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

  • Black Pencil Project Celebrates 10 Years Of Sheer Volunteerism With TPB

    Black Pencil Project Celebrates 10 Years Of Sheer Volunteerism With TPB

    I was sitting atop our jeep staring at the spectacular landscape of Ifugao when we came to an abrupt halt.

  • Sec Puyat Participates In Punnuk Ritual In Ifugao

    Sec Puyat Participates In Punnuk Ritual In Ifugao

    Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat participated in the water tugging activities to highlight the traditional "punnuk" rituals here last weekend.

    Garbed in the traditional Ifugao attire, Puyat together with DOT-Cordillera Regional Director Marie Venus Tan jumped unto on the Hapao River and joined members of the community in the traditional water- tugging game called "guyyudan."

    The punnuk ritual is a tradition in Ifugao performed in celebration of a bountiful harvest. Punnuk which is held along the Hapao River, marks the completion of the rice harvest and the beginning of a new agr ...

  • Celebrating Ifugao Craftsmanship

    Celebrating Ifugao Craftsmanship

    "A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people." - Mahatma Gandhi

    The Bellevue Manila, under the leadership of The Bellevue Hotels & Resorts (BH&R) chairman Johnny Chan, in partnership with the Chanum Foundation Inc., recently mounted Tam-awan Village, an art exhibit featuring an artist's concept for a village that celebrates the indigenous aesthetics and exquisite Ifugao craftsmanship.

    During the years when the entire city of Baguio was still grazing land for large herds of cattle, the Tam-awan Village was one vast pastureland. A spring beside Tam-awan was the ...

  • N. Vizcaya Town Opens School Of Living Traditions

    N. Vizcaya Town Opens School Of Living Traditions

    A School of Living Traditions (SLT) has been established here to promote and preserve the indigenous artifacts and cultural traditions of villagers here.

    The SLT was established in barangay Runruno by the FCF Minerals Corporation, barangay officials, Runruno Council of Elders (RCE) and Runruno Indigenous Peoples Organization (RIPO).

    The SLT houses a mini-museum where the traditional farming and hunting tools, cultural attire and indigenous household materials are kept and exhibited for visitors. It also serves as a Community Learning Center where cultural photos and audio video document ...

  • Ammungan Showcases Vizcayas History Culture

    Ammungan Festival, the grand annual founding anniversary celebration of this province, will wrap up today its week-long celebration focusing on the rich history and culture of its native sons.

    The festivities that started on May 21 commemorates the 179th founding anniversary of the province on May 24, which since 1985 has been declared by then-President Ferdinand Marcos as a special non-working public holiday.

    Since 2014, former governor Ruth Padilla, wife of former congressman, now Gov. Carlos Padilla, has initiated a special program to teach young indigenous peoples (IPs) about their v ...

  • Celebrating Ifugao Culture

    Celebrating Ifugao Culture

    "Imbayah" was once a lavish rite of passage in this home of the world-renowned rice terraces. It used to mark the elevation of a commoner and his family to the "kadangyan" (nobility).

    But in December 1979, Imbayah referred to a celebration by the Ifugao of their culture and how they fought to preserve a lifestyle slowly being overshadowed by modern ways.

    Coming from the root word "baya" (rice wine), Imbayah of the olden days was a feast for the gods, always overflowing with wine aged in heritage jars, and filled with the chanting of the "hudhud" (epic), while community members danced