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

  • Cordillera Day And The Indigenous Peoples Theater

    Theater, in Philippine history, especially in times of political turbulence, has become a potent medium to express harsh realities such as oppression and exploitation, and to prescribe possible solutions and alternatives as the people's response. Theater encapsulates situations of an individual or group of people needing resolutions, and the stage becomes a venue of artistic expression of a people in conflict with external forces and their clamor to change their condition. More importantly, theater connects actors to the audience more intimately and the interaction is immediate and visible.


  • The Kalinga And Apayao Food Journey

    The food of our forefathers may soon find its way into the menu of your favorite restaurant.

    The Department of Tourism has embarked on a Cordillera Heritage Culinary Journey bringing into the limelight traditional ingredients which make indigenous food extraordinary. DOT regional director Venus Tan said the plan hopes to inspire chefs and restaurant owners to fuse Cordilleran ingredients into their menu bringing the food of the mountains into restaurants.

    DOT regional director Venus Tan said the plan hopes to inspire chefs and restaurant owners to fuse Cordilleran ingredients into their ...

  • Bugnay Declared As Heritage Village In Kalinga

    The provincial board declared barangay Bugnay in the municipality of Tinglayan as a heritage village in the province to ensure the preservation and protection of its rich historical and cultural status and appropriated funds for the realization of the said endeavor.

    Ordinance No. 2017-003 enacted by the provincial board headed by Vice governor James Edubba stated the local legislative body deemed it appropriate to declare barangay Bugnay as heritage village in the province in honor and in memory of the bravery of the late Macliing Dulag and Pedro Dungoc.

    Under the ordinance, Edubba state ...

  • Unveiling Of Markers For Chico River Heroes Set

    The Unveiling of the markers dedicated to Chico River heroes will highlight the Cordillera Day celebrations on April 28.

    Led by the Cordillera People's Alliance (CPA), steel plates will be installed bearing the faces of Macli-ing Dulag, Pedro Dungoc Jr. and Lumbaya Gayudan in Tinglayan, Kalinga.

    "With this marker, we remember not only the Chico heroes but what they fought for, land, life and honor; and what they fought against, militarization, government imposition of a destructive project such as the foiled attempt at the Chico dam," Abie anongos of the CPA said.

    The plates were desi ...

  • How Kalinga Teachers Made Students Moving Up Rites Special

    As tourists began their trek to Buscalan to see the iconic Kalinga tattoo artist Whang-od, Grade 10 students of Southern Tinglayan National High School (STNHS) geared up for their moving up ceremony on Friday morning.

    But even before the gates opened, most of their teachers have already arrived to set up the stage, adorning it with flowers and ferns they gathered from the school grounds.

    The teachers grouped themselves into two-- one group prepared the decorations, while the other prepared the program and sound system.

    According to Isabel Paclay, one of the senior faculty members of t ...

  • Tanglag Women The Heart Of Rural Development

    In a village along the Chico river bank in Kalinga, villagers have a story they tell with high pride that highlights the crucial role of their women in the concrete development of their former subsistence economy.

    In the height of the struggle against the giant Chico dams project funded by the World Bank (WB), the Tanglag Women's Collective (TWC) with all the members of their tribe resolutely fought against the WB project until it was cancelled. In the midst of government neglect and absence of social services, the collective (TWC) dared to trust and rely on their strengths – self relianc ...