Ibaloi

Itogon, Benguet

The Ibaloi or Nabaloi are found in the northern Philippines. The Ibaloi are one of the indigenous peoples collectively known as Igorot, who live in the mountains of the Cordillera Central on the island of Luzon.

The Ibaloi are a mostly agricultural people cultivating rice in terraced fields. Many contemporary Ibaloi have integrated into the mainstream Filipino culture and some are e ...

mployed as miners in the gold and silver mines of Benguet.

Ibaloi Nabaloi People News

  • Baguio Gong Festival 2017 A Celebration Of Cordilleran Culture

    Baguio Gong Festival 2017 A Celebration Of Cordilleran Culture

    On Oct. 8, 2017, the powerful and resounding sound of gongs will fill the air once again, as the 5th Baguio Gong Festival holds its Gong Walk from the Post Office to Ibaloi Park. The Gong Festival is a celebration of the rich culture of the Cordilleras, as well as that of Indigenous Peoples Month (every October.)

    Now on its fifth year, the festival brings together indigenous cultural groups in the city to share and showcase cultural presentations that revolve around the use of the gong in Cordilleran culture.

    Pilipinas Popcorn got an exclusive interview with the organization behind the f ...

  • What Media And Bloggers Should Know About IPs

    The Philippines as a multi-cultural nation prides itself with its diverse indigenous communities that are spread throughout the archipelago. An estimate of fourteen to seventeen Million Indigenous Peoples belonging to over a hundred ethno-linguistic groups are found in these islands and a fraction of that particularly those in Luzon are the focus of a study that we undertook on cultural sensitivity.

    With the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and its mandate to preserve, develop and promote the varied arts and integrate traditional culture to create expressions that further ...

  • On Sacred Grounds And Respect For Cultural Taboos

    While bloggers and social media influencers are getting more mileage online than the traditional scribe, non-cinema cameramen and wedding photographers are also getting more creative in producing audio-visual presentations of their clients.

    One striking pictorial of a groom and bride was shot taken at a place considered sacred by the upland people of Northern Luzon. The shot of a couple in an intimate pose just below the hanging coffins of Sagadas Echo Valley was probably meant to depict and conform to the old adage till death do us part but the whole thing is simply not acceptable to all c ...

  • La Trinidad Elects New Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative

    La Trinidad has successfully selected a new Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) in a selection process done last week.

    Pendon Thompson will seat in the towns local council after garnering 53 votes over his closest opponent, Rodrigo Luis, who got 25.

    Thompson will replace incumbent IPMR representative Marcelo Abella.

    During the assembly, there were 112 who attended, including representatives from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples who facilitated the process.

    NCIP guidelines for the IMPR representative started to make headway in 2009, pushing the commission ...

  • Livelihood From Traditional Art

    Loom weaving in the province is being revived with the help of local as well as from national government agencies.

    The artistic creation and subsequent mass production through loom weaving in this town is part of the cultural and traditional practices among the Igorot natives. Weaving was done by their ancestors and elders to produce blankets and their traditional clothing.

    The blankets were used for rituals, specifically for wrapping their dead kin and for the bones of their previously deceased loved ones.

    Woven blankets were also used as warmers during the cold season, especially fo ...

  • Ibaloy Group Sets Workshop June 7

    Ibaloy Group Sets Workshop June 7

    The Onjon ni Ivadoy Inc., the largest organization of Ibaloys in Benguet province, will conduct a seminar-workshop Wednesday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Baguio City Hall's multi-purpose hall.

    Onjon president Eroll Tagle said the whole-day activity will tackle the specific duties and guidelines for its officers and members. It aims to preserve the Ibaloy culture, especially among the younger generation, by instilling in them the importance of taking pride in their unique way of life.

    The Ibaloys are the original inhabitants of Baguio formerly known as "Kafagway" where its patriarch, ...