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× Subanon pay tribute to tribe’s gatekeeper

R.T. LIM, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines --- As the Subanon's woman chieftain (timuay dlibon) for 37 years, Antonia Sunudan Elimia Bacasmas was the village peacekeeper, healer and steward of the tribe's ancient culture and traditions.

It was a big role for the 87-year-old, as the peace-loving Subanon who had migrated from Indonesia some 2,000 years ago to settle in the hills of Zamboanga have to…