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[OPINION] The Ifugao, cowboys, and assimilation through education

Jul 09, 2020 - 4:01 PM

'[T]here are no initiatives yet to properly train teachers in indigenous history and heritage'

65-year-old man first coronavirus case in Ifugao

Apr 25, 2020 - 11:33 PM

This development means only the provinces of Apayao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province remain COVID-free in the Cordillera

Ex-Ifugao congressman Romulo Lumauig dies

Apr 05, 2020 - 3:16 PM

He is Ifugao's first representative in Congress after its conversion into a province

FORMER LAWMAKER. Ex-Ifugao Representative Romulo Lumauig. Photo from Twitter/@romylumauig

Stranded Ifugao workers plead for assistance during Luzon lockdown

Apr 02, 2020 - 2:38 PM

Due to the lockdown, some Ifugao workers have been stranded in various areas, with others losing jobs and ending up displaced in the middle of the pandemic

ASSISTANCE. Stranded NAIA Construction workers from Ifugao receive their food packs from volunteer Leah Bautista. Photo from Gina Lumauig

Human rights activist Brandon Lee now recovering in U.S.

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:21 PM

The Chinese-American, who was seriously injured after he was ambushed in front of his house in Ifugao, appears in a video and says 'Laban!'

'LABAN.' BAYAN USA uploads a video greeting from Brandon Lee on Internationl Human Rights Day. Screenshot from BAYAN USA YouTube video

American human rights volunteer shot in Cordillera back in the U.S.

Oct 28, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Brandon Lee is airlifted to San Francisco, California for his safety and further treatment

Photo from Brandon Lee's Facebook page

2 Ifugao cops killed after finger wrestling quarrel

Sep 29, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Police Corporal Paul Cungihan Badangayon of Hingyon, Ifugao, allegedly shoots dead his two fellow officers from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion

San Francisco folks raising funds to bring home activist shot in Ifugao

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:13 AM

(UPDATED) Brandon Lee, an American citizen red-tagged by the Philippine military, has survived 8 cardiac arrests and needs to fly to San Francisco for his safety and for better medical treatment

Photo from Brandon Lee's Facebook page

Police form task force to probe shooting of Ifugao farmers' group volunteer

Aug 09, 2019 - 8:24 PM

The task force seeks to immediately identify the perpetrators behind the shooting of 37-year-old Brandon Lee, a paralegal volunteer for the Ifugao Peasant Movement

Ifugao farmers' group volunteer shot

Aug 06, 2019 - 9:16 PM

(UPDATED) Brandon Lee, a paralegal volunteer for the Ifugao Peasant Movement,was redtagged by the military in 2015

Photo from Brandon Lee's Facebook page

7 dead in Ifugao after truck falls into ravine

Jul 24, 2019 - 4:37 PM

The truck, coming from the Majlong village and on its way to a burial, loses its brakes and falls into the ravine

Demystifying the age of the Ifugao Rice Terraces to decolonize history

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change

IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. The Ifugao Rice Terraces are the products of a very rich and complex Ifugao culture that resisted the Spanish conquest for more than 200 years. All photos courtesy of the Ifugao Archaeological Project

Ifugao candidate uses fresh cabbage in campaign 'poster'

Apr 06, 2019 - 11:50 PM

This is probably the most nutritious election campaign material this year

Ifugao candidate uses fresh cabbage in campaign 'poster'. Photo by Ronel Pablo Benito/Rappler

Ifugao cop dies in motorcycle crash

Apr 02, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Patrolman Jose Nipahoy Heppog dies after crashing into a tricycle. His passenger, Jesslee Pugong Tuguinay, meanwhile suffers head injuries.

Banaue car crash 'victims' arrested for possession of marijuana

Mar 25, 2019 - 10:03 PM

Ifugao police confiscate 7 packs of dried marijuana leaves from the occupants who tried to leave their car after figuring in a road accident at Sitio Baag in Tam-an, Banaue

ROAD ACCIDENT. Ifugao police respond to a road accident in Banaue, Ifugao on Sunday morning, March 24, only to arrest the occupants for possession of marijuana. Photo from Hingyon Municipality

Israeli tourist falls off Banaue Rice Terraces

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Engineer Yossef Salomon, 57, is confined at the Veteran’s Hospital in Nueva Vizcaya, some 50 kilometers away from Batad in Banaue, Ifugao

