Leadership among the traditional peoples of the Philippines is amorphous and defined by the moment. Among the Tau’t Bato an incipient form that is distributive in nature is exhibited. This is more like a type of social exchange where goods are exchanged to gain prestige within a group. More general is the redistributive kind where the leader gathers from the production of his groups and distributes these among others to gain a larger following. Often there are a number of leaders within a group depending on the nature of the function—religious, political, etc. At times, a group of prestigious men, often the elders, makes the necessary communal decisions. A mark of distinction, however, is that beyond the functions of politics, a man labors in his own fields and in all domestic functions acts in a community of peers.