Barong Tagalog - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Barong Tagalog


Albay designer uses 'pinukpok' to promote Bicol culture

Oct 05, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Young designer Jean Alta supposedly got her break when she was asked to design the barong Tagalog of a groom and his father using fabric made from abaca fiber

'KUTUR NI JEAN'. Some of the creations of Legazpi designer Jean Alta using pinukpok or abaca fabric.Photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

[OPINYON] Industriya sa Buwan ng Wika

Aug 11, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Nakatutuwang isiping nagkakaroon ng pagtangkilik sa barong tagalog kasabay ng pagtangkilik sa wikang pambansa. Sana lang, hindi ito pang-isang buwan. Sana buong taon.

LOOK: The colorful cotton barongs Duterte, ASEAN leaders will wear

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Designer Rajo Laurel says the barongs will come in different colors inspired by the country where the leaders come from They will feature embroidery from the T boli tribe of Mindanao

MINDANAO-INSPIRED. These barongs by Rajo Laurel are cotton linen barongs with T'boli embroidery. All images from Rajo Laurel

LOOK: Could this be Duterte's inaugural barong?

Jun 29, 2016 - 7:49 AM

UPDATED In total the President elect has 12 barongs to choose from

Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Designer Paul Cabral's barong designs for APEC leaders

Nov 16, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Economic leaders wore barongs by Paul Cabral for the big group photo Here s more on the designs for each unique barong

Suki, KKB, kikay, and other Filipino words now in Oxford dictionary

Jun 25, 2015 - 10:13 PM

At least 28 words commonly used by Filipinos are in Oxford Dictionary s 500 new entries for 2015

Filipinos put Pinoy chic to Indonesian batik

Jul 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM

A Filipino enterprise Barong Batik weaves Philippine ingenuity with Indonesian artisanship to create a striking product of Asian fashion fusion

FASHION FUSION. Barong Batik co-founder Thelma Victorio says her business combines the best of Filipino fabrics with Indonesia's exquisite batik designs.

IMAGES: Sona Fashion 2012

Jul 23, 2012 - 7:31 PM

No SONA coverage is complete without a feature on the colorful ternos barongs worn by legislators other personages who graced the annual affair Here s a visual treat from Rappler

Disneyland in the Philippines?

May 08, 2012 - 12:13 AM

Filipinos have mixed feelings over the possibility of a Disneyland in the Philippines

ANOTHER ASIAN MICKEY MOUSE? It looks like we're going to see Mickey don a Barong Tagalog soon. Photo from