Sharing you the latest news of the Cordillera

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Cordilleran MMA fighter Eduard Folayang remains one of the best in the world

Photo Courtesy || ONE

Cordillera - ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong has said in a statement that Baguio's sensation Eduard "The Landslide" Folayang is very fresh, strong, very athletic and intelligent as a response to critics who said the Cordilleran fighter needs to step away from boxing for good. 

The 35-year-old, former two-time lightweight king has struggled to get back to the winning side after recording three losses from his last fights. 

But ONE boss believes that the Cordilleran warrior still has the power and the will to come back, and he didn't believe a fight with Caruso will be his last.

"The truth is he's still very fresh and very strong and very athletic and very intelligent. I don't believe this is Eduard's last fight, Sityodtong said. 

"I think Eduard is still there, skill wise, mentally and physically. He is still up there. He might not be in the official rankings but he is still up there," ONE boss added. 

Folayang is set to share the ring with Australian fighter Caruso in ONE: Into The Matrix on October 30 in Singapore. 

The live fight will be broadcast live from the Singapore Stadium. 

In the main event, reigning ONE middleweight and ONE light heavyweight world champion Aung La "The Burmes Python" N Sang of Myanmar will defend his middleweight title against top contender Reinier "The Dutch Knight" de Ridder of The Netherlands. 


Monday, October 26, 2020

SM Scholarship program online application to start January 1, 2021

Photo Courtesy || PIO - City of Baguio

Cordillera - SM Foundation (SMFI) announced the start of the online application period for the SM College Scholarship program for School Year 2021-2022 which will open on January 1 and end on February 28, 2021.The SM College Scholarship Program started from the vision of the late SM patriarch, Henry “Tatang” Sy, Sr. 

He believed that if you send one child from an economically challenged family to college, that child would have more opportunities to have gainful employment and later on uplift the economic status of his/her family.

The SM scholarship program is open to the following:

• Grade 12 public high school graduates from schools in the areas covered; or

• Grade 12 graduates from private schools in the areas covered (given that they have Department of Education (DepEd) voucher and finished Junior High from a public school)

- General Weighted Average grade of at least 88% or its equivalent for Grade 12 – 1st semester

- Total household income of at most P150,000 per year.

The program covers the following field of studies: Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, and Electronics), Education (Elementary and Secondary); Accountancy, and Financial Management, among others.

For more information about the SM College Scholarship program, visit and follow its social media accounts @SMFoundationInc (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube).

SM Foundation, through its Scholarship program, provides deserving and qualified students with access to college education and technical-vocational studies since 1993. To date, SMFI has supported almost 5,500 scholars nationwide.

source || PIO - City of Baguio


Department of Agriculture is Hiring: Salary Php17,000 - Php66,000 per month

Cordillera-  The Department of Agriculture is offering different positions in the field of agriculture.

Calling for the attention of fellow Cordillerans who are interested to work for the government in the Department of Agriculture sector.

Please refer to the following positions with their corresponding monthly salary and send your applications via email to

Also, take note that the deadline for submission of applications is on November 9, 2020.

 Agriculturist II  SG 15, PhP 32, 053/month

Administrative Assistant II SG 8, PhP 17, 505/month

Internal Auditor I SG 11, PhP 22, 316/month

Internal Auditor II SG 15, PhP 32, 053/month

Internal Auditor III SG 18, PhP 42, 159/month

Science Research Specialist I SG 13,  PhP 26, 754/month

Science Research Analyst SG 11, PhP 23,316/month

Planning Officer I SG 11, PhP 22,316/month

Planning Officer II SG 15, PhP 32,053/month

Project Evaluation Officer I SG 11, PhP 22,316/month

Project Evaluation Officer II SG 15, PhP 32,053/month

Project Evaluation Officer III SG 22, PhP 66,867/month

Project Development Officer I SG 11, PhP 22,316/month

Project Development Officer IV SG 22, PhP 66,867/month

Development Management Officer II SG 15, PhP 32,053/month

Foreign Affairs Research Specialist II SG 15, PhP 32,053/month

Information System Analyst II SG 16, PhP 35, 106/ month

Information Technology Officer II SG 22, PhP 66, 867/ month

Computer Programmer II SG 15, PhP 32,053/month

Computer Operator II SG 9, PhP 18,763/month

Engineer III SG 19, PhP 46,791/month

source : Department of Agriculture


Sunday, October 25, 2020

Newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines RABIYA MATEO wears KALINGA WOVEN HEAD COVER

Photo Courtesy || MUP & Kalinga Tourism

Cordillera - The whole of Cordillera extend our felicitations and congratulations to newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Miss Rabiya Mateo. 

Mateo of Iloilo City was named Miss Universe Philippines 2020 during the pageant's pre-taped coronation ceremonies at the Baguio Country Club's Cordillera Convention Hall last weekend. 

