The Carillon issue (2021)

The Carillon Issue No.5 Year 2021 - Museo Kordilyera

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Kadangyan – The Ifugao Upper Class

From an ongoing exhibit at Museo Kordilyera – Handwoven Tales: The Warp and Welt of Cordillera Textiles.
What the hermano and hermana mayor are to fiestas in lowland towns, the kadangyan are to large-scale Ifugao feasts in the Cordilleras. The kadangyans are easy to recognize – they have the most rice land and the biggest headcount of water buffalo and other livestock. Their clothes and accessories also distinguish them from the middle and lower classes.

Binuhian (headcloth & loincloth)

Predominantly black with a wide stripe of red in the middle, binuhian is worn by the male kadangyan, the elite of Ifugao culture. Embroidery or shells are the usual embellishments added into the handwoven cloth (Lambrecht 1958,21).

Duco (pouch bag)

With its fringes and embellishments, the duco is similar to the bultong bag worn by Ifugao men, although it has no brass handle. During an uya-uy, an Ifugao wedding feast, female kadangyan use the duco to hold a sacrificial chicken while dancing.

Pango / Pangaw (necklace)

The pango, also called a pangaw, are glass beads encased in gold. Numerous beads are strung together and worn by Ifugao men and women as a status symbol of the kadangyan class.

Dinumog (necklace)

Made of gold-plated brass, the pendants of the Dinumog represents the horns of the carabao. Wearing a Dinumog signifies one has sacrificed numerous carabaos to the gods.

Ginuttu (shell belt)

Gradually decreasing in size, the buttons that form the belt are carved from giant clams (tridacna gigas). The Ginuttu serves as a sword belt and is worn over the loincloth, with the end hanging loose on the left side. On one end of the belt hangs the portaika (wooden sheath) which holds a bolo (machete). A centerpiece of the belt is a buckle called upod, also made from shell. Its use is limited to certain occasions such as weddings and funerals (Maramba 1998, 126).
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The Carillon issue (2019)

The July 2018-May 2019 issue of Carillon, the University’s official alumni magazine is finally here!

The new issue has UP Los Baños the Maria sa Banga landmark in its front cover and features such as Beta Epsilon’s 90th year celebration, UP Alumni excellence in the Arts, cover story of the volunteer service Ugnayan ng Pahinungod, and many more!

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The Carillon issue (2018)

Enjoy the latest edition of Carillon, the University’s official alumni magazine. This January-June 2018 issue includes news tailored for the hundreds of thousands of UP alumni here and abroad, with features such as UP Cebu’s centennial celebrations, Upsilon Sigma Phi’s 100th year, life of former UP President Senator Edgardo J. Angara, UP in several iconic films, and much more!

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Recognizing the important role of the alumni in the life of the university, the University of the Philippines (UP) established the Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) in 1961 under the Office of the President. The OAR serves as the key UP institution connecting the alumni with the rest of the academic community. Continue reading

RELAUNCHED: The Carillon issue (2017)

The Carillon is the official UP alumni newsletter, published since the1950s. Its publication and distribution are managed by the Office of Alumni Relations, UP System, with the Director as official editor. With the objective of giving UP alumni a continuing communication link with and a sense of connection to the University and fellow alumni, The Carillon contains original news and feature articles, press releases as well as reprints of news articles from the different UP units, the UP Alumni Association, the different UP alumni chapters, and from fellow individual alumni.


UP alumni, their family members, and friends are encouraged to contribute news articles and photographs. They are also encouraged to send in biographical updates for the UP alumni database.

UP Carillon 2017 issue