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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Baguio city hailed as best in eGov Systems for Global Competitiveness

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Cordillera - The National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) awarded Baguio city as best in eGov System for Global Competitiveness. 

The award is an affirmation that the city government is globally competitive, recognized and virtually accessible and interactive.

NICP has adjudged the city government of Baguio as Best in eGov System for Global Competitiveness Award for developing world class information, communication, technology system that are par with international standard, the city's website reports.

The Baguio City Budget Office has developed an online Budget monitoring system called eBOMs. 

The eBOMS is an online and in-house developed system used by the city government in preparing and monitoring the city's annual budget. 

It also used in generating real-time reports as required by the Commission on Audit, DBM, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and other local executives for fiscal decision-making.

The award-giving event organized by the Department of Information and Communication Technology, DILG, and the NICP was developed to help simulate eGovernance, particularly in the LGU-level, to enable LGUs to become "catalysts of change" based on the Philippines Digital Strategy and the Philippine ICT Roadmap 2011 - 2016. 
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Kalinga high school students awarded for solar-powered rice insect trapper invention

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Cordillera - High School students from Camalog National High School of Pinukpuk, Kalinga wins the SIBOL Award for their rice insect trapper invention. 
The team composed of three students namely Alice Bayle, Brent Altero and Emmanuel Benzon won the SIBOL Award - Student Creative Research for High School Category of the 2019 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) held on November 19 - 20. 

The rice-insect trapper has a solar-powered eco-friendly physical light, a blower and a collection chamber. 

The light attracts insects then a blower strike them down into a collection chamber where they will be trapped.

The Camalog team received a certificate of recognition plus P20,000 cash reward. 

They will also have the opportunity to represent the Cordillera region in the 2020 National Invention Contest and Exhibit (NICE) SIBOL Award - High School category, according to PIA report.
SIBOL Award is given to the most outstanding invention or creative research of high school and college students. 

RICE is the marquee event for the National Invention Contest and Exhibit (NICE) which is a biennial activity which showcases Filipino efforts that embody the nation's inventive, creative and innovative spirit.

Every other year NICE features the Filipino innovative creativity by giving due acknowledgment and appreciation of the best inventions, innovations, and researchers in the Philippines. 

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Igorot and Ilongo Muay Thai duo bag Gold medal in stunning Wai Kru & Mai performance

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Cordillera -  Former Igorot wushu champion and seasoned stuntman Jeorome Calica with his neophyte Joemar Gallaza of Iloilo delivered a stunning Wai Kru and Mai performance leading them to bring home the gold medal on Wednesday. 

The Muay Thai duo shows off new techniques and stunts on their Thai boxing dance ritual during the 30th Southeast Asian Games held in Subic, Zambales. 

Calica believed that their tricks and stunts gave them an advantage over the other performers. The judges gave them a final score of 9.61. 

"I think aside from power and technique execution, we impressed the judges by our tricks and stunts," Calica said.

The two also acknowledged their 40-day training in Thailand to be a contributing factor of their big victory.

Calica works as a stuntman in many action movies since his last SEAG stint 18 years ago. 

In 2001, he won his first SEA Game gold medal in wushu. 

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Vietnamese national thankful to Baguio taxi driver for the return of her jewelry worth Php200,000

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Cordillera - A Vietnamese national who came to Baguio city to conduct a livelihood seminar on jewelry and bonsai making felt elated after recovering her lost jewelries worth  $4,200
Thuy Diem Vo expressed her appreciation and gratitude to all her Filipino friends and the Baguio police who helped her find the taxi where she left her bag containing the jewelries.

RELATED: Airport cleaner from Abra returns Php430,000 he found at Ninoy Aquino International Airport

"Tears of happiness my sisters and I felt when I found something lost in the Philippines," Thuy said. 

"Thank you Lord for hearing the prayer of my sisters. Thank you Baguio city police. Thank your for the kind taxi driver," she added.

Francisco Jeyson was the driver of the Gentle Breeze taxi where the Vietnamese left her valuable stuff.

On Tueday, Jeyson received a commendation from the city council for his selfless act of returning the lost items left in his cab, according to Sunstar. 

A resolution passed by councilor Arthur Alad-iw, recognized Jeyson for his good deed that is worthy of praise and deserves commendation from the city of Baguio.

READ ALSO:  Baguio City is home to the most honest taxi drivers in the Philippines

"The heroism of Mr. Jeyson on his act of honesty - where his will defied greed, when his heart listened to the brain, when his sense of duty prevailed over a chance to have a property, when his integrity feel to compromise with money made with little effort - is worthy emulating by all taxi drivers as well as the constituents of Baguio," the resolution reads.
Indeed, Taxi drivers in Baguio are known to be honest and trustworthy. 

READ ALSO:  Honest taxi driver from Sagada returns lost mobile phone to owner

Many visitors and tourists have witnessed the truthfulness of Baguio being the home of honest taxi drivers in the country. 

Francisco Jeyson joins the growing number of ordinary Filipinos who worked with honesty and who value integrity over money. 

Matago tago ka kailyan.

source || Thuy Diem Vu, Sunstar

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Abra kids win National Music Competition for Young Artist in Pasay City

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Cordillera - Young performing artists from the province of Abra won the National Music Competition for Young Artist (NAMCYA) in Pasay City on December 1, 2019.

