MUNICIPALITY OF TALAINGOD
Rich Cultural Heritage
Native, indigenous, and the best word for it would be from the local dialect – Lumad. Famous for their Kalibulongan Festival, Lino’ob Food, Liyang-Bagtok and Highland View Park and Landscape, Talaingod or “Mountain people” was created on July 29, 1991 by virtue of RA 7081 which comprises of three barangay or villages, namely Barangay Dagohoy, Barangay Palma Gil and Barangay Sto. Nino.
Talaingod boasts of rich natural resources that include a 6,000-hectare virgin forest, the 500-ft Mt. Masimalon, the 60-meter Kalapat Falls, the Nabantalan Cave, the seven-hectare Kilomayon Lake and many more. Rubber, pineapple and abaca, upland rice and corn and coffee farming have their respective identified areas.
Ata-Manobo composes seventy two percent (72%) of the inhabitants of Talaingod. Cebuanos compose only 7% of the total population, while the Mandaya at 2.59%. Migrants from Bohol, Leyte, Iloilo, Ilocos, Agusan, Surigao and Davao compose the rest of the populace.
Journey into the tribal town of Talaingod, home of the Ata-Manobo tribe and Davao del Nortes living cultural showcase. Here, you can immerse with the tribes and experience their rich cultures, and celebrate with them the Kalibulongan Festival, a celebration of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest.
Talaingod now has several jaw-dropping inland resorts that make the town a must-visit highland destination.