FILIPINO IFUGAO TRIBESWOMEN SIT ON STREET IN BANAUE.
Filipino Ifugao tribeswomen sit on a street in the northern town of
Banaue, August 12, 2003. The Ifugao people and their culture is in
danger of extinction as younger tribespeople are lured by the promise
of better opportunities in the lowlands. The fast deterioration of the
Banaue rice terraces, from which the Ifugao people get their
livelihood, is also contributing to the change in lifestyle of the
tribe. REUTERS/Erik de Castro