School kids from the Liwang Elementary School in Malibcong, Abra performed the traditional music of Cordillera "SONGA UD LIWANG" using indigenous musical instruments made up of bamboo and gongs of the Tinguian tribe, according to abrenean.com

The kids were trained by Judy Ann Alunday through SDO Abra.

The NAMCYA is a foundation that seeks to discover major music talents from all over the Philippines.

Watch their performance below. 


Founded in 1973, NAMCYA goal is to encourage young artist who excel in music composition and performance to preserve, develop and promote Philippine music as an art and a handmade of cultural development. 

Through Presidential Proclamation No. 1173, NAMCYA declares the period between November 26 and December 12 as National Week for Young Artists.
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Eduard Folayang's cousin Divine Wally snatches GOLD in Wushu Sanda at the 30th SEA GAMES

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Cordillera - Cordilleran female Wushu athlete grabs another gold medal for the Philippines team in the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games. 

Divine Masadao Wally outpoints Vietnamese Nguyen Thi Chin to win the most coveted gold medal in the 48 kilograms Wushu Sanda event today December 3, 2019.

Divine is from Sadanga, Mountain Province and she is a cousin of Mixed Martial Art legend Eduard Folayang. 

In 2018, Divine took home the bronze medal in the 9th Sanda World Cup held in China and also the bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. 

Divine is known to be one of the most dependable female Wushu-Sanda athletes in Southeast Asia. 

She is also the first female member of the Philippine Wushe Team to win the World Wushu Championship in 2015 and 8th Sanda World Cup in 2016. 

Congratulations!
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Monday, December 2, 2019

Crisamuel Delfin from Benguet wins Gold in Men's Anyo Non-traditional Arnis in the 30th SEA Games

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Cordillera - Another athlete from Cordillera added gold for the Philippine team Tuesday in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

Crisamuel Delfin from Benguet won the gold medal in the men's anyo non traditional arnis in the 30th SEA GAMES 2019 held at Angeles University Foundation, Pampanga on December 3, 2019.

His compatriot Mary Aldeguer also won in the women's event. 

Delfin and Aldeguer advanced the Philippines' gold medal tally in arnis to 14 medals. 

Delfin wears the traditional Cordillera warrior attire during his performance. 

Arnis is considered to be the Philippine National sport and one of the most medal rich event in the SEA Games. 

READ ALSO: Eduard Folayang's cousine Divine Wally snatches GOLD in Wushu Sanda at the 30th SEA GAMES

This sport emphasizes weapon based fighting which is done using knives, bladed weapons, sticks and various improvised weapon. 
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Arnis player Elmer Manlapas of Baguio took home GOLD MEDAL in the 2019 SEA Games

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Cordillera - Another Baguio athlete clinched gold medal in the final padded stick Arnis Competition in the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Game. 

Elmer Manlapas took home the gold as he dominated Vietnam's Duc Tri Nguyen in the Padded Stick-Featherweight-Men's Division. 

Manlapas is part of the National Squad of the University of Baguio Cardinals. 

The 30th SEA Games 2019 Arnis Competition was held at the Angeles University Foundation, Pampanga on December 2, 2019. 

Arnis is considered to be the Philippine National sport and one of the most medal rich event in the SEA Games.

READ ALSO: Abegail Dulawan Abad of Baguio City bags gold in SEA Games arnis competition

The Arnis Team of Baguio is eyeing to capture more golds and prove the World that Arnis belongs to the Philippines as one of the nations pride and glory. 

Other Arnis players from Baguio who took home medals are Abegail Dulawan Abad (Gold Medal), Eza Rai Cael Yalong (Bronze Medal) and Billy Joel Valenzuela (Silver Medal). 

Congratulations Baguio Arnis team.
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Abegail Dulawan Abad of Baguio City bags gold in SEA Games arnis competition

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Cordillera - Baguio young lady Abegail Dulawan Abad wins gold medal in the Padded Stick Welterweight-Women's Division in the Southeast Asian Games Arnis Competition.

The 30th SEA Games 2019 Arnis Competition was held at the Angeles University Foundation, Pampanga, on December 2, 2019. 

Abegail joined other women who competed in Arnis and won gold medals as well. 

They are Sheena Del Monte in the Bantamweight Division, Jedah-Mae Soriano in the Featherweight Division and  Ross Ashley Moville in the Lightweight Division. 


This sport emphasizes weapon based fighting which is done using knives, bladed weapons, sticks and various improvised weapon according to wikipedia.

As of now, the Philippines has bagged a total of 60 medals, 31 golds, 19 silvers and 10 bronze medals. 

Congratulations!
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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Jones Inso from La Trinidad, Benguet clinched silver in Wushu at 2019 SEA Games

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Cordillera - The Philippines bags another silver medal today in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. 

Jones Inso from La Trinidad, Benguet won silver in the Men's Taijijian event at the World Trade Center with a tallied score of 9. 65. 

Inso took home the 14th Silver medal for the Philippines as today December 2, 2019.

He is behind Loh Choon How of Malaysia who bags the gold medal with score of 9.68. 

The bronze medal was captured by Brunei's Zheng Yu Hosea Wong with a score of 9. 60.

Congratulations!

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