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Monday, April 29, 2024

Igorota Darter from Benguet wins 18th Asia Darts Association International Dart Tour 2024

Photo Courtesy || NDFP

Cordillera - A proud Cordilleran darter from Tuba, Benguet wins the 18th Asia Darts Association International Dart Tour 2024 held on April 26 to 28, 2024 at Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Center in Hong Kong. 

Giselle Bulahao, also known as "Teacher G", the country's top lady darter topped the DartsOn Cup Ladies Single category. She won a six thousand Hong Kong Dollar and a trophy.

Bulahao was part of the six-person Philippine Darts Team who conquer the 18th ADA International Darts Tour in Hong Kong.

The team dominated the event bringing home a total of eight Champion titles, eleven placements, and the most coveted Most Valuable Player Awards for Men's and Ladies Divisions.

The accolades are courtesy of Lourence Ilagan (World Cup Series - Men's Super One), Alexis Toylo (Single Mickey Mouse Division and the Top Gun), Noel Malicdem (Phoenix Darts Cup Tripples 501 Division), Gissele Bulahao (DartsOn Cup Ladies Single), Paolo Nebrida (DartsOn Cup Div 1 Men's Single) and Hall of Famer Jan-jan Hinojales (Ladies Double).

The ADA International Darts Tour is 3-day a soft tip dart tournament in Hong Kong, with international participants coming from China, Macau, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, South Korea, Mongolia, Malaysia, Russia, and the Philippines.  


Sunday, December 3, 2023

LOOK: Filipino Actor Dennis Trillo Spotted in Atok, Benguet

Photo Courtesy || PJ Haight

Cordillera - Renowned Filipino actor Dennis Trillo recently made an appearance in Atok, a well-known tourist spot in Benguet. 

A video posted by netizen PJ Haight on Facebook captured Dennis walking around a popular restaurant in the area, suggesting he might be involved in a movie or TV series shoot, given the presence of a camera crew.

Atok, Benguet, has become a favored location for TV and film productions due to its picturesque landscapes. 

Notable sites like Haight's Farm and the Northern Blossom Farm boast scenic backgrounds with beautiful flowers and gardens, making them ideal settings for cinematic storytelling. 

READ ALSO: New Romantic Netflix Film 'Love You Long Time' Showcases Baguio and Enchanting Atok, Benguet

The attention garnered by Atok from TV producers highlights the town's appeal as a visually stunning backdrop for entertainment projects. 

Dennis Trillo's presence adds an exciting element, leaving fans curious about the upcoming production set against Atok's captivating scenery.

Watch the video here:


Monday, October 30, 2023

LOOK: The Sleeping Puppy of Tacadang, Kibungan, Benguet

Cordillera - Many people enjoy nature and its beauty. If you like beautiful views, you'll enjoy looking at things like mountains, forests, waterfalls, and more. 

But have you ever seen something that's both amazing and adorable? 

In Kibungan, Benguet, someone noticed something quite familiar and cute: a mountain that resembles a sleeping dog. 

A netizen posted in social media what caught her attention while having a hike in Tacadang, Kibungan - a mountain that bears an uncanny resemblance to a slumbering dog, both awe-inspiring and adorable in its unique form. 

As depicted in the photograph, a charming little puppy is peacefully enjoying a nap by the side of the road. The key, of course, is to refrain from disturbing the puppy and simply capture a photograph of this adorable moment.

The mountain resembling a puppy is just one of the numerous attractions awaiting you in Kibungan, Benguet. This town is renowned for its mountainous terrain, characterized by profound ravines, towering cliffs, and expansive plateaus. 

It is where the most scenic mountain ranges in Benguet is found, the "Crying Mountains of Kibungan" or some called it the "Switzerland of Benguet.


Thursday, October 26, 2023

LOOK: First State-of-the-Art Convention Center Soon to Rise in Benguet

Photo Courtesy || Congressman Eric Yap

Benguet Province is poised to make a significant leap forward in its cultural and economic development with the upcoming establishment of a state-of-the-art convention center, as revealed by Benguet Congressman Eric Yap through an official announcement on his Facebook page.

The forthcoming Benguet Convention Center is slated to become a veritable showcase of the province's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. It's envisioned as an iconic facility that will serve multiple purposes, including promoting the province, hosting major events, generating income for Benguet, and expanding social services and livelihood assistance programs for its residents.

