The B'laans of Tampakan [part 2]
The B’laans are an indigenous group of people who mainly live in the south part of South Cotabato in the mountains of Tampakan. The tribe is also called Blaan, Bira-an, Baraan, Vilanes, and Bilanes. They are notable for adapting the life of modern Filipinos while maintaining their own traditions and rituals. The B’laans' primary source of livelihood is through agriculture; growing rice, corn, sugarcane, papaya and other root crops. The crops are also used in exchange for other necessities and tools.