Life in the Mountains of the Philippines (The Cordilleras)

If there’s anything that we loved about our visit to the province of Ifugao, it’s the people who continue to preserve their traditions and protect their heritage. Our guide, Irene Binalet, was our beacon throughout these moments where we connected with the locals and the community of artisans. We will always be grateful for this opportunity to share these stories and these are just snippets from our memories that we will forever hold close to our hearts.

Watch our full documentary on making the Filipino rice wine or Tapuey here:

The team would like to thank the following for making this documentary possible:

Meryenda Team:
Jessica Hernandez
Cassandra Balbas

Ifugao Team:
Irene Binalet
For tour bookings, kindly visit her Facebook page:

Inyoppeh Bumanghat
Umanggan Bumanghat

Ilocos Norte Team:
Dr. Bielmaju Bawingan – Inuwayan Winery
Sitio Bangbanga – Purok Laud, Badoc, Ilocos Norte

Ernanie Pedronan – Rona’s Winery
FW54+6Q2, Adams, Ilocos Norte

Ken Alonso of Proudly Promdi

Chef John Kevin Navoa, Chef Thirdy Dolatre, and Erin Ganuelas of Hapag

Kat Cortez – Fermentation Lead

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The Fat Kid Inside Studios

Erwan Heussaff – Founder
Kashka Gaddi – Content Producer
Eamonn Quizon – Cinematographer
Edel Cayetano – Story Producer
Harold Singzon – Story Producer
Mary Lournette Baligod – Story Producer
Kleo Balares – Editorial Producer
Hans Rivera – Multimedia Producer
Julius Rivera – Camera Operator
Steven Sune – Editor
Lorraine Santos – Editor
Dana Blaze – Editor
Ivan Christian Cocjin – Editor
Martin Narisma – Food Editor
Kathryna de Bustos – Content Manager
Chester Velasco – Production Assistant
Kevin Amponin – Production Assistant
Dustin Dagamac – Colorist
Sofia Paderes – Graphic Designer
Kim Manuel – Graphic Designer
Roanne Salvacion – Accountant
Donalyn Aranda – Accounting Assistant
Patricia Beatrice Te Seng
Alyssa Gwyneth King

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