Articles in the category Communities (271)

Tinguian,” “Tinggianes,” “Tingues,” and “Tingians” all mean “mountain dwellers,” and refer to the people who, to avoid the advancing Christian Ilocano, withdrew into the Abra valley and the nearby highlands. Tinguian is used synonymously with the word “Itneg,” which is derived from “iti uneg,” which literally means “the interior,” or from the combination of the prefix “i-,” which indicates a place of origin, and the name of a major river and geographical area, “Tineg” .
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Published on 03/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, People
Tags: Ilocano, Itneg, Tinguian
The Kankana-eys live in the upland areas of Benguet province and belong to the tribal group called "Igorots". They are one of the larger tribes the region. They are hardworking people in the field of agriculture who are already reached by modern technologies. The Kankana-eys build rice terraces which have become sufficient sources of food. The staple foods of the Kankana-eys are camote, rice, potatoes, and other root crops like tugi and gabi.
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Published on 03/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, History
Tags: Benguet, History, Igorots, Kankana-ey
“Kalinga” comes from the common noun “kalinga” which means “enemy,” “fighter,” or “headtaker” in the Ibanag and Gaddang languages. The inhabitants of Cagayan and Isabela considered the Kalinga as enemies since they conducted headtaking attacks on Ibanag and Gaddang territories. As such, the name is considered a misnomer since it has no geographic or ethnic basis. Yet the term has become the official ethnic name accepted even by the natives themselves.
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Published on 03/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, History
Tags: Fighting, headtaker, Kalinga, Tanudan
About 1,453,000 hardworking estimated Ilocanos live in the provinces of Abra. Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and La Union in the northwestern coast of Luzon of its 11,447.5 sq. km. area. Only a narrow strip of plain is fertile and arable, with rice as its chief crop. Due to this limited area for agriculture, foofstuffs are often insufficient.
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Published on 02/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, People
Tags: Abra, bagoong, Ilocanos, Ilocos
“One nation, different cultures” it is how we describe the Philippines. It has different cultural groups which has different unique practices. They have their own way of living. But what makes a cultural group differ among the others? We, the Ilocanos, are one of the dominating groups in the Philippines. We are unique because we have our own way of living. We differ from how we live it and how we make it.
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Published on 02/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, People
Tags: Atang, Ilocanos, traditional
The Ifugao is a group that lives in a mountainous region of north-central Luzon around the of town Banaue. Also known as the Ifugaw, Ipugao, Yfugao, they are former headhunters who are famous for their spectacular mountain-hugging rice terraces. The Ifugao are believed to have arrived from China around 2000 years ago. Their first contact with the outside world was through American military officers and schoolteachers early in the 20th century.
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Published on 02/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, People
Tags: Banaue, Ifugao, Ipugao, tribal
The Ibaloy is derived from “I” a prefix signifying “pertaining to” and baloy or house meaning “people who live in houses.” The variants are “ibaloi,” “inibaloy,” and “nabaloi.”They are indigenous ethnic group found in the northern Philippines. The Ibaloi are one of the indigenous peoples collectively known as Igorot, who live in Northern part of Luzon particularly in the mountains of the Cordillera and neighboring provinces.
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Published on 02/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, People
Tags: Ibaloy, Macalong, Pangasinen, Siguem
"Bontoc" is derived from the term "bun," which is the equivalent of heap in English and "tuk," which means top. When combined, the two words mean “mountain,” or “Bontoc,” when translated on the tribe’s dialect. They are the people who live in the mountainous areas of Benguet, Ifugao, Mounatin Province and Kalinga-Apayao. Their population is distributed in 10 municipalities and 137 barrios.
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Published on 02/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, People
Tags: Benguet, Bontoc, Ifugao, Lumawig
Apayao was once a sub-province of the old Mountain Province created in 1908. It was merged with Kalinga in 1966 creating the province of Kalinga-Apayao. However, by virtue of Republic Act 7878 signed into law by President Fidel Ramos, Apayao became a separate province on the 14th day of February in 1995.
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Published on 02/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, People
Tags: Apayao, Isnag, Kalinga, Ma-ap-ay-ao
They are considered as one of the most lighthearted among the indigenous tribes in the Philippines. The Apayaos are a river people. Their tribe’s name was derived from the warm waters of the Apayao River. They live in the Northwestern end of the island of Luzon from Abulog up to the Apayao River. Their mountainous territory is rich in flora and fauna – typical of the rainforests in Asia.
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Published on 02/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, People
Tags: Abulog, Apayao, Cordillera, Luzon
Mangyan is the general name for the indigenous tribes who live in the province of Mindoro. Ten percent of the total population of the people who live in Mindoro are Mangyans. Before Spain conquered the Philippines, the Mangyans were already practicing the "barter trade" to the Chinese, who traveled to the shores of Mindoro using their ancient boats. The Mangyans traded their local products of cotton, root crops, medicinal plants and bees-wax for beads, gongs, plates and jars.
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Published on 02/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, People
Tags: Mangyan, Mindoro, Sablayan
Last month I made a long awaited trip to the island of Mindoro to visit some of the different Mangyan groups there. This trip took a few months to arrange and I was very excited our journey happened as I have been wanting to visit Mindoro for a long time. Although, we knew it would not be easy to get access to the different communities we wanted to visit, our contacts and non-stop effort explaining and promoting the Katutubong Filipino Project helped us significantly on this trip.
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Published on 02/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, People
Tags: Alangan, Iraya, Mangyan, Mindoro