Manobo

Lantapan, Bukidnon

The Manobo are several people groups who inhabit the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Today, their common cultural language and Malay heritage help to keep them connected.

The Manobo cluster includes eight groups: the Cotabato Manobo, Agusan Manobo, Dibabawon Manobo, Matig Salug Manobo, Sarangani Manobo, Manobo of Western Bukidnon, Obo Manobo, and Tagabawa Manobo.

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> The eight Manobo groups are all very similar, differing only in dialect and in some aspects of culture. The distinctions have resulted from their geographical separation.

Manobo People News

  • Celebrating Artistry Ancestry

    Celebrating Artistry Ancestry

    Another successful highlight of the Visit Davao Summer Festival (VDSF), dubbed as the longest festival in the country, has been pulled off, this time the Lumadnong Pagsaulog held at the People's Park last May 26, 2018.

    Lumadnong Pagsaulog highlight the indigenous artistry and ancestry of Davao.

    Bagobo Klata, Ata Manuvu, Tagabawa, and Tausug of Davao's 11 Tribes performed along with the Kaliwat Performing Artists Collective, taking centerstage anew to share performances that is of their tribe and "community stories that manifests the values of hope, unity, strength and resiliency."

    "It ...

  • Mga Katutubong Mag-aaral Sa Butuan City Binigyan Ng School Supplies

    Mga Katutubong Mag-aaral Sa Butuan City Binigyan Ng School Supplies

    Mahigit 158 school bags na may lamang school supplies ang inihandog ng ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya para sa mga katutubong mag-aaral ng Daan Taligaman Elementary School sa Sitio Daan, Barangay Bugsukan.

    Karamihan sa mga batang nag-aaral dito ay mga Manobo. Hindi rin biro ang papunta sa nasabing lugar dahil sa masukal at mabatong daan. Tanging habal-habal lamang ang nakakadaan dito.

    Binigyang katuparan ang kahilingan ng principal sa nasabing eskwelahan na bago pa man ang pasukan ngayong Lunes ay makatanggap man lang ng libreng school supplies ang mga batang Manobo.

    Para kay Principal Doro ...

  • Proper Protection For Traditional Rice Varieties

    Indigenous people (IP) living in Sarangani have tapped the assistance of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to protect their traditional rice varieties (TRVs).

    Because Sarangani is one of the areas that are most vulnerable to drought, preserving the seeds is important in breeding new climate-change ready seeds for the area.

    B?laan, Tagakaolo, T'boli, Manobo, Ubo, and Kalagan tribes live in the upland areas of Sarangani where most of the TVRs are planted.

    Starting this year, the locals and the Genetic Resources team of PhilRice will start to collect, conserve, survey, an ...

  • Games IPs Play

    Games IPs Play

    A solemn ritual with a Datu offering a live pig ushered the start of the Indigenous People's (IP) Games at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City last April 27.

    Datu Marcial B. Lig-onan at first, apologized to some Muslim tribal leaders and participants present before proceeding with the ritual dubbed as "Sayaw ng Pag-abi-abi sa Davao del Norte", which culminated with the stabbing of the animal sacrifice by a Lumad using a bangkaw, a weapon often used by the IP in different areas of their lives.

    Davao del Norte Provincial Tribal Council chief Datu Angelito Osmos Jr. ...

  •  Kaamulan A Colorful Indigenous Festival In Bukidnons Highlands

    Kaamulan A Colorful Indigenous Festival In Bukidnons Highlands

    Colors, stories, and dances from the age-old cultures of seven ethnic groups are the stars in this indigenous festival.

    Every year, usually during the month of March, Bukidnons main avenue blooms not just with golden trumpet trees but with the blazing reds of its locals indigenous attire.

    Representatives from the provinces seven groups of indigenous people dance in a parade to powerful drumbeats, with age-old movements from their stories and heritage.

    Kaamulan is a celebration of the provinces Bukidnon, Higaonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon, and Umayamnon people and thei ...

  • Kaamulan Festival 2018 Bukidnon Philippines

    After arriving in Bukidnon, I briefly explore the town of Valencia before taking the long jeepney ride to Malaybalay for one of the most unique festivals in the Philippines - Kaamulan. KAAMULAN is the ONLY ethnic festival in the Philippines bringing together the 7 hill tribes of Bukidnon for traditional street dancing in the town of Malaybalay. This festival draws a huge crowd from all across Mindanao and Philippines! Love ko Bukidnon!