Molbog

Balabac, Palawan

The Molbog (referred to in the literature as Molebugan or Molebuganon) are concentrated in Balabak island and are also found in other islands of the coast of Palawan as far north as Panakan. The word Malubog means "murky or turbid water". The Molbog are probably a migrant people from nearby North Borneo. Judging from their dialect and some socio-cultural practices, they seem to be related to the O ...

rang Tidung or Tirum (Camucone in Spanish), an Islamized indigenous group native to the lower east coast of Sabah and upper East Kalimantan.

Molbog People News

  • Legislative Sessions Done In Tribal Dialects Proposed

    Legislative Sessions Done In Tribal Dialects Proposed

    Provincial IP representative Joel Lumis is encouraging Palawans municipalities to designate at least one session day every month where the native dialect of their majority tribe during the deliberation will be used.

    Lumis said the proposal will help preserve the culture of indigenous peoples.

    "Alam po natin sa bawat munisipyo ay may mga native dialect, katulad po ng Aborlan mga Tagbanua ang mas nakakalamang doon kaya gusto po natin na magamit nila yun ganoon din po sa ibang mga munisipyo," Lumis said.

    He said that it is one way to foster the preservation, respect, promotion and protec ...

  • Roaming Crocs A Common Sight In Palawan Town

    Roaming Crocs A Common Sight In Palawan Town

    Supposedly, you would immediately report to authorities once you see a huge crocodile roaming around your community.

    But that was not the case in one remote area in Palawan after a humongous reptile, about two to three meters long, was seen resting about 200 meters away from the Rabor Elementary School in Balabac, Palawan.

    In fact, one of the schools teachers Dionisio Lantawan even had the courage to take a selfie with the massive saltwater crocodile early this week.

    Tulog kasi nung lumapit ako. Pero ang laki talaga natakot nga yung mga bata din dito (The crocodile was asleep when I a ...

  • DENR UNDP Embark On 6 78 Million Dollar Program To Protect Sacred Tribal Grounds

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will embark on a $6.78-million project to boost environmental protection and biodiversity-conservation efforts in tribal sacred grounds, or indigenous community conserved areas (ICCA), in the Philippines.

    The project, called "Strengthening National Systems to Improve Governance and Management of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Conserved Areas and Territories (Philippines ICCA Project) will be implemented by the DENR Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nat ...

  • DENR UNDP Embark On 6.78 Million Program To Protect Sacred Tribal Grounds UNDP In Philippines

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will embark on a $6.78-million project to boost environmental protection and biodiversity-conservation efforts in tribal sacred grounds, or indigenous community conserved areas (ICCA), in the Philippines.

    The project, called "Strengthening National Systems to Improve Governance and Management of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Conserved Areas and Territories (Philippines ICCA Project) will be implemented by the DENR Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nat ...

  • Balabac Islands Of Southern Palawan

    Balabac-composed of islands and islets-, is located at the southernmost tip of Palawan. Inhabitants include different ethnic groups, but the aboriginal ones are the Molbogs. This town is barely a few hours from Borneo Malaysia.

    (c) Socio-Economic Profile of Balabac, Palawan. Undated.

    The islands that we visited during our visit were: Punta Sebaring(Bugsuk Island); Patonggong; Patawan; Canabungan; and Candaraman.

  • Molbog Project

    In Palawan the Molbog kids received an pair of slippers from the group.