Agusan Manobo

San Francisco, Agusan del Sur

The Agusan Manobo or simply Agusan are scattered all over Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, and even Surigao del Sur. Agusans call their language Minanubu, and is one of the Manobo languages that still has a large number of speakers. It has four dialects: Umayam, Adgawan, Surigao, and Omayamnon.

Agusan Manobo News

  • Auto Focus The Golden Tara Of Butuan

    Auto Focus The Golden Tara Of Butuan

    Gold should look like gold when you take photos of golden artifacts, not copper-looking or bronze or brass, which have similar hue but distinctly different colors. And its tricky to shoot gold if you dont own or can?t control the light, especially in a museum like the Field Museum of Chicago.

    So there it was, right before my eyes, the Golden Tara of Butuan the original one encased in glass and displayed in one of the biggest and most important museums in the world. I had always wondered where this artifact was because the one I saw in the Butuan museum back in the Philippines was just a rep ...

  • Tribes Sight Tarsiers On Mt Mayapay

    Tribal farmers planting trees in environmentally threatened Mt. Mayapay have discovered tarsiers in this city's last ecosystem frontier.

    Classified as primates or mammals, the Philippine tarsier with scientific name Tarsius syrichta is considered endangered.

    Like humans, the female tarsier delivers her baby once in a year after a gestation period of six months. This is seen as the reason, aside from highly threatened habitats, the tarsier population is declining.

    Mt. Mayapay tribal farmers have found male and female tarsiers, and last May was the fourth time they came across the prima ...

  • We Will Build A Paradise In This Town Lopez

    We Will Build A Paradise In This Town Lopez

    Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez yesterday gave this promise to residents of this town after an inspection of the concession area of the Philsaga Mining Corporation (PMC) here.

    She said that the government and PMC can join hands in making the area ideal for eco-tourism development.

    "We can work with them (PMC), we will work together in utilizing their (PMC) Social Development and Management Program (CDMP) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)," Lopez told newsmen in an interview conducted adjacent to the tailing pond of the company.

    Lopez is also planning to ...

  • Lapsay, Where Jellyfish Dont Sting

    Lapsay, Where Jellyfish Dont Sting

    A jellyfish sting hurts, as people who have suffered from it would know. So imagine swimming with hundreds of them.

    Doing so at Lapsay Lagoon, however, could change how many people view jellyfish.

    At Lapsay, a cove on Tinago Island, jellyfish don't sting.

    The type of jellyfish in Lapsay, in Tagana-an town, Surigao del Norte province, is called the Darwin, and they don't sting humans.

    Though they have venom, too, the Darwin uses this only on zooplanktons or small organisms that drift in the ocean.

    Mayor Cesar Alsong Diaz of Tagana-an town said Darwins had become one of the town's ...

  • Manobo Children In Surigao Del Sur Await For New School Buildings

    Two Manobo communities in the municipality of San Miguel, Surigao del Sur will have new school buildings each under the Classroom Construction for Lumads (CCL) program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS).

    DSWD-Field Office CARAGA recently led the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction of the proposed school buildings, which will rise in Sitio Kiskis and Sitio Lamintao, both Manobo communities in Brgy. Siargao. The elders of the Manobos, one of the indigenous ...

  • IP Leaders Want To Join NGP

    The leaders of the Manobo community in Carrasscal, Surigao del Sur have asked the DENR 13 Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo to give them the opportunity to develop their pooled agricultural lands of 877 hectares into a productive land through the National Greening Program (NGP) which is a major livelihood component of the Sustainable Integrated Area Development (SIAD) being pushed by DENR Secretary Regina Paz Lopez.

    Led by Datu Anilao P. Dawag and Alito Meinano, the tribal leaders visited the office of Director Tamayo in Barangay Ambago to present their proposed program and affirm likewise ...