The Voyage of the Balangay
This book chronicles the expedition of Art Valdez and his team of modern-day explorers as they sail the ancient route taken by our Malay ancestors to reach the Philippine shores. Their stories span from the meticulous replication of the three Balangay boats to the unforgettable encounters with people and weather along their voyage.
Beyond a mere account of events, this book symbolizes the collective pride of our indigenous heritage and the Filipino character traits of ingenuity and resilience told in the story of a modern voyage. As Oscar M. Lopez wrote in his introduction, “The Balangay is who we are, an identity we can all be proud of.”
Art Valdez served at the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) as Undersecretary of Transportation from President Ramos to the Arroyo administration. German-born Andy Maluche, an artist and photographer, captures the essence of this journey through his lens.
Kaya ng Pinoy, Inc., Butuan Global Forum, Inc. & TAO Community of Companies, Philippines
Hardcover / 13.30 x 9.37 inches / 224 pages with CD / Color
One copy only. Previously owned, otherwise in good condition.