The 22-year-old Mateo, who bested 45 other candidates, will represent the Philippines in the yet to be announced Miss Universe pageant. 

During the event ceremony, host KC Montero asked Mateo should she be given a chance to create a paper currency with the image of any living or dead Filipino, who would it be? 

Mateo responded by saying she would pick her fellow Ilongga, the late Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. 

"For those who don't know, she was an Ilongga, but what I admired about her is that she used her knowledge, her voice, to serve the country," Mateo said. 

"And I want to be somebody like here. Somebody who puts her heart, her passion into action. And after all, she is the best president that we never had," she added.  

In a photo shoot, Mateo was seen wearing a Kalinga woven Head Cover design called the "Lilagtob" in Lubuagan dialect or "Gittut' in Naneng.

Congratulations Miss Rabiya Mateo and Good Luck for the upcoming Miss Universe pageant.


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Kind police officer in Mt. Province helps kid on her module

Photo Courtesy || Pnp Paracelis
Cordillera - Netizens were amazed of the good deeds that this police officer extended to a kid struggling to understand her module. 

This police officer became a teacher on the spot.

In a post from PNP Paracelis, DCOP PLT Bonifacio, Fanged assisted a pupil who was looking for someone to help her study. 

READ ALSO: Baguio Police Officer buys food to a homeless man in need.

The post said, "While conducting mobile patrol, personnel provided libreng sakay to a pupil who was looking for someone to assist her for her module. She was walking along the road with her module. The DCOP PLT Bonifacio Fanged interviewed the said pupil and upon knowing the problem, he volunteered to teach her."

READ ALSO:  Cordillera honors first chief PNP General Cascolan from the region

"Fanged also gave her facemask and spent time to teach and instruct her on what to do on her modules. 

Finally, he advised her to study well because education is very important for upliftment of an individual," the post added. 


FCSUPT Jaime Dollente Ramirez: Youngest Cordilleran to become General

Photo Courtesy || BFP R4-A Calabarzon Family
Cordillera-  The youngest Cordilleran  to obtain the most coveted Star-rank is from Kalinga!

The Kalinga pride FCSUPT (Brigadier General) Jaime Dollente Ramirez became the youngest Cordilleran to receive the most coveted Star-rank at the age of 46 as of writing.

READ ALSO: Cordillera honors first chief PNP General Cascolan from the region

He was recently promoted as the Regional Director of the Bureau of Fire Protection R4A CALABARZON.

Photo Courtesy || BFP Calabarzon
FCSUPT Ramirez is also the first General in his class, the Philippine National Police Academy Kabalikat Class of 1998.

READ ALSO: Kalinga pilot, the first Filipina to be in-command of a Philippine Air Force C130

He is from Tabuk Kalinga and an Alumna of Tabuk Central School and Tabuk National High School.

The Ykalingas are proud of his success and promotion and wish him all the best, so with the whole Cordilleras.

Source || Kalinga Tourism Philippines FB


Helping Cordillera farmers: DA's KADIWA now open at SM Baguio

Photo Courtesy || MJDacillo via DA-CAR Rafis FB
Cordillera - You can now buy fruits, vegetables, processed foods from the Cordillera region at the SM ground floor starting October 22 to November 1. 

The Department of Agriculture has opened the "Farmers Produce" to help farmers directly sells their produce to the consumer at a reasonable price.

Here is the announcement from Department of Agriculture Cordillera Facebook page:

DA KADIWA termed "Farmers Produce" is now open in SM Baguio.

Serving as a direct selling platform for highland farmers, the "Farmers Produce" market caravan was launched today with 16 participating farmer associations accross CAR.

Photo Courtesy || MJDacillo via DA-CAR Rafis FB
As a product of inter-institutional partnership between the Department of Agriculture Cordillera, Resto PH, and SM City Baguio, the Farmers Produce is seen to generate increased profit for local farmers amidst the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19.

Avail of fresh and reasonably priced organic and GAP certified vegetables, fruits, processed foods, and many more from October 22 to November 1 at SM Baguio Mall Atrium.    

Source || MJDacillo via DA-CAR Rafis FB


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Baguio teacher is among Most Inspiring Teachers of the Republic of the Philippines 2020

Photo Courtesy || Marie Carolyn Verano, CESO V
Cordillera - A teacher from Baguio City was selected as one of the Most Inspiring Teachers of the Republic of the Philippines 2020 by the Saceda Youth Lead School, Inc. 

DepEd Baguio  City School Division Superintendent Marie Carolyn Verano, CESO V was recognized for her outstanding and inspiring efforts in making a big difference in the lives of her students, parents, communities and even to the nation as a whole.

