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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Igorot cop from Benguet is one of PH's best police officers

Photo Courtesy || Team RFMB

Cordillera - A police officer from Cordillera made it to Metrobank Foundation's list of Outstanding Filipinos this year. 

Police Colonel Lambert Suerte who hails from Bokod, Benguet was conferred an award as one of the Ten Outstanding Filipinos by Metrobank Foundation for his excellence in his profession and proving that ordinary Filipinos can be outstanding.

“His resolve and expertise as a commander have been tested in several armed encounters with enemy forces. Foremost among these is leading his men to victory and safety during the Marawi City siege in 2017,” Metrobank Foundation wrote in a post.

"Throughout his service, his efforts were vital in the liberation of stakeholders groups from security threats," it added. 

PCol. Suerte will receive a Php1 million cash prize, a golden medallion, and a Flame throphy during the conferment ceremonies in September. 

PCol. Suerte is currently the assigned as the Battalion Commander of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

Other awardees of the 2022 Outstanding Filipinos by Metrobank Foundation are: 

• Junmerth C. Jorta

• Christine Joy DR. Aguila, Ph.D.

• Mark Nolan P. Confesor, Ph.D.

• Leonila F. Dans, M.D., M.Sc.

• TSg. Joel L. Tuganan PA

• Col. Maria Victoria P. Juan NC

• Col. Stephen L. Cabanlet PN(M)

• PEMS Rogelio A. Rodriguez, Jr.

• PCPT Rosalino E. Panlaqui


13-year old vendor turns P500 into P50,000 selling ukay-ukay and KPOP album in FB Marketplace

Cordillera - A 13-year old lady entrepreneur in Baguio city takes her business to the next level. Starting from  being an ukay-ukay vendor to KPOP album online seller and now managing her own Milk Tea and Kpop Merchandise business. 

She is Given Mendoza, who now owns her dream shop "G's Kpop Kilig" located at Porta Vaga. 

Given is a serial entrepreneur who started her first official business at age 10 buying and selling "ukay ukay" here in Baguio City before starting G's Kpop Kilig at age 12. Given is the "G" in G's Kpop Kilig, which is a Milk Tea & Kpop Merchandise business. 

"My first business was selling ukay-ukay with my cousin. It was an idea we had, because night market and ukay-ukay are very popular here in Baguio," said Given.

She grew G's Kpop Kilig from ₱500 to ₱50,000 in merchandise in 2022, primarily through the Facebook Marketplace, Instagram, and Twitter to grow a local audience in Baguio City. 

"When I became an Army (BTS fan) I started to buy KPOP albums in 2021. I realized that prices for albums varied greatly and there wasn’t a good, single place to buy albums. I started selling KPOP albums to other people in Baguio through Facebook Marketplace. I decided to expand my business using the profits I had earned from selling albums, and also any additional money I had saved," she added.

This August, she launched her first real store, G’s Kpop Kilig in Porta Vaga. She was the one who designed the original logo and also personally picked the store design, brand colors, and interviewing of staff. 

Her original business is selling KPOP merchandise but since the market of Kpop can be on and off, she had the idea to also sell milk tea which is really popular with KPOP and KDRAMA fans.

Asked about her plans in the future, she hope to be able to expand her business and maybe even franchise it.


Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Igorot General from Besao appointed Regional Director of Bicol Region

Photo Courtesy || PRO5

Cordillera - A proud Igorot who hails from Besao, Mountain Province is the new Regional Director of Police Regional Office 5. 

Police Brigadier General Rudolph Botengan Dimas who is a member of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Class of 1992 will be leading the 11,428 strong police force of PRO5.

PBGen. Dimas replaced PGGen. Mario Reyes who was designated as the Acting Director for Police Community Relations at Camp Crame.

PBGen. Dimas received his new appointment during the turn-over ceremony at the PRO5 Grandstand in Camp BGen Simeon A Ola, Legazpi City on Sunday, August 14, 2022. 

The ceremony was presided by PMGen. Rhoderick Armamento, the Commander of the Area Police Command-Southern Luzon.

Prior to his new role as Regional Director of PRO5, PBGen Dimas served as the Provincial Director of Camarines Norte and worked as the PNP-AKG Director in PRO4.


Monday, August 15, 2022

You can now pay your BENECO bill thru GCASH app: Here is how

Photo Courtesy || BENECO

Cordillera - The Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) has announced that its members/consumers can now pay their bill thru GCASH - the number one online mobile payment platform in the country. 

