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.

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