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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

  • Wayward And Fanciful The Mindanao-Sulu Peace And History Education Project

    Republic Act No. 10908 was signed into law on 21 July 2016, mandating the integration of Filipino-Muslim and Indigenous Peoples history, culture and identity in the study of Philippine History in both Basic and Higher Education. The law recognizes the ultimate objective of creating an inclusive history that accounts for all Filipinos, thus the need to integrate the history, culture and identity studies of Filipino-Muslims and Indigenous People in the grand narrative of Philippine history.

    Earlier in March 2016, the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) released its main ...

  • More Than Just Moving Up

    The heat was scorching, even those who do not fear the sun will scramble for cover. There was barely any breeze, and the little breeze there was blocked by a school building on the right.

    There was but tarpaulin stretched on bamboo poles as cover for the students, parents, teachers, and guests attending the Second Graduation and Moving Up Rites last April 10, 2017 at the Community Technical College of Southeastern Mindanao Inc. (CTCSMI) at barangay Lapu-lapu in Maco, Compostela Valley.

    The night before, school administrator Sophia Perez-Garduce and the parents started coming in.

    A co ...

  • Smart Partners With IP Private Groups To Create Educational App

    Smart Communications is joining forces with an indigenous community in Davao City, as well as with private and nongovernment organizations, to develop an educational mobile application that is aligned with the IP group's culture.

    Smart signed a memorandum of agreement with the IP Education Council of Sitio Contract in the Marilog district of Davao City, Pamulaan Center for Indigenous Peoples Education, ACLC Davao, and Skeptron Business Solutions to create a localized app that teaches basic literacy to the children of the Matigsalug tribe in Davao City.

    The multilingual app will use the t ...

  • DA Donates Brown Rice To Charities

    Last year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has embarked on #BROWN4good Brown Rice Social Media campaign to promote the consumption of brown rice (unpolished rice) in the country.

    Each region was expected to generate at least 50,000 hashtags to secure at least 5,000 kgs of brown rice (1 hashtag=100g of brown rice) to be donated to various charities that would benefit most from its consumption.

    Based on the PhilRice's official tally, Region 11 ranked first all over the Philippines and generated a total of 39,000 hashtags from its launching in August 30 up to December 5, 2016.

    One hun ...

  • TESDA NCIP To Provide Skills Training To Indigenous People

    The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) have forged a partnership to empower the indigenous people (IP) through technical education and skills development.

    TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong said this training program is geared towards helping the IP become competitive and productive individuals, especially in their respective ancestral domain.

    Mamondiong and NCIP Chairperson Leonor Oralde-Quintayo signed on Tuesday the memorandum of agreement that will help the IP for self or wage employment to uplif ...

  • DOT To Develop Rivers As Ecotourism Allures

    The Department of Tourism Regional has set its sights on the potential of Davao region's waters for river cruise tourism.

    In an interview with DOT XI Regional Director Roberto P. Alabado III on Tuesday, he bared that the Regional Office has gathered tourism and environment officers from the six provinces in the region in a consultation dubbed, "Department of Tourism Regional Consultation Workshop on Ilog Tourism" at Apo View Hotel.

    The regional consultation aimed to "determine what rivers to enroll to assist them in developing such."

    The event also served as a "pre-feasibility study" ...