In a dedicated effort to bring this visionary project to fruition, Congressman Eric Yap recently met with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to collaboratively draft a comprehensive plan for the convention center, as well as the master plan for the entire site. 

This site will also encompass the Benguet Sports Complex and Oval, Benguet Aquatic Center, and the proposed Benguet Convention Center. The congressman expressed his commitment to securing the necessary funding for the project, with hopes of commencing construction in the coming year.

Convention centers offer a multitude of benefits to the communities they serve. These facilities are not only venues for hosting conferences, seminars, and trade shows, but also hubs for cultural events, performances, and social gatherings. They play a crucial role in attracting tourism and commerce, bolstering the local economy through increased tourism, job creation, and business opportunities. 

Convention centers provide a platform for networking and knowledge sharing, thereby fostering educational and economic growth. Moreover, they elevate the profile of the region, enhancing its reputation and making it a more attractive destination for visitors, which ultimately contributes to the overall prosperity of the area.

The Benguet Convention Center is set to be a game-changer for the province, positioning Benguet on the map as a vibrant and dynamic hub for culture, commerce, and community. With its potential to boost tourism, stimulate economic activity, and improve the quality of life for Benguet's residents, it represents a significant step toward a brighter future for the province.


Tuesday, October 17, 2023

This Philippine Navy's Landing Ship (LS-507) is named after Benguet Province

Photo Courtesy || Naval Force West

Cordillera    -  The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has said that the Philippine Navy's BRP Benguet (LS-507) has warned off and issued consecutive radio challenges to a Chinese navy PLAN 621 near the Pag-asa Island on October 13.

"The Philippine Navy (PN)'s BRP Benguet warned off and issued consecutive radio challenges to China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy 621 (PLAN 621) after it shadowed the former at an 80-yard distance and attempted to cross LS-507's bow with a CPA (closest point of approach) of 350 yards at 5.8 nautical miles southwest of Pag-asa Island on Friday, October 13," AFP public affairs office chief, Lt. Col. Enrico Gil Ileto, said in a news release Sunday.

The AFP said that the BRP Benguet was en route to Rizal Reef Station for its regular rotation and resupply or RoRe mission when the tailing occurred between 1:40 p.m. and 5:04 p.m. Friday.

What is BRP Benguet?

BRP Benguet (LS-507), a landing ship tank of the Philippine Navy named after Benguet Province. It is currently in active service under the Sealift Amphibious Force of the Philippine Fleet.

Formerly known as USS Daviess County (LST-692), it was an LST-542-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Named after counties in Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri, it was the only U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name. 

It served in World War II and during the Korean War. The US Government transferred Daviess County to the Philippine Navy in 1976, which renamed her BRP Benguet (LT-507). A new classification system implemented in April 2016 changed her hull number from LT-507 to LS-507.

BRP Benguet was used to transport relief goods donated by the different government and private agencies to the affected Filipinos of the Zamboanga City Crisis in 2013. In April 2018, LS-507 accompanied a fisherman who was rescued in Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea to Headquarters Naval Forces West in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

LS-507 was named after Benguet Province and is currently in active service under the Sealift Amphibious Force of the Philippine Fleet.


Sunday, July 23, 2023

Igorota beauty queen wins Ms. Homeland Philippines - Culture International

Photo Courtesy || Cleciaflor Balabag, Balconaje Studio, Ms. Aura PH

Cordillera - Igorota beauty queen Miss Cleciaflor Shermuel Balabag, from Benguet was crowned as Ms. Homeland Philippines - Culture International  during the pageant's coronation night at Porta Vaga, Baguio City on July 9, 2023

In addition to her main title, Balabag also received several other prestigious awards, including Miss David's Salon Ambassador, Miss Don Henrico's Ambassador, Darling of the Press, and Best in Preliminary Interview.

As the reigning Ms. Homeland Philippines - Culture International, Cleciaflor Shermuel Balabag will be representing the Philippines in the upcoming Ms. Culture International pageant next year.

During the coronation night, Balabag received support from important figures, including Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas' executive assistant, Dr. Ryan Guinaran, and Jeremiah Bugtong, who was Mr. Culture Global International 2023 1st Runner-up / Mr. Benguet Nature 2022.

