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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Food vlogger Erwan Eussaff tasted some of the best Igorot delicacies and "THEY'RE SO GOOD"

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Cordillera - In his road trip to Northern Luzon with his new Chevrolet Trailblazer Phoenix to discover and experience the places, dishes, traditions, food vlogger Erwan Eussaff stopped over at the Igorot Chef Restaurant at Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City to try out the finest of Igorot delicacies. 
In his new released YouTube video, Eussaff tasted the popular Igorot meal, the pinuneg or blood sausage and pinikpikan. 

"You could tell that this is really a heartwarming dish when it's cold at night, and it's so good, Eussaff said after tasting the blood sausage. 

Watch Erwan Eussaff Video below

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Monday, September 16, 2019

BSU graduate tops September 2019 Librarian Licensure Exam

Cordillera - A graduate of Benguet State University (BSU) in La Trinidad topped the list of passers who took the September 2019 librarian board exam on Monday by the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC). 

Daniel Soriano Balbin Jr., a graduate of the said university topped the licensure exam garnering a rating of 89.75 percent.

From the University of Sto. Tomas, Allyna Macabulos Bermudez placed the second with a rating of 89.30 percent followed by Saint Louis University graduate Geraldine Danason Hernandez with a rating of 89.05 percent.

At least 565 out of 1,024 passed the Librarian Licensure Examination given early this month, announced by PRC.

The examination was conducted in different cities of the country including Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Tacloban and Tuguegarao.

Other graduates on the top ten list are as follows:

Top 4 - Ryan Ace Orino Gamutan (88.05) - University of Mindanao-Davao City
Top 5 - Gerard Paul Sto Domingo Pascual (88.85) - University of the Philippines-Diliman
Top 6 - Samuel Macalanda Pepito (88.80) - University of the Philippines-Diliman
Top 6 - Bea Marie Paras Quijano (88.80) - Baliuag University (Baliuag College)
Top 7 - Princess Anne Diminsil Balajadia (88.70) - University of the Philippines-Diliman
Top 7 - Fe Karen Musni Lamorena (88.70) - University of the Philippines-Diliman
Top 8 - Lady Charm Pascua Balisnomo (88.40) - University of the Philippines-Diliman
Top 9 - Jasmine Guhit Martinez (88.30) - University of the Philippines-Diliman
Top 10 - Kryztalhyn Mae Javillonar Ramos (88.15) - University of the Philippines.
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

PH famous teen actor wears Igorot handwoven fabric at Abs Cbn's Red Carpet

Photo Courtesy || KathNiel KDLovies
Cordillera - It can not be denied that Cordillera's Handwoven products called 'inabel' are gaining popularity among top celebrities in the country. 

Last night, Abs Cbn stars showcased their best outfit on the red carpet. 

Favorite TV love team Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernado walked the red carpet with Daniel wearing his chosen Sagada fabric suit while Kathryn in her fuchsia gown.

It was a head turning for the couple with their style. Fans gave an extensive look at their favorite stars.
Photo Courtesy || Abs Cbn

People of the Cordillera are so appreciative on Daniel's selection of the Igorot fabric as it boosts the enthusiasm of the weaver to produce more. 

This will  promote the Cordilleran handwoven products not only in the Philippines but also worldwide. 

Handwoven products from Cordillera are known for their quality as these are made from natural materials and produced by local weavers who had gained expertise over many years. 


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Friday, September 13, 2019

Young student from Ifugao awarded Most Outstanding Delegate in UN conference event

Photo Courtesy || Michah Dayag Salvador FB
Cordillera - When a young accountancy student was awarded the most outstanding delegate in a recently concluded Asia Youth International Model United Nations 2019 (AYIMUN) event held at Putrajaya International Convention Center in Malaysia, she was very happy and honored to had the award. 



The student was Michach Dayag Salvador, a student of Ifugao State University in Lagawe. 

Salvador, who hails from Kiangan was one of the 98 lucky delegates who was selected among 35214 applicants.

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Salvador said in a local TV interview that the AYIMUN conference helped her gain insights about the world and enable her to acquire knowledge that she can apply in her local community to help the youth .

