Tinglayan, Kalinga

The Kalinga, also known as Limos or Limos-Liwan Kalinga, inhabit the drainage basin of the middle Chico River in Kalinga Province. The Kalinga are sub-divided into Southern and Northern groups; the latter is considered the most heavily-ornamented people of the northern Philippines.

The Kalinga practice both wet and dry rice farming. They also developed an institution of peace pacts ...

called Bodong which has minimised traditional warfare and headhunting and serves as a mechanism for the initiation, maintenance, renewal and reinforcement of kinship and social ties.

They also speak the Kalinga and Limos languages. Kalinga society is very kinship-oriented, and relatives are held responsible for avenging any injury done to a member. Disputes are usually settled by the regional leaders, who listen to all sides and then impose fines on the guilty party. These are not formal council meetings, but carry a good deal of authority.

Kalinga Limos Liwan People News

  • Kalinga Traditional Courtship Belong Manobal Practices

    Hon. Mayor Sacrament Gumilab- Ms, Felia Rose Wassig - Gumilab
    1st Concept E-session
    Save the date: April 29, 2017
    Fanna & Lagunawa of the Municipality of Tinglayan
    E.M.P Present to you the Traditional Courtship & Belong-Manobal practices of the province of Kalinga.for more inquiries, Please visit our office at Purok 3, Bulanao norte, Tabuk City Kalinga Province. Or reach us with this numbers: 0936-1752495 or 0931-7718847or browse & inquire though our Website & Facebook.2nd concept will be uploaded next week. ( ABANGAN ang susunod na Kabanata )

  • Kalinga Celebrates First Bodong Fest

    Thousands of tourists, and residents witnessed the first Bodong Festival of Kalinga which coincides with the province's 22nd founding anniversary.

    Previously called the Ullalim Festival, the event was changed to Bodong Festival by virtue of Provincial Ordinance No. 2016-029 authored by Board Members Fred Pangsiw and co-authored by Eddie Sarol to rekindle among the people of Kalinga the time-honored custom and tradition of peacemaking through the Bodong.

    Dionica Mercado of the Kalinga Tourism Office said the festival is a showcase of the province' rich culture and tradition and as a way o ...

  • Kalinga To Celebrate 1st Bodong Festival

    The first Bodong Festival or the 22nd founding anniversary of Kalinga Province will be celebrated next month with a theme "Bodong: Foundation for Lasting Peace and Progress," from February 6 to 16.

    Kalinga Vice - Governor James Edduba said this is the first time they will celebrate the Bodong Festival from the former Ullalim Festival.

    Bodong is a local dialect in Kalinga which means peace pact.

    Edduba said the change of the name of the festival aims to show the culture of Kalinga and to change bad perceptions about the province.

    "We want to showcase the practice of Bodong durin ...

  • Dance At The Matagoan Festival In Kalinga


    The Matagoan Festival celebrates the warm and peaceful relationship between and among the different tribes that reside in Tabuk. The festival highlights the indigenous practices, arts, and dances of the different sub-tribes. It is celebrated on the 16th of June every year.

    A showcase of the cultural practices of the eight sub-tribes of Tabuk (Biga, Tobog, Dallac, Malbong, Naneng, Gaddang, Guilayon, Colminga). Serves as a culminating activity of Tabuk Day. Events include: Dornat – strenthening of the Bodong ties between two tribes; presentation of cultural songs and da ...

  • 2 Cordillerans Conferred National Outstanding Volunteer Award

    Two Cordillerans were conferred the 2016 National Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) last December 13 in Manila.

    Engr. Andres Ngao-i an expert in tribal conflict resolution and an advocate of the Indigenous Peoples Education (IPED) together with Dr. Robert Tolentino, a medical doctor by profession who chose to offer his volunteer services to the Cordillerans over lucrative positions at hospitals in Manila and medical trainings abroad, were among the NOVA recipients of the individual-adult category.

    Described by his c ...

  • Look Baguio Gong Festival 2016 Showcases Indigenous Dances

    The fourth Baguio Gong Festival culminated with a day-long showcase of indigenous Cordilleran dances on October 30. In this year's festival, more than 20 cultural groups from all over the region performed during the festival held at the Baguio Convention Center.

    Baguio Gong Festival and Indigenous Peoples Month

    Officials from the city and provincial local governments also participated. The event also served as a culminating activity for Indigenous Peoples Month. Thus the invited special guest, Assistant Secretary Ana Marie Banaag is a Cordilleran. A native of Natonin, Mt. Province, she g ...