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

  • The Beauty Of Bukidnon In The Philippines

    Last December, I got to go to Bukidnon to celebrate the 4th Sacred Customary. Compact Celebration of Unity and Peace. Find out why this place is so special to me by visiting.

  • 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

    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 ...

  • Bukidnon Home-grown Products Highlight DTI Booth At Kaamulan Trade Fair

    In an effort to boost rural entrepreneurs and local businesses, varied quality products from Bukidnon's towns and cities are now on display in the 'Kaamulan' trade fair booth of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

    "Kaamulan" is from the Binukid word "amul" which means "to gather". It is a gathering of Bukidnon tribes for a purpose. It can mean a "Datuship," a ritual, a wedding ceremony, a thanksgiving festival during harvest time, a peace pact, or all of these put together.

    It celebrates the customs and traditions of the seven ethnic groups that originally inhabited Bukidnon province ...

  • 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

    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 ...