The Sulod live inland in
the Panay provinces of Capiz, Antique and Iloilo, with some concentrations
in the villages of Tapaz, Lambunao and Valderrama. These agricultualists
are frequently on the move, fields being shifted every two years and left
fallow for at least five before reuse. Settlements consist of a few houses
led by and old wise man called parankuton, who is assisted by a younger
man called timbang. Both positions are achieved. There are many religious
rites, including 16 major ones led by a baylan. The Sulod are widely
known for their extensive epics which are committed to memory, including
the Labaw Dunggon.
Bukid, Bukidnon, Mundo, Putian, Monteses, Buki
Central Panay Island
Central Philippine Group, Hiniraya (lowland)
dialect of Kiniray-a
Swidden cultivation of upland rice, corn,
root crops. Foraging and trapping.