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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

  • Healthcare Among IPs

    Healthcare Among IPs

    Out of the 25 million Filipinos recorded to be living a lifestyle considered poor, 1.5 million of these are considered to be at extreme poverty. This number had recently increased to 1.7 million. This is according to a research and data that Assisi Development Foundation (ADF) had went through with the intention of helping decrease poverty in the country one marginalized sector at a time.

    ADF is a non-profit organization that had been organizing different programs and trainings with the goals of providing the "marginalized with innovative and relevant programs and services to contribute to ...

  • Weaving Hope For The Women Of Davao Occidental

    Weaving Hope For The Women Of Davao Occidental

    The members of the Cluster Business Organization (CBO), the LAKIMANPELIBA (Lagumit, Kinanga, Manuel Peralta, and Little Baguio) Farmer's Association actively participated in the "Abaca Weaving and Dyeing Training" held last July 24-29, 2018 at Brgy. Lagumit, Malita, Davao Occidental. The 6-day training was conducted in cooperation with the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) Provincial S&T Center in Davao Occidental together with Provincial Local Government Unit-Project Management Unit (PLGU-PMU). The training involved learning the process of abaca dyeing, warping, and weaving using ...

  • Helping The Indigenous People Earn A College Degree

    Helping The Indigenous People Earn A College Degree

    Last August 23, 3018, Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. and Aboitiz Foundation have formally turned over its financial support to Mindanawon Initiatives for Cultural Dialogue (MICD), the community engagement arm of the Ateneo de Davao University.

    This is in support to MICD's Lumad Scholarship Program, to empower the Indigenous People in Mindanao by helping in their college education.

    Davao Light and Abotiz Foundation have been supporting MICD in this program since 2002.

    This year's support was turned over by the EVP & COO of Davao Light, Rodger S. Velasco, to MICD Director, Perpevina Ti ...

  • Indigent Residents In Davao, Bukidnon Get Free Medical Services

    Indigent Residents In Davao, Bukidnon Get Free Medical Services

    Eighteen-year-old Lisa Dacaw walked at least two hours early Sunday to have her firstborn child checked for cough and loose bowel movement.

    "Thank God it's not that serious," Dacaw, a member of the Matigsalug tribe, said after doctors examined her three-month-old child who had been sick for days now.

    "We live quite far from the town center and there's no medical clinic nearby," the young mother, who lives with her family in the village of Buda at the boundary of Davao City and Bukidnon, said.

    "That's why we are glad there are medical missions. That's the only time we can get free medi ...

  • Kadayawan How It Began

    Kadayawan How It Began

    Kadayawan Festival gained popularity with its highlights of bountiful harvest of the people of Davao city including the Lumad, Moro, and Christian group.

    But more than anything else, the festival is rooted in time of how the province of Davao maintained a celebration of thanksgiving with no tribal borders.

    The festival's origins can also be traced back to the 1970's when Elias B. Lopez, a Bagobo decent and city mayor at that time, founded few tribal festivals which highlighted thanksgiving rituals and ceremonies of the indigenous and Muslim group of Mindanao.

    In 1986, this group of fe ...

  • Bayaning Sarangani - Bayani Ng Kalikasan

    We made this video for everyone to realize that keeping our environment healthy benefits us while not doing so will lead to our demise.

    God has given us resources but we must enjoy them responsibly so that our next generations can experience the wonderful nature that we have.