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Showing posts with label Benguet. Show all posts

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Benguet researchers earn international award in Thailand

Photo Courtesy || Tin Dao-anis

Cordillera - A group of Benguet Division research educators won the International Outstanding Award during the 8th CAS National and International Conference (CASNIC) 2020 in Thailand on Nov. 7, 2020.

The research paper of Rachel B. Basalong, Benilda M. Daytaca and Mark Aljon E. Valenciano entitled “Alternative Teaching and Learning Delivery Modes in the Schools Division of Benguet, Philippines: A Descriptive Study” earned prestige during the said conference due to its relevance to the theme “Higher Education’s Moves and Trends to Combat COVID-19.”

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Said study found out that the concerns of the school stakeholders with reference to alternative teaching and learning delivery modes during Covid-19 pandemic in the Schools Division of Benguet are encapsulated in four themes tagged as 4Cs namely: Connectivity, Capability, Condition and Constitution.

READ ALSO: Benguet Province has the Highest Standard of Living in the Country

This led the researchers to recommend to the Benguet Schools Division Office to consider the research results as bases for the division’s policy framing and Learning Continuity Plan Development in this time of pandemic.

Basalong, the corresponding author, has received the digital image of their plaque of award from the CASNIC committee. 

By Agustin A. Dao-anis

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Philippines' Biggest Kettle is found in Tublay, Benguet

Photo Courtesy || Grail Polig

Cordillera - A new attraction is soon to open for tourists visiting Cordillera this year as the Polig's Farm located in KM 21, Ambassador, Tublay will open its first biggest "Takore" kettle to the public. 

Made out of pure steel and GI sheets for the walls, the newly constructed kettle coffee shop can accommodate several people inside. It has a diameter of 24ft and a height of 20ft.

READ ALSO: 

Mankayan, Benguet is now the home of the largest gong in the Philippines
The owner of the farm's idea is for visitors and tourists to experience drinking the best Benguet coffee inside the giant kettle. 

Polig's Farm is among the 5 tourist sites that were opened for residents of Benguet.

In an executive order issued by Mayor Armando Lauro, tourists who wish to visit these sites are required to follow strict health protocols and must present Health Declaration and Valid ID upon entry. 

The five tourist sites that were allowed to operate from January 7 to February 7 are Asin Hotspring, Ahonda Caves, Rock Formations and Jungle Adventure, Balete Tree, The Ridge Cafe and Polig's Berry Farm.

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Benguet Province has the Highest Standard of Living in the Country

Photo Courtesy || Mossy Adventure || Cada, Mankayan

Cordillera - The Human Development Index (HDI) revealed that people living in Benguet generally enjoy a better quality of life compared to the other five provinces in the region. 

In 2009, Benguet obtained an HDI of 0.883, the highest in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). It was followed by Kalinga with a composite index of 0.562, Apayao (0.529), Abra (0.508), Ifugao (0.483) and Mt. Province (0.449).

The province's HDI is even higher than Metro Manila which has 0.85, Batanes (0.82), Rizal (0.76), Cavite (0.73), Bulacan, Bataan and Laguna (0.72), Nueva Viscaya (0.70), Ilocos Norte (0.66), and Pampanga (0.65).

READ ALSO: Survey says Igorots are among the 'healthiest' Pinoys in the country

The HDI is a composite index measuring achievements in three basic dimensions of human development which are: to lead a long and healthy life, to acquire knowledge and to have access to resources needed for a decent standard of living. A province can be classified under high-HDI if its index is above 0.800; medium, if it is within the range 0.500 - 0.800; and low, if the index is less than 0.500. 

Per HDI component, in 2009, Benguet obtained the highest Education Index (EI) among the six provinces in the region at 0.988. The EI was estimated as a composite of the mean years of schooling and expected average years of schooling. Mean years of schooling for adults in Benguet was 10.0 years or about 1.3 year higher than the national average. 

