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

  • Celebrating Artistry Ancestry

    Celebrating Artistry Ancestry

    Another successful highlight of the Visit Davao Summer Festival (VDSF), dubbed as the longest festival in the country, has been pulled off, this time the Lumadnong Pagsaulog held at the People's Park last May 26, 2018.

    Lumadnong Pagsaulog highlight the indigenous artistry and ancestry of Davao.

    Bagobo Klata, Ata Manuvu, Tagabawa, and Tausug of Davao's 11 Tribes performed along with the Kaliwat Performing Artists Collective, taking centerstage anew to share performances that is of their tribe and "community stories that manifests the values of hope, unity, strength and resiliency."

    "It ...

  • Australia Gives P1-M Grant To Bagobo-Tagabawa Community

    Australia Gives P1-M Grant To Bagobo-Tagabawa Community

    The Bagobo-Tagabawa community in Davao City received a million peso grant from the Australian Embassy to strengthen its resource management and better protect the wildlife including the Philippine Eagle.

    Datu Hernan who leads the Bagobo-Tagabawa community in Barangay Sibulan, Toril explained that his people are much concerned with the welfare of the wildlife and the Philippine Eagle as they understand the role it does for the forest and them as well.

    "Our community is happy to receive this support from our friends in the Australian Embassy who have seen our efforts to provide care to ou ...

  • Proper Protection For Traditional Rice Varieties

    Indigenous people (IP) living in Sarangani have tapped the assistance of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to protect their traditional rice varieties (TRVs).

    Because Sarangani is one of the areas that are most vulnerable to drought, preserving the seeds is important in breeding new climate-change ready seeds for the area.

    B?laan, Tagakaolo, T'boli, Manobo, Ubo, and Kalagan tribes live in the upland areas of Sarangani where most of the TVRs are planted.

    Starting this year, the locals and the Genetic Resources team of PhilRice will start to collect, conserve, survey, an ...

  • Winter Escapaders In A Garden City Of Delights

    Winter Escapaders In A Garden City Of Delights

    The last port of call for Winter Escapade 5 was Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Davao International Airport),with escapaders anticipating the exquisite sights, sounds, and flavors of Davao.

    Lumad (members of Mindanao's indigenous tribes) clad in their brightly colored native attire, danced and swayed to rhythmic gong sounds and tinkling cymbals from a gamelan orchestra in the airport's open foyer. Tour participants ohh'd and ahh'd, taking turns posing for photos with the dancers before being whisked by the tour buses for an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch at Viking's Buffet.

    Lunch ...

  • Folklore Binds Tribe To Protect The PH Eagle

    Folklore Binds Tribe To Protect The PH Eagle

    Once there was a hunter named Datu Pawa.

    He was on his way home from a pangayam, the local term for hunting, with his captured baboy ihalas (wild boar) slung over his broad shoulders.

    But unbeknownst to the great hunter, several hundreds feet up in the air, the great Banog Talutong had his piercing blue eyes trained on him and his catch.

    And before Datu Pawa could make a run for it, mighty Banog had already gone on a blinding descent, and, with great strength, snatched the hunter and his catch in one felled swoop before transporting her prey to a nest perched just outside a cave.

    I ...

  • Davao Citys New IP Rep From Bagobo-Klata Tribe

    Davao Citys New IP Rep From Bagobo-Klata Tribe

    Davao City has a new Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) after members of the Bagobo-Klata tribe chose their representative to the city council.

    The 31-year-old registered nurse Bae Cherry Ann Ortiz-Codilla was selected by the majority of her tribe to represent the IP sector in the city council.

    Codilla bested her other four competitors Bae Jane Lopez-Banzon, Datu Rosalito Anog, Datu Camilo Bancas and Datu Marcelino Betil after she garnered an overwhelming 241 votes from 431 members of Talaukom or the tribes Council of Elders, who participated in the selection process held ...