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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

  • 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 ...

  • Work Starts On Tesda Training Centers For Lumads

    The regional office of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) in partnership with the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP 11) led the groundbreaking ceremony for two Multi-purpose Training Courts for Indigenous People (IPs).

    Tesda regional director Gaspar S. Gayona said that once construction is completed, the facility will serve as a common place where delivery of government services will be conducted for better accessibility.

    It will be the training facility for Tesdas Special Skills Training Program (SSTP), where IPs will be trained with their preferre ...

  • Kadayawan Of Davao City

    Kadayawan Of Davao City

    Kadayawan is a festival of thanksgiving for bountiful harvest and tribute to its colorful tribes in Exotic Mindanao. Held every third week of August in my second home Davao City, it is a week-long celebration that interfaces the three aspects; tribal, industrial and arts and entertainment. The festivities are highlighted by the floral float, street-dancing competitions and exhibits showcasing the island?s tourism products and services.

  • IP College Grads Next Mission Serve Lumad Schools

    IP College Grads Next Mission Serve Lumad Schools

    Teary-eyed, proud and elated, 23 Lumad scholars of the non-governmental Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation Incorporated (MISFI) received their college diplomas yesterday during the 29th commencement ceremony of a private college here, the Liceo de Davao.

    "I am so thankful that I finished college. I am so grateful for all those who supported our education," said Carlos Trangia, Jr., who dedicated his diploma to his father, environmental activist Barug Katungod spokesperson Carlos Trangia, Sr.

    The Trangias were victims of Super Typhoon Pablo (international codename Bopha) in December ...

  • ARMM Kicks Off Pakaradjaan Fest

    ARMM Kicks Off Pakaradjaan Fest

    Southern ethnic groups launched on Monday the Pakaradjaan 2018 to highlight a common aspiration for peace in a homeland torn by conflicts and calamities.

    Pakaradjaan is a generic term for celebration among ethno-linguistic tribes in the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

    The region also covers Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur, both in central Mindanao.

    The provincial governors of the five provinces are also involved in the Pakaradjaan festival, organized by the ARMM?s executive department as part of the 29th founding anniversary o ...

  • Govt Agencies Reach Out To Caraga IPs Respond To Issues Concerns

    Various government agencies have responded to the issues and concerns of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) coming from the different provinces of Caraga region, during the two-day IP Leaders Summit held on March 25-26, 2018 at Oazis Hotel, this city.

    More than 400 IPs converged for the Caraga-wide IP Leaders Summit dubbed "Lumadnong Panaglambigitay Alang sa Kalinaw og Kalambuan sa Caraga."

    The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) chaired by Agusan del Norte Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell Matba-Amante spearheaded the said activity, in collaboration with the different government agencies and ...