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The Lumad is a group of indigenous people of the southern Philippines. It is a Cebuano term meaning "native" or "indigenous". The term is short for Katawhang Lumad (literally "indigenous peoples"), the autonym officially adopted by the delegates of the Lumad Mindanao Peoples Federation (LMPF) founding assembly on 26 June 1986 at the Guadalupe Formation Center, Balindog, Kidapawan, Cotabato, Philip ...

pines. It is the self-ascription and collective identity of the indigenous peoples of Mindanao.

There are 17 Lumad ethnolinguistic groups: Atta, Bagobo, Banwaon, B'laan, Bukidnon, Dibabawon, Higaonon, Mamanwa, Mandaya, Manguwangan, Manobo, Mansaka, Tagakaolo, Tasaday, Tboli, Teduray, and Ubo.

According to the Lumad Development Center Inc., there are about 18 Lumad groups in 19 provinces across the country. Considered as "vulnerable groups", they live in hinterlands, forests, lowlands and coastal areas.

Lumad People News

  • Tribal Village As Culture Peace Hub

    Tribal Village As Culture Peace Hub

    With the success of the "Tribal Village" during last year's Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) plans to make the cultural village into a "hub for culture and peace."

    In a press conference on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the City Council, City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) chief Genrose Tecson said that the NCCA was impressed by last year's Kadayawan tribal village.

    "It became a trademark for Davao City, that we became a hub for peace because where else in the country can you see 11 tribes living peacefully with us Dabawenyos," she said.

  • Coffee Farmer Group Agriculture Department To Mentor IPs

    A big-brother small brother mentoring and training approach will be done by the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Davao Region with the Balutakay Coffee Farmers Association (Bacofa) to assist the indigenous people (IP) coffee farmers of Sitio Alegre, Brgy. Managa, Bansalan, Davao del Sur.

    Bacofa is an organized group of coffee farmers based in Sitio Pluto, Brgy. Balutakay, Bansalan, Davao del Sur. It currently has around 100 member farmers tilling about 500 hectares of land. As this group had already been organized and their high-quality coffee being sold in different third-wave coffee shop ...

  • Buntis Congress Benefits Lumad Moms

    Lumad moms were thankful for the maternal health services they received at the Buntis Congress during the third day of the BEST PEOPLE Festival of Services that highlighted the weeklong Kadagayaan Festival 2018.

    For 30-year old Tongerok Lumanday, the safe motherhood event last June 28, 2018 was truly a blessing from God.

    She revealed that she experienced trauma when she suffered two still births and two neo natal deaths due to poor reproductive health and pregnancy knowledge.

    "Buhi unta sila kung kabalo lang ko sa angay buhaton. Mao nga lipay ko ani nga aktibidad kay dako kini ug taba ...

  • TESDA Starts Processing Scholarship Slots To IPs In Caraga

    TESDA Starts Processing Scholarship Slots To IPs In Caraga

    The government will continue to fulfill its commitment to support the needs of lumads (natives) in Mindanao, this was bared by Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr. of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on Thursday.

    As a gesture to its commitment, the government has already started the processing of scholarship slots to the indigenous peoples (IPs) in Northeastern Mindanao or Caraga region.

    Some of these scholarships commitment are 100 slots each for Tile Setting NC II, Carpentry NC II, Masonry NC II, EIM NC II, Construction Painting NC II, Perform Mani ...

  • UST To Support Manobo Lumad School

    UST To Support Manobo Lumad School

    The University of Santo Tomas (UST) community outreach department partnered with a Lumad school here to mark the universitys thrust to support accessible education for indigenous people of Mindanao.

    Mark Anthony Abenir, director of Simbahayan Community Development office of UST along with two faculty members represented the university during the Joint Recognition Rites of Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Center (STTICLC) on Friday, April 20 at the Lumad schools campus in New Visayas, Maco town, Compostela Valley.

    Abenir, in a Facebook post on Saturday, assured the Lumad s ...

  • Golden Inheritance

    Golden Inheritance

    Thats the title of his upcoming one-man exhibit and he intends to draw attention to Mindanao music and instruments in the process.

    Golden Inheritance by artist, interior designer, curator, theater director, choreographer, cultural worker, researcher and educator (yes, hes all that) Leonardo Rey "Bing" S. Carino describes his fourth one-man exhibit that will open on April 26 until May 22 at the Museo Dabawenyo as the "Indigenous Madonnas".

    It is a series of huge format paintings that feature the tri-people of South Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat-Sarangani-General Santos Region -- the Moros, Luma ...