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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Proud Cordilleran General appointed Undersecretary of the Office of the President

Photo Courtesy || PIA-CAR
Cordillera - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed retired Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan as undersecretary at the Chief executive's office, Malacanang said on Wednesday. 

In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced Duterte signed Cascolan appointment letter as Undersecretary of the Office of the President last Monday. 

Kinukumpirma po natin na napirmahan na noong Lunes, Feb. 22, ang appointment paper ni dating PNP Chief Camilo Cascolan bilang Undersecretary sa Office of the President (We confirm that the appointment paper of former PNP Chief Camilo Cascolan as Undersecretary of the President was signed last Monday). Welcome aboard, Usec. Cascolan," he said.

Cascolan stepped down from his 2-month stint as chief of the PNP chief when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 56  last November. 

Cascolan who crafted the Oplan Double Barrel, the police force's flagship campaign against illegal drugs was succeeded by current PNP chief Debold Sinas.

Oplan Double Barrel involves the Oplan Tokhang aimed at encouraging the surrender of small-time drug pushers and the Oplan High-Value Target which goes after big-time drug peddlers.

Meanwhile Cascolan thanked the President for his appointment.

In a separate interview Cascolan said, “Of course, it’s an honor for me to serve the President. I just hope I could keep step with his standards and I will do my best,” he said.

He said he has yet to report at the OP since he received his appointment on Tuesday but “accordingly, I will be with the office of special concerns.”

“With my current position, whatever the President tells me, I will do my best of course,” he added.

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Metro Global plans to build P11.5B elevated monorail in Baguio CBD

Photo Courtesy || blogmickey

Cordillera - Metro Global Holdings Corp., a multinational holdings company is proposing to build P11.5 billion fully electric public transport system in Baguio city.

The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the local government of Baguio City to do the feasibility studies for the building of an "intelligent public transport system" that could provide solutions to the worsening traffic situation in the Central Business District. 

According to Baguio PIO, the project is composed of a 4-kilometer elevated monorail around the central business district area and a series of feeder lines to be composed of battery-powered buses in an aim to make Baguio City the first urban center to pilot the green ecosystem and electric-powered monorail system.

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The prosed monorail project will consist eight strategic stations around the central business district which will be powered by electricity and some 300 battery-powered buses that will service the transportation requirements of the residents from their residences to the monorail stations and to their places of work.

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The company will shoulder the cost of the project through the public-private partnership over a 50-year period of the franchise, according to Robert John Sobrepen֮a, chairman of the Metro Global Holdings Corporation

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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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Monday, February 1, 2021

Baguio city readies opening of Loakan airport for commercial flights

Photo Courtesy || PAL Wikipedia

Cordillera - The opening of the Loakan airport for commercial flights to facilitate easier and more convenient way for tourists to visit the Baguio is nearing its realization. 

The city government is working closely with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for the opening of the airport to resolve and address flight safety issues. 

Last month, an airline company has conducted test flight from Manila to the only airport of Baguio city to prepare for the resumption of commercial flights.

The city has started evaluating and assessing safety requirements of the airport such as constructing an alternative road at the western part of the airport to permanently close the road used by pedestrian and motorists.

Police from Station 4 and personnel from the Aviation Security Group were tasked to provide traffic assistance during flights.

Required traffic signages at the airport are also being put in place and trimming of trees besides the airport is being done by the City Environment and Parks Management Office.

READ ALSO:  Philippine Black Hawks landed in Loakan airport for the very first time

Baguio city mayor Benjamin Magalong is hopeful that the opening of the Loakan airport for commercial flight will help in reviving the tourism industry of the city.

"The resumption of flights... will play a key role in convincing high-end tourists to prioritize Baguio City as one their preferred destination," Magalong said.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has opened up its interest in providing Manila-Baguio and Baguio-Manila for tourists.

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Baguio City has the most disciplined residents - BCPO Director Allen Rae Co


Cordillera - Baguio City Police Officer Director PCol. Allen Rae Co said that among all the places that he had served, it is Baguio that has the most disciplined residents. 

“Madaling magpatupad ng batas dito dahil mabilis sumunod ang mga tao kaya bakit naman kakailanganing maging marahas,” he said.

He also explained the important role the police officers in Baguio city to ensure that residents adhere to the Covid-19 health protocols. 

He said that policemen in Baguio City are fair and sensible and are not callous in implementing laws and health and safety protocols. 

“We are reasonable.  Naglalakad ka, napagod ka, inalis mo face shield mo, hindi po kami insensitive para hulihin ka agad,” he said.

However, residents should also do their part by cooperating and obeying the laws.