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Benguet was also highest in the Income Index (II) at 0.802. The II is measured using real per capita income. Except for Benguet, all other provinces in the region were classified under the low-HDI group in the standard of living component.

source || PSA Cordillera || 2009

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

The 'Comboys of Benguet' - The Igorot hard workers who bring fresh veggies to your table

Photo Courtesy || GMA Public Affairs YT

Cordillera - The 'Comboys' of Benguet are the main transporters of fresh vegetables from the farm to the truck that will bring them to the trading post. 

It's not a joke to be a comboy. The average distance between the vegetable farm and the main accessible road is around 1.2 kilometers. 

That's the distance these comboys have to travel with heavy loads of veggies on their shoulder. And they have to travel them fast.

In a film produced by GMA's Born to Be Wild, Doc Fern's documented the life of a comboy to understand how difficult it is to bring fresh veggies to the consumers' table. 

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Congratulations! PBGEN Jack Limpayos Wanky, The New Chief of Staff of the PNPA

Photo Courtesy || PNPA

Cordillera - Newly promoted PBGEN JACK LIMPAYOS WANKY, a proud Igorot born in Buguias, Benguet is the first to fill up the position of Chief of Staff of the Philippine National Police Academy after the supervision and control were transferred from Philippine Public Safety College to the Philippine National Police.

Born to a humble family whose primary source of livelihood is vegetable trading  and growing up with six female siblings, then young PBGen Wanky was motivated and inspired to get better in life thereby taking up Commerce at Saint Louis University in Baguio City. However, life proved itself not easy as he struggle to survive college due to financial constraints. That was the time he decided to join the long maroon line of the Philippine National Police Academy. After two years of arduous training and education, he graduated from the premier educational institution for public safety officers in 1992 as part of the TAGAPAGPATUPAD Class.

He was first assigned in Central Mindanao where he had his first taste of battle against rebels and secessionists. Like infantry soldiers, he and his fellow police officers had fought for peace and order but with a costly trade-off as one of his classmates ended up being one of the casualties of their operations. He too was once wounded in a gun battle but fortunate to survive. Such first-hand experiences induced him to continuously serve his country and people. Eventually, In 1996 after serving as Aide de Camp of then PBGEN JOVENCIO INES SALES, he served successively for more than 10 years as Chief of Police in four municipalities in the Province of Iloilo, and Station Commander of JARO District in Iloilo City. He also served as Chief of the Boracay Special Protection Unit, the PNP force tasked to secure the famous and world class tourist destination in the country, the Boracay Island. Drawing lessons from the Bali Bombing incident, he implemented the One entry One exit policy that immensely contributed to the overall security of the said tourist island up to this time.

Presented with the chance to serve and explore new places, he opted to settle permanently in Iloilo for his heart was captured by an Ilongga. He was married to Ms. Julie Gosiaoco of La Carlota City in Negros Occidental and they had three sons which they named Von, Jose Luis and Nathaniel.

Following his last assignment in Iloilo City, he continued his law enforcement career as he transferred to a National Operational Support Unit. In 2009 to 2013, he served as Chief of Regional Intelligence Units of Region 6 and Region 13 successively. He was exposed to various intelligence works where his contributions led to various major successful operations against the terrorist dissidents and the arrest of Most wanted personalities. He also worked out for the surrender of numerous NPA Cadres in CARAGA region who opted to return to the folds of law. These triumphs earned him numerous  awards and commendations.

In 2014, he joined the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group and was designated Chief of the Mindanao Field Unit. His area of designation practically covers all parts of Mindanao to include Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi Tawi (ZAMBASULTA) area where kidnapping was very rampant perpetrated by the ABUSAYAF Group. Applying his acquired knowledge from his training in Hostage Negotiation in Scotland Yard, UK, his participation was material to the successful negotiated release of some numbers of abducted Foreign Nationals and local victims that were held hostage in the jungles of Sulu Island. 

After his stint in Mindanao, he went back to Region 6 and served as Chief of Regional Mobile Force Battalion, then Chief of Regional Intelligence Division until he  became the City Director of Bacolod City in 2017. A year later, he was personally invited by the former PNPA director PBGEN JOSEPH CAGAYAN ADNOL , to serve as Executive Director for PNPA. 