To avoid the inconvenience of spending money and time going out from the house to the BENECO collection offices, members/consumers can now used their mobile phone to pay their bills.

All they have to do is download the GCash app into their smartphones and set up an account.

Once your account is set up, follow the steps bellow to pay your BENECO bill.

1. Tap "Pay Bills"

2. Choose "Electric Utilities' under Categories

3. Scroll down a bit and select "BENECO"

4. Fill in the required details such as the amount you're going to pay, your BENECO Account Number, Account Name and an Email (optional).

5. Carefully check that all details are correct then tap Next. 

6. You can choose to pay using your GCash wallet of via GCredit. Tap "Next" and click "Confirm"

6. An e-receipts will be displayed in which you need to take a screenshot and save it for  future references. If you provided an e-mail, the e-receipt will be sent to your email.

That's it, your BENECO bill is already been paid without going out to the collection centers. 

However, BENECO advises that all past due bills, bills with arrears and surcharges, and disconnected accounts should be settled in any of the collection offices of BENECO.


Itogon poised to become the first city in Benguet

Photo Courtesy || Ken Carino

Cordillera - The municipality of Itogon will soon become the first city in Benguet if the House of Representative will approve a bill that aims to convert the town into a city.

Benguet Congressman Eric Go Yap is planning to file a bill that will make  Itogon, Benguet into a city.

The lawmaker believed that Itogon can pass the main requirements needed in order for it to become a city unlike La Trinidad where it has a problem with land area.

"Unang-una, wala tayong problema sa land area, pagdating naman po sa income kaya naman po yan, at sa population sa tingin ko achievable po yan," Yap said in a media interview.

He mentioned that he had file a bill converting La Trinidad into a city during the 18th Congress but the town missed the minimum requirement of 100,000 square kilometers land area.

“Ang naging problema ko lang po sa La Trinidad nung fi-nile natin to nung 18th Congress may problema lang sa lupa. Siyempre po pagdating po sa lupa, mahirap po madagdagan sa lupa unless may magbigay na katabing munisipyo,” Yap clarified.

Itogon is a 1st class municipality and its the largest in land area in the province of Benguet. It has a population of 61,498 people, according to the 2020 census.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 449.73 square kilometres (173.64 sq mi) [15] constituting 16.24% of the 2,769.08-square-kilometre- (1,069.15 sq mi) total area of Benguet.

Itogon is 17 kilometres (11 mi) from Baguio, 22 kilometres (14 mi) from La Trinidad, and 267 kilometres (166 mi) from Manila.


Sunday, August 14, 2022

LOOK: Giant cat fish caught at Burnham Park lake

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Cordillera - A giant cat fish was caught by a lucky angler at the famous Burnham Park lake on Thursday during a fishing event. 

Angler Dino Pascual was able to hook a huge cat fish weighing almost 4 kilos and measures 33 inches. 

Cat fish also known as 'hito' or 'paltat' in the Filipino language is among the fresh-water fish that lives in the muddy water of the Burnham Park lake. 

The lake has been a habitat for known fish species like tilapia, carp, and coi including the evasive cat fish that lives near the bottom of the lake. 

On June 13 this year, the city government of Baguio has allowed recreation fishing in the lake. 

Fishing enthusiast and hobbyists must secure a permit or license to fish from the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) before conducting any fishing activities.

Fishers at not permitted to bring home the fish the caught as they are bound by the 'catch and release back' policy.


Saturday, August 13, 2022

Original Igorot gospel song played beautifully at United Kingdom Cathedral

Cordillera - A hymn composed by Cordilleran artist from Bontoc was sung beautifully by a European choral groups during the closing service of the 15th Lambeth Conference at Cantebury Cathedral, Mother Church of the Worldwide Anglican in Communion, England. 

The hymn "Nay Chawatem ay Apo" which mean "Here, Accept This, O Lord" was composed by Felix Khensay and music by Rev. Daniel Carino has been played for the second time Internationally.


