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.


> 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

  • Kaamulan Festival Malaybalay Bukidnon

    Kaamulan Festival Malaybalay Bukidnon

    Places in the Philippines that claim to do cultural festivals must look into how Bukidnon stages Kaamulan Festival. It is one of the perfect examples of how to keep a celebration spectacular without losing the integrity of the ethnic culture it represents. Simply, they're just doing it right.

  • Sunggod Te Kamanga Festival Quezon, Bukidnon

    Sunggod Te Kamanga Festival Quezon, Bukidnon

    Just when most festivals in the Philippines have become copycats of Sinulog, Sunggod Te Kamanga is doing it differently truthful, wonderful & inspiring. It expresses real cultural attractiveness & teaches how to handle its exchange value to tourism. Above all, it keeps the integrity of the culture that it celebrates.

  • Heroism Through Volunteerism

    Heroism Through Volunteerism

    "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

    This famous line of former US President John F. Kennedy, is the inspiration of a pastor, farmer, and at the same time a volunteer in Sitio Gomez, Barangay Pinamulaan, Banisilan, North Cotabato.

    Born to underprivileged family, Jovito Liwat Jr., at a young age experienced the sad part of life where he felt deprived of education and other basic necessities that an individual should enjoy in his childhood years.

    Instead of going to school, Jovito can be seen in farm fields. Instead of holding toys, he carrie ...

  • 11 Tribes Take Center Stage At Kalinaw Kultura

    11 Tribes Take Center Stage At Kalinaw Kultura

    The "Kalinaw Kultura" (culture of peace) ended Friday with Davao Region's 11 tribes taking center stage during the two-day cultural festivities that featured dance performances, film showing, and a visit to the Kadayawan Village inside Magsaysay Park.

    The "Kalinaw Kultura" in Davao was the last leg of a series of events organized by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) through the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), in partnership with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and other government stakeholders.

    Similar events were earlier held in Iligan, ...

  • PWC, CHED Open National Indigenous Peoples Month Celeb

    The Philippine Women's College (PWC) in cooperation with Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples XI (NCIP) officially opened this year's National Indigenous Peoples Month (NIPM) on Wednesday at RSM Event Center.

    This year's theme, "Celebrating Heritage of our Creative Community", aims to acknowledge the cultures and practices of the various tribes and to recognize the indigenous peoples of Davao Region who were the primary inhabitants of the land.

    Hon. Bai Halila Sudagar, the chairperson of Committee on Cultural Communities and Muslim Affairs e ...

  • Land Of Antiquated Finds

    Land Of Antiquated Finds

    Agusan del Norte is a second-class province and the smallest in the Caraga Region. It is mountainous along its northeastern and western parts. In between are flat, rolling lands particularly where the Agusan River cuts through as it empties into Butuan Bay. Agusan del Norte's highest peak is Mt. Hilong-hilong, with 2,012 m. above sea level and is located in the Diwata Mountain Ranges near the eastern boundary of Surigao del Sur. Indigenous people of the Mamanwa, Manobo and Higa-onon tribes populate her majestic mountains.

    If you're looking for a canoeing experience they have beautiful river ...