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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Baguio - Cebu Direct Flights expected to begin by December


Cordillera - Tourists from Cebu can now visit the summer capital by air this December as the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and Philippine Airlines (PAL) are fast-tracking the rehabilitation of the Loakan Airport, according to the Baguio City Information Office. 

Capt. Stanley Ng, PAL presidents and CEO said during the stakeholder's meeting at the Baguio Country Club that they will be ready to fly their newest Bombardier Q400 turboprop and dual-class airplaine when safety audit of the Loakan Airport is done.

PAL is planning a four times a week flight, a 9:20 AM departure from Cebu and arrival by 11.20AM in Baguio city. A return flight is also expected by 1:20 PM on the same day, according to Bud Britanico, PAL vice president for sales.

Mayor Magalong expressed his gratitude to the Department of Transportation under Secretary Jaime Bautista for its commitment in improving the airport and helping the city government's economic recovery efforts.

Magalong is hopeful that the opening of the Loakan Airport will spur economic recovery of the city and would also encourage other airline companies like Cebu Pacific to cater air travel to the city.

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Sunday, September 4, 2022

Cordilleran artist wins 2 Gold Medals, 1 Bronze in 25th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts in California

Photo Courtesy || Jefferson R. Coronado via Highlandtribune

Cordillera - A Cordilleran artist from Baguio brought honor to the city when he bagged 2 gold medals and one bronze medal during the recently concluded 25th Annual Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held in Anaheim, California U.S.A. from July 22 - 30, 2022.

Jefferson R. Coronado, a resident of Hillside barangay in Baguio took home two gold medals in WCOPA broadway category and the original work category. 

He also won bronze medal in the group production category together with Team Philippines including a semi-finalist pin.

Coronado, an alumnus of Saint Louis University-Glee Club and a vocalist of Baguio's premier pop/jazz band was among the 60 Filipinos who competed in the event which was participated by 60 countries across the globe.

READ ALSO: Igorot BJMP officer bags 3 Gold Medals in Jiujitsu

Meanwhile, the city government of Baguio City has passed a resolution congratulating and commending Jefferson R. Coronado for bringing pride to the city.

"With such world-class and top-brass accolades, it is just but fitting and proper to award this commendation to Jefferson Coronado for his excellent achievement that has brought pride and glory to the City of Baguio," the resolution states.

READ ALSO: Cordilleran cop wins Gold and Silver medals in World Police and Fire Games 2022

WCOPA is an international competition program for seasoned and up and coming performers and entertainers held every year and judged by "Hollywood" industry professionals.

During the competition, Philippine team bagged a total of 265 awards and medals with 38 gold, 59 silver, and 85 bronze and 44 semifinalist medals, eight grand finalist medals, one scholarship, 29 division winner plaques, and one extraordinary national director plaque.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

LOOK: Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, coach Julius Naranjo tie the knot in Baguio

Photo Courtesy || Nice Print Photography

Cordillera - Filipina Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz and her long time coach Julius Naranjo tied the knot in the city of pines on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

The newly wed couple's photos has been shared online by Nice Print Photography    and Exige Weddings.

Photo Courtesy || Nice Print Photography

Hidilyn wore a wedding gown designed by Francis Libiran.

“Today marks the first anniversary of our winning the Gold medal in the @olympics for the Philippines. And today also will be a memorable day for @imjulius and me, we will get married today,” Hidilyn posted on her Instagram.

"One year has passed since the historic Gold medal, here’s a recap of this historic moment. With what @hidilyndiaz and I accomplished last year, now it’s on to forever," Julius posted.

READ ALSO: Unique wedding in Benguet goes viral for using vegetable as decor

Earlier on Monday, Hidilyn and Julius paid a courtesy call to Baguio mayor Benjamin Magalong at the Baguio City Hall.

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

LOOK: PH most advance attack helicopter landed in Cordillera

Photo Courtesy || Pinoy Aviators
Cordillera - Two of the the newly acquired and most advance attack helicopter of the Philippine Army, the TAI/Agusta Westland T129 ATAK helicopters had been deployed at the Loakan Airport in Baguio City for the PMA cadets to personally witness and do some walk around of the helicopters. 

Also deployed were the Sikorsky S-70i Blackhawk twin-engine medium lift combat utility helicopter and the Sikorsky S-76 Air Ambulance twin-engine helicopter.

The T129 is a twin-engine, tandem-seat, multi-role, all-weather attack helicopter based on the Agusta A129 Mangusta platform and further developed in Turkey, which is designed for advanced attack and reconnaissance missions in hot, high environments and adverse geographical conditions, both day and night.