Nay chawatem ay Apo,
La-yad mi ay likhalo,
Ala-em nan micho-o ,
E-lot ay Mo id toncho.
Awak na ay cha-lana a
Anak mo ay Chiyos Ama,
Wed-wechay I cho-o mi
kensik-ay Apo Chios mi
Icho-o mi ay Apo
Awak mi ya leng-ag mi
En mi akhes I cho-o
Semek mi ya fa-chang mi
Ama bo-mendisyon ka
Ta komekedse ka mi
Nan afolot min sik-a
I che ne I fikas mi
Fiyag mi nay icho-o mi
Tokho-ngam et chakami
Chad-a-ma nan layad mi
Ken sik-ay Apo Chios mi
Chenggem lualo mi Apo
Micho-on sik-ad tong-cho
Seg-ang mo em icho-wa
Isnan men-layad ken sik-a


Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Sagada Mayor Felicito Dula shows authentic Sagada Orange

Photo Courtesy || Public Information Office - City of Baguio

Cordillera - To help buyers identify the real Sagada orange over the fake ones that are being sold in the market, Sagada Mayor Felicito Dula presented the authentic orange during his visit in Baguio city on August 9, 2022. 

The mayor sought to dispel misinformation on their orange produce caused by misbranding by some traders who attach the town's name to the imported kind to attract buyers especially tourist, according to Baguio PIO.

Sagada orange gained popularity as the best and top-selling orange in the Cordillera such as in Baguio City and thus become a marketing label used by deceptive sellers in order to sell their oranges that were imported from China. 

Recently, the city government of Baguio began a crackdown on businesses engaged in deceptive marketing schemes following a report from a buyer who encountered a vendor selling fake Sagada oranges. 

Mayor Dula's appearance and presenting the real Sagada orange would help tourists and buyers to identify the real orange over the fake ones. 


WATCH: Igorota musician-turned-boxer knocks out foe in 2nd round

Photo Courtesy || Rica Aquino

Cordillera - A proud Igorota who both loved music and boxing recorded a technical knock out win when she defeated her foe via 2nd round TKO at the Elorde Sports Complex in Paranaque City on August 7, 2022. 

39-year old Rica Aquino who hails from Besao and Sagada, Mountain Province showed how powerful an Igorota is when she demolished fellow Filipina foe Erika Ballen in the 2nd round. 

Rica studied music from the University of the Philippines and and taught music at Brent International School but her fascination with combat sport since she was a child has motivated her to pursue professional boxing.

“I have been fascinated with fighting sports (even as a child) but as a child playing the violin and as a professional musician, I was restricted in terms of the sports I wanted to do,” Rica related. “So I took up combat sports when I was an adult already and after I had resigned from the orchestra.” 

Rica took up Muay Thai and was a silver medalist in a National Games, then took up mixed martial arts under the famed Team Lakay of Mark Sangiao.

Asked why she loved combat sports than music, Rica admitted she love the competitive aspect of the sport, the discipline, and risk and thrill of competing.

She is looking forward to becoming a professional boxer now that she won a convincing technical knockout is her boxing career.


Saturday, August 6, 2022

Two Lolos in Tabuk City, Kalinga awarded P100,000 from DSWD

Photo Courtesy || Tabuk City PIO

Cordillera - Two lucky Lolos who reach 100 years of age has received cash incentive worth P100,000 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). 

The cash is a reward from the government given to Filipinos who reach the age of 100.

Lolo Vicente Tamayao, a native of Naneng and Lolo Miguel Dayagon from Sitio Mabato, Amlao each received the cash on August this year from DSWD representative.

According to Tabuk PIO, the centenarians revealed that their vegetarian diet since they were young, as well as being spiritual and regularly exercising during their prime, were the key factors in their longevity. 

While 101-year-old Dayagon lives with his 87-year-old wife Evangeline, who completed his third year of high school and is a fluent English speaker, has 11 children, 17 grandchildren, and one great grandchild, 100-year-old Tamayao, who is cared for by his grandson Jay Wayne, did not reach any level of education, and drinks one shot of gin every night for a good sleep.

The two centenarians, who had led simple, healthy lives their entire lives, were grateful that they are still in good health despite getting older, with the exception of deteriorating vision and hearing due to aging. 

Tamayao and Dayagon were each given a financial award of P50,000.00 by the city government earlier in May 2022, and they still have another P50,000 waiting for them from the Provincial Local Government Unit.

Living a century is a blessing from God that only a few people can have, according to City Special Concerns and Coordinating Officer Glen Wansi, who was present during the presentation of the centenarian cash gift. He told the awardees that the cash gifts are one way to show support and appreciation for the few people who used the best of health and happiness in life to live 100 years and up.

source || David Serion/Tabuk City PIO


Raffy Tulfo in Action (RTIA) opens its first remote action center in La Trinidad, Benguet

Photo Courtesy || Raffy Tulfo in Action

Cordillera - The country's number one 'Sumbungan ng Bayan' Raffy Tulfo in Action (RTIA) has opened its first remote action center outside Metro Manila. 