READ ALSO: Dr. Julius Gat-eb awarded Outstanding Private School Teacher

The MIT 2020 theme: ‘Through our teachers we see the future of our country and through their good deeds we prosper as a nation”; the Search aims: (1) To search for inspiring and committed teachers and (2) To develop them to be more inspiring teachers who do not only teach but also guide and navigate the learners for stronger Filipino families, safer Filipino communities and a more robust Filipino nation. 

READ ALSO: Baguio's Pride Karen Navarette Anton emerges as champion in an International Dance Competition

They were judged in their Achievements, Talents and Skills, Leadership, Contribution and Impacts. The judges were: Dr. Henry A. Sojor, Former Governor Grace Padaca, Prof. Nestor Tebio, MIT 2014 Maria Ellaine Adarna and Fr. Mark Anthony Vilos.

source || DepEd Tayo

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

106 year old man from Ifugao could be the country's oldest COVID-19 survivor

Photo Courtesy || Jayvee O. Moltio via BGMC Facebook

Cordillera - Beating the odds, a 106-year-old patient who is a native of Aguinaldo, Ifugao and now a resident of Irisan, Baguio City, was recorded as the oldest COVID-19 survivor in the city and probably in the country after having a negative swab result today. He was admitted in the hospital for 13 days.

The daughter of the patient expressed her gratitude especially to the health care workers who took care of her father. “God made you as an instrument. I hope that my father would be an inspiration to all COVID-19 patients,” she added.

Present during the send-off were Dr. Ricardo B. Runez Jr., Medical Center Chief, Dr. Ray P. Suanding, Chief Medical Professional Staff, Dr. Thea Pamela T. Cajulao, Adult Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Ray P. Aswat, attending Cardiologist, Dr. Larry C. Haya Jr., Emergency Department Head, and Joselito M. Datud, Chief Nurse.

During the ceremony, Dr. Runez stated that, "the discharge of the patient is a testament to our adaptation to the pandemic and striving towards resilience in our everyday life. A tribute is given to our doctors and nurses and the rest of the health care team for their dedication to work as translated to the challenges that were battled and surpassed.”

On the other hand, Dr. Cajulao reiterated that COVID-19 should not be taken lightly because most cases are mild but the number of severe and critical cases is increasing especially among the vulnerable population including the elderly and those with co-morbidities. “Our patient is a living proof that COVID-19 can be beaten. Remember that prevention is better than cure, but in instances that we cannot prevent it, early detection, treatment and isolation can help decrease the risk for mortality” she added.

As of writing, the hospital has admitted a total of 338 COVID-19 cases, 259 of them have already recovered while 63 are still active cases. There were 16 deaths, three of whom were dead on arrival.

A dance number was performed by the Infectious Disease Nurses headed by their Nurse Supervisor Czarina T. Mendoza. The centenarian now serves as an epitome of a COVID fighter in the City of Baguio and the Cordillera Region. Despite all the difficulties during his admission, he was able to prove that age is just a number.  

source || Alberto T. Cuilan III via BGMC Facebook page


Monday, October 19, 2020

Cordillera honors first chief PNP General Cascolan from the region

Photo Courtesy || Philippine National Police

Cordillera - PNP Chief Police General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan got in touch with his roots as he went to his home region and paid a Command Visit to PRO Cordillera and led various activities on October 19, 2020 at Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet.

Upon arrival in the camp, the Chief was warmly welcomed by a cultural presentation by PRO COR personnel.

Highlight of the visit was the Closing Ceremony of the PRO COR “Cordillera Warriors” SWAT CHALLENGE 2020 competition where the Chief was the Guest of Honor and Speaker and led in the awarding of winners. The over-all Champion, RMFB 15, will represent PRO COR in the upcoming competition in the national level for this year.

Following the awarding ceremony, PGen Cascolan led the recitation of the Denunciation of membership to CPP/NPA and the presentation of surrendered CTGs and 73 assorted firearms.

From 2018 to date, a total of 256 CTG and MB members and supporters composed of 92 regular CTG members, 139 Militia ng Bayan, and 25 CTG supporters surrendered. Of the 73 assorted firearms and crew served weapons, Mountain Province PPO recorded the most number with 32 firearms; followed by Kalinga PPO with 20; RCLO PROCOR of Benguet PPO with 12; Abra PPO with 7; and Ifugao PPO with 2 firearms. This event is a manifestation of the CTG’s sincerity in returning to the folds of the law.

For the ceremonial burning of marijuana plants, 219 kilos composed of marijuana bricks and fully grown marijuana plants, a representation of the voluminous eradicated marijuana were torched by the Chief, PNP, together with PRO COR Regional Director, PBGen R'win Pagkalinawan and the Acting Regional Director of PDEA-CAR, Dir. III Gil Cesario Castro.

source || Philippine National Police FB page



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