Bagobo

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.

They are ...

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

  • 11 Tribes Take Center Stage At Kalinaw Kultura

    11 Tribes Take Center Stage At Kalinaw Kultura

    The "Kalinaw Kultura" (culture of peace) ended Friday with Davao Region's 11 tribes taking center stage during the two-day cultural festivities that featured dance performances, film showing, and a visit to the Kadayawan Village inside Magsaysay Park.

    The "Kalinaw Kultura" in Davao was the last leg of a series of events organized by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) through the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), in partnership with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and other government stakeholders.

    Similar events were earlier held in Iligan, ...

  • PWC, CHED Open National Indigenous Peoples Month Celeb

    The Philippine Women's College (PWC) in cooperation with Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples XI (NCIP) officially opened this year's National Indigenous Peoples Month (NIPM) on Wednesday at RSM Event Center.

    This year's theme, "Celebrating Heritage of our Creative Community", aims to acknowledge the cultures and practices of the various tribes and to recognize the indigenous peoples of Davao Region who were the primary inhabitants of the land.

    Hon. Bai Halila Sudagar, the chairperson of Committee on Cultural Communities and Muslim Affairs e ...

  • Kadayawan

    I've been living in Davao City since I was 12 years old, but I've never experienced Kadayawan. Being an introvert discourages me from going out and participating in activities which involve a lot of people crowding together in an area. Even if I've never actually seen it, I do know that it's a celebration of the bountiful harvest which takes place on the third week of August, and it also showcases the culture of the local tribes in Davao City. Kadayawan comes from the Mandaya word "madayaw," a greeting reserved for beautiful things.

    Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gave the festival its off ...

  • Kadayawan How It Began

    Kadayawan How It Began

    Kadayawan Festival gained popularity with its highlights of bountiful harvest of the people of Davao city including the Lumad, Moro, and Christian group.

    But more than anything else, the festival is rooted in time of how the province of Davao maintained a celebration of thanksgiving with no tribal borders.

    The festival's origins can also be traced back to the 1970's when Elias B. Lopez, a Bagobo decent and city mayor at that time, founded few tribal festivals which highlighted thanksgiving rituals and ceremonies of the indigenous and Muslim group of Mindanao.

    In 1986, this group of fe ...

  • Kadayawan Floats At A Glance

    Kadayawan Floats At A Glance

    Traditional colorful floats dominated this year's Pamulak sa Kadayawan and Pitik Kadayawan as the city celebrated the last day of the 33rd Kadayawan Festival.

    Floral floats focused on the free interpretation in the celebration of life, thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, and the bounties of a harvest of the city, its traditions, myths, and legends which depicted this year's theme:"STAND TALL UNITED "RESILIENT"

    At six in the morning last August 19, Davaoe┼łos as well as local and international tourists flocked the main city streets to witness the Pamulak sa Ka ...

  • ArteFino 2018: Watch Out For Intricate Beadwork Of Davaos Bagobo Tagabawa Tribe

    ArteFino 2018: Watch Out For Intricate Beadwork Of Davaos Bagobo Tagabawa Tribe

    The interest in handmade items by local artisans continues to grow, even with the popularity of mass-produced apparel and home furnishings. Discerning buyers gravitate to handcrafted pieces "whether loomed, beaded or embroidered"and are willing to pay more for these limited editions.

    "They're more interested in finding more about the makers and where they're from," said Cedie Lopez-Vargas, one of the organizers and curators of ArteFino, the annual selling event to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at 8 Rockwell, Makati.

    There will be over 70 exhibitors selling a wide range of items, from brass-han ...