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

  • Ammungan Festival To Showcase History, Culture Of Nueva Vizcaya IPs

    The 2018 "Ammungan" (Gathering) Festival will focus on the rich history and culture of Nueva Vizcaya, provincial officials said Thursday.

    The Festival, to be held from May 21 to 25, is an annual array of weeklong festivities in the province where Novo Vizcayanos from all walks of life will commemorate the provinces founding anniversary on May 24. It was declared as a non-working holiday here.

    c, the festivals director-general, said the executive committee has chosen history and culture as the focus of the festivities to promote the traditions of various indigenous peoples that compose 70 ...

  • Mother Earth

    Mother Earth

    As the Undersecretary for Agribusiness, Marketing, and Regional Engagement of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Berna Romulo-Puyat deals with farmers and fishers from all over the country, but she is proud to say that she has not encountered any gender-related problems or challenges during her 12 years of stay at the department.

    "The DA provides equal opportunities for its men and women to develop into productive workers for the government. It allows women to handle equally important roles in the department, such that a lot of women have been appointed into top-level positions such as und ...

  • 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 ...