Balabag expressed her gratitude on social media to Gov. Melchor D. Diclas, Cong. Eric G. Yap, Mayor Romeo Salda, Vice Mayor Roderick Awingan, Brgy. Officials of Puguis, MMB LAYAD Family, and all others who supported her journey in the Ms. Homeland Philippines pageant. She also thanked her glam team, consisting of Shawn Heathen, Johnraye Paydoen, and Dio Dalilis Benwaugh.

Prior to her victory in Ms. Homeland Philippines, Balabag held the title of Ms. Benguet 2022 and participated in Ms. Aura 2023, where she won the Best in National Costume award.

The Ms. Homeland Philippines pageant has a significant advocacy, promoting diversity, challenging stereotypes, and advocating for inclusivity.


Monday, January 23, 2023

Igorota Beauty Queen wins 1st Runner-Up in I Am Model Search International 2023

Photo Courtesy || Pageantry News International & Missosology

Cordillera - Daughter of Benguet won the 1st Runner-up of the recently concluded modeling competition held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 20, 2023. 

Miss Maida Faith Basilio who hails from Tuba and Sablan, Benguet was crowned the 1st Runner-up in the I Am Model Search International (IAMS) 2023.

Maida is a nursing instructor at the Benguet State University - College of Nursing. She won the Ms. Sablan 2019 and was also the winner in the Ms. Tuba 2022. 

READ ALSO: Baguio girl named Miss Model Search International 2023

In a Facebook post, Maida thanked the support of her kakailyans of Benguet as well as her Filipino kababayans. 

"May this be an inspiration to my fellow youth that no matter what happens, never stop pursuing your goals because someday, everything will be worth it," Maida wrote.

READ ALSO:  Igorot model Kenneth Jhayve Bautista wins Mister Model Search International 2023

IAMS International 2023, organized by Double Event Management, is a platform that provides equal opportunities for aspiring models to gain exposure, make connections, and establish a foundation for an international modeling career.


Friday, January 20, 2023

Cordilleran from Atok, Benguet tops Criminology Licensure Exam

Photo Courtesy || Narcilisa Ponase

Cordillera - A proud Cordilleran who hails from Atok, Benguet topped the December 2022 Criminology Examination as announced by the Professional Regulation Commission. 

Miss Narcilisa Ponase Talipnao could not believed that she was ranked number 1 with a rating of 91.60 percent in the recent Criminology exam. 

Talipnao finished Bachelor of Science in Criminology at the University of Baguio (UB) and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

According to her, when she was still young, she loved to watch action films which motivated her to become a law enforcer.

In her social media post, Talipnao said she never expected to be number 1 in the exam. 

She expressed her gratitude towards God and her family for their support and regarded topping the exam as the best gift she had received.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has announced that 11,098 out of the 33,489 examinees passed the licensure exam given the Board of Criminology last December 2022 in the different testing centers in the country.


Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Igorot model Kenneth Jhayve Bautista wins Mister Model Search International 2023

Photo Courtesy || Pageant Trend

Cordillera - Son of Benguet Mr. Kenneth Jhayve Bautista wins Mister Model Search International 2023 held on January 7, 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 

The proud Igorot also won two major awards which includes Best in National Costume and Best in Swimwear. 

In a social media post, Kenneth expressed his gratitude to all those who supported him during the competition especially the Filipino and Cordilleran community. 

In July 2022, Kenneth was the 1st runner-up in the Mr. & Mrs. World Universe International 2022.

Kenneth Jhayve Bautista is a member of Keep Going Baguio, a community organization or support group pushing for greater mental health awareness and the welfare of people living with mental disorders.

Kenneth is also a volunteer of Hawak Kamay Pilipinas, a disaster and calamity volunteer group.

He is an alumnus of St. Louis High School of Antamok, Inc., Batch 2014. In his four years of stay in SLHSAI, he had been an active member of the Dance Troupe and the Sons and Daughters of Migrants.

Kenneth had been joining a number of pageants locally and internationally, to name a few, Mr. Itogon, Mr. Continental Philippines, and Mr. Teen International.

Bautista is also an aspiring young actor. He appeared in the local film Salidummay by Cordilleran film maker Dexter Macaraeg.


Friday, December 2, 2022

Majestic To'wing Falls in Sablan now opens to public

Photo Courtesy || Sablan Tourism

Cordillera - Looking for a perfect spot for swimming, hiking, camping and viewing this holiday season? The To'wing Waterfalls located in Sablan, Benguet is waiving for you. 

