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

  • 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 ...

  • Kadayawan How It Began

    Kadayawan How It Began

    Kadayawan Festival gained popularity with its highlights of bountiful harvest of the people of Davao city including the Lumad, Moro, and Christian group.

    But more than anything else, the festival is rooted in time of how the province of Davao maintained a celebration of thanksgiving with no tribal borders.

    The festival's origins can also be traced back to the 1970's when Elias B. Lopez, a Bagobo decent and city mayor at that time, founded few tribal festivals which highlighted thanksgiving rituals and ceremonies of the indigenous and Muslim group of Mindanao.

    In 1986, this group of fe ...

  • Davao Citys Rich Culture As Told Through The Kadayawan Village

    Davao Citys Rich Culture As Told Through The Kadayawan Village

    A peek into a city's culture is an enriching experience for any visitor - the soul of the city is bared through its people and culture.

    As a city with a vast land area of 2,444 square kilometers, it is no wonder that a multitude of cultures and peoples are in Davao City.

    Five Lumad (Bagobo-Klata, Ata, Obu-Manuvu, Matigsalug, and Bagobo-Tagabawa) and 6 Moro (Sama, Maranao, Kagan, Iranun, Maguindanaon, and Taosug) tribes are the original inhabitants of Davao City. Multiculturalism runs deep in Davao City's history - it echoes in its tag line "Life is Here."

    Visitors to Davao City can ex ...