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

  • Benguet Folk To Appease Mount Pulag Spirits

    The people in Kabayan, Benguet led by indigenous leaders and elders are set to perform rituals to appease the spirits at Mount Pulag after a fire destroyed about 5.9 hectares of grasslands there last month.

    Clarita Prudencio, Benguet tourism officer, said the revered Mount Pulag is considered the playground of the gods guarded by spirits called "tinmongao."

    It is sacred ground to the indigenous peoples here. The Ibalois of Benguet believe the souls of their departed loved ones go to this sanctuary.

    "With the fire, the sacred grounds have been desecrated and the spirits in Mount Pulag ...

  • Elders To Hold Rituals For Mt Pulag

    Elders of Kabayan want to appease spirits in the playground of the gods. Kabayan folk are seeking to administer appropriate rituals to appease the spirits of the sacred mountain following the torching of the 5.9 hectares of grasslands of Mount Pulag last month.

    Provincial Tourism officer Clarita Prudencio said Mount Pulag, which is considered as the playground of the gods has been desecrated.

    "In the belief of the Ibaloy, once they passed away, their soul goes to Mount Pulag. A desecration of our cultural beliefs has been made because we consider the mountain sacred and playground of the ...

  • PCOO Donates ASEAN Photo Exhibit To Benguet Ibaloy Group

    The Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) donated a set of photo exhibit of the Ibaloy culture that is part of efforts to promote the beauty of the diversity in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region especially with the Philippines as chair of the 2017 ASEAN.

    PCOO - Bureau of Communication Services (BCS) Special Operations Division Chief Darius Josue and Philippine Information Agency ? Cordillera Regional Director Helen Tibaldo led the turnover of the photo exhibit dubbed as "Habi: Continuing the Thread of ASEAN Culture" to the Onjon ni Ivadoy Association a ...

  • 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 ...