The local tourism office of Sablan, Benguet has formally announced the reopening of the To'wing Falls after two-years closure. 

According to Mayor Alfredo Dacumos of Sablan, Benguet, tourists from across the world and locals alike may now travel to and enjoy the magnificent natural marvel situated in Barangay Lower Poblacion.

Dacumos hoped that reopening of the falls will help revive the local economy of the municipality.

Visitors can enjoy swimming in the refreshing water provided by the four waterfalls and three pools after walking the 488 man-made concrete steps.


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Benguet Arabica Coffee wins top award at Global Coffee Championship in Korea

Photo Courtesy || Michael Harris Conlin

Cordillera - Laguna's Liberica and Benguet's Arabica Coffee take another spot in the global coffee competition as they bagged silver and bronze medal     respectively  in the recently concluded Global Coffee Championship held in Kintex, Korea.

Represented by Michael Harris Conlin, 2019 Philippine Barista Champion, Benguet Arabica Coffee won bronze in the Brewer Competition. 

“It is an honor to represent the country and have the opportunity to highlight Philippine coffee in the world stage. I love coffee competitions. I enjoy the pressure and pushing my skills to the limit; this is one of the best ways to bring the best out of myself and grow as a coffee professional,” said Conlin in an Instagram post.

The Laguna Liberica and Benguet Arabica Coffee bested over 30 competitors per category.

Sta. Maria, Laguna’s Liberica won the Silver award in Signature Coffee Award: Latte while Balili, Benguet’s Arabica won the Bronze award in the Signature Coffee Award: Brewer. 

The coffee competition was judged by 12 world-class coffee experts in a blind round of judging, with the judges not knowing who the barista was.


Monday, August 15, 2022

Itogon poised to become city in Benguet

Photo Courtesy || Ken Carino

Cordillera - The municipality of Itogon will soon become a city in Benguet if the House of Representative will approve a bill that aims to convert the town into a city.

Benguet Congressman Eric Go Yap is planning to file a bill that will make  Itogon, Benguet into a city.

The lawmaker believed that Itogon can pass the main requirements needed in order for it to become a city unlike La Trinidad where it has a problem with land area.

"Unang-una, wala tayong problema sa land area, pagdating naman po sa income kaya naman po yan, at sa population sa tingin ko achievable po yan," Yap said in a media interview.

He mentioned that he had file a bill converting La Trinidad into a city during the 18th Congress but the town missed the minimum requirement of 100,000 square kilometers land area.

“Ang naging problema ko lang po sa La Trinidad nung fi-nile natin to nung 18th Congress may problema lang sa lupa. Siyempre po pagdating po sa lupa, mahirap po madagdagan sa lupa unless may magbigay na katabing munisipyo,” Yap clarified.

Itogon is a 1st class municipality and its the largest in land area in the province of Benguet. It has a population of 61,498 people, according to the 2020 census.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 449.73 square kilometres (173.64 sq mi) [15] constituting 16.24% of the 2,769.08-square-kilometre- (1,069.15 sq mi) total area of Benguet.

Itogon is 17 kilometres (11 mi) from Baguio, 22 kilometres (14 mi) from La Trinidad, and 267 kilometres (166 mi) from Manila.


Thursday, May 5, 2022

Benguet ranks 7th among top 10 revenue generators in the country

Cordillera - The province of Benguet in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has been awarded for the very first time for landing 7th in the top 10 local government units (LGU) in terms of year-on-year growth rate for the FY 2019-2020 nationwide. 

The office of the Benguet Governor wrote in a post that the province noted a 12.00 percent increase with P407.15 million compared to the P363.50 million Local Sourced Revenue (LSR) in 2019. 

Mary Lou Gamboa, LTOO IV at BLGF-CAR, said out of the provinces in the Cordillera region, only the Provincial Local Government of Benguet made it to the top 10. 

READ ALSO:  Baguio city to build glass walkway in Mines View Park

She also confirmed that this is the first time the Provincial Government of Benguet achieved an award for being a top LGU in terms of growth of locally sourced revenue such as real property and business taxes, fees and charges.

“Aside from the IRA (internal revenue allotment), malaki rin kasi ang kino-collect nila, like they can also depend on their collections,” Gamboa added.

Gamboa also acknowledged the Benguet Provincial Treasury Office headed by Ms. Imelda Macanes for their collective effort in achieving this milestone.

