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Showing posts with label Benguet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Benguet. Show all posts

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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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Kind-hearted cop in Benguet praised after helping 2 blind people cross the street

Photo Courtesy || Tin Dao-anis

Cordillera - Netizens in the online community has nothing but praises and admiration to a kind-hearted police officer who helped two blind individuals cross the street in La Trinidad, Benguet. 

In a photo shared on Facebook by Tin Dao-anis, the kind cop Rocky Lazo Pedroche patiently lead the two blind persons to safely cross the street along Kilometer 4 in La Trinidad. 

He do this to make sure the two can walk the street safely and unharmed by the vehicles passing from both sides of the road.

According to Pedroche, they were conducting patrol and assisting the traffic when he saw the two blind persons.

READ ALSO: Baguio Police Officer buys food to a homeless man in need

Out of his concern and his duty to serve and protect, Pedroche immediately came and guided the two to cross the busy street.

"Noong mga panahon po nayon, nagcoconduct kami ng aming patrol at the same time nag-aasist kami ng traffic. Nung nakita ko po yung dalawang may kapansanan ay nilapitan ko po, nagpakilala po ako at sinabi kung gagabayan ko po sila kung saan sila pupunta," Pedroche said in an interview.

Such action displayed by Pedroche has garnered comments of praises and admiration from social media.

READ ALSO: PNP Chief Gamboa admired Cordilleran Police for their excellence in service

Asked about Pedroche's reaction after a photo of him gone viral in the internet, he said, "Ikalat po natin ang pagtulong sa kapwa, kahit po maliit na bagay po ito, sana po ay ipagpatuloy natin ang pagtulong sa kapwa".

Watch his interview below by sir Tin Dao-anis:


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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Honest Baguio cop returns lost P27,000 cash by a mother

Photo Courtesy || Pnp Cordillera 

Cordillera - An honest rookie cop of Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) returned found missing wallet of a lemon farmer on March 1, 2021.

While on his way home after rendering overnight duty, Pat Redentor Valdez, assigned at Marcos Highway Police Station (PS10) of BCPO, found a purse containing a bundle of money in different denominations, an ATM card, identification cards, and receipts along Marcos Highway.

READ ALSO: Igorot lady cop returns P40,000 lost cash belonging to a senior citizen

Immediately, he checked the ID cards to possibly identify and contact the owner of the said wallet.

Fortunately, Pat Valdez found contact details in one of the ID cards which he immediately called to inform the owner that he has found the wallet.

Pat Valdez and the owner, identified as Emeelyn L Takia of Tuba, Benguet, a mother and a lemon farmer, met at Marcos Highway Police Station (PS10) for the wallet, along with all its contents, to be safely returned to her.

RELATED: Honest Baguio Cop returns lost bag with cash and credit cards to owner

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

RT-PCR Test or SWAB Test no longer required when traveling to Benguet

RT-PCR tests no longer required when traveling to Benguet

Cordillera - Benguet has announced that it would no longer be requiring travelers to present a negative reverse transcription-plymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test or swab test when entering the province.

In PIATF meeting called by Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas on Friday (March 5, 2021), it was agreed that RT-PCR test are no longer required from people entering the province. 

It was also agreed that Travel Authorities (TA) are no longer required as per requirement by the IATF. However, if destination LGU requires such, the Provincial LGU will issue a TA for the travelers.

For LSIs and ROFs, they still have to be triaged at the Quarantine Facility in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet. 

Further, for inter-municipal travels, there is no need for health declaration forms (HDF), but governor Diclas said travelers have to strictly adhere to health protocols such as wearing facemasks which will be strictly monitored by the PNP.

source || Governor's Office Benguet

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Proud Igorot working as Deputy Constable and SWAT member in Texas, USA

Photo Courtesy || Jeffry B. Tyanan || One Philippines

Cordillera - A proud Igorot from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is working as a Deputy Constable at Fort Bend County Pct. 3, Katy, Texas in the United States of America (USA).

Jeffry B. Taynan is also a member of the agency's Special Response Team  of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT). 

Taynan's job and his team is patrolling the Cinco Ranch area of Katy, Texas by vehicle or on foot, to prevent crimes and enforce the law.

Taynan traces his roots from Kabayan, Benguet but grew up in Baguio City where he studied Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Bachelor of Law at Saint Louis University (SLU).

READ ALSO: 

Julius Maguiwe - First Igorot officer to graduate from US Coast Guard Academy 

He worked with the Supreme Court of the Philippines as a Court Legal Researcher of the Family Court of Benguet in La Trinidad in 2000 - 2011. 

In 2011, Taynan and his family migrated to the United States of America where he took up Accountancy course at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and went to Gus George Law Enforcement Academy in Richmond, Texas. 

Taynan also graduated from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Ramsey Training Academy in Rosharon, Texas. 

READ ALSO: Igorot OFW donates P50,000 to buy rice for his hometown in Kabayan, Benguet

As a member of the  Fort Bend County's Deputy Constable, Taynan's job is risky but with his regular trainings as a member of the Special Response Team (SWAT) he is ready to accept missions and is also calm to help deescalate situations by cultivating genuine compassion, according to One Philippines.

