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

  • Bukidnon Dahilayan Adventure Park And Kaamulan Festival

    In the second episode of Wonderful PINAS, we highlight the Bukidnon. Also known as the "Foodbasket of Mindanao," Bukidnon has the largest pineapple plantation in Asia and the second largest in the world.Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo shares how Bukidnon is transforming itself into a world-class tourist destination. Aside from its abundant farmlands and the presence of numerous lakes, there is the annual Kaamulan Festival that celebrates its tribal heritage and the Dahilayan Adventure Park which features the longest dual ziplines in Asia.

  • 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 ...

  • Robredo Warns Govt Vs Poor Treatment Of IPs

    The government should stop treating indigenous peoples (IPs or lumad) poorly if it wants to stop poverty, Vice President Ma. Leonor Robredo said on Thursday.

    The Vice President made the statement during the IP Leaders Assembly in General Santos City, a week after the violent dispersal of protesting IPs at the US Embassy in Manila wherein a police car tried to run over the lumad at least four times.

    The police were also caught on video grabbing a driver of one of the jeepneys used by the protesters, mauling him until he bled.

    The IPs were demanding their right to self-determination and ...

  • 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 ...