READ ALSO: Kalinga's Robusta coffee hailed among best in the Philippines

Gamboa, representing BLGF-CAR headed by Regional Director Florizelda A. Enriquez, handed the certificate of achievement to the Provincial LGU of Benguet at the Provincial Governor’s Office on May 5, 2022.

Governor Diclas expressed his gratitude to the Benguet constituents and to the Provincial Treasury Office as well as to all the offices concerned with the collection of fees and charges for their efforts in boosting the province’s revenue generation.

source || SAP Jr via Governor's Office Benguet


Sunday, March 6, 2022

Benguet cited among Most Competitive Province nationwide

Cordillera - The province of Benguet was recognized as the 10th Most Competitive Province in 2020 according to a report released by DTI-CAR during the 7th and 8th Annual Regional Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Recognition Ceremony held on February 17, 2022.

The province was also cited the 10th Most Improved Province in the entire country. 

The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) is an annual ranking of cities and municipalities nationwide to measures how competitive the cities and municipalities are and ranks them based on the list of competitiveness indicators on the four pillars of economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure, and resiliency geared towards sustainable competitiveness. 

Meanwhile, DTI Undersecretary Bles Lantayona   congratulated the Cordillera region for continuously and actively participating in the CMCI.

 "In the Cordillera Administrative Region, I am proud that our very own DTI - CAR has been proactive in encouraging the cities and municipalities in the region to join the annual ranking, to gain you insights on the best practices of other participants as well as to share their own innovations and best practices for the reference of others," she said.


Thursday, January 13, 2022

Most single males in Cordillera are found in Benguet province

Cordillera - The province of Benguet in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) had the highest number of single males according to the Philippine Statistics Authority - Cordillera.

There are more than 95,000 single individuals in Benguet who are in the age group of 20 to 50 year old with around 50,000 single males.

READ ALSO: Province of Benguet has the Best Quality of Life in the Country

The municipality of La Trinidad had the highest number of singles with over 25,000 followed by Itogon, Benguet with almost 13,000.

READ ALSO: Supercar Blondie admired Igorot farmers' ingenuity of transporting vegies using motorcycle

In the 2015 Census of Population by the PSA, it recorded a total of 625, 814 unmarried individuals in Cordillera. 

The census revealed that there are 343,843 single males while there are 281,971 single females. 


Friday, September 3, 2021

World-class Sport Complex, Olympic-size swimming pool soon to rise in Benguet

Wangal Sport Complex construction is in full swing
Cordillera - A 163 -million world-class sport facility will soon rise in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet as the improvement of the Wangal Sport Complex has started in full blast this month.

In a video released by the Benguet Congressional District Office - Cong. Eric Yap, the said complex is composed of a multipurpose gym with state-of-the-art basketball court and a multipurpose oval and facilities.

Once finished, the said sport complex can host and conduct prestigious national and international events such as the Palarong Pambansa and maybe the PBA. 

Congressman Yap said he wants Benguet to become a first-class province so his office is working hard to ask funds from concerned government agencies for putting up big-ticket projects including the upgrade of the Wangal Sport Complex.

One of the goal of the complex is to be able to host the Philippine Basketball Association in the future.

"Ang goal natin ay maghost ng PBA na maglalaro dito sa Benguet para mapromote natin ang probinsya," Yap said.

“We want Benguet to become a first-class province through the implementation of already funded big-ticket projects. We do not want our province to be left out that is why we are working hard to make the appropriate representations with concerned government agencies to fund identified priority development projects in the different parts of the province to speed up the realization of rural development,” Yap added.


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

First Government Hemodialysis Center in Benguet General Hospital Inaugurated

Photo Courtesy || Governor's Office Benguet

Cordillera - The office of the Benguet Governor has announced the inauguration of the first government-owned hemodialysis center located at the Benguet General Hospital in La Trinidad, Benguet.

In a simple ceremony on Wednesday, Benguet Governor Dr. Melchor D. Diclas, Cong. Eric Yap, Dr. Roger Tong-an, and DOH representative Dr. Alexie Marrero led the cutting of ribbon that formally opened the said hemodialysis center.

The center has 10 sets of hemodialysis machine that can serve at most 27 patients a day and operated by 15 trained personnel according to Dr. Meliarazon Dulay, Acting Chief of Hospital at BeGH.