“Naglalakad ka nagutom ka, inalis mo mask mo at kumain ka.  Siyempre huhulihin ka kasi you’re putting yourself and other people at risk.  Pero kung tumabi ka muna, tumalikod sa mga tao saka nagtanggal ng mask at kumain o uminom, hindi ka huhulihin,” Co said.

“Tao rin po kami, kapitbahay nyo, kababayan nyo.  Hindi po kami natutuwa na huli nang huli.  We are doing this tough love for your sake but we are not inhumane,” he added.

Co said when Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered the revitalized implementation of protocols which include the wearing of face masks and shields, they first created awareness and exercised leniency and just issued warnings, conducted lectures and even distributed face shields.

source || Baguio PIO
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

University of Baguio Voices wins MBC National Choral Competitions, beats world champions

Photo Courtesy || ubaguio.edu

Cordillera - In a remarkable display of musical genius, the University of Baguio (UB) snatched the championship title at the MBC National Choral Competition held at the Aliw Theater in Pasay City last Dec. 13.
The UB Voices Chorale landed on the top spot in the open category, beating the biggest names in choral singing. The all-male Koro Ilustrado – dubbed as the Philippines’ best male choir – came in second. 

Another force to reckon with, the Los Cantantes de Manila (former members of the University of the East  Chorale, one of the country’s most accomplished university choirs), a world champion in Europe (considered the seat of choir music), settled third. 

Meanwhile, the Technological Institute of the Philippines Choral Society, a gold medalist in the choral contest Sing’n’Joy Manila in 2013, finished as fourth.

The UB Voices was also named the Best Show Choir during the event.

Dr. Bienvenido Constantino Jr., the group’s conductor and adviser, mentioned how fierce the competition was, noting, “We went through tough times and difficulties.”

A qualifying sing-off among over a hundred choirs was held last Sept. 28 in Cauayan, Isabela, wherein UB took the first place. 

At the semi-finals, which followed last Dec. 12, UB still ranked first among the top 28 that competed. 

Finally, during the grand finals, UB picked up the title.

The participants performed three pieces: the contest piece, a novelty piece, and an elective.

Singer and actress Nanette Inventor graced the awarding ceremonies.

In 2012, UB won second place in the same competition, organized by the media company Manila Broadcasting Company.

source || Ronalyn Banaken via UB website
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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Baguio City enters vaccine deal with Astra-Zeneca, to benefit 190,000 individuals

Cordillera - Mayor Benjamin Magalong announced  the city government has entered into a deal with British-Swedish parmaceutical company AstraZeneca  for the procurement of vaccines that will benefit a total of 190,000 individuals.

The number of beneficiaries represents 70 percent of the city's target population for inoculation which does not include those aged 17 years old and below.

The multipartite agreement was signed last Jan. 10, 2021 by the mayor and representatives of Astra Zeneca, the Dept. of Health and the National Task Force on Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases.   

The mayor said that AstraZeneca initially planned to supply doses good for only 50,000 persons for the city but the company subsequently approved the mayor's request to increase the allocation to cover 70 percent of the target population and enable the city to establish herd immunity against the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Magalong said the city is also currently in talks with other international pharmaceutical companies for more vaccine provisions for the city's contingency reserve.

At the same time, engagements with global and local private companies and even civic-minded families and individuals in the city are moving for the acquisition of more vaccines free of charge. 

The mayor said the city had received commitments for a total of 33,000 doses from the private companies which include the local chapter of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and locators in the Philippine Economic Zone Authority in the city.

The mayor and the city council will work out the allocation of P100 million for the city's vaccination program.

source || APR/PIO Baguio

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Philippine Black Hawks landed in Cordillera for the very first time

Photo Courtesy || PCOO

Cordillera - The Philippine Air Force (PAF) newest Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk helicopters has landed at the Loakan Airport for the very first time on January 6, 2020. 

Two Blackhawks helicopters had made their first landing as part of the Black Hawks pilot's proficiency training and familiarization of landing zone in the northern part of Luzon. 

The Philippine Air Force has acquired 16 Black Hawk helicopters from Polish contractor PZL Mielec with a total cost of P12 billion. 

Six choppers had arrive last December while the 10 remaining choppers is expected to be delivered by the the first quarter of 2021.

PAF's newest air assets will be used for conducting different missions such as humanitarian assistance and disaster response, medical evacuation, and for the government's transport of equipment and personnel during this pandemic. 

It can also be used in military operation like ferrying troops and extractions, combat search-and rescue operation, combat resupply and air support for ground troops.