He believes in the Divine guidance so he always pray that he'll be able to go home to his family safely every after his shift.

source || One Philippines

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Friday, February 12, 2021

READ: Message of hope and encouragement from La Trinidad Mayor Romeo K. Salda

Photo Courtesy || Mayor's Office - La Trinidad FB

Cordillera - A true public servant and like a concerned father to his children, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo K. Salda wrote a heartwarming message of hope and encouragement to his constituents to keep them strong amid the pandemic.

Read his full message below:

Dear Kailyan:

I understand the suffering you may be experiencing right now: hopelessness, quarantine fatigue, confusion, anxiety, isolation or an inexplicable sense of doom and despair. But in experiencing these, remember that you are not alone. Everyone does. And it is okay. 

The brighter side to being human is that we are capable of being and doing much, much more. So amid the daily struggles and the pandemic, do not lose hope. Never lose hope. More so: Never, ever take your own life.

To our youth and children:

When you feel like the world’s uncool, everything’s uncool, your day’s uncool, remember that the world doesn’t end with a heartache or a frustrating friend or a lousy grade. Believe that a day of profound love, laughter and a diploma will soon come, since it always surely does. 

Remember your dreams and why they are worth waking up for, living for, every minute of the day. Yes. Bad times there will be, but so will good times; and the more you grow, you will soon see how each experience actually nourishes you, strengthens you to be the best of who you are.

Keep the faith. You have so much ahead you. You are filled with so much promise and are capable of so much goodness. 

You are loved. You matter. Your opinion matters. Your feelings matter. Share them. Your parents, your friends, your teacher, Pastor, Priest or counsellor, they’ll be there. Always, there will be an ear willing to listen, a hand willing to help, a friend who will laugh even at your corniest jokes. So hang in there, okay? Everything will be okay.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

To the parents: Times are tough; and in our daily struggles, we may be missing out on why we are working hard in the first place: our children. So, always find time for your children. Reach out. Talk to them. Know the warning signs. And more importantly, once spotted, swiftly act on them.

To all community members: Check in on someone - especially, our young ones - you may be concerned about. Listen to what they have to say, how they say it and show them kindness and support. Drown the noise of stigma and spread the message of love instead. Suicides find feeble footing in an atmosphere of love.

Let us not allow our present circumstance to dim the prospects of a better tomorrow – a brighter tomorrow, for one day, it will come. 

I call on all members of the La Trinidad community to be one supportive community. A burden shared is made lighter by each hand willing to carry that weight. Let us thus join hands – at least, figuratively, for the moment – in carrying that weight in our shared pursuit to heal as one.

For our LA TRINIDAD SUICIDE PREVENTION Hotline, please do not hesitate to text or call the following: 

Ms. May Claire Jimenez: 0917 859 2657

Ms. Cristina Anioay: 0910 343 6595

MAYOR ROMEO. K. SALDA

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Cong. Eric Yap to summon DepEd officials over inaccuracy in learning materials

Photo Courtesy || Cong. Eric Yap

Cordillera - Benguet Legislative Representative Congressman Eric Yap has called on the Department of Education to conduct massive review of some of the modules containing discriminatory remarks about the Igorots. 

Yap said he will file a House Resolution in Congress and summons DepEd officials to explain the inaccuracy and sign of incompetency in the learning modules of students.

Here is the full message of Congressman Eric Yap:

I strongly condemn these photos circulating online. It is unbelievable that these made its way to the learning modules of our students. Nakakagalit. Nakakadismaya. It is not clear whether it forms part of a textbook, a module or a test sheet, but regardless of its form and context, this is an insult, an obvious form of discrimination and a mockery of our rich culture in the Cordillera. 

What message are we sending our students reading these? Okay lang na ma-bully ang bata dahil sa kanyang anyo? Okay lang ma-discriminate dahil sa kasuotan? Sa murang edad ng mga estudyante, ito ang ituturo natin? If we do not act on this, the day will come that our heritage and culture in Cordillera will die a natural death because it will be perceived as something that should be ashamed of. We will not allow that to happen. 

I call on the Department of Education to undertake a massive review of its textbooks and other materials used in schools. I urge Secretary Briones to issue a Department Order instructing teachers nationwide to forbid them from using discriminatory statements such as those shown in photos in preparing their modules. This is not the first time that this happened and at this point, the Department should take responsibility. The buck stops with you. 

This is an issue that we will definitely raise in Congress through a House Resolution that I will file and we will summon DEPED officials to shed light on this matter. Not only for this incident, but for every inaccuracy and sign of incompetence in our learning materials.

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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.”

RELATED:  La Trinidad teachers cited as 'Spot,' 'Heroic Deed' awardees

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 || Chris 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.

Photo Courtesy || Grail Polig

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

Province of Benguet has the Best Quality of Life in the Country

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. 

READ ALSO:   Coming Soon: First Kimchi Factory in the Philippines to be built in Benguet

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

Igorot from Benguet is the new Chief of Staff of the Philippine National Police Academy

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

First paragliding in Mankayan, Benguet to be launched in March

Photo Courtesy || Mankayan Tourism

Latest Update: The Mankayan local government and the team of experts from Northside Paragliding Philippines had announced the formal launching of the first paragliding activities in Benguet in the coming month of March 2021.
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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 Mayor 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.

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

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MUP Benguet Update: Miss Universe Philippine Bohol Pauline Amelincks wears Igorot-inspired ensemble by designer Erjohn Dela Serna.
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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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