Isabela First District Representative Antonio “Tonypet” Albano is proud to be part of the Ibanag tribe.
The politiko posted on Friday, September 13, a picture of him wearing an Ifugao headgear.
“I am proud to be an Ibanag, and so I am considered to be part of the Indigenous People (IP) of the Philippines,” said Albano.
He then urged Filipinos to put a premium on their heritage and culture.
“We should embrace our unique and beautiful culture that distinguishes us from other races. We have a beautiful culture that we should be proud of, and we should celebrate,” Albano said.
“I am Ibanag! And most of all, I am Filipino!” he added.