Obu Manuvu

Davao City, Davao del Sur

The Obu Manuvu People are located in Davao and cotabato and are well known for their conservation efforts, including the Obu Manuvu Forest Guards.

Obu Manuvu People News

  • Serving The Tribe

    Serving The Tribe

    Jun Mark E. Amban, an Obu Manobo from barangay Wines in Calinan District was one of the growing number of tertiary education scholars of Mindanawon Initiatives for Cultural Dialogue based in Ateneo de Davao University, which has a scholarship program exclusively for children of the tribes.

    He completed his AB Education major in English in 2009 graduating cum laude, passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in the same year, and has been a public high school teacher hence.

    He is presently a junior high school academic teacher at the Baguio National School of Arts and Trade in Ba ...

  • 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, ...

  • Obo Manuvus Declare Traditional Lands As Indigenous Community Conserved Area

    Obo Manuvus Declare Traditional Lands As Indigenous Community Conserved Area

    The Obo Manuvus of Magpet, North Cotabato in an elaborate ceremony recently declared their ancestral domain as an Indigenous Community Conserved Area (ICCA). An ICCA is usually a natural area governed by Indigenous Peoples according to their logical and cultural values. In the Philippines, ICCAs are recognized by the government as a way to protect natural areas and ecosystems.

    The ICCA declaration of the Obo Manuvus is an outcome of a project launched by Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through ...

  • 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 ...

  • IP Teacher Sa Davao City, Padayong Naningkamot Alang Sa Mga Batang Lumad

    IP Teacher sa Davao City, padayong naningkamot alang sa mga batang Lumad.

  • Kadayawan

    I've been living in Davao City since I was 12 years old, but I've never experienced Kadayawan. Being an introvert discourages me from going out and participating in activities which involve a lot of people crowding together in an area. Even if I've never actually seen it, I do know that it's a celebration of the bountiful harvest which takes place on the third week of August, and it also showcases the culture of the local tribes in Davao City. Kadayawan comes from the Mandaya word "madayaw," a greeting reserved for beautiful things.

    Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gave the festival its off ...