Igorot

Sagada, Mountain Province

Igorot, or Cordillerans, is the collective name of several Austronesian ethnic groups in The Philippines, who inhabit the mountains of Luzon. These highland peoples inhabit the six provinces of the Cordillera Administrative Region: Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Kalinga, Ifugao, and Mountain Province, as well as Baguio City.

Igorot People News

  • Globalization Eroding PHL Indigenous Peoples Watch Over The Environment

    Globalization Eroding PHL Indigenous Peoples Watch Over The Environment

    High in the mountains comfortably nestled upon the lofty heights of the Cordillera mountain ranges of the Philippines, tribes hold the key to information that can unlock a model of conservation.

    For them it is not only about trees, animals and plants; it is also a way of life. It is a life that provides a playing and training ground for their children, and as they nurture the land, they are nurtured by it. It is their wealth.

    The indigenous Igorot (a collective name for the tribes of the Cordillera) practice the development and management of centuries-old forests, rice land, home gardens ...

  • Indigenous Women Save Worlds Biodiversity

    Indigenous Women Save Worlds Biodiversity

    Rose Cunningham Kain of the Miskita and Tuapi tribe of Puerto Cabezas in Nicaragua personifies what wordsmiths call "forest dweller."

    She depends on the forest for food, water, medicine, clothing, dwelling materials, tools and implements.

    The forest is her teacher and book. Her deities are in the forest. She takes care of the forest as it takes care of her.

    For centuries, the balance between Kain's people, culture and forest worked harmoniously. Today, however, the forests are dying and vanishing. And forest dwellers are finding it difficult to save these.

    "If the forests die, so w ...

  • Sagada Budget Travel Guide (With Itinerary Expenses And Top Attractions)

    Sagada Budget Travel Guide (With Itinerary Expenses And Top Attractions)

    UNDERSTANDING SAGADA

    Roughly twelve hours of bus ride from Manila, that's how far Sagada is. But is it worth a long journey? Read the blog and find out.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Quirino Province Holds Monthlong IP-themed Paskuhan Fair

    Quirino Province Holds Monthlong IP-themed Paskuhan Fair

    The province of Quirino recently opened the sixth Paskuhan sa Quirino, a monthlong Christmas variety fair and one of the most-anticipated Yuletide events in the Cagayan Valley Region. Held at the Quirino Sports Complex in the capital town of Cabarroguis, the fair highlights local craft, culture and tourist attractions of the provinces six municipalities.

    This years theme, "Inspired Christmas among the Tribes," features exhibit booths with ethnic motifs from the provinces indigenous peoples (IP) Bugkalot, Agta, Igorot, Kalinga, as well as Ilocano lowlanders, to showcase their role in the soc ...