The T129 ATAK is equipped with a 20 mm three-barrel rotary cannon in a nose turret with 500 ammunitions capacity and up to 76 unguided 70mm rockets for close air support. The helicopter is also equipped with up to 8 UMTAS 160 mm long range anti-tank missiles, 16 CIRIT 70 mm missiles, 8 air launched Stinger short range air-to-air missiles.

The T129 ATAK helicopter also equipped with advanced electronic warfare and countermeasure systems which increase survival capability in the battlefield. The electronic warfare and countermeasure systems of the helicopter features Radar Warning Receiver System (RIAS), Radar Frequency Mixer System (RFKS) and Laser Receiver System (LIAS) in addition to Warning System (FIS), Countermeasure Firing System (KTAS), IR (Infrared), and Countermeasure System.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

LOOK: Baguio Session Road Got a New Look


Cordillera - Tourists and locals can now enjoy a new vibes and scenery at the famous Session Road in Baguio City. 

Thanks to the management of the city government unit, Session Road is now close to the nature with its new look and new road designs. 

Photos from Metro Pines shows a green lane for bikers and bookshelves and benches for book readers. 

Bookshelf and benches at Session Road. Photo Courtesy || Metro Pines

Green Lane for Bikers at Session Road. Photo Courtesy || Metro Pines

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

LOOK: Former Irisan dumpsite converted to a beautiful ecopark

Photo Courtesy || Baguio PIO

Cordillera - Here is another exciting spot for every turistas coming to Baguio City for relaxation - a beautiful ecopark right on the former Irisan dump site. 

The former dumpsite converted to an ecological park with a budget of P17 million is set to be completed in 6 months. 

Once completed, people will enjoy walking around the park which is decorated with different kind of flowers and plants. 

Eugene Buyucan of the General Services Office said the ecopark will have cemented pathways, pave roads, parking spaces and huts made out of bamboos.

Browse some of the photos from the Baguio Public Information Office - FB

Photo Courtesy || Baguio PIO


Photo Courtesy || Baguio PIO

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

PH's city mayors expressed full support to Baguio Mayor Benjie Magalong

Photo Courtesy || baguio.gov.ph & LCP

Cordillera - The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) has expressed its utmost support and unwavering faith in the leadership of Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong. 

LCP National President and Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia has sent a letter to Mayor Magalong lauding his leadership as the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) Contact Tracing Czar. 

The LCP president said Magalong's comprehensive and systematic contact tracing approach empowers various local government units using Baguio's innovative ICT solutions.

“Under his clear direction as the city mayor, Baguio City managed to reduce their COVID-19 transmissions consistently. The city was allowed to gradually re-open its local economy while still following health protocols,” Leonardia said in his letter adding this was lauded nationwide as best practice.

Recently, Magalong was heavily criticized on social media for attending a social gathering wherein many believed the mayor had breach health protocols which then prompted him to resign as contract tracing czar.

The LCP commended Magalong for admitting his lapses and offering resignation saying such action according to LCP is an act of humility and integrity. 

"We commend his strong commitment to accountability and justice that serves as a beacon of hope to his fellow city mayors and other public servants," the LCP letter reads.

source || JMS via Baguio Public Information Office FB.


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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Kind taxi driver in Baguio offers Free Ride on Christmas

Photo Courtesy || Dexmar Comesario via Philippine Star

Cordillera - A kind taxi driver in Baguio city had his unique way of giving gift to his passengers, he is offering Free Ride. 

On December 24, 2020, a passenger Mr. Dexmar Comesario has posted in his Facebook account a photo he took inside the taxi which says "Blessed Merry Christmas Enjoy Your Free Ride" written in a piece of white paper. 

Comesario wrote: "Naglalakad kami pababa ng Ambiong Road. Since walang jeep, hirap sumakay. Then habang naglalakad, pinara namin si Kuya. Nag-stop siya tapos mga five minutes siguro bago ko napansin yung nakadikit sa upoan na "Blessed Merry Christmas Enjoy Your Free Ride."

He then noticed that the taxi meter was not turned on. 

When they finally arrived at their destination, the taxi driver refused to receive their payment. 

Comesario thanked the driver for his little way of sharing and celebrating Christmas.

"Kudos sa'yo kuya for sharing and celebrating Christmas with others in your own way. Thank you very much," Comesario said. 


