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‘Apfo-or’ tombs survive in Ifugao


On a hill known as Ottong, overlooking the eastern villages of Bongan and Banhal in Mayoyao town, Ifugao province, sits a mound of rocks neatly piled and assembled near the edge of a cliff.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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 »