Davao City, Davao del Sur

The Bagobo constitute one of the largest groups among the indigenous peoples of southern Mindanao. They are composed of three sub-groups, namely the Tagabawa, the Clata or Guiangan and the Ubo. Although they belong to one socio-linguistic group, Bagobo, they also differ in some ways, such as the dialects, dance steps, costumes and their color preferences to mention a few.

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referred to as ethnic because they are the people whose distinctive identity is rooted in history. From the beginning and up to the present, the Bagobo are the predominant inhabitants of the vast areas extending from the west coast of Davao Gulf to the high reaches of Davao's famous and significant mountain ranges of Mt. Apo or Apo Sandawa to the tribal people.

Apo Sandawa happens to be the sacred grounds of the Bagobo since time immemorial, valued as one among the group's richest cultural heritage. It is the homeland of the world-known Philippine eagle as well.

Bagobo Tagabawa Clata Guiangan Ubo People News

  • Preservation Of Traditional Landmarks To Be Pushed

    The Committee on Cultural Communities and Muslim Affairs is set to recommend on Tuesday, February 13, for second reading a resolution/ordinance promoting the preservation, recognition and protection of the recognized traditional landmarks, sacred sites, and burial grounds of the indigenous cultural communities of Davao City.

    Based on the draft of the committee report, four committee hearings were done for the item last April 4, 2017, May 22, 2017, December 3, 2017, and January 22, 2018.

    During these committee hearings representatives from different tribes of Davao City were invited as we ...

  • NCIP 131,000 Hectares Issued With Ancestral Domain Titles

    The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)-Davao has noted a total of 131,003 hectares issued with certificates of ancestral domain titles (CADT) in Davao City.

    In a data obtained from the NCIP-Davao, 29,930 hectares were awarded to 3,208 Obu-Manuvu tribe beneficiaries in 12 barangays in Marilog District.

    Data also revealed that 26,633 hectares were awarded to 2,918 Matigsalug-Manobo tribe beneficiaries in six barangays in Marilog District; 65,819 hectares to 3,423 Ata tribe beneficiaries in Paquibato District, Calinan District, Buhangin District, and portion of Sto. Tomas town ...

  • Who Will Be The Next Datu Bago Awardee

    Who Will Be The Next Datu Bago Awardee

    The nomination for the prestigious Datu Bago Awards is now open, the Datu Bago Award Awardees Organization Inc. (DBAAOI) announced on Monday.

    Maria Julieta Torres, executive director of DBAAOI, said the lifetime recognition will be conferred to individuals who have contributed to the development of City of Davao with exemplary competence and dedication and who best serves as a model of excellence and as an inspiration to the residents of Davao.

    DBAAOI said they are accepting nominations until 5 pm of December 15, 2017. The award is open to any person who are residents in the city for at ...

  • 3-Party Project For IP Students Set Up

    The Datu Bago Awardees Organization Inc. in partnership with the National Commission on Indigenous People and the Republic of San Marino has established a tripartite education project focused on supporting IP students at the tertiary level in Davao City.

    This projects beneficiaries comprised of 115 IP students from the five IP ethno-linguistic groups: Bagobo Klata, Bagobo Tagabawa, Ata Manobu, Matigsalug and Obo Manubo.

    The scholarship will be available in all schools in Davao city.

    "Only IP students from these groups are qualified under NCIP guidelines," Atty. Geronccio R. Aguio, reg ...

  • Davao City To Outlaw Improper Use Of Traditional Attire

    Davao City To Outlaw Improper Use Of Traditional Attire

    Event organizers, performers, and choreographers will soon be penalized for using traditional attires that are offensive to the culture of indigenous peoples (IP) in Davao City.

    On Tuesday, November 7, the City Council on Tuesday with finality the "IP Attire Ordinance" which outlaws improper use of such clothing during parades, exhibits, gatherings, presentations and other related public activities.

    Certification required

    Those who want to use IP attire for exhibits, school activities, street parades, public programs, filming for the purpose of representing/attributing/exhibiting a re ...

  • Kadayawan Village To Promote Eco-tourism

    The relaunching of the Kadayawan village last Monday, October 30, will be a stepping stone in promoting eco-tourism in the region, said tourism official.

    On the sidelines of the Kadayawan village relaunching at Magsaysay Park, Department of Tourism 11 Regional Director Roberto Alabado III said he wish that the tribal village would bring further understanding of the Dabawenyos and tourists to the culture of the indigenous people living in Davao City.

    After it had been received warmly by the people during the Kadayawan festival, the Kadayawan tribal village has been relaunched for everyday ...