Santa Cruz News
The Tibolo Cultural Village, a community-based tourism attraction at the foot of Mount Apo, the country's highest peak, recently opened to the public.
Department of Tourism (DOT) Assistant Secretary Art Boncato disclosed that Tibolo Village is home to a Bagobo tribe, and showcases the Bagobo culture at its best.
He said that the Bagobo Tagabawa tribe donated the land for the cultural village, while the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) funded the P10-million facilities.
"This is an area of adventure, and you will be able to interact with the Bagobo, take a p ...
Urban life can be so boring and too noisy at times, particularly the everyday demands of routine work in the office which can definitely be insanely toxic and stressful, and what could be a more perfect getaway to relax and be one with nature than to be right in the middle of a remote mountain valley full of lush greenery and a rich variety of flora and fauna among towering forest trees and stately pine trees mixed with the cool mist of fresh mountain air while learning a thing or two about indigenous culture and their simple ways of life . . . but in Tibolo Village at Sta. Cruz in Davao del S ...
Eight years ago, our office had collaborated with the Department of Tourism to conceptualize a project that would preserve the culture of the Bagobo-Tagabawa tribe in Sta. Cruz and at the same time serve as a model cultural tourism destination in the entire Mindanao island. We envisioned that the project would somehow become one of a kind even in the country, where the community would take the overall leadership in the implementation phase and that they will be capacitated to do everything that they have especially in managing their rich cultural and natural attributes.
As a prevailing trib ...