Dibabawon Manobo

Laak, Compostela Valley

The Dibabawon Manobo are one of the eight Manobo groups living in the Compostela Valley area.

Dibabawon Manobo News

  • ComVals Tribal Hall And Museum Opens In Capital Town

    The Tribal Hall and Museum featuring the culture and traditions of six Indigenous Peoples (IPs) groups in Compostela Valley province is now open to the public.

    The tribal hall will become the venue of primary activities and gathering of IP leaders and members in the province while the museum will house important artifacts, crafts and other creations signifying the distinct identities of each of the IP groups in the province.

    The six main tribal groups in Compostela Valley include the Mandaya, Mansaka, Dibabawon, Mangguwangan, Manobo and Kagan.

    Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy welcomed the opening ...

  • Organic Gardening For Growth

    Organic Gardening For Growth

    In the village (barangay) of Camansi under the municipality of Montevista in Compostela Valley, Philippines, the indigenous tribe of the Dibabawons has learned to make do with very little. The community population, pegged by their tribal chieftain at 150+ households or approximately 500+ individuals, is accustomed to hardship, bearing the brunt of natural disasters that have befallen their isolated territory and the surrounding areas in the past.

    The harsh climate, coupled with the isolation, have led to various health issues among the indigenous peoples (IPs) including a shortage of food s ...

  • Mandaya And Modern Art In Lanang

    Mandaya And Modern Art In Lanang

    Davao has an enchanting and brilliant tapestry of harmony, woven from the diverse cultural threads of its people the migrant settlers from all over the country, as well as the numerous indigenous communities who continue to live centuries ago.

    The colorful artistic heritage of Davao can be found in the rich culture of its indigenous communities the Bagobos, the Mandayas, the Mansakas, the Atas, the Kalagans, the Tagakaolos, and the Mangguangans.

    At the same time, no other city effortlessly combines traditional and modern design like Davao, where one can find workshops of local artisans ...

  • Manobo evacuees file raps vs raiders

    Manobo evacuees file raps vs raiders

    Manobo people have been living peacefully in the mountains of Davao del Norte and Bukidnon provinces, surviving on hunting, gathering and simple communal farming.

    More than 700 of them, however, left their homes out of fear of government soldiers and militiamen who came to their villages, and sought shelter at an evacuation center here. On July 23, all hell broke loose when police and government agents tried to barge inside the facility and forcibly bring back the indigenous people, allegedly on orders of North Cotabato Rep. Nancy Catamco.

    Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who was then i ...

  • Filipino indigenous children face crisis

    Filipino indigenous children face crisis

    In Metro Manila, the kids skipped along with friends old and new, helping each other haul heavy school bags, exchanging notes on their lunch packs. In Talaingod, Davao del Norte, they huddled by the roadside, shivering in the rain.

    "Dapat nasa eskwela 'yang mga bata na yan. Hindi n'yo dapat dalhin sa mga ganyang rally. (They are exposed to rain, they have not eaten. Those kids should be in school. They shouldn't be bought to rallies)," a Peace and Development Media Bureau release quoted Social Work and Welfare Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman in reaction to their protest.

    Soliman was ri ...

  • Lumad women Our place is in the struggle

    Lumad women Our place is in the struggle

    These three Lumad women are among the many who face militarization in their communities as they stand pat against the infringement of foreign companies into their ancestral territories.

    For the indigenous peoples, being stewards of the land is a duty taken seriously, by both men and women, young and old. It's what they risk their lives for, to defend that which their tribes have nurtured for centuries.

    In recent years, government had tried to force its way into the ancestral territories of the Lumads in Mindanao, lusting after the rich mineral and forest resources cradled within the Luma ...