The recent promotion of PBGen Jack Limpayos Wanky to a star rank made him the very first police officer to fill up the position of Chief of Staff of PNPA effectively on November 25, 2020.

source || 3C Brett Bantiyan Maslang PNPA.EDU

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Cordilleran cop from Benguet promoted to One Star General of the Philippine National Police

Photo Courtesy || PNPA
Cordillera - The Philippine National Police has promoted another Cordilleran from Benguet to Police Brigadier General. 

PBGEN Jack Limpayos Wanky, CS PNPA who traces his roots from Buguias, Benguet received the promotion last week during the oath taking and donning of rank ceremony in Camp Crame. 

Other police general who was promoted to one star general is Samuel C. Nacion, PHAU, DPRM. 

Meanwhile promoted to two star general were PMGen Dennis P. Agustin, TDRD; PMGen Rolando J. Hinanay, Director, CSG and PMGen Bernabe M Malba, Director, SAF.

Congratulations to all for your well-deserved promotion.

READ ALSO: 

 FCSUPT Jaime Dollente Ramirez: Youngest Cordilleran to become General

Son of a miner from Sabangan, Mt. Province promoted One-Star PNP General


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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 26, 2020

Congratulations! Bakun, Benguet has four new licensed physicians

Photo Courtesy || LGU Bakun

Cordillera - Four proud iBakun, Benguet has successfully passed the November 2020 Physician Licensure Exam (PLE).

The new licensed doctor from the municipality of Bakun are:

1. Dr. Marie Cris Asiong Angluben (Poblacion)

2. Dr. Deborah Gray Saltin Alwis (Ampusongan)

3. Dr. Wilbert Valdez Bugtong (Gambang)

4. Dr. Grace Angelica Organo Tolito (Poblacion)

READ ALSO: SLU remains among top performing medical schools in the country

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the results of the November 2020 PLE of which 3,500 out of the 4,700 examines has passed the exam.

RELATED: Former Miss Kalinga-Tourism Pia Monina Now a Licensed Doctor

Jomel Garcia Lapides of UP-Manila was the topnotcher with the score of 88.67 followed by Patrick Joseph Mabugat of the University of Saint La Salle and Adrian Emmanuel Teves of the University of Sto. Tomas who both got 88.58 percent.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Igorot gold medalist CriSamuel Delfin receives special award from SMC/Philippine Sportswriter Association

Photo Courtesy || ChriSamuel Delfin

Cordillera - Igorot medalist CriSamuel Delfin from Benguet was among the 149 gold medalists who won in the Southeast Asian Games 2019 receives special citation award from San Miguel Corporation and Philippine Sportwriter Association. 

Watch Delfin performance during the SEAG 2019. 

Delfin, a native of Bokod, Benguet won gold medal in Men's Anyo Open Weapon Non-Traditional during the SEA Games 2019 held in the Clark, Pampanga. 

The 2020 San Miguel Corporation (SMC) - Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Annual Awards was an annual awarding ceremony honoring the individuals (athletes, coaches and officials) and organizations that made a significant impact to Philippine sports in 2019, which was led by the medalists of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games hosted by the country.

The event is organized by the Philippine Sportswriters Association under the leadership of Eriberto "Tito" S. Talao (Sports Editor of the Manila Bulletin). 

The PSA is the oldest Philippine-based media organization, which is founded in 1949, and made up of veteran and seasoned sports scribes, section editors and columnists from print media (broadsheets and tabloids), sports news websites and social media platforms.


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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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First Cordilleran Cowboy Teacher Broadcaster is now on DepEd TV Benguet

Photo Courtesy || Jayson Osong

Cordillera- An Igorot cowboy teacher broadcaster is now on DepEd TV Benguet.

Jason Manuel Osong is doing an epic innovation in his teaching style to inspire, motivate and connect with his students in a virtual classroom, the DepEd TV, with a much bigger audience.

For  teacher Jayson, being a teacher-broadcaster is an honor. Though  challenging as it may on his part, it's an amazing experience for him.

