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

  • Lang-ay Festival 2017 Highlights

    Different cultural groups performed on the street at the 13th Lang-ay Festival at Bontoc, Mountain Province.

    Agriculture, Environment protection, as well as indigenous games were depicted during the street performances.

    The event is coordinated by the Lang-ay Festival Organization, Inc. which aims to promote cultural integrity among the Igorots.

  • Hanging Coffins And Tattoo Artists Of Sagada

    In the Cordillera region of the Philippines is where you can find a small yet famous town known as Sagada. This town of Mountain Province has the famous Echo Valley which was made known to both locals and tourists by its world-renowned hanging coffins. Basically, these coffins are displayed high on mountain cliffs. The Lumiang Cave on the other hand is a burial site where you can find stacked centuries-old coffins.

    The Unique & Interesting Hanging Coffins of Sagada

    People who dwell in the town of Sagada are called Igorots, one of the major tribes in the Philippines. Igorot people have un ...

  • IP Education Starts At Home

    Indigenous customs and traditions passed on to us by our ancestors were treasured, nurtured and taught to them and our old folks, in turn, painstakingly transmitted to us such practices for us to be able to do the same for the future generations of indigenous peoples (IPs) in our midst. One of the age-old and time-honored ways of teaching the youth about our rich culture and traditions is through the regular interaction of the family members with their children. Everything starts at home.

    Several years ago, the government introduced indigenous peoples education to the country's educational ...

  • TESDA To Train Muslim Youths, Indigenous Peoples

    State skills training agency Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will give free skills training to thousands of Muslim out-of-school youth in Mindanao and indigenous peoples in Cordillera and Caraga regions starting this year.

    TESDA Director General Guiling "Gene" Mamondiong said the agency has allotted at least 60,000 scholarship slots for the Muslim youth in far-flung areas in Mindanao as well as the indigenous peoples.

    "As far as Moros or Muslims and indigenous peoples in this country are concerned, these people are victims of injustices and to correct these i ...

  • Sustaining The Cordilleran Culture Through Photographs

    The book "ILI", compiled and written by the prestigious and well- known artist Tommy Hafalla, was launched at Casa Vallejo Sunday afternoon.

    "Ili" beautifully documents the life and rituals of the ethnolinguistic groups of the Cordillera. Translated literally as "home village," ili is a word widely used to refer to one's place of origin, but its true meaning is much harder to encapsulate.

    As featured in Hafalla's first book, his photographs capture how the indigenous respond to shifting traditions and modernity. Many of the rituals documented are private, thus his masterpiece provides a ...

  • Igorot Feels Becoming An Igorot For 30 Minutes

    Being a part of a tribe means having distinct beliefs, practices, rituals and even clothing. Most of these ethnic groups are rich in culture and traditions. However, some people view them as inferior because of living differently from civilization.

    There are tribes in Mountain Province of The Cordillera ranges called Igorot, whose culture is one of the most distinct in the Philippines. They have their own unique costume that makes them distinctive from other tribes in the Philippines. And what we don't know is that their costume reflects their personalities, way of life, culture, religious ...