Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

T'Boli tribe of Lake Sebu in Cotabato have a wealth of crafts, elaborate ethnic costumes, and vivaciousdances and music. They are also admired for their handsome brasswork, which finds its way into figure statuary, heavy belts, chains and noisy anklets by much-beaded and broidery-bedecked tribal women.

Some locate the Tbolis to the vicinity of the Lake Buluan in the Cotabato Basin ...

or in Agusan del Norte. The Tbolis, then, reside on the mountain slopes on either side of the upper Alah Valley and the coastal area of Maitum, Maasim and Kiamba.

In former times, the Tbolis also inhabited the upper Alah Valley floor. After World War Two, i.e., since the arrival of settlers originating from other parts of the Philippines, they have been gradually pushed onto the mountain slopes. As of now, they are almost expelled from the fertile valley floor.

Tboli People News

  • Kfi Tbolis Coffee

    Kfi Tbolis Coffee

    Native coffees always had a special aroma and taste, and the K'fi coffee of the TBoli tribe is no exception.

    This coffee product is organic and is being consumed by the tribe, especially the elders, regularly.

    From what was just a regular coffee served in the tribe, the K'fi coffee is now being offered as a pasalubong for tourists visiting the famous tourist spot in South Cotabato Lake Holon.

    Before hiking Mt. Parkers Lake Holen, tourists shall drop by the Tboli towns Municipal Tourism Office to register and get local guides. Upon reaching the area, visitors will be welcomed with a sa ...

  • Happy Helobung Festival And 34th Founding Anniversary Municipality Of Lake Sebu

    Happy Helobung Festival And 34th Founding Anniversary Municipality Of Lake Sebu

    Lake Sebu, dubbed as the summer capital and eco-cultural center of South Cotabato, is celebrating its 34th Founding Anniversary today, November 11, 2017 and the culmination of the week-long Helobung Festival.

    A first class municipality and one of the major tourist destinations in SOCCSKSARGEN, Lake Sebu is known for its numerous natural attractions, wonderful culture and exciting adventures. Lake Sebu is home to the Tboli tribe which are known for their tnalak weaving and their rich culture and traditions, its three (3) lakes namely Seloton, Lahit, and Sbu, the famous Seven Falls and Seven ...

  • An Unforgettable Stay In Lake Sebu School Of Living Traditions

    An Unforgettable Stay In Lake Sebu School Of Living Traditions

    It is a great learning experience when you can immerse yourself in another culture. Nothing is more rewarding when you can actually live like the locals. Such is the reason why my stay in Lake Sebu School of Living Traditions is unforgettable.

  • Dayaw PHs Indigenous Peoples Festival

    Dayaw PHs Indigenous Peoples Festival

    The 'Dayaw' festival brings together indigenous peoples from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to share their culture and heritage.

    With October as Indigenous Peoples Month, the Philippines celebrated Dayaw, a 3-day festival with indigenous peoples from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao coming together and sharing their cultural heritage through music, dances, arts and crafts, stories, and more.

    Dayaw means to present with pride, to show ones best with pride and dignity coupled with excitement, and to honor in different Filipino languages. The universal meaning of the word "dayaw" connotes celebra ...

  • Where To Next Three Reasons Why Lake Sebu Is The Newest Must-Visit Destination

    Where To Next Three Reasons Why Lake Sebu Is The Newest Must-Visit Destination

    If your travel bug is giving you an itch, then there's no need to look further to satisfy that wanderlust. We all know that the Philippines is rich with captivating travel spots that you may have not even discovered yet.

    So here, we introduce to you Lake Sebu, a first-class municipality in South Cotabato, with a population of approximately a hundred thousand and stunning vistas you will surely want to see for yourself. Because of its vast land area bounded by a number of mountains and hills surrounded by various kinds of trees and several bodies of water, it has become a home to different s ...

  • Onward Culture

    Onward Culture

    Amid finely selected furniture, home furnishings, holiday decor, and fashion accessories, a group of artisans garbed in native wear enticed local and foreign visitors alike as they showcased world-class crafts.

    At the Hibla Pavilion of Textiles and Weaves at the Manila FAME in 2012, 10 indigenous groups demonstrated their weaving traditions the Ivatan and Gadang traditional weaving, Iraya Mangyan nito basketry, Hanunuo Mangyan weaving, Panay Bukidnon panubok embroidery, Subanen pulaw weaving, Ekam Maguindanao mat weaving, Ata Talaingod liyang weaving, Tboli tnalak weaving, and Blaan mewel w ...