Photo Courtesy || Jayson Osong

"Music literature ng Medieval, Renaissance at Baroque times ang aking itinuturo sa mga eksenang ito. Minabuti kong magsuot ng adventurer's attire, o para sa iba, mukha akong cowboy! Unang episode ito kaya't anuman ang makakatulong makapagbigay sa akin ng mas lalong lakas at inspirasyon ay ginawa ko," he said via DepEd Tayo.

The grade 9 music teacher Jayson, together with his production team, make scenes about his subject matter as a way of teaching his lessons.
Photo Courtesy || Jayson Osong

They were able to capture the glorious sunrise and other spectacular scenes from the famous Kalugong Ecopark and Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad.

Behind these amazing scenes, this awesome teacher together with his dedicated production team, have to hike up the mountain at dawn, wait for the right timing to capture the sunrise with the sea of clouds around them and make sure to stay dry from sudden drizzles or rainfall as they only work outdoors.
Teacher Jayson is currently employed at Cordillera Regional Science High School in Benguet. Being a music lover, he became a Music teacher while being an artist, he's being creative and innovative in teaching.

We would like to have more teachers like him, that when given an opportunity, they willingly bring and give out the best in them.

Kudos to you master Jayson!

Watch out for the first episode on DepEd TV and learn from his interview about music.

source || DepEd Tayo
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Monday, November 16, 2020

Mankayan, Benguet eyes first paragliding destination in Cordillera

Photo Courtesy || Mankayan Tourism

Cordillera - The Municipality of Mankayan in the province of Benguet could soon open up a paragliding site after paragliding experts from Nueva Viscaya visited the town last week. 

Chairman of Northside Paragliding Philippines sir Aristotle and his wife conducted an initial assessment to the town and proposed to build a paragliding site, according to Mayong Frenzel Ayong who invited the couple to visit the town. 

The proposed paragliding activities in Mankayan is seen to boost the tourism industry of the town which was greatly affected by the pandemic.

"We have to work with possible partnerships to speed up recovery efforts from the prevailing health pandemic. We have to be bullish in maximizing the tourism potentials of the municipality," Ayong said in a statement via the Manila Times

According to Ayong, the municipality has been active in partnering with industry experts that can help in speeding up the recovery of the town.

Have a glimpse of Mankayan Benguet from above in this video by Nature & Sounds:

Paragliding is a recreational and adventure sport where paragliders sits in a harness attached to a lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft or parachutes. 

Paragliders start on the ground with their parachutes already deployed, and the power of the wind will take them up into the sky. 

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

LOOK: MUP Bohol Miss Pauline Amelincks proudly wears Igorot-inspired ensemble

Photo Courtesy || Aces & Queens

MUP Benguet Update: Miss Universe Philippine Bohol Pauline Amelincks wears Igorot-inspired ensemble by designer Erjohn Dela Serna.
Photo Courtesy || Aces & Queens

Cordillera - The first batch of Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) candidates has arrived in La Trinidad, Benguet on Thursday morning, October 15, 2020. 

As part of their pre-pageant photoshoot for the event, the candidates kicked-off their activities with a photo shoot showcasing some Benguet some of Benguet products including the best tasting strawberry of La Trinidad. 

The 21 MUP candidates also took photo shoot at Mount Costa garden located in Puguis, La Trinidad.

Before their scheduled activities, the candidates had undergone triage in Wangal. 

According to Philippine Information Agency, the candidates tested negative of the Corona virus before being allowed to travel and join the Miss Universe events in Cordillera.

Baguio and Benguet were confirmed earlier as the hosts of the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 until the coronation night set on October 25. 

The said MUP events in Cordillera was an initiative of Benguet caretaker and ACT Partylist Rep. Eric Go Yap as a way to promote the tourism industry of the province of Benguet.


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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Baguio and Benguet to host Miss Universe Philippines 2020

Photo Courtesy || Alecs Oncal/Rappler

Cordillera - More than fifty candidates of the Miss Universe Philippines are scheduled to visit Baguio City and Benguet Province this October 15 and 16, 2020.

This was announced by Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas on October 6, during the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force of Covid-19 meeting.

READ ALSO: Two Cordillerans among official candidates for Miss Universe Philippines 2020

Diclas said that the candidates will be having a photoshoot in various famous tourist spots in La Trinidad, such as the strawberry fields, Mt. Costa including the provincial capitol. 