Health undersecretary Dr. Tong-an said the Department of Health will be adding 10 more sets of hemodialysis machines to cater more dialysis patients.

source || Governor's office Benguet.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Multi-awarded Igorota cop promoted Regional Chief of Cordillera Highway Patrol Group

Photo Courtesy || Mayor's Office - La Trinidad
Cordillera - The Cordillera Highway Patrol Group (HPG) has a new regional Chief and she is a full-blooded Cordilleran. 

Multi-awarded Igorota policewoman P/Lt.Col. Kimberly Esteban Molitas, who hails from Kibungan, Benguet has been appointed as CAR - HPG Regional Chief. 

P/Lt.Col. Molitas was the former spokesperson and Chief of the Public Information of the National Capital Police Office (NCRPO).

Molitas was a graduate of PNPA "MAGILAS" Class of 2000. She has held various key positions in the Philippine National Police (PNP) and also served in the United Nation's Stabilization Mission in Haiti.

READ ALSO: General Guillermo Eleazar praised Cordilleran police being 'tough as rock' and 'strong as steel'

She also trained in the PNP Special Action Force (SAF) to enhance her combat skills, develop a special kind of discipline, train her body to be physically fit and strong. 

Molitas was also one of the "12 emerging leaders of Asia" which was selected by the Asia Foundation from among 650 applicants representing 53 Asian countries. 


Igorota Policewoman is one of Most Influential Women in Asia

In 2015, Molitas became the first Filipino policewoman to complete a Fulbright year as a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

She also remains a resource person for the Center for Democracy and Citizenship in the US and speaks in different in different forums cybercrime, human trafficking, and crimes against women and children.

On 5th April 2021, P/Lt.Col. Molitas paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Salda of La Trinidad, Benguet following his appointment as Chief of Cordillera Highway Patrol Group.


Sunday, May 2, 2021

Benguet municipalities soon to get their own brand new ambulances

Photo Courtesy || Office of the Benguet Congressman

Cordillera - All of the municipalities in the province of Benguet will soon have their own brand new all-terrain ambulance that would be used to provide medical assistance to the residents especially those from far flung areas of the province. 

This was announced by the office of the Benguet Congressman in its official Facebook page. 

In a photo posted earlier on Facebook, the office of the Congressman shows the kind of ambulance that would be soon delivered to the province. 

The new ambulances are equipped with all the needed requirements in transporting patients such as stretchers, oxygen and large compartments for storing medical supplies. 

The kind of medical vehicles can grip in nearly all terrain which would fit perfectly to the kind of roads in Benguet.

Benguet Congressman Eric Yap is now finalizing the delivery of the said ambulances which will be used by people who are in need of medical assistance especially during this pandemic.

He said, the ambulances would greatly speed up the delivery of quality health care services to the residents of Benguet.


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Cordilleran is Double Winner in the Global Leaders & Educators Award 2021

Photo Courtesy || Adamson Labi

Cordillera - DR. ADAMSON N. LABI - Special Assistant to the President Benguet State University Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines

On being an INNOVATOR, Dr. Labi always gives his all to contribute in the body of knowledge. 

He is the brainchild of the Learning Appreciation By Innovation (LABI Model): Banking on the ATMs of Speech Writing. 

Sample videos can be accessed through his YouTube channel. These innovations were among his outputs that led to his completion of the degree, Doctor of Philosophy in Language Education at Saint Louis University with a grade equivalent to Magna cum laude.

For almost 10 years, he also manages the Speech Management And Rhetoric Training Systems - Facilitating Innovative Tools & Solutions (SMART FITS), a professional training development center and the 1st and only School of Emceeing and Hosting in Cordillera. 

One of its flagship programs is the Train the Trainer Program (TTP). 

To date, over 400 individuals graduated from the program, many of whom are education supervisors, principals, teachers, police officers, businessmen, other professionals, housewives, students, and others. SMART FITS also offers training scholarships to deserving students all over the region. 

These include music, public speaking, emceeing, hosting, creative writing, dance, and leadership.

Dr. Labi's philosophy is, "Make a Life, Not Just a Living," which he adopted from Winston Churchill (former Prime Minister of Great Britain) and Dr. Ron Jenson (America's Life Coach). In Filipino, he translated it as, "Ang buhay ay hindi lamang paghahanapbuhay kundi paghahanap ng kahulugan ng buhay." 


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