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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How to Watch One Championship: Age of Domination Online on Dec. 2.

One Championship headlined "Age of Domination" is coming fast toward December 2 (Friday) this week. The event will feature two title fights in the name of One Heavyweight King Brandon " The Truth" Vera and One Bantamweight King Bibiano "Flash" Fernandes.

But what we Cordillerans are awaiting to see in this event is One Champion Honorio "The Rock" Banario and some members of the Team Lakay who hails from the Cordillera.

Banario is set to face Indian figther Rajinder Singh Meena.

How to watch the event Livestream.

The official website on ONE FC is showing the fight livestream starting at 6.55 pm Manila time. You can purchase the HD livestream from the website for only US$9.99 including service charges.

You can click this LINK to www.onefc.com 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What to Expect in the Upcoming Panagbenga Festival in February 2017

Two months from now and the most colorful and exiting festival in Baguio City will kick off. The Panagbenga Festival, locally translated from Booming Flowers Festival which is celebrated every year during the month of February. 

The festival is a grandeur event where you can see colorful and blooming flower parade and the display of different varieties of flower which originally planted in Baguio and some part of Cordillera.

So if you are a flower- lover, this is definitely the festival you should never miss. The Panagbenga events are the must-see for all tourist who are looking for a family-oriented festival to attend. 

Panagbenga Festival 2017 Schedule of Activities


Graphic from www.panagbengaflowerfestival.com

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Student from the University of the Cordilleras among the top 10 LET Board Passers.

The recent announcement of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has a total of more than 54,700 passers from the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) conducted on September 25th, 2016 in different test centers in the country.

The PRC announced that there were 23,378 out of the 77,466  who passed the exam in the elementary level while there were about 31,334 from the 92,745 secondary examinees.

The University of the Cordilleras (UC)is among the universities who has a students included in the top 10.

Shayne Klarisse Buduan Eclarin of The University of the Cordilleras along with three other teachers are in top 4 with an average score of 87.40.

LOOK: Names of Elementary Successful Examinees. Click HERE to view PDF.

LOOK: Name of Secondary Successful Examinees. Click HERE to view PDF


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Friday, November 25, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: 4 Injured in road accident in Tuba, Benguet

Cordillera - 4 people in Tuba Benguet are currently being treated at a hospital after a car crash accident happened yesterday at around 8 pm.

According to report from local radio station, the accident happened at Camp 6, Tuba Benguet.

The victims were identified as Chariza Segundo, 11-year-old, Marvin Segundo, 18-year-old, Lydia Segundo, 52-year-old and a woman from Pangasinan identified as Regina Aguilar, 22-year-old.

Authorities advised motorist to be extra careful when traversing the Halsema Highway which is known for its sharp curves and drop offs especially this rainy season.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cordilleran fighter Banario readies for Dec. 2 One Championship showdown in Manila


Cordillera- Igorot pride One Championship featherweight champion Honorio "The Rock" Banario (10-6) is ready to step up in the cage on December 2 at ONE: Age of Domination which will take place at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.

The 27-year-old Banario will go face to face with Rajinder "Knockout" Sing Meena of India in a three-round undercard bout.

The fight will be one of the most anticipated on the ONE: Age of Domination card by many boxing fans in the Cordillera.

The Igorot fighter said he is a "hundred percent ready" and this week he is wrapping up his training and preparing for his trip to Manila.

" I never stop training. I train all year round. Whether I have an upcoming fight of not, I'm always prepared. The martial artists are always in search of perfection of their craft. I can't wait to go back inside the cage and show the world how much better I have gotten." Banario said.

Banario is really eager to finish the fight in his favor. He knows very well that he has to train well and get back to the winning side.

The fight with Meena would be a challenging fight for Banario. Singh Meena has won eight victories all by submissions and knockouts.

So this coming December 2, the world will witness once again the pride of the Cordillera fight for honor and glory.

