Bukidnons

Talakag, Bukidnon

The Bukidnon are one of the seven tribes in the Bukidnon plateau of Mindanao. Bukidnon means 'that of the mountains' (i.e., 'people of the mountains'), despite the fact that most Bukidnon tribes settle in the lowlands. The name Bukidnon is itself used to describe the entire province in a different context (it means 'mountainous lands' in this case).

The Bukidnon people believe in on ...

e god, Magbabaya (Ruler of All), though there are several minor gods and goddesses that they worship as well. Religious rites are presided by a baylan whose ordination is voluntary and may come from both sexes.

The Bukidnons have rich musical and oral traditions which are celebrated annually in Malaybalay city's Kaamulan Festival, with other tribes in Bukidnon (the Manobo tribes, the Higaonon, Matigsalug, Talaandig, Umayamnon, and the Tigwahanon).

Bukidnon People News

  • Kaamulan Culminates With Street Dancing

    Thousands of spectators trooped to this city, "the South Summer Capital of the Philippines", to witness the street dancing competition participated by Bukidnon's 20 towns and two cities as the highlight of the annual Kaamulan Festival held Saturday, March 25.

    Garbed in colorful costumes representing the different tribal groups in Bukidnon, the contingents came from 13 towns and cities, namely: Baungon, Cabanglasan, Damulog, Don Carlos, Impasug-ong, Kadingilan, Kitaotao, Malaybalay, Manolo Fortich, Malitbog, Maramag, Talakag, and Valencia City.

    According to the provincial government in a ...

  • A Return To The Native

    Every August, for the past five years now, I have had the responsibility of fulfilling a loving uncle's obligation to two nieces to source and provide costumes for the annual Buwan ng Wika at Kulturang Pilipino celebrations. And for five years, I have come up with what I thought to be the most wondrous celebrations of our culture. Celina and Andrea have attended their parades dressed successively in complete Yakan, Gaddang, Maranao, Tausug ensembles. Each outfit was meticulously sourced and came with a quick instructional (courtesy of folk dancer friends) on the signature steps or hand movemen ...

  • Bukidnon IP Communities Engage In Abaca Production

    In support to the Indigenous Peoples (IP) Farming Family Food Security Model Project of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) provided assistance to selected IP communities in the province of Bukidnon. Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat of the DA Office of Special Concerns spearheaded the project in partnership with PhilFIDA Region X and Heneleban Foundation Inc.

    During the last quarter of 2015, the PhilFIDA X conducted 8 abaca production technology trainings harmonized with the indigenous culture of all the tribes, involvin ...

  • Extending Help And Care To The IP Communities In Bukidnon

    A total of 150 members of the Indigenous People (IP) from five barangays of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon were given relief goods by the management and staff of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

    Aside from the relief goods, a P25,000 cash assistance which will serve as livelihood project was also given to the five (5) respective local councils belonging to the marginalized families.

    It was through the concerted effort and support from ATI-Central Office and the 16 Regional Training Centers (RTCs) that the Outreach Program came to fruition. The relief goods dispatch consisting of ...

  • ICCs IPs Intervene in Public Hearing for NPC-Managed Mindanao Watersheds In Their Ancestral Domains

    The Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE), along with its legal team and Mindanao-based partners, the 6 Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT) Holders of the Ancestral Domain in the Province of Bukidnon–the Bukidnon Umayamnon Tribe Kapoonan To Mga Datu (BUKDA), Bukidnon-Higaonon Tribal Association (BUHITA), the Kalasungay Ancestral Domain Unified Members Association (KADUMA), the Daraghuyan Ancestral Domain, the Baleteon Ancestral Domain, and Bukidnon Tribe CADT–attended the National Power Corporation's (NPC) Public Hearing for Plan 13, in the NPC-managed Pulangi and Lana ...

  • The Tagolwanen Tribe

    One of the questions our point person Amihan is always asked is,

    "Who are the Tagolwanen people?"

    The Tagolwanen tribes are the devout, peace-loving indigenous peoples living around Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Philippines.

    They are the descendants of the tribe that originally built their communities along the headwaters of Tagoloan River a long time ago.

    This is the Tagoloan River, the headwater believed to house the first Tagolwanen peoples.

    Today you might hear about the Bukidnon tribe, Higaonon and Talaandig tribes. They all belong to the ancient tribe called Tagolwanen tribe. ...