Tumandok

Calinog, Iloilo

The Tumandok or Suludnon (also known as Panay-Bukidnon or Panayanon Sulud) is an indigenous Visayan group of people who reside in the Capiz-Lambunao mountainous area of Panay in the Visayan islands of the Philippines. They are the only culturally indigenous group of Visayan language-speakers in the Western Visayas.

Although they were once culturally related to the speakers of the Ki ...

naray-a, Aklanon, and Hiligaynon languages, all of whom inhabit the lowlands of Panay, their isolation from Spanish rule resulted in the continuation of a pre-Hispanic culture and beliefs. They speak the Igbok language (also known as Ligbok), one of the Antique languages.

Currently, the Sulud/Tumandok faces several challenges in their existence although the local governments of Panay have realized their importance and have begun establishing several projects that help preserve their culture.

Tumandok People Suludnon Panay Bukidnon Panayanon Sulud News

  • Iloilo Town Festival Showcases Authentic IP Culture, Tradition

    The municipality of Lambunao takes pride in the authentic culture and tradition of its natives that will be showcased in the week-long Binanog Festival from December 9-14.

    The cultural festival aims to "preserve the rich culture of Panay Bukidnon". It is mimicry of the movement of the bird, which is performed every time there is an occasion, said Jennifer Osorio, the town's tourism officer.

    "Binanog" derives its name from the word "banog," a bird belonging to the hawk family that is abundant in the hinterlands where the indigenous peoples (IPs) known as Panay Bukidnon can be found.

    "W ...

  • Binanog Fest Showcases Unique IP Culture Tradition

    Binanog Fest Showcases Unique IP Culture Tradition

    The municipality of Lambunao takes pride in the culture and tradition of its natives that will be showcased in the week-long Binanog Festival from Dec. 9 to 14. The cultural festival aims to preserve these.

    "Binanog" derives its name from the word "banog," a bird belonging to the hawk family that is abundant in the hinterlands where the indigenous peoples (IPs) known as Panay Bukidnon can be found.

    It is mimicry of the movement of the bird and performed during celebrations, said Jennifer Osorio, the town's tourism officer.

    "We are the only festival in the province that celebrates the ...

  • TESDA Trains 349 IPs In Antique

    Various skills trainings available from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have benefited 349 Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in this province.

    Karyn Mae Duay, supervising TESDA specialist in Antique, said in an interview Monday that the IPs were trained by TESDA-accredited Golden Heroes School of Trade, Inc. and Araya Skills Development Institute Corp.

    "The trainings for the different batches of IPs were from July to October this year," she said.

    Duay said the trainings included Installing Pre-cast Balusters and Handrail, Masonry, Plaster Concrete/Masonry Surfa ...

  • Panay Bukidnon Women Complete Skills Training On Abaca Sewing Embroidery

    Various designs of sewn and embroidered abaca based clothing were produced by at least 15 Panay Bukidnon women and members of the Jamindan Bukidnon Tribes Association (JABTA) who completed the Skills Enhancement Training on Abaca Sewing and Embroidery last August 13 to 17 at the School for Living Traditions in Brgy. Jaena Sur in Jamindan town.

    The fiveday training, funded by the Capiz provincial government thru the Gender and Development program of the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office, is a follow through to a training on abaca weaving by the National Commission for Culture an ...

  • Panay Bukidnon

    Mini docu- Chanted poem of Panay Philippines of the Bukidnon tribe from Garangan, Calinog, Panay, Philippines. Ancient Poem, pre-colonial tradition. (Fuji Teodosio)

  • IP Women Urged To Deliver In Birthing Center

    IP Women Urged To Deliver In Birthing Center

    A municipal physician from a far south local government unit (LGU) here is urging pregnant indigenous women to come down to the municipality a good number of days before their date of delivery.

    Hinobaan Municipal Health Officer Dr. Roena Abilla said giving birth assisted by medical personnel is the safest way than the traditional "komadrona," "paltera" or women who assist mothers give birth usually in far-flung areas in the absence of medical personnel.

    During the recent "Hugpong sang mga Tumandok" in this town, it was learned that about 200 families reside in Bgry. Damutan, 30 kilometer ...