Talaingod, Davao del Norte

The Talaingod Manobo are the guardians and stewards of the Pantaron Mountain Range and many live in the town of Talaingod in Davao del Norte

Talaingod Manobo People News

  • Four Heroic Women For Mother Earth

    Four Heroic Women For Mother Earth

    From the Philippines to the rest of the world, the environment has always been regarded as "Mother Earth", a life-giver and nurturer. Natures abundance is the bosom that sustains humanity.

    The worldwide celebration of International Womens month dawns upon us with Mother Earth besieged by the worst ecological crises she has ever faced the likelihood of the next mass extinction event, the runaway climate disruption, and the exponential rate of pillaging the natural resources on a global scale.

    But hope springs eternal. Environmental defenders everywhere are tirelessly working to protect th ...

  • Lumad Woman Warrior Hailed As Hero For Environment

    Lumad Woman Warrior Hailed As Hero For Environment

    The lone living woman warrior and chieftain of the "lumad" community was hailed as an unsung hero for the environment in this years Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan (GBK) Awards.

    Abiok Ligkaian Bigkay, also known as Bai Bibiaon, was conferred the most distinguished award on Thursday at the University of the Philippines Diliman in recognition of her leadership in asserting the rights of the Talaingod Manobo to their ancestral domains in the Pantaron Mountain Range in Mindanao.

    Bestowed by the Center for Environmental Concerns and partner organizations, the award is given in recognition of an ind ...

  • Woman Warrior Of Talaingod Is 2017 Gawad Tandang Sora Awardee

    Woman Warrior Of Talaingod Is 2017 Gawad Tandang Sora Awardee

    Bai Bibyaon Ligkayan Bigkay was early for the nine o'clock ceremony at the University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) today. She sat at the front row of the hall, flanked by her two companions and interpreters, a Manobo Datu and a Catholic nun, patiently waiting for the people who are to present her the 2017 Gawad Tandang Sora.

    There is little in her calm demeanor that showed she was aware the flurry of preparations in the entire hall was in her behalf, that the huge event was to hail her as the Melchora "Tandang Sora" Aquino of the curren ...

  • DSWD Provides Relief Aid Talaingod IP Communities

    The Department of Social Welfare and Development said Monday it continues to give support to communities of indigenous peoples in the country by meeting their requests for food assistance.

    Last Nov. 30, DSWD-Davao delivered 2,091 family food packs worth PHP696,303 to internally displaced persons belonging to Manobo tribe families from Barangay Sto. Nino, Talaingod, Davao del Norte.

    The distribution date coincided with the anniversary of the Salugpungan school, which was established by human rights and church-based organizations that advocate IP rights. A medical mission was also conducte ...

  • IPs Gets Accessible Tertiary Education

    Some 40 Lumad Scholars officially started their classes at Datu Jose Libayao Davao del Norte State College Extension Campus last Monday, October 3, 2016 in the Tribal Municipality of Talaingod, Davao del Norte.

    The Campus was built to fulfill the long-time desire of the Ata Manobo community to have an accessible tertiary education in their area.

    "With the extension campus we are hoping to fill that particular gap in Talaingod," Governor del Rosario said

    This development will surely transform the lives of the students and the community with new technological and knowledge that are unfa ...

  • The Waters Of Dulyan Flow Free

    The Waters Of Dulyan Flow Free

    The anticipation was high as we prepared ourselves for an international solidarity mission last July 17 to the community of Sitio Dulyan, in the town of Talaingod in Davao del Norte province. On this humble village stands the first Learning Center of the Salupongan Ta Tanu Igkanugon people's organization, an indigenous Lumad school made for and by the Lumad themselves.

    It took us a three-hour bus travel from Davao City to get to the gym of Sto. Niño village, Talaingod, where we held the final preparations and briefing before taking off into the mountains on habal-habal (skylab motorcycle) ...