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

  • 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 ...

  • One Of Our Oldest Living Ifugao Handweavers Will Inspire You To Love Local More

    One Of Our Oldest Living Ifugao Handweavers Will Inspire You To Love Local More

    The serene town of Kiangan, the oldest town in Ifugao province, is home to Maria Galeon, a 79-year-old handweaver. She is one of the few who can impart the artistry and skill behind this traditional Ifugao handicraft to the next generations. With her silver hair combed neatly into place, her sprightly step is a direct contradiction to the wrinkles in her hands. Speaking to her reveals a gentle and dignified demeanor, with the soft tones of a person marked with the quiet humility of a life well lived.

    Maria was an elementary public school teacher whose interest in weaving was piqued when she ...

  • 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 ...

  • Young Ifugaos Shun Work On Rice Terraces

    Young Ifugaos Shun Work On Rice Terraces

    Traditionally, women here are the ones who "move mountains" the ones who toil on the rice terraces, working on the cultivation, planting, weeding, and harvesting of their fields. The men repair the rice terrace walls, clean the fields before planting, and carry the bundles of harvested rice from the fields to the storage areas.

    But for longtime resident Gloria Belange, since all four of her children refused to help her and husband Noel toil on the rice fields, she said they decided to hire 15 men and women to help them work on their field.

    It costs the Belanges P250 to hire each woman, a ...