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× Subanen ritual makes it to Unesco preservation list

MANILA, Philippines --- The son of a Subanen chieftain remembers it well: a two- to three-day feast that's as much a rousing celebration as it is a solemn thanksgiving ritual, a discreet courtship dance, and a chance to partake of well-loved childhood delicacies, like fried rice cakes called panyalam.

Called Buklog, or more accurately, Boklog, the elaborate rite was recently added by the United…