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Demystifying the age of the Ifugao Rice Terraces to decolonize history

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change

IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. The Ifugao Rice Terraces are the products of a very rich and complex Ifugao culture that resisted the Spanish conquest for more than 200 years. All photos courtesy of the Ifugao Archaeological Project

Filipino netizens fume over Lonely Planet video featuring Banaue Rice Terraces

Apr 01, 2019 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) The video, which has since been taken down, said the terraces were 'first built around 2,000 years ago by the Chinese'

LONELY PLANET VIDEO. The travel guide earns the ire of Filipino netizens over this claim in a social media video. Screenshot from Lonely Planet

Israeli tourist falls off Banaue Rice Terraces

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Engineer Yossef Salomon, 57, is confined at the Veteran’s Hospital in Nueva Vizcaya, some 50 kilometers away from Batad in Banaue, Ifugao

BANAUE Rice Terraces. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Banaue rice terraces now only 5 hours away from Manila

May 18, 2017 - 6:10 PM

You can now visit the Banaue rice terraces by taking a chartered flight from Clark International Airport starting June 1

RICE TERRACES. The world-famous Ifugao rice terraces in Batad. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

New flights to cut travel time to Banaue Rice Terraces

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM

A local airline will offer flights from Clark to reduce total travel time to the popular tourist destination

FAST TRAVEL. The new route from Clark International Airport to Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya is expected to cut travel time to the Banaue Rice Terraces in more than half.

Visiting the Ifugao rice terraces? A few things to reflect on

Mar 13, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Here are beautiful sights and beautiful people whose stories are worth sharing

Signals: Tug of War

Nov 10, 2015 - 7:35 AM

Farmers of Ifugao tribes heirs to the world renowned Ifugao Rice Terraces are waging a war against a new enemy – or more accurately an old enemy reaching unprecedented extremes: climate disruption

Hydropower plant seen to save Ifugao Rice Terraces inaugurated

Jul 11, 2015 - 10:53 AM

As a condition for the grant the net proceeds of the plant must be placed in a trust fund called the Rice Terraces Conservation Fund for the preservation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces

SAVE IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. This photo shows Ifugao Governor Denis Habawel during the inauguration of the Likud Mini-Hydro Power Development Project. Photo from the official page of the Ifugao provincial government

Ifugao's famed rice terraces face modern threats

May 31, 2015 - 3:31 PM

The stepped paddy fields as well as the Ifugao s traditional lifestyles are facing unprecedented threats amid the relentless forces of modernity

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. In this photo taken on April 28, 2015 shows rice farmer Margaret Licnachan and one of her daughters walking amid the rice terraces in Mayoyao, Ifugao province, part of the spectacular mountain rice terrace region in the northern Philippines that is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Karl Malakunas/AFP

Ifugao Rice Terraces may be younger than we think

Apr 29, 2015 - 1:06 PM

Far from pre dating Spanish colonization the iconic rice terraces may be just as old as some colonial period churches a team of archaeologists find

TREASURE. The Ifugao Rice Terraces have become cultural icons and popular tourist attractions in the Cordillera Administrative Region

Preserving the tradition of heirloom rice in the Cordilleras

Oct 04, 2014 - 11:00 AM

The Heirloom Rice Project of IRRI seeks to pass on the tradition from generation to generation

Save the Ifugao rice terraces? Scholarships are key

Aug 18, 2014 - 4:27 PM

To entice the younger generation the provincial government offers scholarships in agro fishery forestry and agriculture related courses

Photo from the Save the Ifugao Rice Terracesa Facebook page

Ifugao hydropower plant to help save rice terraces

Jan 14, 2014 - 9:02 PM

The P400 million project funded by a grant from JICA is expected to be completed in 2015 and will help fund the rehabilitation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces

HERITAGE TREASURE. The historic Ifugao rice terraces will get a little help from green technology

PH wins seat in UN World Heritage Committee

Nov 21, 2013 - 1:38 PM

The Philippines seat in the World Heritage Committee is a recognition of the country s heritage conservation efforts says conservationist

HISTORIC CITY. Calle Crisologo is the most-visited street in UNESCO World Heritage Site Vigan City. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#TalkThursday: Wakeskating and heritage conservation

Nov 02, 2013 - 11:52 AM

Rappler talks with Ivan Henares president of the Heritage Conservation Society on the recent wakeskating stunt performed at Banaue

Wakeskating 'stunt' at Banaue Rice Terraces draws ire

Oct 27, 2013 - 1:54 PM

The world heritage property and the local residents should not be exploited says one heritage expert

Cordillera rice for sale in California soon

Sep 24, 2013 - 4:29 PM

15 metric tons of indigenous heirloom rice makes its way to US store shelves

HEIRLOOM RICE. Will Americans be fans of Philippine heirloom rice? Photo from Eighth Wonder Inc website

Celebrating PH's World Heritage sites

May 05, 2013 - 1:33 PM

This National Heritage Month discover 5 World Heritage sites Filipinos can be proud of

MARINE FEST. With the abundance of marine life in Tubbataha, don’t be surprised if you get caught it in its traffic! Photo by Yvette Lee courtesy of Tubbataha Management Office

Rice Terraces out of danger

Jun 27, 2012 - 12:31 PM

Modernization migration massive earthquakes changes in the management of the watershed forests have made the Terraces highly vulnerable