A more "traditional" performance set to rondalla music
Then, last week, before a baseball game at Hualian, the traditional aboriginal dance group from National Hualian Vocational High School of Agriculture performed a traditional Amis (Pangcah) dance. In the dance all dancers had two Kali looking sticks.
Judging from other amis performances, these high school kids didn't invent this dance. In these separate performances, the Kali looking sticks seems to be an integral part of Amis Tinikling.
Compare that to Tinikling with Eskrima
Wikipedia for Tinikling says legend has it tinikling was invented in Leyte. If that's true, then someone has brought it to Taiwan and the Pangcah people. The only candadit for that would be the Japanese, and they could have done that for tourism purposes. However, since the Amis dance included Kali sticks looking props, could it be that the dance originated from Taiwan and spread to the Philippines and the innovation of tinikling in the Philippines was setting it to rondalla music and removed the battle training significance to the dance?