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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Welcome to Little Kyoto, Japan in Baguio City

Photo Courtesy || Charles Robinson

Cordillera - The Bamboo Eco-park in Baguio City is a perfect spot for nature lovers as it offers tranquility brought by different species of tall bamboo trees. 

The feeling of visiting the famous Sagano Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan is only 30 minutes or so from the city center. 

The towering bamboo trees at the Bamboo Eco-park in Pacdal, Baguio are perfect backdrops for your Facebook and Instagram photos. 

Wooden paths are carefully put in place for visitors to walk in the middle of the thick bamboo trees.

Take a look at these stunning photos taken by Charles Robinson:

Photo Courtesy || Charles Robinson

Photo Courtesy || Charles Robinson

Photo Courtesy || Charles Robinson

The Bamboo Eco Park is now becoming a popular tourist destination in the city of pines. 

The park is located at the St. Francis Xavier Seminary at Liteng, Pacdal, Baguio City. You can reach the park by private cars, jeepney or taxi. 

If you wish to visit the place, the LGU of Pacdal reminds everyone to be mindful of not vandalizing the beautiful trees. 

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Friday, December 4, 2020

UB receives four distinguished awards from PACUCOA

Photo Courtesy || UB

Cordillera - The University of Baguio received four (4) distinguished awards from Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) in the recently concluded 31st Annual General Assembly via zoom conference.




UB was once again recognized for being the Institution with the Highest Number of Accredited Programs in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).  

Moreover, PACUCOA conferred Level III Reaccredited Status to three programs-- BS Tourism Management, High School and the Science High School. 

The three programs were accorded the distinction of being the FIRST to have been granted LEVEL III Reaccredited Status in the Cordillera Administrative Region.

These accomplishments and achievements of the University of Baguio once more testify to the University of Baguio’s unwavering commitment to quality and wholesome education.

source || UB

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Baguio artist wows Pinoys with amazing face painting of Burnham lake

Photo Courtesy || Goldie Yabes via GMA
Cordillera - Baguio-based make-up artist has wowed netizens again with her amazing camouflage face painting of the famous Burnham Lake in Baguio City. 

Using normal make-up kit and a mirror, 21-year old Goldie Geanne Allawan Yabes was able to blend her entire face with the scenery of Burnham lake. 

Yabes shares her amazing artwork on social media and has inspired many Filipino artists. 

She also regularly upload videos of her doing make up tutorials on her YouTube channel. 

Recently, Yabes became viral on social media and received praises from users after doing a camouflage face painting of the mountains and skies of Dampre, Floridablanca in Pampanga.

READ ALSO: Baguio makeup artist creates incredible illusion painting on her face.

Her incredible talent has been shared and featured by several websites and tv shows. 

Yabes said in a statement that she was overwhelmed with the positive reactions of netizen about her artwork. 

"This is so overwhelming and unexpected. I didn't expect that people would respond to my work this way," Yabes said. 

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Proud Igorota Nurse from La Trinidad won Rising Star Award in the United Kingdom

Photo Courtesy || Grace Nabus & RCN London

Cordillera - A proud Cordilleran from Baguio City and La Trinidad, Benguet was among the recipients of the Rising Star Award 2020 in London.

The Rising Star Awards recognise excellence in patient care, innovation, and leadership from London’s Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) nursing community. RCN London received more nominations than ever in 2020, a year that has seen nursing at forefront of London’s response to COVID-19.

This year’s winners were recognised for giving a voice to staff and patients, for empowering themselves or encouraging others to take action, and for showing compassion, innovation, and leadership.  The winners work across a range of settings including in hospitals and out in the community, and in clinical areas such as critical care, paediatrics, mental health and end of life care. 

Rising Star winner Grace Nabus of the Royal Hospital Chealsea said via PTV-Cordillera:

"I am pleased to have receive this award from the Royal College of Nursing here in London. It is totally unexpected. The award is taken me by surprise because I did not expect to be awarded for doing my job."

She said that the award was also an indication of the level of respect for Filipino nurses in the United Kingdom.

Filipino nurses in the U.K. has been known for hard work and dedication to their profession. 

"It shows that we are valued as an individual in this profession. It also means that Filipino nurses are up there among the very best in the world. I know that because I've been witness to the care and dedication of Filipino colleague," Nabus added.

Congratulations ma'am Grace Nabus


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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Baguio-Benguet Community Credit Cooperative (BBCCC) wins prestigious award in ASEAN Business Awards 2020

Photo Courtesy || BBCCC

Cordillera - The Baguio-Benguet Community Credit Cooperative (BBCCC) was declared winner in the 2020 ASEAN BUSINESS AWARD 2020 under "Combating Covid-19 category. 