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Asia Youth International Model United Nations (AYIMUN) is an annual conference where young leaders from all over the world sit together in an assembly called Meeting Session and each of them will act as diplomats of the country they were assigned to. 
Photo Courtesy || Michah Dayag Salvador
Salvador was assigned to become the diplomat of Denmark and given the Myanmar Rohingya Crisis to tackle. 

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AYIMUN 2019 with a theme Human Security in a Globalized World was participated by 1518 delegates from 85 countries from all over the world. 
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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Cordillera Chamber Singers wins 2 golds in Indonesia's Penabur International Choir Festival 2019

Photo Courtesy || Jayson Manuel L Osong FB
Cordillera - The Cordillerans once again proved to be the champion in a singing competition after taking home 2 gold medals at a recently concluded choir competition held this week in Indonesia. 

According to Jayson Manuel L Osong, the Cordillera Chamber Singers (CSS) from the Cordillera flaunted their singing prowess in an astounding performance that earns them two gold medals out of the nods of the fastidious judges in the two competition categories of the Penabur International Choir Festival (PICF) held last September 3 - 7 in Indonesia.

CSS amasses gold medal and emerges the category champion among other hopefuls in the Folklore Category while it clinches another gold medal in the Mixed Chamber Category. 

"It paid off our sacrifices," said CSS president Bethany Magno, adding: "Gathering the members to rehearsals, financial strains and booking flight a day before the contest have hurdled the group."

Photo Courtesy || Jayson Manuel L Osong FB

PICF is a singing competition that highlights the growing phenomenon with the hope to foster and enrich both traditional and contemporary choral music to the international community.


It is held once in two years participated by 152 different choir groups and with over 3,000 individuals from around the world.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

High School student from Abra wins 3rd place at 5th World Robot Games in Thailand

Photo Courtesy || Abra Province FB
Cordillera - A young student and robot enthusiast from Abra won 3rd place in the recently concluded 5th World Robot Games on August 28-31, 2019 held in Thailand. 

Meljon "MJ" Reyes Viste, 16, a native of Bangued, Abra brought home medal after winning 3rd place in the Rugby Robot Games category. 

Viste is the first Abreno member of the Philippine Robotics Team who won an award.

The World Robot Games is an international robotics competition held annually that focuses on promoting and encouraging the use of robotics and artificial intelligence at home. 

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Participating teams are challenged not only against each other in the games but also to encourage them to innovate and create robots according to each category.

Countries that participated in the event included the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Malaysia and more.

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The games included Sumo Robot, Line Tracing, Search and Rescue MINI, Robot Rugby, Innovative and many more.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Igorota Roxanne Baeyens wins 1st Runner-Up at Miss Tourism and Culture Universe

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Cordillera - Igorota Roxanne Baeyens won the 1st Runner-Up title at the recently concluded 2019 Miss Tourism and Culture Universe held in Yangon, Myanmar on August 31, 2019.

The Igorota-Belgian beauty queen, a native from Besao, Mountain province also bagged the Miss Popularity award. 

Baeyens also made it to the Top 5 of the national costume competition where she showcased a classic Filipino  superheroine Darna attire.

The 22-year old Baeyens was also crowned Face of Tourism Philippines 2019 during the coronation last April 7 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Cordilleran marathoner James Tellias successfully finishes most difficult trail run in France

Photo Courtesy || James Tellias
Cordillera - A Cordilleran ultra-runner had successfully  made it to the finish line at the recently concluded UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) held in Chamonix, France on August 26 - September 1.

James Tellias, a native marathoner from Sagada, Mountain Province made it to the finish line just an hour and half before the cutoff time. 

Tellias is the 1249th runner who cross the finish line. There are around 2543 runners who joined the race.

The UTMB is a mountain trail-running event participated by elite trail-runners from all over the world. 

Each year, the elite runners find themselves and a race that is widely considered as one of the most difficult races in the world.

Each participant will have to draw from their strength and push their mental and physical limits in order to cross the finishing line.

A homegrown athlete, Tellias was the only representative of the Philippines in the trail event. 

In 2016, 36-year old Tellias became the first Filipino runner to finish and place third in the 100 km race during the Borneo Ultra Trail Marathon International Event held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
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