Diclas added that the said photoshoot event aims to promote the province and help the economic growth of Benguet. 

The candidates are also scheduled to visit some parts of Baguio City and a cultural show will be performed on the night of October 16.

READ ALSO: Benguet to host first ever Miss Universe Philippines?

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has been coordinated accordingly to ensure that health protocols are being followed, according to Diclas. 

The said visit of the Filipina beauties to the province is an initiative of Benguet caretaker and ACT Partylist Rep. Eric Go Yap.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Proud Igorota from Benguet graduates from University of Macau

Photo Courtesy || Jeaselle Bilag
Cordillera - Proud of her roots, a young Igorota from Cordillera wear an Igorot traditional attire from the Ibaloi tribe on a her graduation photo shoot. 

READ ALSO: SLU and UC among Best Law Schools in the country in 2019

Joanne Bilag posted on her Facebook account photos of her graduation and message that says:, "It's one thing to wear a toga and graduate from the University of Macau, yet it's another to wear "Divet" an Igorot traditional attire from ibaloi tribe and show beyond doubt that we, from the north, keep aspiring for knowledge, education, to be informed, and later to inform and educate."

READ ALSO: University of the Cordilleras (UC) ranked 1st best criminology school in PH in 2019

The University of Macau (UM) is a public research university in Macau. 
UM is ranked in the 301-350 bracket in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021, with a global ranking of No. 9 in International Outlook. 

No 37 in the THE Asia University Rankings, No 60 in the THE Asia-Pacific University Rankings, according to Wikipedia. 

The University of Macau ranks second in the Portuguese-speaking world.

source || Jeaselle Bilag FB || Wikipedia
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Benguet State University gets three stars in world university ranking

Cordillera - The Benguet State University (BSU) located in the municipality of La Trinidad got a three star ratings in the QS Star World University Rankings. 

According to the latest post from BSU IRO Facebook page, the university is qualified for 4 stars, however it needs to increase the presence of international students by at least 1%. 

A three star university is nationally well recognized, and may have also begun to attract international recognition. 

The institution with three stars maintains a reputable level of research and its graduates are attractive to employers. 


QS Stars is a rating system that provides a detailed look at an institution, enabling students to identify which universities are the best in the specific topics that they care about, like program strength, facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness and more. 

Universities are evaluated in dozens of indicators across at least eight categories. 

After the assessment, universities are awarded with an overall Star result which ranges from 0 to 5+ Stars, depending on the number of points achieved through the evaluation, according to QS World website. 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Landlord in La Trinidad waives rental fee of his tenants affected by community quarantine

Photo Courtesy || La Trinidad Guide FB
Cordillera - A landlord in La Trinidad decided to waive the rental fee of his boarders or tenants who were affected  by Enhanced Community Quarantine that was imposed by the government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 
In a post from La Trinidad Guide Facebook page, Mr. Keith Damogo of Pico, La Trinidad, the landlord, feel pity for his tenants who would not be able to go to work during a whole month quarantine, so he decided to waived their rental fee for a month. 

"Kas anu pi piman dagita boarders nu handa apan agubla. Uray nka ibaga jay boarders ta libre da daytoy nga bulan kaasi da met... nka ibaga ta saan da madanagan pagbayad da. (How about those boarders if they can't go to work. Please tell the boarders that their rental fee for this month will be free. Tell them not to worry about their rental fee.") Mr. Damogo said in a messenger chat.

Meanwhile, netizens admired and praised Mr. Keith Damogo's kindness to his tenants wishing him that he will be blessed a thousand folds because of his good deed. 

"A real act of love in this time of crisis! May your tribe increase! God richly bless you sir, and your family," one netizen said.

Another one commented, " A big relief to your tenants. Enormous blessings in return. Salute you for your huge heart".

"Good samaritan, wish ko naway ganyan din landlord namin. Sana all." one netizen wrote. 
The COVID-19 has significantly affected thousands of workers because their places of work have been closed. These includes retail workers, service providers, construction workers, security agencies and employees of many businesses who were not given pay because they didn't go to work.

