Owong, also spelled owung, are traditional small dugout canoes of the T'boli people in the Philippines. It is traditionally made from the hollowed out trunks of lawaan (Shorea spp.). It is propelled by paddling and can carry around three people. It is used by the T'boli people for fishing and transport in Lake Sebu, Lake Lahit, and Lake S'loton in their ancestral territory in southwestern Mindanao.[1][2][3][4]

See also


  1. "7 Exciting Things You Can Do Around Lake Sebu". journeyingjames. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  2. Lim, Frinston (25 November 2016). "Sa marilag na Lake Sebu hitik ang kalikasan, kultura, adventure". Inquirer Libre Davao. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  3. Geoghegan, Alan C. "Preserving Culture, The T'boli of Mindanao, Philippines part 1&2:". TaraVision.org. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  4. "Owong". TrekEarth. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
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