The new action center was located in 3K Building, Swamp, Betag, La Trinidad, Benguet. The RTIA-Benguet will cater public complaints in the entire Northern Luzon. 

In a post from Raffy Tulfo in Action Northorn Luzon, the center is open from Monday to Friday at 9 AM to 5 PM. Complainants are advised to visit the center personal to submit their complaints or seek help from Senator Raffy Tulfo or from his coordinator Mr. George Punasen. 

Mr. Punasen is a farmer from Benguet who was one of the grateful Cordillerans helped by Senator Tulfo way back in August 2016.

In August 6 2022, the first RTIA's remote action center in Benguet was inaugurated with the attendance of Raffy Tulfo's daughter and his son in law Atty. Garreth Tungol. 

Raffy Tulfo is a Filipino broadcast journalist based in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. He is a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred commentator on issues pertaining to abuses and injustices committed by people in power against ordinary citizens.

He is a known champion of the poor. He fights for the downtrodden – many of whom are laborers – who flock to his radio show everyday to seek for his help. He is known among his followers as “Mr. Action Man” and “Idol Raffy”.

Raffy Tulfo is the main anchor of a long existing top rated radio program WANTED SA RADYO aired on 92.3 FM (Radyo5) and simulcast on OnePH. He also anchors IDOL IN ACTION, a noontime newscast that is aired daily on TV5 and One PH Cignal Channel 1. The said newscast has a public service segment– Itimbre mo kay Tulfo/Ipa-Raffy Mo, that airs and acts on complaints from ordinary citizens.


78-year old Lolo turns birthday into a community pantry to help earthquake victims

Photo Courtesy || Geraldine Laureta Azada

Cordillera - Instead of hosting a party for his birthday celebration, a 78-year old Lolo in Abra had decided to put up a community pantry  to help the people in his neighborhood who were affected by the series of strong earthquake that hit the province recently. 

In a photo shared by his relatives on social media, Lolo Santiago Laureta is seen standing in front of a table with various kinds of vegetables like tomato, strings beans, bitter gourd, eggplant, okras, and more.

Photo Corutesy || Geraldine Laureta Azada

Aside from vegetables, Lolo Santiago also offered free ice cream to those who wanted it. 

"Happy 78th birthday Lolo Santiago Laureta! Community pantry instead of birthday party," the relatives wrote in the photo caption. 

They invited everyone to come to the community pantry and reminded them to bring their own eco bag.

Abra province was hit  by the magnitude-7 earthquake, the hardest among the northern provinces. Many residents were in need of assistance like food, water, shelter and financial help to recover from the earthquake.


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Bills to permanently terminate Toll Fees along Kennon and Halsema submitted

Cordillera - Two bills proposing the permanent termination of toll fees along Halsema Highway and Kennon Road was submitted by Benguet Congressman Eric Go Yap and Mt. Province Congressman Max Dalog. 

House Bill No. 1047 and 1048 authored by the two congressmen aim to stop the collection of toll fees from road users in Camp 1, Camp 6 along Kennon Road and Acop, Tublay, Benguet along the Halsema Highway.

Terminating the toll fees would benefit the farmers, truckers, local travelers, tourists because they could save money from additional expenses. 

It help lessen the burden being imposed by the national government on the collection of tool fees to farmers and road users. 

The proposed bills were submitted for study a recommendation to the appropriate committee, and once approved by the House of Representative it will be forwarded to the senate and then to the Office of the President for his signature to become a law.

If the president signed it, it will be published in the national gazette or in a newspaper and will take effect as a law 15 days after.


LOOK: The stunning Nabenngan Bridge of Sadanga, Mountain Province

Photo Courtesy || PNP Cordillera & Analyn Toyeken/Jeff Tar-odan

Cordillera - A stunning footbridge located in Sadanga is gaining social media attention nowadays. It's called the Nabenngan Bridge or what the Philippine National Police named it 'The Peace Bridge". 

It's a 320-meter long suspension bridge that was constructed in 2021 and inaugurated in April 2022. 

The bridge was made possible through the accumulated funds from the donations of several government agencies and stakeholders including the amount raised by the men and women of Police Regional Office Cordillera.

