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Proudly Pinoy: 11 Panay-Bukidnon Native Costumes

, Iloilo

Belle Piccio
Belle Piccio | Oct 14, 2015

The native costume or traditional fashion of Tribu Suguidnon is intricately made by the Panay-Bukidnon. The dominant color of the tribe is red and is designed with panubok and adorned with jewelries.

READ: Panubok: Panay-Bukidnon’s Traditional & Beautiful Embroidery

Panubok is the traditional embroidery of the Panay-Bukidnon women. The panubok is not only found in their native costumes but also in bags, handkerchiefs, headgears and bracelets.

Here are some of the Panay-Bukidnon native costumes:

Bali-og and panyo made by Hilda Lastrilla, a Panay-Bukidnon from Calinog, Iloilo; photos from

1. Bali-og

Bali-og worn by a Panay-Bukidnon woman

Baliog is a choker-type necklace for women designed with panubok and coins.

2. Panyo

Binanog dance of Panay-Bukidnon using panyo

Panyo (handkerchief) is usually used in binanog. The panyo is designed with panubok like a combination of matangpunay and fishbone.

READ: Binanog: An Ethnic Romantic Dance in the Visayas


Red pudong made by Hilda Lastrilla, black pudong made by Ma. Fe Gamayao; photos from

3. Pudong

Pudong is worn by Panay-Bukidnon women. The headdress is designed with old coins and serves as a heirloom from their grandmothers. Pudong is also called as “tangko” designed with panubok.


Made and designed by Ma. Fe Gamayao, a Panay-Bukidnon from Brgy. Nayawan, Tapaz, Capiz; photo from

4. Sinumbrahan na Pula

Sinumbrahan na Pula is a the traditional red blouse worn by Panay-Bukidnon women.

5. Koton

Koton is a blouse embroidered with designs that shows the community’s traditional life.


Made and designed by Ma. Fe Gamayao; photo from

6. Patadyong

Patadyong is a skirt worn by women.

7. Biningkit

Biningkit is a jewelry made from coins and beads. The necklace uses coins to show his or her family's wealth. The traditional necklace, biningkit, is an heirloom from their grandmother.


Made and designed by Ma. Fe Gamayao; photo from

8. Walcos

Walcos is Panay-Bukidnon’s belt embellished with coins.

9. Polceras na Tinubkan

Polceras is a wristband or armband designed with panubok. The wrist/armband takes about 3 days to finish because of its complex embroidery.


Made and designed by Ma. Fe Gamayao; photo from

10. Maram-an

A pouch bag made of woven dried pandan strips.

11. Handbag

Like the maram-an, the handbag is made of woven dried pandan strips that were dyed using tree sap.


Native costume of Panay-Bukidnon men


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How to Go to Iloilo

From Manila, a roundtrip flight to Iloilo is about hour for an estimated cost of PhP 3,000. Traveling by bus is also an option. It has an estimated cost of PhP 875 and is more than 17 hours.

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