BANAUE Rice Terraces. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

DOH records 508% increase in measles cases in Cordillera

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:45 PM

(UPDATED) The regional health office has monitored 79 measles cases in the region from January 1 to February 2 – more than 5 times what it recorded in the same period last year

Rescuer dies in Ifugao landslide

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Eugene Gallangi Nahhog, 25, was driving a backhoe clearing the road along Sitio Hiwang in Gohang, Banaue town

TRAGEDY. Another landslide pushes the backhoe being driven by the victim down a 30-meter-deep ravine in Sitio Hiwang in Gohang, Banaue, Ifugao. Photo from Ifugao Police

Father, 3 kids killed in Ifugao landslide

Oct 31, 2018 - 1:01 PM

Ifugao police identify the father as 48-year-old Balthazar Pinnay. His 3 children were aged 8 to 12.

Banaue landslide kills senior citizen

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Police and volunteers retrieve the body of 68-year-old Felipe B. Patawon

Ifugao cries the loudest over Itogon landslide dead

Sep 28, 2018 - 8:38 PM

Most of the 59 who died in Ucab, Itogon, because of the huge mountainslide – including the 12 missing – from 12 days ago are from Ifugao province

FINDING THE DEAD. Police rescue teams find bodies buried by the landslide in Ucab, Itogon in Benguet. September 17, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Senate approves Sept 2 as Ifugao holiday on Yamashita surrender

Aug 28, 2018 - 5:07 PM

The bill is now up for President Rodrigo Duterte's signature

Photo from Shutterstock

IN PHOTOS: Coda's modern-day kolot ceremony

May 19, 2018 - 7:19 PM

In Kiangan, Ifugao, a little boy goes through a rite of passage earlier than expected

Ifugao teen killed on hunting trip

May 02, 2018 - 7:53 PM

Fourteen-year-old Freddie Mar Tangid has gone bird hunting with his teenage cousin in Barangay Olilicon, Lagawe, Ifugao

Mount Pulag reopens to hikers, trekkers

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Foresters urge hikers who plan to climb Luzon's highest peak to be extra careful because the ecosystem remains fragile


Ifugao province pins Palarong Pambansa 2018 hopes on rhythmic gymnast

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:52 PM

Trisha Nayao wants to repeat her multi-medal performance in the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association meet in the forthcoming Palarong Pambansa 2018

Fifteen year-old Trisha Nicole Canayan Nayao, a Grade 9 student of Don Bosco High School in Poblacion South, Lagawe, Ifugao, dominated the gymnastics event of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) 2018 Meet held in Abra last February.  source: DepEd Press Release

British 'budol-budol' victim gets free Banaue vacation

Mar 28, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Banaue police pass the hat to save the vacation of the unfortunate British tourist

Ifugao environmental activist shot dead

Mar 05, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Ricardo Pugong Mayumi of the Ifugao Peasant Movement has been leading the opposition to Quadriver Mini Hydro Dam of the Sta Clara Power Corporation in his native Tinoc town in Ifugao

THREATS. Ricardo Mayumi and 9 other members of the Ifugao Peasant Movement have been getting death threats for opposing the proposed minihydro dam in Tinoc, Ifugao. Photo courtesy of the IPM

By ‘saving the weave,’ one young social entrepreneur helps empower women

Jan 31, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Through Kandama, Victor Baguilat goes beyond keeping a dying tradition alive

Motorcycle-riding teenagers die in Ifugao crash

Nov 18, 2017 - 7:45 AM

Police bring Christian Jacob dela Cruz and Guillermo Sayo to the hospital, but they are declared dead on arrival due to head injuries

5 things to ask before buying indigenous weaves

Oct 21, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Bright colors and cool patterns are making their way to our day-to-day outfits – but how do you make sure you're not appropriating a culture?

