Aborlan, Palawan

Central Tagbanua People, also called Tagbanwa, are found in the western and eastern coastal areas of central Palawan. They are concentrated in the municipalities of Aborlan, Quezon, and Puerto Princesa.

Tagbanua cultivate rice in swidden or kaingin field that is intercropped with sweet potato, corn, and cassava. Those in the coastal areas indulge in fishing and exchange it with agri ...

cultural products for consumption. They also gather forest products such as gum, rattan, and honey for cash.

The highest potential source of income for the Tagbanwa are handicrafts particularly woodworking, mat making and basketry, the raw materials for which are readily available to them.

Central Tagbanua People Tagbanwa News

  • 200 Tagbanua Kids Receive New Slippers From SM Puerto Princesa

    200 Tagbanua Kids Receive New Slippers From SM Puerto Princesa

    With smiles on their faces and a grateful heart, 200 young members of the Tagbanua tribe community in Sitio Bubusawin, Bgy. Napsan thankfully receive their new pairs of slippers from volunteers representing SM City Puerto Princesa on March 24.

    In partnership with Life Care Foundation, SM City Puerto Princesa initiated the benevolent activity in line with its Customer Relations Service Barrio Community CSR and outreach program of SM Cares.

    "Hindi ko muna po susuotin ang bagong tsinelas ko pauwi sa bahay namin kasi isang oras po ang lakad pero suutin ko po sya sa anniversary ng simbahan sa ...

  • Dugong Watching Tour Now Open In Calauit

    Dugong Watching Tour Now Open In Calauit

    A sea cow (dugong) watching tour is now open to the public in Calauit Island, Busuanga in northern Palawan.

    Fredel Bacones Mued, a representative for the Tagbanua indigenous peoples (IP) in Busuanga town, said Friday that the new attraction is part of the local government?s overall eco-agriculture tourism plan this year

    "Bago tayo nagsimula ng activity na ito, nagpatawag tayo ng stakeholder's meeting [and] interagency meeting. In-invite natin "yong mga concerned agencies about environment and wildlife, "yong Department of Environment and Natural Resources at [iba pang] mga ahensya, mga r ...

  • HTU, City Hall To Relaunch 'Ladawan Tribal Village'

    HTU, City Hall To Relaunch 'Ladawan Tribal Village'

    The city government and the Holy Trinity University (HTU) are relaunching the "Ladawan Tribal Village" within a hotel compound in Barangay Tiniguiban in a bid to draw tourists to experience the different ways of life of indigenous peoples (IP) in Puerto Princesa and Palawan.

    Michie Meneses, promotion and marketing division chief of the City Tourism Office (CTO), said Monday that the reintroduction of the five-year-old cultural village will be on February 26 at Sienatel Hotel in Tiniguiban.

    She said "ladawan" which means "larawan" in Cuyunon has been existing for five years as a project o ...

  • 7 IP Groups Join Palawan Summit

    7 IP Groups Join Palawan Summit

    Around 260 members from seven tribal groups in Palawan recently attended a three-day Indigenous Peoples (IP) Summit in Puerto Princesa City.

    Ninfa Rubio, Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) coordinator, said the participants came from the Cuyunon, Agutaynen, Molbog, Tagbanua, Pala'wan, Cagayanen, and Batak tribes.

    She said the event with the theme "Bridging, Bonding, and Binding," aims to encourage the IP members to help in the development of the communities where they live.

    "Unti-unti ay ma-build-up natin ang kanilang self-confidence na hindi sila nagiging mahiyain at i ...

  • Barangays To Have Own IP Reps Soon

    All 66 barangays of Puerto Princesa City will have their own indigenous peoples mandatory representative (IPMR) by 2020, Councilor Nestor Saavedra said Tuesday.

    Saavedra, the IP representative to the City Council, said IPMRs in all villages will help in raising the recognition and protection of IP rights, and their social, economic, cultural, and political status in the society.

    Saavedra said only 22 of the 66 barangays in the city have IPMRs.

    These are Napsan, Manalo, Bagong Bayan, Simpokan, Tanabag, Marupinas, Tagabinet, Cabayugan, San Pedro, San Manuel, Bancao-Bancao, Tiniguiban, ...

  • Store For Tagbanua Products Now Open

    Store For Tagbanua Products Now Open

    As part of an effort to empower the tribal communities in Puerto Princesa City, Delta P Inc., in partnership with the Palawan Conservation Corps (PCC), has opened a cooperative store under the Programang Pangkaunlaran para sa Tagalungsod na Katutubo (PPTK).

    The tribal cooperative store was opened by the PCC for business on Wednesday, July 18, with an initial capital of P50 thousand from Delta P.

    The store, which is located at Purok Unang Lahi, Barangay Sta. Lourdes, is being managed by the PCC to sell basic commodities to Tagbanua communities composed of 33 families.

    "Sana ay maging m ...