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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

  • Preserving Davaos Culinary Traditions

    One of the 62nd foundation year celebration highlights of the Philippine Women's College of Davao (PWC Davao) was the launching of the book Davao Cuisine: Recipes of the Ten Tribes of Davao City.

    It features recipes of the Kadayawan tribes of Davao: Ata Manobo, Bagobo, Jangan, Matigsalug, Ubo Manuvu, Kalagan, Maguindanao, Maranao, Sama, and Tausug.

    The book, a first of its kind published by PWC Davao, is edited by four-time Palanca awardee and Datu Bago awardee Dr. Mac Tiu. He was also a director of research in PWC Davao.

    "The book is a testimony of PWC's continuing romance with the r ...

  • Focus On Indigenous Filipinos Legacy And Contributions

    There aren't enough shows about arts and culture on local TV these days, so we watch Loren Legarda's "Dayaw" on a regular basis, and have been urging other viewers to do the same.

    The good news is that viewer support appears to be doing some good, because "Dayaw" has just been extended to its third season.

    Airing on ANC at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, "Dayaw" seeks to remind viewers about our traditional arts and crafts, and how they continue to form and reflect us as a people.

    All too often, tradition, heritage and values are forgotten in the mad rush of modern life, so—thanks for the time ...

  • NGO To Collate Recorded Harassments Of IP Schools

    The Save our Schools Network aims to collate all the recorded cases of harassments of Indigenous People's schools in Mindanao and submit it to the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) of the negotiating panels of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and the Government of the Philippines so that it can be considered in the fourth round of the talks.

    Save Our Schools Network Southern Mindanao spokesperson Rius Valle said this is among the urgent recommendations of the group in conclusion of the fourth Mindanao Wide Conference held at Homitori Inn from March 15 to 17, 2017.

    "Our tar ...

  • IP Translators Eyed To Aid Lumad Patients At SPMC

    The City council committee on cultural communities is pushing for the implementation of an indigenous peoples' health desk at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) to address a language barrier among hospital staff and the six IP groups here.

    Councilor Halila Sudagar, the city council's mandatory IP representative, said the committee on cultural communities is drafting the creation of six positions for IP social welfare consultants.

    The consultants will communicate with Ata, Klata, Kagan, Matigsalog,

    Tagabawa, and Obo-Manuvu IPs who wish to avail of the services of the SPMC.

  • 300 Lumad Scholars Convene In City

    Some 300 members of Liga ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan from different lumad schools in Mindanao gathered at St. Clement Assembly Hall, Redemptorist Church along Jose P. Laurel Avenue in Davao City for their first founding assembly Wednesday, January 25.

    Five lumad schools from far-flung areas took part in the event that called for quality education as they challenged President Rodrigo Duterte in stepping up programs that would benefit the lumad youth deprived of their right to education.

    Adhoc chairperson Beverly Goffredo, in an interview with SunStar Davao, said scholars present during the t ...

  • Brgy Leaders Urge Davao City To Create Lumad Database

    The heads of barangays in this far-flung district are asking the city government to push for a comprehensive database profiling of all indigenous peoples, or lumads, living in the 182 hinterland-barangays.

    Paquibato is located at least two hours by car from the downtown area, but is still part of the 244,000-hectare city.

    The proposal came even as the city government, itself, has already been finding it difficult to identify residents who are members of indigenous peoples groups.

    Barangay Malabog Chairman Jessielito James Areja said that the move would benefit the lumads, whose distan ...