Lake Sebu

Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

Lake Sebu is a natural lake located in the municipality of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato and within the Alah Valley region. The Philippine government has recognized it as one of the country's most important watersheds. Lake Sebu is one of the many bodies of water supplying important irrigation to the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato.

The villages around the lake have been ...

turned into an independent municipality called Lake Sebu after being a former village of Surallah.

The T'boli and Ubo tribes have been the traditional dwellers of the lake. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources have recognized, through Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2, Series of 1993, the claim of these tribes that the lake and its surroundings are under their ancestral domain.

The Department of Tourism and the local government unit of Lake Sebu has promoted the lake as one of the prime eco-tourism destinations in the municipality. The Mindanao Development Authority is closely coordinating with the DOT in the development and enhancement of Lake Sebu, as it is also identified as one of the priority sites under the BIMP-EAGA Tourism cluster.
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Lake Sebu News

  • RMA Hosts Talk On Indigenous Peoples Of Mindanao

    RMA Hosts Talk On Indigenous Peoples Of Mindanao

    Bea Blahing, a member of one of the Hill Tribes in the Philippines, will discuss her peoples struggle to join the 21st century with their cultures fully intact during the next Retired Mens Association of Greenwich meeting on Wednesday, April 11, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam.

    She will give a brief history of the indigenous people of Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines. Through her personal narrative, she will reveal some of the challenges her tribe is currently facing. She will address the efforts her people are making to recover their indige ...

  • Lake Sebu Goodness Despite The Bad Lucks

    Lake Sebu Goodness Despite The Bad Lucks

    To get it straight, I was actually disappointed during our visit in Lake Sebu. Hasting our butts off just to arrive on time with our itinerary only to be disappointed by several factors when we arrived in Lake Sebu.

  • The Tedious Craft Of Brass Casting

    Brass casting is one of three major crafts of the Tbolis in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. The others are weaving and beadworks.

    Brass casting, like beadworks and weaving, is a craft that has been handed down from generation to generation, although how they came to learn the craft remains vague and how the first Tbolis got hold of brass, a mystery.

    Bundos Fara, one of the brass casters of this town was just as vague when asked since when the family had been casting brass. "I learned it from my father, who learned it from his father," he said in Visayan.

    Prodded on where his father learned ...

  • Dreamweaving The Tradition Continues

    Dreamweaving The Tradition Continues

    Mention dreamweavers and Tnalak and the name of Lang Dulay pops up; the lone Tboli Gawad Manlilikhang Bayan (Gamaba, or National Living Treasures Awardee) who have passed on in May 2015 at the age of 91.

    The art of weaving tnalak among the Tbolis did not die with Lang Dulay, in fact, she has inspired many to look at the craft as a gift and an art, there are still those who seek the wisdom of the goddess Fu Dalu to teach them designs and the inspiration for yet another tnalak cloth. Among them is Barbara Ofung, who at 60 is regarded as among the best among the living weavers.

    Ofung said s ...

  • Travel Guide Backpacking SOCCSKSARGEN And Maguindanao

    Travel Guide Backpacking SOCCSKSARGEN And Maguindanao

    Huh? WHAT? Soccsksargen is a region located at the south central of Mindanao and it Stands for (South Cotabato(SOC), Cotabato (C), Sultan Kudarat (SK), Sarangani (SAR), GENERAL SANTOS(GEN)). The name of It is composed of four regions and two cities. You may also heard some people calling it SOX in short, it is intended for their marketing promotions and easy to recall.

  • The Filipina Designer Giving Tribal Artisans A Place On The Catwalk

    The Filipina Designer Giving Tribal Artisans A Place On The Catwalk

    "We're the turtles of fashion," Len Cabili, Creative Director and Founder of Philippine ethical fashion brand Filip + Inna, said to a crowd of women listening at the Philippine Embassy in Berlin. While not as behind the times as her joke might suggest, Cabili's company is known for its more established aesthetic tastes; Cabili began working with Filipino tribes in 2008, asking them to embroider their traditional patterns and designs to modern home decor before branching out to fashion.

    She would give them garments with a modern silhouette an A-line dress, a leather jacket and ask them which ...