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In Ifugao, a ritual after a bountiful rice harvest

HUNGDUAN children forge a bond by joining community festivals and rituals tied to Ifugao province’s rice cycle.  EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

When the rice terraces in Hungduan town in Ifugao province turn from green to yellow, villagers start harvesting the ripened grains and hold a ritual to mark the end of the harvest season. The “punnuk,” a postharvest ritual, is performed by residents of Hapao, Baang and Nungulunan in Hungduan.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Reviving an Ifugao ‘mumbaki’ ritual

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‘MUMBAKI’ (native shaman), elders and villagers in the community of Bayninan in Kiangan town, Ifugao province, gather under the ‘alang’ (rice granary) for a ritual elevating a local mumbaki to a higher order. ELIZA CONSUL / CONTRIBUTOR

Forty-eight years ago in the village of Bayninan in Kiangan town in Ifugao province, the last “dawat di bagol” (receiving the deity) ritual was performed.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Communist rebel killed in Ifugao


Government troops killed a member of the communist rebel group, the New People’s Army, after an hour-long firefight at Barangay Damag, Aguinaldo, Ifugao Thursday early morning.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

SUV in Binay convoy falls into ravine in Ifugao; 3 hurt

Vice President Jejomar Binay. FILE PHOTO

At least three people were injured after the convoy of Vice President Jejomar Binay plunged into a ravine while traversing a road in Banaue, Ifugao province before noon Friday.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bamboo seen as boost to Ifugao carvers

IFUGAO carvers (from left) Roldan Dulnuan Pait, Nestor Anabon and David Namalmag show off the products they carved from bamboo, a new material that they hope will turn around the local woodcarving industry. RICHARD BALONGLONG

Ifugao wood carvers who have settled in Tuba town in Benguet province have started an industry that for years have been catering to local and foreign tourists visiting Baguio City.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »