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Igorot environmentalist from Benguet receives scholarship grant in the United Kingdom

Photo courtesy || Ryan Bestre
Cordillera - An Ibaloi environmentalist was among the 16 Filipinos who were granted scholarship to study in the United Kingdom under the Chevning Scholarship programme. 

Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. 

These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from all over the world to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

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Students under the program will live and study in the UK for one year during which time they will develop professionally and academically, grow their network, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Bestre is an environmentalist and a teacher. He advocates ecological agriculture and plant-based diets. His group organize online and offline advocacy event, work with different organization, engage and empower young people and participate in policy lobbying.

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"I feel like environmentalism is in my blood. I belong to the Ibaloi indigenous ethnic group and as most indigenous people are, they are more connected to the earth. Or maybe I just like trees and mountains, and the natural world. And we’re supposed to be stewards of God’s creation...," - Bestre said in an interview with

Bestre is a graduate of Benguet State University (BSU) where he took up Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in 2005.

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