BBCCC was given the award for its important contributions to the prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic thought the Asean region. 

"With the Judging Committee's strict and fair working process based on comprehensive evaluation criteria developed by Deloitte Vietnam, we have come up with the final list and Baguio-Benguet Community Credit Cooperative is one of winners of this year's award", judges citation reads. 

The Philippines has accounted the largest number of awardees from a single country of which 13 out of 53 companies won awards. 

Joey Conception, who chairs the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (BAC) Philippines was surprised to the result. 

"I am pleasantly surprised by the turnout indicating the strong interest of the business community to participate in the awards. ABA is an excellent platform to bring local companies up to a regional standard, increase their competitiveness and strengthen cross-border collaboration," Conception said. 

This year, ABA launched a new category - Combating Covid-19 to honor outstanding Southeast Asian business that contributed to the prevention of the pandemic. 

Multisys Technologies Corp., led by David Almirol Jr.; Paymaya Philippines, led by Orlando Vea; and the Baguio-Benguet Community Credit Cooperative, led by Oscar Adversalo. 

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LOOK: Baguio's Burnham Park Swan reached Cagayan to rescue flood victims

Photo Courtesy || DILG Cordillera

Cordillera - The Burnham Park Swan Boats has now been in operation to rescue flood victims in Cagayan at it reaches the province today (Nov. 19, 2020).

The owner of the famous tourist spot's swan boats, Mrs. Vivian Celso, offered to to give the boats to be used by authorities and the search and rescue operations to affected residents in Cagayan. 

Cagayan was suffering from mass flooding after Typhoon Ulysses struck the Philippines on November 11, 2020. 

The Swan boats are ideal for rescue because it can carry 10 persons at a time and the hull is made up of fiberglass which is not easily punctured compared to rubber boats. 

It can be recalled that Swan boats were also been deployed a decade ago in La Trinidad, Benguet to rescue residents stranded in their homes due to flood caused by Typhoon Peping. 

The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) and PRO-Cordillera brought the swan boats to Cagayan via Tabuk City in Kalinga. 

The Burnham Park's Swan boats are now on its way of rescuing flood victims in Cagayan. 


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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

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Creative: Jeepney driver in Baguio uses recycled juice packs as divider

Photo Courtesy || Caniezo Hongitan

Cordillera - When it comes to creativity and resourcefulness, this Jeepney driver in Baguio city has a great idea on how to turn waste into an effective protection against the spread of Covid-19. 

Resty Camolo Bansag, a driver plying the Baguio-Itogon route used recycled juice packs as protective dividers for his jeep. 

READ ALSO: A family in Kapangan builds beautiful fence using hundreds of recycled plastic bottles

Photo Courtesy || Caniezo Hongitan

In a photo shared by netizen Caniezo Hongitan, the dividers were composed of empty plastic sachets of juice which appeared to be knitted together to form a wide area enough to be used as seat barriers. 

Photo Courtesy || Caniezo Hongitan

The result is a colorful and presentable protective dividers. 

WATCH: Baguio's 'Qurantine Jeep' goes viral; Ted Failon interviews owner Mr. Amino

Good job Mr. Bansag for coming up with a well functioning protective barriers. 


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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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

Photo Courtesy || All Dance International FB

Cordillera - Baguio girl Karen Navarette Anton wowed the judges and declared as champion in the recently concluded international dance competition. 

Karen bested other dance participants from different countries in the Ethnic Dance Solo Adults - 18 Years Old Professionals modality.

The week long dance battle which was scheduled to be held in Italy was held virtually so dancers presented their performance in their houses.

Karen is a dance enthusiast based in Baguio City. She is the organizer of Baguio Metamorphosis that represented Baguio in several prestigious competitions like Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT). 

The season 1 of the PGT has awarded Baguio Metamorphosis the second place for its unique concept, and unmatched synchronized and energetic dance fusion. 

Karen has also represented the city in the DanceSport Council of the Philippines National competitions. 

READ ALSO:  Filipina student proudly performed IFUGAO dance with a twist to international students in Taiwan

Aside from being a dance guru, Karen is also an international race car champion. 

She made history when she won the overall championship trophy in the Marlboro Red Racing Competition which was held in Italy.

All Dance International is the biggest dance organizers in the world with presence in five continents and more than 100 countries.

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