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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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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Victory Liner soon to resume trips to Baguio City

Photo Courtesy || Victory Liner

Cordillera - Largest bus company Victory Liner has announced that it will resume trips going to Baguio and other destinations in Luzon after government officials in areas where they operate allowed them to resume their services. 

The company however, reminds passengers who are planning to travel to the summer capital of the Philippines to have their Certificate of a Negative Antigen swab test from origin terminal or bring a swab test result valid for 72 hours from departure. 

Passengers who don't have Swab test result can get them upon arriving in Baguio, according to Victory Liner. 

Another requirement for passenger is to have a Visata account where they can get a Visita pass that will be sent to their email. Click HERE to apply.

These requirements are to be checked at Victory Liner terminal in Baguio upon arriving. 

Baguio City mayor Magalong said the city will only allow eight buses a day to enter and leave Baguio once the trips resumed and further allow more if the health system for buses is working.

Other bus companies who are allowed to operate are Genesis, Philippine Rabbit and Rising Sun.

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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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Monday, November 30, 2020

Modern PUVs set to ply Baguio City streets soon

Photo Courtesy || Neil Clark Ongchangco via PIO-Baguio

Cordillera - Modern Public Utility Vehicles or PUVs will soon serve the riding public in Baguio City as the Cordillera Basic Sectors Transport Cooperative (CSBTC) has acquired 15 units of Euro 4 compliant vehicles. 

The new PUVs will take the routes Baguio Plaza - Aurora Hill and Baguio Plaza - Trancoville. 

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

SLU remains among top performing medical schools in the country

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Cordillera - The Saint Louis University (SLU) located in Baguio City was among the top performing medical schools in the country for the November 2020 Physician Licensure Examinations (PLE). 

SLU landed on the 9th spot in the top 10 performing schools in the whole country. 

The Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) released on Thursday the results for this month's PLE, wherein University of the Philippines (UP) Manila graduate as the topnotcher. 

Here are the full list of top 10 performing schools nationwide:

Cebu Institute of Medicine - 1st, 100 percent

University of the Philippines Manila - 2nd, 98.63 percent

Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health - 3rd, 98.90 percent

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila - 4th, 97.58 percent

University of Santo Tomas - 5th, 95.61 percent

University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center - 6th, 94.05 percent

Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation - 7th, 90.54 percent

San Beda University - 8th, 90.27 percent

Saint Louis University - 9th, 90.06 percent

Davao Medical School Foundation - 10th, 85.45 percent


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Thursday, November 19, 2020

La Trinidad's beautiful gardens now open for Baguio and Benguet residents

Photo Courtesy || Lei Hsang

Cordillera - Are you looking for a place to relax and improve your mental wellness this pandemic?

The municipality of La Trinidad has open 11 tourists spots to Baguio and Benguet residents only. 

In a post from the Municipal Mayor's Office Facebook Page, here are the list of spots open for tourists:

Photo Courtesy || Darjanes Flower Garden & Mayor's Office FB

1. Mount Costa Nature Preserve

Longlong, Puguis

Entrance Fee: P 200 (MGCQ rate) includes guide

Pre-book @ 09774097004


2. Darjanes Flower Garden

Shilan, La Trinidad

Entrance Fee: P 150 (includes snacks and unli coffee)

Pre-book @ 09998787544


3. Lily of the Valley Organic Farm

Ampasit, Puguis

Entrance Fee: P120 (with lecture)

Pre-book @ 09206858281


4. Avong nen Romy

Upper Wangal

Entrance Fee: P50

Pre-book @ 09982279343


5. Living Gifts Cactus Farm

Riverside Alno

Entrance Fee: P 100

Pre-book @ 09284475013


6. Mt. Kalugong

Tayaoan, Tawang

Entrance Fee: P 100

Pre-book @ 09293024287


7. Bell Church

City limit, Km. 3, Balili

Parking Fee:  P20 (Entrance: Any Donation)

Pre-book @ 09331504606


8. Garden Nen Ines Anthuria

Shilan

Entrance Fee: P100 (w/ snack or token)

Pre-book @ 09087807006


9. Cosmic Farm

Beckel

Entrance Fee: P100 (with farm tour)

Pre-book @ 0926724928


10. Admirals Farm Park

Lamtang, Puguis

Entrance Fee: P25 (short visit)

Pre-book @ 09161532128 / 09106603483


11. BSU Orchidarium and La Trinidad Orchidarium MPC - Strawberry Fields, Betag

video courtesy || Igorot Vlogs

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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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Sunday, November 8, 2020

8 proud Cordilleran pilots graduated from Philippine Air Force (PAF's) Most Elite Flying school


Cordillera - The country's most elite flying school will be conducting a graduation ceremony this week. 

