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Ethnic History

Course Code: HST 303 Course Credit: 3

Course Facilitator: Assoc. Prof. Arlene D. Calara, Ph.D.

Class Schedule (3-6pm Monday)

Venue: St. Raymund Peñafort Bldg.


Consultation Period (Schedule/Venue) 2:00 -3:00 pm Monday

Course Policies

1. Students are expected to uphold academic standards and adhere to the

accepted norms and rules regarding scholarly work and outputs.
2. All students are expected to attend class and to be on time for class.
3. All term papers should be in the Chicago style format with proper
documentation and citation.
4. Intellectual dishonesty will not be tolerated and offenses such as
plagiarism is a ground for failure in the course.
5. All assignments, tests and term papers must be submitted on time, late
papers will not be accepted.
6. All students should not have an absence not exceeding 20% of the total
hours of the course or three meetings.
7. Students are expected to participate in the discussion of the topics.
Ethnic History of the
 The course is a study of the many cultural communities that
comprise the totality of the Filipino nation - more specifically
the indigenous communities which are often marginalized
among the mainstream Christian communities.

 It will present a brief historical background on these

indigenous communities as provided by extant literature,
situating them in the context of the national history of the

 The survey will include archaeological and anthropological

studies on village life, habitat and livelihood, religious beliefs,
upland and lowland interactions, and their adaptation to
outside and/or foreign influences.

 Their role in the history of the nation will also be highlighted

in this course.
 Overview of major cultural/linguistic communities

 Background literature on the history of cultural


 Their culture and society

 Cultural communities in the context of national


 Relations and interaction between minority cultural

communities and mainstream lowland groups
 Other Relevant Information

Information and publications from government agencies. National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Mindanao Studies Program, UP-
Diliman, Cordillera Studies Program, UP Baguio,

 Information and publications from non-government entities

 Singsing by Center for Kapangpangan Studies, Holy Angel University

 Bulacan Studies Center, Malolos City

 Cavite Studies Center, De la Salle University


Apayao Bago Balangao

Bicol Bontoc Ga’dang
Ibaloi Ibanag Ifugao
Ikalahan/Kalanguya Ilocano Ilongot
Isinay Itawit Ivatan/Itbayat
Iwak Kalinga Kankanay
Kapampangan Malaweg Negrito
Palanan Pangasinan Sambal
Tagalog Tinggian Yogad


Agutayanen Batak Kuyonen

Molbog Pala’wan Tagbanwa
Tau’t Batu

Abaknon Aklanon Bantoanon

Boholano Bukidnon Cebuano
Hiligaynon Kiniray-a/Hamtikanon Masbateño
Rombloanon Sulod Waray

B’laan Bagobo Butuanon

Ilanun Kalagan Kamayo
Kamiguin Kolibugan Magindanao
Mamanwa Mandaya Manobo
Maranao Sangil (Sangir/Marore) Subanun
T’boli Tasaday Tiruray

Sama Tausug Yakan

Jama Mapun
village life
habitat and livelihood
religious beliefs
upland and lowland interactions
their adaptation to outside and/or foreign
their role in philippine history
Reading List
Arumanen-Manuvu Custodio A. Saliling

Bagobo Sonia D. Mangune

Benguet Belief Systems Wasing D. Sacla

Cagayan Valley: The Ibanag Estrella L. Suyu
Cuyonin Lowland and Cultural Community Dr. Marcelino "Jojo" L.
Folk Literature of the Muslim Cultural Communities Calbi A. Asain

Ifugao in a Nutshell Manuel

Ilocano Lowland Cultural Community Ben Pacris
Kinaray-a, Hiligaynon, Ilonggo and Aklanon Speaking People Alicia P. Magos

Lowland Cultural Group of the Tagalogs Grace P. Odal

Manuscript on Kalanguya Cultural Communities Gaspar C.

Reading List
Oral Literature of the Tuwali Ifugao in Kiangan Manuel Dulawan
Sites and Sights in Ifugao Manuel Dulawan
Southern Mindanao Lourdes C. Manzano
The Ati of Negros and Panay Daisy Y. Noval-Morales

The Batak Noel Jagmis

The Batanes Islands Francisco A. Datar
The Bicolanos Adela Cano-Beringuela

The Bikol Agtas Ricardo Ma. Nolasco

The Blaans Datu Garot's
The Higaonon Datu Mansuduyan's
The History of the Muslim in the Philippines Hannbal Bara
Reading List
The Ifugao Rice Terraces Manuel Dulawan
The Islands of Leyte and Samar Joycie Dorado-Alegre
The Kalinga John B. Donqui-is
The Kapampangan Rosita Muñoz-
The Lowland Cultural Community of Pangasinan Fe L. Andico
The Mandaya Ethnic Group Manuel B. Ompang
The Mansaka Bernardo Limikid
The Remontados of the Sierra Madre Mountains Daisy Y. Noval-
The Riverine People of Mindanao Ruelo Baya
The T'boli Lourdes C. Manzano
The Talaandig Victorino L. Saway