Davao City, Davao del Sur

Matigsalug are the Bukidnon groups who are found in the Tigwa-Salug Valley in San Fernando in Bukidnon province, Philippines. "Matigsalug" is a term, which means "people along the Salug River (now called the Davao River)". Although often classified under the Manobo tribe, the Matigsalug is a distinct sub-group of indigenous peoples from the Manobos.

There are 50,000 Matigsalugs in t ...

hese ranges. An area of 77,134 hectares has been awarded to them as their Ancestral Domain certified by the Philippine Government, within 24,045 population.

Matigsalug People News

  • Wnners Of 2017 Hulagway Sa Kadayawan Contest

    Wnners Of 2017 Hulagway Sa Kadayawan Contest

    Out of the 266 entries, 22 contestants emerged as winner in this years Hulagway sa Kadayawan photo competition.

    Photographer William Lee Chins Kulas bagged the grand prize.

    Jefry Tupas, the Davao City Information Officer said Chins photo stood out because of the message.

    He said the photo showing Canadian internet sensation Kyle Kulas Jennerman being taught how to dance by indigenous peoples at the Peoples Park showed how everyone truly celebrated the festival at a time when there are challenges in Mindanao and when the entire island has been placed under Martial Law.

    The photo was ...

  • Amazing Filipino Tribal Village Davao City Kadayawan Festival

    This Tribal Village Setup Is Amazing!

    I got overwhelmed with happiness at the Kadayawan Village in Davao City, Mindanao.

    They had this amazing village setup featuring the 11 Tribes of the Region and I had SO MUCH FUN learning more about them. One man was playing the happiest music and it made my day so beautiful! This whole experience was beautiful!

    This is just a raw video of my time exploring and learning. This will be "Part 1".

    Super Apir!

  • The Colors Of The Kadayawan Tribal Village

    Thanks to a resolution approved by the Davao City Council on Tuesday 29th August, the Kadayawan Tribal Village at Ramon Magsaysay Park is extended until December to allow more people to visit and learn from the showcase of the 11 tribes of Davao City -- Ata, Klata, ObuManuvu, Matigsalug, Tagabawa, Tausug, Maguindanaon, Iranun, Kagan, Maranao and Sama.

    When I visited during the Kadayawan Festival, I discovered the fine replicas of village houses that were hand-built out of indigenous materials and are unique to each tribe.

    In todays world full of black and white, the tribal village remind ...

  • Matigsalug People Of The River

    Matigsalug People Of The River

    Derived from the words matig (place of origin) and salog (river), the Matigsalug tribe of Davao City are found in Marilog, Paquibato, Tala-ingod, and Calinan. They are also found in Kitaotao and San Fernando in Bukidnon; Arakan, North Cotabato; and Cotabato.

    They are the people who reside by the banks and tributaries of the great Davao River (Salug).

    According to the tribe's historical profile, the Matigsalug people believed in Manama as the creator of all. For them, Manama enacted the Magbavaye, the commandment the tribe follows for self-governance.

    In terms of their traditional wear ...

  • Bagobo Klata Defends Crown

    The Bagobo Klata Tribe defended the overall championship of the recently-concluded Dula Kadayawan of the 32nd Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival held at the Peoples Park in Davao City.

    Bagobo Klata garnered a total of 148 points in the 12-event tribal games presented by the city government of Davao through Sports Development Division-City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO) and sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission.

    The back-to-back champions topped anew the tug-of-war in the games that also featured bubuntog, solopot, totaring, sisibow, kakasing, osoroy, sosakoro, karang and binabayu.

    Obu Man ...

  • Matigsalug Group Launches Nasabeka Handicrafts Brand

    Matigsalug Group Launches Nasabeka Handicrafts Brand

    Members of the Matigsalug Council of Elders Marilog District, Davao City Inc. (Macoemaddaci) celebrated the launch of the brand for their culturally inspired products during the opening ceremonies of the Mindanao Trade Expo (MTE) on August 11 at the Abreeza Mall in Davao City.

    The unveiling of the brand logo was led by Macoemaddaci President Datu Juanito Mandahay; Sebastian R. Lacson, president and COO of AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South Inc. (TSI); Assistant Secretary Ameenah Abcede-Fajardo of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI); and MTE President Rosevic del Rosario-Cembrano.