The town of Sadanga is home to the most stunning rice terraces in the province - the Betwagan Rice Terraces. 

Apart from the rice terraces, the town has several amazing places to visit like caves, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and lately the Nabenngan Bridge.

The hanging footbridge suspended by pure steel cables and steel flooring is overlooking a lush green forest and it's a perfect spot for taking Instagram-worthy photos.

If you happen to be on the bridge in a foggy morning, you might have the chance of experiencing walking in heaven as the bridge is literary surrounded by clouds.

So, the next time you visit Sadanga, include the Nabenngan Bridge in your itinerary.

Getting to Sadanga is pretty much not a challenge but an adventure. If you're     coming from Manila, just take the bus to Baguio and from Baguio, take a bus or van bound to Bontoc. And from Bontoc, you can take a jeepney ride to the town of Sadanga. 


LOOK: China donates rice worth P10-M to Abra Province

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Cordillera - A Php10 million worth of rice has been donated by China to the victims of the magnitude 7 earthquake that struck northern part of Luzon.

The Chinese Embassy in Manila, in partnership with the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (PCCI), delivered the relief goods to the Department of Social Welfare and Development's National Resources Operation Center in Pasay City.

In an interview, Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Zhou Zhiyong said the aid will be shipped immediately to the most affected area, particularly Abra province.

"We are the first to express sympathy and offer help. President Xi Jinping expressed his sympathies and condolences to President (Ferdinand) Marcos Jr.," he said.

"My Ambassador, two hours after the earthquake already offered that China is ready to help so two days later we collected some relief goods worth PHP10 million," he added.

Citing the victims' "dire need for food, water, tents," Zhou said more Chinese companies are expected to give donations.

Zhou said the PHP3.6 million relief goods earlier announced by the Chinese Enterprises Philippines Association had been distributed.

"Chinese companies here in the Philippines are also taking action so the first batch of PHP3.6 million relief bags has already been distributed," he said.

source || PNA


Monday, August 1, 2022

Cordilleran Para Athlete from Tabuk wins Gold in Asean Para Games Solo 2022

Photo Courtesy || Jerrold Mangliwan

Cordillera - The Philippine Team secures its 4th gold medal in the ongoing 11th Asean Para Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Cordilleran Paralympian Jerrold Mangliwan, a native of Tabuk City, Kalinga bagged gold in the men's 100-M T52 event after clocking in 19.18 seconds.

The 40-year old Mangliwan is a Cordilleran wheelchair racer who competed for the Philippines in the 2014 Asian Para Games, the 2016 Summer Paralympics, and the Tokyo Paralympics. 

He competes in the T52 classification in the the wheelchair racing.

Mangliwan has paraplegia which he acquired from polio, a disease he was diagnosed of when he was two years old. 

He took up the sport of wheelchair racing in 2009 upon the encouragement of a friend.

He represented the country in the Tokyo Paralympics with an eighth-place finish in the men’s 100m T52.

At the 2015 ASEAN Para Games, he won gold medals at the 100m and 200m T52 race, and a silver in the 400m T52 race.


Sunday, July 31, 2022

Cordilleran from Benguet named new PNP Chief by President Bong Bong Marcos

Photo Courtesy || PNP
Cordillera - Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has named Lieutenant General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. as the new Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief.

Lt. Gen. Azurin who hails from La Trinidad, Benguet was among the top contenders to head the PNP.

A graduate of Philippine Military Academy (‘Makatao’ Class of 1989), Azurin is currently the commander of the Northern Luzon Police Area composed of the regions of Ilocos (Region 1), Cagayan Valley (Region 2), Central Luzon (Region 3) and the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Azurin was also the former commander of the Southern Luzon Police Area which include the regions of Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) - Region 4-A; Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) – Region 4-B and Bicol (Region 5). 

Azurin is a well-rounded police officer, having served the PNP in various capacities, both in police operations and administrative work. 

He held star-rank positions in Camp Crame as director of the Directorate for Comptrollership (DC) as well as the Directorate for Information and Communication Technology Management (DICTM).

As a newly-promoted police general, Azurin served director of the Maritime Group and later as

as the regional director of Police Regional Office 1 in Ilocos.

As middle-grade police officer, Azurin served as the provincial director of Benguet Province. He also served as the Chief Task Force Limbas of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) and was also the Deputy Operations Officer of Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOCTF). 

