BIBAK HAWAII was founded in November 1979 in Oahu. B-I-B-A-K refers to the provinces of Benguet/Baguio City, Ifugao, Bontoc (Mt. Province), Apayao/Abra, and Kalinga in the Philippines. BIBAK promotes fellowship and unity among BIBAK members in the State of Hawaii; provides assistance and moral support to members in cases of need or emergency; and promotes and preserves the cultural heritage of the Igorots. BIBAK has participated and supported numerous local community activities.