Ifugao

Banaue, Ifugao

The Ifugao People call themselves as i-pugao or "inhabitants of the known earth"; other variations of the name are Ifugaw, Ipugao, and Yfugao. They live primarily in the province of Ifugao in Central Cordillera, in Northern Luzon. The name is supposed to have come from ipugo which means "from the hill."

The Amganad Ifugao (Ifugaw) populate the central part of Ifugao Province and ha ...

s two dialects: Burnay and Banaue. Additionally, their name is synonymous with the famous man-made Banaue Rice Terraces in northern Luzon, which had once been hailed the "eighth wonder of the world", and attributed to their engineering knowledge and agricultural terracing.

Ifugao People News

  • A Positive And Respectful Look At Traditional Ifugao Culture

    A Positive And Respectful Look At Traditional Ifugao Culture

    Over the last few years the Aboitiz Group of Companies has sponsored several handsome and informative coffee-table books as part of their corporate philanthropy, these are offered for free to schools and educational institutions. The books have ranged from collections of heirloom recipes to illustrated essays on trees and the environment. This year?s contribution focuses on the indigenous Ifugao communities of northern Luzon; their history, traditions and material culture with a strong emphasis on artifacts relating to spiritual rituals.

    The editorial team and group of writers for this proj ...

  • By Saving The Weave One Young Social Entrepreneur Helps Empower Women

    By Saving The Weave One Young Social Entrepreneur Helps Empower Women

    Although relatively new in the social enterprise industry, Kandama has slowly been making itself known for creating innovative designs that incorporate hand loomed fabrics made by local indigenous weavers.

    But Kandama doesn't just, as its campaign goes, Save the Weave. It also empowers the 28 women weavers based in its partner community of Julongan village in Kiangan, Ifugao by providing them livelihood.

    All these efforts are supported by a comprehensive partnership it has forged with the Fine Arts and Architecture departments of Far Eastern University, as well as with the University of ...

  • Our Fragile Earth Ep 06 Ifugao

    Sixth episode of the documentary series "Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines" as seen on ANC Channel every Saturday at 7:45AM, with replays every Sunday at 1:45PM.

  • Proudly IP Export-quality Creations Displayed At Sikat Pinoy

    Proudly IP Export-quality Creations Displayed At Sikat Pinoy

    Forty indigenous craftsmen and artisans proudly joined over 200 mainstream master-handicraft makers from all over the country to display one-of-a-kind creations, mostly handwoven fabrics, to feature their native designs and symbols.

    The number of participating indigenous artisans was unprecedented, said Rex de la Pena, Enterprise Development Officer of Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Program Philippines, which assisted the indigenous people (IP) exhibitors participate in the Sikat Pinoy National Arts and Crafts Fair held at Halls 1 to 3 of SM Megamall in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City ...

  • Matanglawin Kuya Kim Goes To Banaue To See The Bale House Of Ifugao

    Human and animal skulls are displayed in indigenous Ifugao houses in Banaue.

  • 5 Things To Ask Before Buying Indigenous Weaves

    5 Things To Ask Before Buying Indigenous Weaves

    Bright colors and cool patterns are making their way to our day-to-day outfits but how do you make sure you're not appropriating a culture?

    Between their bright, colorful patterns and locally sourced materials, it's hard not to fall in love with clothes that work indigenous weaves into their designs.

    They're not difficult to get a hold of either brands like Piopio and Filipinna have been bringing these textiles into the spotlight, melding bold prints with modern silhouettes, and making them readily available online or through pop-ups and weekend markets.

    But with so many native weave ...