ritual should
preserved, discarded, modified and the
ethical implication of this ritual.
To enlighten the people or generation
nowadays who has lost contact with
traditional practices.

Problems

Why do the Benguet people give


importance to this kind of practice?
What are the beliefs and values of
Benguet people attached to the
offering
What are the advantages in performing
Atang?
Is this kind of practices ethical?

Body
The researchers selected 35
respondents.
Descriptive survey was used as the
research design.
Questionnaires was used for data
gathering.

Table 1
Forms

Result

Forms

Result

Healing
Purposes

15

Harvesting

12

Death

29

Birthdays

11

Baptism

Wedding

Thanksgivin
g

24

Making
Trips

Table 2
Food Offering

Result

Material Offering

Result

Pig

27

Jar

Chicken

26

Bronze Armlets

Cow

11

Coins

Rice

20

Necklace

Wine

20

Blankets/Clothes

Carabao

Tools

Tobacco

Porcelain Bracelets/
bowls

Duck

Earings/rings

Beads

Total

21

Total

117

Table 2.1

Atang is helpful.
Frequency

Percentage(%
)

Rank

Strongly Agree

12

34

Agree

13

37

Uncertain

10

29

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

Total

35

100

Table 2.2
Foods offered are safe to eat.
Frequency

Percentage(%
)

Rank

Strongly Agree

20

Agree

11

31

Uncertain

10

29

Disagree

11

Strongly
Disagree

Total

35

100

Table 2.3

Atang helps to cure sick people.


Frequency

Percentage(%
)

Rank

Strongly Agree

20

Agree

16

46

Uncertain

11

31

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

Total

35

100

Table 2.4

Atang is very important during


occasion.
Frequency

Percentage(%
)

Rank

Strongly Agree

12

34

Agree

15

43

Uncertain

17

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

Total

35

100

Table 2.5

It is required to perform atang during


occasions.
Frequency

Percentage(%
)

Rank

Strongly Agree

23

Agree

12

34

Uncertain

26

Disagree

8.5

Strongly
Disagree

8.5

Total

35

100

Table 2.6

Unseen beings or spirits accept the


Atang.
Frequency

Percentage(%
)

Rank

Strongly Agree

23

Agree

26

Uncertain

14

40

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

Total

35

100

Table 2.7

Atang commemorates our ancestors or


loved ones.
Frequency

Percentage(%
)

Rank

Strongly Agree

12

34

Agree

15

43

Uncertain

20

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

Total

35

100

Table 2.8

Atang must continue to the next


generation.
Frequency

Percentage(%
)

Rank

Strongly Agree

11

31

Agree

18

51

Uncertain

15

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

Total

35

100

Table 2.9

Atang is ethical.
Frequency

Percentage(%
)

Rank

Strongly Agree

22

63

Agree

12

34

Uncertain

Disagree

Strongly
Disagree

Total

35

100

Table 3

Overall experience in Atang.


Frequency

Percentage(%
)

Rank

High
Satisfactory

13

37

Satisfactory

14

40

Uncertain

23

Unsatisfactory

Highly
Unsatisfactory

Total

35

100

Conclusion

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