Eight sons and daughters of Cordillera from "WINGS OF RESILIENCE" CLASS 2020 Military Pilot Training of the Philippine Air Force Flying School will be participating in the said graduation. 

These are the new Military Pilots from Cordillera:

1LT Pauline Marie S Waytan FAF PMA CL 2015 - Lubuagan, Kalinga


2LT Leonardo G Visaya Jr. PAF PAFOCS CL 2017 - Pinukpuk, Kalinga


2LT Rushid M Banganan PAF PAFOCS CL 2017 - Tanudan, Kalinga



2LT Reynold D Pasiwat PAF PMA CL 2018 - Rizal, Kalinga


2LT Blessie Lorranine P Amaro PAF PMA CL 2018 - Baguio City


2LT Marion Deanne B Bambalan PAF - PMA CL 2018 - Baguio City


2LT Paolo B Briones PAF - PMA CL 2018 - Baguio City



2LT Elijah C Castro PAF PMA CL 2018 - Baguio City


"Your Wings Already Exist. All You Have to do is Fly." Congratulations Cordilleran Pilots!

Source || Infos and Photos are sent to us by one of the graduates
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Baguio city government commends Cordilleran teacher as one of Most Inspiring Teachers of the Republic of the Philippines 2020

Photo Courtesy || Marie Carolyn Verano

Cordillera - The City Government of Baguio, through Resolution 600-2020, congratulates and commends Baguio City Schools Division Superintendent MARIE CAROLYN VERANO for being selected as one 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: Kalinga teacher braves dangerous hanging bridge and mountains daily to reach her students

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: Teachers in Mt. Province walk kilometres to get Wi-Fi signal to attend webinar

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 || Sangguniang Panglungsod ng Baguio

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Igorota beauty queen and Miss Earth Philippines 2020 gears up training for Miss Earth 2020

Photo Courtesy || Roxanne Baeyens

Cordillera - After her stint as Miss Earth Philippines 2020, Igorota pride Miss Roxanne Baeyens is now preparing for her training as she will represent the Philippines in the upcoming Miss Earth 2020. 

The 23-year old Igorota beauty queen traces her roots from Besao Mt.Province has always been passionate about nature and protecting the environment through various projects in her own.

In recent months she has became the poster girl of the Department of Agriculture - Cordillera in promoting urban gardening, highland agriculture and regreening.

In 2019, Baeyens represented the country in the Miss Tourism and Culture Universe pageant and finished 1st Runner-Up.

In a local radio interview, Baeyens admited she felt nervous competing in the international pageant because of pressure.

However, she said that she was very excited because this event is a 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity for her. 

This year's 20th edition of Miss Earth pageant will tackle environmental issues in the time of pandemic. 

It features the culture and landmark of every nation's candidate through talent, fitness and fashion. 

The grand coronation night for Miss Earth 2020 will be held on November 29, 2020.

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Baguio makeup artist creates incredible illusion painting on her face.

Photo Courtesy || Goldie Yabes
Cordillera - A Baguio makeup artist is getting traction on social media after creating an incredible face makeup illusion. 

21-year old Goldie Geanne Allawan Yabes specializes in painting on canvas but she used her face as canvas instead. 

Photo Courtesy || Goldie Yabes
Just recently, Yabes created a camouflage face painting that blends with the fields, mountains and skies of Dampre, Floridablanca in Pampanga.

On her Youtube channel, she documented the step by step process on how she did the camouflage face painting illusion.

Photo Courtesy || Goldie Yabes
"To started with this look, I used white poster paints for the outline. Next I mixed color white and blue to the match the color of the sky. The I painted green for the trees and mountain which has a darker color. And I also used color yellow paint for the fields," Yabes explained. 

READ ALSO: Igorot artist from Mt. Province chosen as one of the 40 best portrait painters in the world

"Para mas madaling magmix ang color since mag aad nalang tayo ng green and white for the details, I used three layers of color yellow and green dito sa neck area since hindi gaano pigmented yung color ng yellow. I also used a little white para magpop yung pagkayellowish," she added.

RELATED: Self-taught Igorota artist makes intricate wire sculpture by twisting single strand of wire

Yabes received praise from social media users as she shared photos of her creative camouflage illusion last week. 

Watch her face transformation below:

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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 www.sm-foundation.org 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

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OFW's daughter from La Trinidad, Benguet tops Architect Licensure Examination

Photo Courtesy || Rhicel Gonzales Sapasap Cordillera - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Wednesday the top 10...