Our foundation’s mission is to promote the preservation of Ifugao culture and tradition.
To preserve Ifugao culture and traditions through education, advocacy, and celebration.
About Our Advocacy
The Philippines is filled with a lot of untold stories, from historical stories to folktales, that makes us all richer. However, the modern world often blinds us to the value of our traditions and heritage. It’s for this reason that International Ifugao Cultural Heritage Foundation, Inc., a cultural advocacy in West Sacramento, California, exists. We advocate for the preservation of our traditions and culture so that we can pass them on to the next generation. We believe that as we connect to our cultural heritage, we also become better stewards of our natural inheritance. Our goal is to ensure that our land is protected for many generations to come.
Ifugao is a landlocked province in the northern Philippines and is home to the Banaue Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Furthermore, the province’s “Hudhud chants of the Ifugao” and “Punnuk” have been included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists in 2008 and 2015, respectively. Apart from its international recognition, Ifugao boasts a rich historical and cultural significance. In fact, the fascinating Rice Terraces have been maintained by the native Ifugaos for approximately 2000 years.
However, we’ve seen the gradual deterioration of some of the most beautiful aspects of the Ifugao culture, especially the Rice Terraces. Numerous local and international reports, proving this, have caused an alarm. As an advocacy group, it upsets us to see an unmatched, breathtaking, man-made landscape to fall down in history and forgotten. We firmly believe the Rice Terraces and the rest of Ifugao’s heritage are an important piece of historical treasure we must preserve.
Support Our Cause
Help us explore and conserve the richness of the Ifugao culture. Join our cause, and be a cultural preservation advocate. If you have further questions, leave us a message here.