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.

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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

  • Subang Sinugdanan: Kicking Off The Annual Kadayawan Festival

    Subang Sinugdanan: Kicking Off The Annual Kadayawan Festival

    It is Davao's most festive week of the year.

    The locals and visitors would swarm to the city to witness awaited events such as Hiyas sa Kadayawan or Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan every August.

    However, there are stories people should know about the Kadayawan to fully appreciate all the activities and be a part of the celebration.

    More than fun, Kadayawan has a great story to tell to the younger generation.

    Subang Sinugdanan Panagtagbo is one of the events that should be known to the people participating in the celebration. While it is the very first event of the week-long celebration, i ...

  • Hiyas Candidates Push For Tribe Preservation

    Hiyas Candidates Push For Tribe Preservation

    The 11 candidates of the Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2018 pushed for their respective tribes culture preservation, particularly their language and traditions, during Friday's presentation to the media at Star Hotel, Mabini St., Davao City.

    As millennials, these beauties representing their own tribal communities in the city are already exposed to the modern way of living.

    They have also been educated in schools and universities in Davao City while others already belong to the working class of the city.

    Despite these and their fluency in English and other non-native language, the candidates stil ...

  • 600 IPs To Join Tribal Games

    600 IPs To Join Tribal Games

    About 600 participants from Davao City's indigenous tribes will join the tribal games event of this year's Kadayawan festival.

    Dubbed as "Dula Kadayawan" (Kadayawan Games) the event will feature several competitions based on lumad and moro indigenous games. It will be held on August 17 at the Peoples Park.

    "This will be the 5th Dula Kadayawan. During the morning, we will have the opening program and the rituals of the lumads. The lumads will be playing from 9:00 in the morning until 2:30 in the afternoon then our moro brothers will be playing three games," says games organizer Tommy Ini ...

  • 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 ...