ONE: Age of Domination is one of the most exciting fight card in Manila this year-end.
Close Ad XBanario’s opponent, Singh Meena, is expected to give him another stiff challenge. Singh Meena has eight victories on his fight resume, but more impressively, all of his victories have come by exciting finish which includes five submissions and three knockouts.
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Baguio Athletic Bowl Soon to Become a World-Class Sport Facility

Cordillera - The city government of Baguio is now working on to making one of the known landmark in the city, the Baguio Athletic Bowl to a world-class sport  facility.

The agency that was tasked to study the project is now finalizing the details and it said that the proposed plan could cost around P4.3 billion.

City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said the project will be undertaken under the public-private partnership (PPP) after all the requirements have been finalized.

Under the Term of Reference dated September 2012 the city council of Baguio approved the development of the following facilities to be of international standards:



- reconstruction of the grandstand to accommodate 4,000 - 5,000 seats
- reconstruction of  indoor swimming pool
- reconstruction of  tennis court, table tennis and basketball court
- building of indoor simulation golf range, convention rooms, restaurants and sports-related shops.




The proposed project also includes construction of lightning system for night games and bleachers that can accommodate 3,000 people.

It can be recalled that the City Council ordered the City Building and Architecture Office (CBAO) to submit the development plan as the legislative body  expressed fear that budget  will go to waste if not used.

NOTE: Photos used are for illustration only.
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3 Miners die from gas poisoning in Ucab Itogon Benguet


Cordillera - Three miners die from gas poisoning in a mine tunnel in Fatima Ucab, Itogon, Benguet, a local radio network said. 

The three miners were identified as Rosalino Ap-it Narciza, 54-year-old, Santiago Falikao Banganan, 32-year-old and Barry Rimando Api-it, 36-year-old.

According to the report, Narcisa went to his private mining tunnel but he never came back. His brother Api-it noticed that Narcisa was missing so he followed him but he also has not returned. Bangan followed the two missing friends but he was reported missing. 

A rescue operation was conducted by local authorities and residence of Ucab to recover the bodies of the three miners. 


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Monday, November 21, 2016

Baguio City - Chosen as one of the Place to Host Miss Universe 2017

Baguio City, dubbed as the Summer Capital of the Philippines will be among the places that was chosen to be visited by Miss Universe participants next year.

According to the Philippine Information Agency or PIA Cordillera Chapter, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB) president De Leon said that "at least 30 candidates from various countries will come to the city before the coronation night on January 30, 2017". But the exact date to when the Miss Universe candidate will visit the city is 'yet to be determined', according to De Leon.

Among the recommended tourist sites for the participants to tour are the Mansion, the Country Club and Camp John Hay including the Philippine Military Academy.

The Department of trade (DOT) put an estimates of about more than $10 million for the Philippine government to disbursed in hosting the Miss Universe however, the cost will be shouldered by SM owner Henry Sy and Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada. 

Having one of the most prestigious beauty contest in the Planet hosted in the city will definitely bring Baguio and the Cordillera region in the top list of international destination for tourist. 

Baguio city is known to be a cold city with its low temperature. Visitors both local and international will enjoy the many enjoyable and exciting activities that the city and nearby town can offer.  
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Cordilleran Fighter Mark Stephen Loman wins at PXC 55 in Guam

Photo from http://www.guampdn.com/
In a showcase of power, stamina and dedication to the sport, one cordilleran warrior has proved once again the warrior blood of a true cordilleran. 

Mark Stephen Loman defeated his opponent Mark Abelardo by a unanimous decision in the bantamweight division at the the fully packed university of Guam club house. 

Loman has added 1 win to his already 7 wins in his previews fight. He currently has 2 losses in his fighting career. He is under the bantamweight division and been training in the famous Lakay team.

Two weeks ago it was the most talked fight of Eduard Folayang who has defeated Shinya Aoki of Japan.

Here a the fight history of Mark Stephen Loman recorded by Sherdog.com.


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