Articles in the category Communities (275)

Singnapan Valley in southern Palawan is a place I have wanted to visit for a long time now. It was a couple of years ago that I came across some images online of the Tau’t Bato tribe and it has intrigued me ever since. The remoteness of Singnapan valley is what first caught my attention and then the interesting stories that the people there live in large caves during the rainy season.
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Published on 04/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, People
Tags: Mantalingahan, Palawan, Tau’t Bato, tribe
Things often do not turn out the way you might expect them to. Such was the case during my recent trip back to the Sierra Madres. I returned to a part of Isabela and Cagayan provinces to visit some old Agta friends from last year. Upon returning this time I had a plan to go on a hunt with some of the men, a hunt for wild pig, deer or monkey.
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Published on 04/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, People
Tags: Agta, Cagayan, Isabela, Madres, Sierra
Three weeks in the Cordilleras of Luzon and I feel like I have only scratched the surface of experiencing the rich cultures that make up the Igorot people. This is a common trend I have experienced while working on the Katutubong Filipino Project and one reason I hope to extended the project longer term, perhaps for another three years. More time is needed.
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Published on 03/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, People
Tags: Cordilleras, Igorot, Katutubong, Luzon
The Negritos are a dark skinned people that are ethnically different from other people in the Philippines that are mostly Malay in origins. The are believed to be the original inhabitants of the Philippines. Their origins are obscure. Some anthologist believe they are descendant of wandering people that "formed an ancient human bridge between Africa and Australia.
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Published on 03/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, People
Tags: Aeta, Atta, Baluga, Negritos
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