The Provincial Government of South Cotabato unveiled a marker for the late master Dreamweaver Fu Yabing Masalon Dulo.
The marker was put up in front of her weaving center in Sitio Amgu-o, Barangay Landan, Polomolok.
Fu Yabing and her artistry as a Tabih maker is an important contribution to the indigenous fabric of the Philippines.
The construction of the marker is part of the Information, Education Campaign of the Arts and Culture Section about significant cultural icons in the province, according to Arts and Culture Coordinator Indira Cagaanan.
“The purpose of the marker is to increase the awareness of the public about our heritage treasure in South Cotabato especially to younger generation and the tourists,” Cagaanan said.
Fu Yabing’s marker is the first historical or heritage marker that the Arts and Culture will place throughout the province. This marker brings in the cultural significance of the area. It also indicates that such a cultural icon is worth remembering.
Argie Ryan Asaria, Senior Tourism Operations Officer, pointed out that Fu Yabing is in the learning material or module in elementary and high school subjects in South Cotabato as part of SKULTUR or Eskwela, Kultura at Turismo, a project under the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum Unit (ACTM)
which compiles lesson exemplars based on the cultural icons in South Cotabato.
“Mas malaki ang kita sa turismo kung may magandang istorya,” Asaria added.