 As a junior officer, Azurin was assigned to various field units and offices that include the following: 1st Special Action Company in Parang, Maguindanao; 231st Philippine Constabulary (PC) Company in Quezon Province; Police Aviation Security Command — currently the Aviation Security Group (AVSEG); Criminal Investigation Service Command — currently the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG); Office of Internal Security (OIS); Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Health Service; Police Community Relations Group — currently the Police Community Affairs and Development Group (PCADG); as well as the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM). 

Azurin was born on April 24, 1967 in Paniqui, Tarlac and was raised in La Trinidad, Benguet.

He is married to Mary Grace Lino and has three children: Martin, Ninna, and Aaron.

Meanwhile, President Marcos also assigned Lt. Gen. Bartolome Bacarro as the new Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. 

source || Office of the Press Secretary


Ifugao boxer Martin beats Tanzanian fighter to remain WBA Asia super bantamweight

Photo Courtesy || Carl Jammes Martin

Cordillera - The unbeaten Cordilleran fighter Carl Jammes Martin successfully defended his WBA Asia Superbantamweight title after defeating Tanzanian fighter Charles Tondo via lopsided unanimous decision on Saturday at the SM San Lazaro in Manila.

At the opening bell, both fighters had to test each other's power by throwing hard punches against each other.

Tondo trying to overpower Martin with combinations to the head and body, while Martin is getting his chances of big knockout.

In the following round, Martin landed several clean shots with his signature left straight however, got a taste of Tondo's power when he was stunned by a hard right hook in the fourth round.

In the later round, Martin unloaded barrage of power shots to the body that slowed down Tondo. 

The three judges scored the bout 118-110, 119-109 and 119-109 in favor of the Cordilleran undefeated fighter.

Martin improved his straight win record of 20 with 16 knockouts while Tondo dropped to 12-6-2 with 5 knockouts.


PAF pilots land Blackhawk on narrow road to deliver relief goods to the people of Abra

Photo Courtesy || 205thTHW

Cordillera - Philippine Air Force (PAF) pilots of the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing strategically landed PH's most advance helicopter, the Blackhawk in a narrow road to be able to drop off relief supplies to residents living in a remote village in Abra after the onset of the devastating Luzon earthquake. 

The Black Hawk helicopters are the new assets of the PAF that were delivered last year from the Polish aerospace manufacturer.

During these critical times, the Black hawks are very effective in delivering relief supplies and rescue personnel in geographically remote areas of the country.

Since the onset of the Abra earthquake, the pilots and crew of the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing of the Philippine Air Force have not ceased delivering relief for the people. 

On July 31, 2022, the aircrew of the Hueys and Black Hawks continue to conduct Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations (HADR). 

Ferrying hundreds of relief boxes by flying back and forth, a profound sense of satisfaction and fulfillment is felt in the hearts of every pilot and crew who flew in the affected province, knowing that help is delivered.

source || 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing


Saturday, July 30, 2022

Mr. Kalinga, Ms. Abra crowned Mr. and Ms. Cordillera Autonomy Youth Ambassador 2022

Photo Courtesy || PIA-Cordillera

Cordillera - Mr. Kalinga Shawn Michael Barila and Ms. Abra Angela Mae Respicio were crowned as the first Mr. and Ms. Cordillera Autonomy Youth Ambassador 2022.

Photo Courtesy || Image-N-Nation

Both Mr. Barila and Ms. Respicio also won special awards including Best in Creative Cordillera Attire, and Best in Talent.

Barila won Best Autonomy Advocacy Pitch while Ms. Respicio won Best in Cordillera-Inspired Formal Attire.

First Runner Up winners are Mr. Ifugao John Tultog and Ms. Mt. Province Mericar Togana.

Photo Courtesy || Image-N-Nation
Mr. Benguet Novy Jones Aban and Ms. Kalinga Earene Joy Dawagan won the 2nd Runner Up.

Launched by the Department of Social Welfare and Development - Cordillera  (DSWD-CAR), the Mr. and Ms. Cordillera Autonomy aims to search young Cordillerans who posses the attributes of a good ambassador to campaign the bid for Cordilleran Autonomy. 

This is the first time DSWD-CAR had organize the search which is in line with this year's 35th Cordillera Month Celebration.

The theme for this year's celebration is "One Autonomous Cordillera: Ensuring Social Development and Inclusive Growth in the New Normal."


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