GA'DANG refers to the indigenous people in what is now paracelis of mountain province including alfonso lista of ifugao and barangay calaccad and cudal in tabuk city of kalinga.  they called their identity, settlement, and language ga'dang. the extent of their geographic settlement is now refer to as ga'dang ancestral domain.  

ga'dang means high ground as from seashore or riverbank. long before the colonization of the philippines by the spaniards, a group probably from the malayan invasion came up from the lowlands of the cagayan valley to the higher grounds of eastern cordillera


Illustration by Don Aguillo | Photo by: This Is It Photography

Resources: Amparo Mabanag & Margareth Balansi Domawa