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Ibaloy Festival 2022!

October 1, 2022, is the start of the month-long celebration of the Ibaloy Festival. Everyone is welcome! Join us here at the Ibaloy Heritage Garden.

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We're ready to welcome you! Come and Join us at the Ibaloy Heritage Garden, Burnham Park.(Credits to NCIP CAR for the photo)
We're ready to welcome you! Come and Join us at the Ibaloy Heritage Garden, Burnham Park.(Credits to NCIP CAR for the photo)

October 2022 is Indigenous Peoples Month. Consequently, the Ibaloys are celebrating the Ibaloy Festival 2022. Everyone is welcome! Celebrate with us here at the Ibaloy Heritage Garden, Burnham Park.

Ibaloy's are one of the ethnolinguistic groups in the Cordilleras, collectively called Igorots. Today, October 1, 2022, is the start of the month-long celebration of the Ibaloy Festival led by the Onjon ni Ivadoy Association Incorporated.

Present in the opening this morning are Baguio's Vice Mayor Faustino Atiwag Olowan, Baguio's Councilor Poppo Cosalan, Baguio's Councilor Jose "Joemol" Mencio Molintas, Onjon ni Ivadoy's President Maximo H. Edwin Bugnay, Onjon ni Ivadoy's active member and volunteer Manang Pam Cariño, and Midland's very own Tonette and Judith Hamada.

Onjon ni Ivadoy's President Maximo H. Edwin Bugnay, Midland's very own Tonette and Judith Hamada, at the back, Councilor Joemol Molintas with Ibaloy festivalgoers.
Onjon ni Ivadoy's President Maximo H. Edwin Bugnay, Midland's very own Tonette and Judith Hamada, at the back, Councilor Joemol Molintas with Ibaloy festivalgoers.

Onjon ni Ivadoy's former president Jackson Chiday, Councilor Joemol Molintas, Vice Mayor Faustino Atiwag Olowan with Ibaloy festivalgoers.
Onjon ni Ivadoy's former president Jackson Chiday, Councilor Joemol Molintas, Vice Mayor Faustino Atiwag Olowan with Ibaloy festivalgoers.

Onjon ni Ivadoy's active member and volunteer Manang Pam Cariño and Councilor Poppo Cosalan
Onjon ni Ivadoy's active member and volunteer Manang Pam Cariño and Councilor Poppo Cosalan

If you are from Baguio or planning to visit Baguio this October, here's the month-long Calendar of Activites.

Ibaloy Festival 2022 Month-long Calendar of Activies
Ibaloy Festival 2022 Month-long Calendar of Activies

Sneak peek for today's celebration

Setup of the stage
Setup of the stage

Pigs lined up for today's lunch
Pigs lined up for today's lunch

Paintings for sale showing daily life and culture by Ibaloy artists
Paintings for sale showing daily life and culture by Ibaloy artists

Ibaloy volunteers preparing to cook.
Ibaloy volunteers preparing to cook.

Leopoldo Lamsis, former Onjon ni Ivadoy's president, and Rod Paus current Onjon ni Ivadoy's Vice president was busy preparing for the festivalgoers.
Leopoldo Lamsis, former Onjon ni Ivadoy's president, and Rod Paus current Onjon ni Ivadoy's Vice president was busy preparing for the festivalgoers.

Ibaloy volunteers assisting Manong Pilando Menze in performing Owik or Owek, the traditional butchering of native pig.
Ibaloy volunteers assisting Manong Pilando Menze in performing Owik or Owek, the traditional butchering of native pig.

A sign of Good luck for the month-long celebration.
A sign of Good luck for the month-long celebration.


Im not an Igorot but I do love their culture and history, makes me proud to be a Filipino.


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