Lantapan, Bukidnon

Talaandig are one of the indigenous groups in the province of Bukidnon, Mindanao Philippines who has continued to preserve and promote its indigenous customs, beliefs and practices despite the strong influx of modernization and change.

The Talaandig population is roughly estimated to be at about 100,000 people or more. The members of the group are found in barangays and municipalit ...

ies surrounding the mountain of Kitanglad, the historic domain of the Talaandig people.

Talaandig People News

  • Amazing Hand Made Bamboo House In The Philippines (6 Months Of Filipino Ingenuity)

    A HAND MADE BAMBOO HOUSE... It was like a work of ART!

    Visiting the Talaandig Tribe in Bukidnon, Mindanao, is always a beautiful experience. The art and creativity that this tribe demonstrates is simply incredible! Hanging out with my friend Balugto, I was really excited to see that he had finished his hand made bamboo house! It took him and a few friends 6 months to put together, and involved no nails!

    The house is literally a work of art...

    In this video you will see the Fighter Boys having a evening jam session in one amazing house, followed by a morning hangout at an even more in ...

  • Fighter Boys Experience Their First Ritual In The Philippines Eating Bugs

    For the Fighter Boys, this was a first time Philippines experience.

    We headed off nearby the mountains of Bukidnon to an area where the Talaandig Tribe live. Over the years I have become very close with this tribe in Mindanao. In this video you will see all of the Fighter Boys visiting the Talaandig Tribe in Bukidnon and sharing experiences with them.

    Being new to the area and the tribe, the guys had to take part in a welcoming ritual that was done by Datu Vic. In this video you will see us adventure up to the Talaandig Republic, and see clips of our ritual experience, as well we started ...

  • Witnessing The Ethnic Kaamulan Festival In Malaybalay Bukidnon

    Witnessing The Ethnic Kaamulan Festival In Malaybalay Bukidnon

    The Araguaney tree blooming with yellow leaves behind me provided a vibrant prelude to what I was about to witness. As the marching drums of the twelve participating contingents in the street dance competitions, starts to pound foot stomping beats, I can feel the vibe of Kaamulan Festival becoming more electrifying.

  • The Colors Of Kaamulan

    The Colors Of Kaamulan

    The last time I was in Bukidnon was a couple of years ago and I just went to one of the parks and tried the famous Drop Zone. Since then I've been planning a return trip. Recently, I had the chance to attend the Kaamulan Festival that is often held annually in Malaybalay City.

    Different groups, one Bukidnon

    When we arrived at our hotel, the atmosphere was already festive. I felt the buzz of the people as they prepared for the events that will take place the day after. Booths and concessionaires were set up near the festival grounds, while some tourists were camping out to get the best po ...

  • DENR USAID Launch Book On Mt Kitanglads Tribal Communities

    With the aim to showcase the tribal norms, cultural policies and the many aspects of the tribal communities living in Mt. Kitanglad, the book "The Wisdom Keepers of Mt. Kitanglad" was recently launched by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (B+WISER) together with Kitanglad Integrated NGOs (KIN) at Seda Abreeza Hotel, Davao City.

    In behalf of DENR-XI's Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan, Assistant Regional ...

  • Kaamulan Festival: Tribal Revelry In Malaybalay Bukidnon

    Kaamulan Festival: Tribal Revelry In Malaybalay Bukidnon

    One of the Philippine celebrations I've long wanted to attend is the Kaamulan Festival in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Last March 22 to 27, I finally had the opportunity to experience this cultural event as part of a media tour of Northern Mindanao, organized by the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines, under the Department of Tourism (DOT), with the assistance of Earth Explorers Travel & Tours, an outstanding tour operator based in Cagayan de Oro. This year's festival climaxed on the weekend of March 23, with its most-awaited event: the street dancing competition and ground presentation.