Frequently Asked Questions
What is the International Ifugao Cultural Heritage Foundation, Inc.?
The International Ifugao Cultural Heritage Foundation, Inc. is an advocacy group that aims to preserve the beautiful culture of the Ifugaos in the northern Philippines.
What is the Ifugao Culture?
Being a wet-rice community, the Ifugao culture revolves around agriculture. Traditional chants were believed to improve their harvest. Their social organization is largely based on kinship. And they also have enormous cosmological beliefs with thousands of deities.
What is the Ifugao known for?
The Ifugao culture became widely known since the declaration of the Banaue Rice Terraces as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The terraces are a network of elaborate irrigation systems, in which early Ifugaos began building 2000 years ago.
How long does it take to travel to Ifugao?
If you take the road from Manila, the travel time may take from ten to 12 hours. If you take a chartered flight from Clark, Pampanga, to Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya, the trip may take at around five hours.
How do I support your cause?
You can support us by making a donation of any amount.