Umali Ayu! - This is the Ifugao way of saying welcome to our place.
Welcome to the home of the Rice Terraces! The province of Ifugao lies east of Benguet, north of Nueva Vizcaya, west of Isabela, and south of Mountain Province.
Topography is mountainous with rolling hills in the southeast particularly in the towns of Lamut and Alfonso
Lista. At least 4 tributaries of the Magat River which is in turn a tributary of the mighty Cagayan River flows out of the highlands
of Ifugao. The province is accessible by land either from Nueva Viscaya, from Isabela, or from Mt. Province. Climate is dry from January
to April and wet during the rest of the year. Coldest month is February. The town of Banaue is cool and refreshing all year round but the rest of
of the province is warm except during the months of December up to February.
The Ifugao tribe is made up of different ethnolinguistic groups, the largest of which are the
Ayangans and Tuwalis. The Kalanguya tribe are mostly found in the municipality of Tinoc. Some Ilocanos are found in the province especially in the municipalities of Lamut and Alfonso Lista.
Noted Personalities from Ifugao
Economic Profile, Products and Industries
- Romeo Brawner - Justice of the Court of Appeals and Comelec Commissioner
- Benjamin Cappleman - Congressman, Governor, Mayor, Teacher
Agricultural production in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Ifugao in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
Other farm products include coffee, vegetables such as beans, and rootcrops like yam, ginger, and sweet
potato. Ifugao is home to artistic wood-carvers and weavers. Numerous roadside shops sell native handicrafts. Tourism
is a long time source of livelihood for many Ifugaos especially in the town of Banaue. There were 6 banks operating in
the province with total deposits of 759 million pesos as of 2007.
The growing of organic rice called Tinawon, in white and red variety, is being promoted by the local government.
The Figaro chain of coffeeshops has a tie-up with local cooperatives for the production of organic coffee. Bamboo growing
is an interesting venture to look into. The tourism industry can still grow provided world class accomodations such as
resorts and a convention center are available.
See List of Municipalities of Ifugao
Places of Interest/ tourist spots in Ifugao Province
- Banaue Rice Terraces - Those in Batad and Bangaan are awesome.
- Mayoyao Rice Terraces
- War Memorial Shrine in Kiangan
- Ambuaya Lake also in Kiangan
- Hapao Rice Terraces - located in Hungduan
- Ducligan Hot Spring in Banaue
- Tukukan Hot Spring in Tinoc
- Numbungngug Waterfall in Liwon, Asipulo
- Bintakan Cave in Lagawe
Typical village in Banaue, Ifugao province
Capitol Ground in Lagawe Town
The Ifugao house
Many Ifugao houses are now modernized but the traditional way of pounding rice is still practiced in many Ifugao households.
Department of Education division office
See also photos of the Ifugao Traditional Rice Cultivation Practices
and Ifugao Culture
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- Ifugao State University - Main
- Ifugao State University - Lagawe
- Ifugao State University - Potia
- Ifugao State University - Tinoc