FEU, Kandama showcase creations of Ifugao weavers and designers

Aug 12, 2017 - 5:59 PM

The partnership reminds us that innovation and collaboration are crucial to worthy causes such as cultural preservation ” says FEU assistant VP for academic services Joeven Castro

Search on for driver buried with trucks in Ifugao landslide

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Days before this in Benguet in the same region a landslide also buried 6 vehicles parked in a lot

P2-M worth of agricultural damage in CAR after typhoons

Aug 05, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The provinces of Benguet and Ifugao suffer the most damage after being hit by Typhoons Gorio and Huaning

A farmer from the Cordillera Administrative Region carries some harvested crops. All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Korean hiker missing in Cordillera region

Jun 15, 2017 - 11:57 AM

Search and rescue teams are looking for Choi Sungkyu who was last seen in Barlig Mountain Province on June 9

SEARCH. Police coordinate with Korean Embassy officials in search of missing Korean hiker Choi Sungkyu. Photo from MPPPSC 11 Twitter page

Banaue rice terraces now only 5 hours away from Manila

May 18, 2017 - 6:10 PM

You can now visit the Banaue rice terraces by taking a chartered flight from Clark International Airport starting June 1

RICE TERRACES. The world-famous Ifugao rice terraces in Batad. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

Visiting the Ifugao rice terraces? A few things to reflect on

Mar 13, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Here are beautiful sights and beautiful people whose stories are worth sharing

IN PHOTOS: 'Citizens' assembly' vs Marcos hero's burial

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Several groups from different affiliations together with Liberal Party members attend the citizens assembly

NO HERO. Citizens urged President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision in allowing the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Signals: Indigenous communities and climate change

Nov 10, 2015 - 11:55 PM

[Special Report] We take a look at how two indigenous communities are heeding signals from the Earth as they cope with and adapt to a changing planet

Signals: Tug of War

Nov 10, 2015 - 7:35 AM

Farmers of Ifugao tribes heirs to the world renowned Ifugao Rice Terraces are waging a war against a new enemy – or more accurately an old enemy reaching unprecedented extremes: climate disruption

DENR Cordillera approves 7,000 land patents

Oct 23, 2015 - 8:38 AM

DENR CAR declares it was able to meet its target number of processed and issued land patents for 2015 under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program

Who is running in the Cordillera Administrative Region | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in the Cordillera Administrative Region

Typhoon Ineng weakens slightly

Aug 20, 2015 - 6:16 AM

UPDATED Storm signals are hoisted over 17 areas in Luzon as the typhoon makes its way to the northern edge of the Philippines

Ifugao residents protest multi-level parking in Banaue

Jul 29, 2015 - 10:43 AM

Local officials say the facility is meant to solve the traffic problem in the tourist area where vehicles usually park on the main road Critics claim there was no prior public consultation on the project

Banaue jeepney and tricycle terminal Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Hydropower plant seen to save Ifugao Rice Terraces inaugurated

Jul 11, 2015 - 10:53 AM

As a condition for the grant the net proceeds of the plant must be placed in a trust fund called the Rice Terraces Conservation Fund for the preservation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces

SAVE IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. This photo shows Ifugao Governor Denis Habawel during the inauguration of the Likud Mini-Hydro Power Development Project. Photo from the official page of the Ifugao provincial government

Ifugao's famed rice terraces face modern threats

May 31, 2015 - 3:31 PM

The stepped paddy fields as well as the Ifugao s traditional lifestyles are facing unprecedented threats amid the relentless forces of modernity

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. In this photo taken on April 28, 2015 shows rice farmer Margaret Licnachan and one of her daughters walking amid the rice terraces in Mayoyao, Ifugao province, part of the spectacular mountain rice terrace region in the northern Philippines that is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Karl Malakunas/AFP

Ifugao Rice Terraces may be younger than we think

Apr 29, 2015 - 1:06 PM

Far from pre dating Spanish colonization the iconic rice terraces may be just as old as some colonial period churches a team of archaeologists find

TREASURE. The Ifugao Rice Terraces have become cultural icons and popular tourist attractions in the Cordillera Administrative Region

13 provinces under storm signals as Chedeng weakens

Apr 03, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Catanduanes is under storm signal number 2 while 12 other provinces in Luzon are under signal number 1 as Chedeng approaches land

Image courtesy of PAGASA

#ShareBaguio: BenCab: Finding his muse in the highlands

Dec 17, 2014 - 2:14 PM

National Artist Benedicto BenCab Cabrera found his sanctuary in Baguio City How does living in the highlands inspire his work as an artist?

P1.1 billion for tourism roads in Cordillera in 2015

Dec 13, 2014 - 3:13 PM

The funds will be used to boost economic gains from tourism related activities in the region

TOURIST DRAW. The Maligcong Rices Terraces in the outskirts of Bontoc, Mt Province, continue to lure visitors and photographers  Photo by Karlston Lapniten