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

  • 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 ...

  • Cervantes Frontier Land

    Throughout history, theres this one place in the Philippines that Spain failed to control. Its the Cordillera, "chain of mountain" in Spanish. The rugged terrain and hostile indigenous population were the major challenges in subjugating the highlands of Northern Luzon.

    Toward the end of Spanish rule, however, the colonizers were able to establish several commendancias, from where missions to the inner Cordillera were launched. One of these commendancias located on the boundary of Ilocos was Lepanto. The commercial and political capital of Lepanto was Cervantes.

    Cervantes was originally a ...

  • Cordillera Elders Thank Duterte DepEd For Support To IP Education

    Members of the Indigenous Peoples (IP) Council of Elders aiding the Department of Education (DepEd) in the implementation of the national policy framework on IP Education (IPEd) have expressed their gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte who has remained supportive of the sector since the start of his term.

    Engineer Andres Ngao-i, president of the Cordillera Council of Elders, in an exclusive interview on Thursday said, "we are fortunate that the present DepEd Secretary, Leonor Briones supports IPEd unconditionally and we are much more lucky that President Rodrigo Duterte supports the prog ...

  • Filipino Tribesmen In 1904 Olympic Games

    Filipino Tribesmen In 1904 Olympic Games

    The Philippines officially saw action in 1924 edition of the Modern Olympic Games for the first time in Paris where sprinter David Nepomuceno put the countrys name in the annals of once every-four-year conclave when he raced against the worlds best in the 100 and 200 meters and was eliminated in the trials.

    Only few know, however, that 20 years earlier in St. Louis, Missouri, Filipino Igorots, Moros and Aetas were recruited, along with African Pygmies, Patagonians and other indigenous people of other countries to compete in a two-day Olympic "Anthropological Days" that was part of civic ent ...

  • World IP Day Native Cordillerans Push Right To Self-determination

    World IP Day Native Cordillerans Push Right To Self-determination

    The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) will lead the tribal folk of the Cordillera Region in marking World Indigenous Peoples Day on August 9, 2017 with a vow to further assert their right to self-determination.

    Our common plight as indigenous peoples experiencing national oppression, discrimination, development aggression and human rights violations strengthens our resolve to unite with indigenous peoples and other oppressed sectors in the Philippines, as well as our brothers and sisters in other nations, stated CPA Chairperson Windel Bolinget.

    He said the intensifying plunder and exploi ...

  • Livelihood From Traditional Art

    Loom weaving in the province is being revived with the help of local as well as from national government agencies.

    The artistic creation and subsequent mass production through loom weaving in this town is part of the cultural and traditional practices among the Igorot natives. Weaving was done by their ancestors and elders to produce blankets and their traditional clothing.

    The blankets were used for rituals, specifically for wrapping their dead kin and for the bones of their previously deceased loved ones.

    Woven blankets were also used as warmers during the cold season, especially fo ...