However, in these most trying times, Samaritan and good kindhearted people exist and help in any way they can to other people like Mr. Damogo. 

Kudos to you sir and may your tribe increase.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Cherry Blossoms in Atok, Benguet expected to start blooming in March and April this year

Sakura tree sample from Pexel.com
Cordillera - After four years of waiting, the Sakura trees or Cherry Blossoms in Atok, Benguet may soon begin to bloom in March and April this year. 

Philip John Haight, caretaker of the Sakura park located in Paoay, Atok, Benguet said in a local TV station that the Sakura trees will start to bloom after the first rain of this year. 

Sakura trees tend to bloom in March or April but it could depend on the rain. 

According to Haight, if the rains come early, it is expected that Sakura should start blooming flowers already.
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34 Sakura trees were planted in Atok, Benguet in 2016 which were given to the province of Benguet by the Japanese government of Kochi prefecture as a sign of friendship.

Haight clarifies that the news published on some social media websites that the Sakura trees are in full bloom were incorrect. 

Visitors should not expect to see Sakura trees in full bloom as of this moment however, the Cosmos Flower Farms and the vegetable gardens are something they should not miss.


Photo Courtesy || Don Frank Hernandez

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Lolo from Benguet finally found lost 14K cash collection for Death Aid

Photo Courtesy || Bombo Radyo Baguio
Cordillera - A collector of death aid from Madaymen, Kibungan, Benguet was very grateful to those who have expressed a desire to help him recover the lost P14,000 money he had collected for death aid.

On Tuesday, Mr. Candido Baniaga, the death aid collector finally recovered his lost cash after Bombo Radyo Baguio posted an announcement on Monday.

Yesterday, an information was posted by Bombo Radyo Baguio on its Facebook page to inform the public about a lost P14,000 cash and 10 dollars of Mr. Baniaga.

"This old man is a death aid collector. He travels everyday to collect but accidentally lost the money he collected. Fourteen thousand pesos (14K) and 10 pieces of dollar and a listing of credits today... if may you find it please inform," the post read. 

His desire of helping the people in his community had driven him to take responsibility of being a death aid collector and admitted that due to his old age, he sometimes forget where he keep his things. 

Lolo Baniaga was surprised at the full support of the people who expressed their willingness to help him and said that these people has GOLDEN HEARTS, according to Bombo Radyo Baguio.
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Monday, October 7, 2019

WATCH: Miss Millenial Benguet Roxanne Bastian shows the beauty of Benguet with actor Ryan Agoncillo



Cordillera: Eat Bulaga's Miss Millennial 2019 contestant Roxanne Bastian traveled to the province of Benguet together with Dabarkads Ryan Agoncillo.

Roxanne showed some of the must-see tourist destinations in Benguet in today's episode of the noon time show Eat Bulaga.
Photo Courtesy || Eat Bulaga FB
These the are top Benguet tourist destination featured in the show:

- Winaca Eco Cultural Village, Tublay, Benguet
- Narda's Handwoven, Tublay, Benguet
- Strawberry Farm, La Trinidad Benguet
- Bahong Flower Farm, La Trinidad, Benguet
- Mount Kalugong, La Trinidad, Benguet
- Cowboy Town, La Trinidad, Benguet
- Riverview Waterpark, Tuba, Benguet
- Asisn RD. Woodcraft, Tuba, Benguet
- Colors of Stobosa, La Trinidad, Benguet

Roxanne is an Igorota to represent the province of Benguet in this year Miss Millennial Philippines 2019.

Photo Courtesy || Roxanne Bastian FB
Miss Millennial Philippines is an annual beauty pageant for beautiful, talented and intelligent female beauty queens who will represent their hometown in a competition.

The pageant places great emphasis on the culture of the provinces and cities from which candidates came from.

The candidates are tasked to provide visual tour of must-see tourists destinations, local delicacies, and promote the world-renowned Filipino hospitality.

The pageant's aim is to promote the Philippines as a beautiful country to visit.

Video courtesy: Eat Bulaga YT
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