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Showing posts with label Sadanga. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sadanga. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

LOOK: The stunning Nabenngan Bridge of Sadanga, Mountain Province

Cordillera - A stunning footbridge located in Sadanga is gaining social media attention nowadays. It's called the Nabenngan Bridge or what the Philippine National Police named it 'The Peace Bridge". 

It's a 320-meter long suspension bridge that was constructed in 2021 and inaugurated in April 2022. 

The bridge was made possible through the accumulated funds from the donations of several government agencies and stakeholders including the amount raised by the men and women of Police Regional Office Cordillera.

The town of Sadanga is home to the most stunning rice terraces in the province - the Betwagan Rice Terraces. 

Apart from the rice terraces, the town has several amazing places to visit like caves, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and lately the Nabenngan Bridge.

The hanging footbridge suspended by pure steel cables and steel flooring is overlooking a lush green forest and it's a perfect spot for taking Instagram-worthy photos.

If you happen to be on the bridge in a foggy morning, you might have the chance of experiencing walking in heaven as the bridge is literary surrounded by clouds.

So, the next time you visit Sadanga, include the Nabenngan Bridge in your itinerary.

Getting to Sadanga is pretty much not a challenge but an adventure. If you're     coming from Manila, just take the bus to Baguio and from Baguio, take a bus or van bound to Bontoc. And from Bontoc, you can take a jeepney ride to the town of Sadanga. 


Monday, January 18, 2021

Sadanga cop hikes more than 1 hour to deliver modules to remote village

Photo Courtesy || Sadanga MPS

Cordillera - Sadanga Cop hikes for more than one hour carrying the learning modules of 15 learners in Belwang, Sadanga, Mountain Province.

Police Staff Sergeant Vincent Aaron Ekid Gomayat was seen carrying a load of modules that the local Police Station has picked up from Bontoc, Mountain Province to be delivered to the learners of Belwang, Sadanga.

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Due to the recently recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Municipality and with the implementation of movement restrictions, PSSg Gomayat took the initiative to hike the six-kilometer trail from the town proper of Sadanga going to the remote barangay of Belwang. 

This big-hearted gesture was also to ensure timely delivery of the said learning modules to the 15 students thereat, saving further inconvenience for the local teachers in the area, thus allowing them more time to focus on the educational needs of their students.

READ ALSO: Igorot Police receives "Outstanding Police Provincial Office" award in Bukidnon

source || Sadang MPS


Saturday, July 18, 2020

Police Cordillera to donate P500 from their payroll for Sadanga footbridge

Photo Courtesy || Pnp Cordillera
Cordillera - Cordillera police will be donating 500 pesos from their payroll to accumulate funds for the construction of a footbridge in Sadanga, Mt. Province.

Police Regional Office Cordillera Director PBGen. R'win Pagkalinawan said during the second Cordillera Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Council meeting that the 7,000 strong police in the region will be donating P500 from their payroll.

PBGen Pagkalinawan added that the donation is a gesture of gratitude to Mayor Ganggangan for his peace and order programs in the municipality and his efforts to fight insurgency in the area, according to PIA.
Mayor Ganggangan has been calling Cordillerans especially those in the government to make a stand on the issue of insurgency.

He said that this is the time to address the insurgency problem in the region as he lamented that relatives would be caught in the fighting between leftist groups and the government forces.

"Let us not pretend as if there is no problem in the Cordillera. There is an ongoing war - the legitimate government force versus the New People's Army - and to me it's a senseless killing," Ganggangan said. 

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

He added that people should not wait to reach the point where it's brothers versus brothers, relatives vs relatives simply because one is an Army or police while the one is on the side of of the Communist Party of the the Philippines - NPA.

source || PIA


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

How this 5th class municipality in Mt.Province never run out of food supply during lockdown

Photo Courtesy || Gal Dong
Cordillera - The culture of resiliency and looking after the welfare of your townmates is best exemplified by this small town in the Philippines during lockdown. 
The municipality of Sadanga in Mt.Province headed by Mayor Gabino Ganggangan has gone viral on social media for the actions it had implemented to keep its people get steady supply of food in times of calamities like the present Covid-19 pandemic. 

Sadanga was able to provide food for its people during the crisis without much needed help from the central government. 

In fact he decided to waive the food pack from DSWD in favour to those who need them most and also returning the excess Social Amelioration Fund amounting to P1.4 million. 

In a statement, Mayor Gangganang revealed how his town managed to survive this global pandemic, ensuring his town gets enough food supply. 

He said it is inherent in their culture to be resilient and to look into concerns and needs of each others in times of trouble or calamities. 

Ganggangan shared they have an indigenous system that takes care of the more needy. If there are families who are about to run out of rice stock, there are relatives, the "kadangyans" (better off) whom they can borrow from. He said every year they do not sell their harvest, they keep it in their granaries for next year's supply. 
"Every year after harvest, we do not sell our harvest, we keep it in our granaries for the next's year supply. During this Covid-19, we really did not run out of food," Gangganga said. 

Gangganang earned praised and appreciation from the Filipino people and also from DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista for the good practice it did during the community qurantine. 

"Binabati kita sa mga magandang practices na ginawa mo sa bayan ng Sadanga," Bautista told Ganggangan during the Laging Handa Network Briefing hosted by PCO Sec. Martin Andanar. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

People of Mountain Province are industrious and contented with simple living - Former DA Sec. Manny Piñol

Photo Courtesy || Mayor Ganggangan & Manny Pinol
Cordillera - Former Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Manny Piñol has admired the people of Mountain Province following the good deeds of the Mayor of Sadanga, refusing the food packs offered by the government. 

He said that the people of Mountain Province are industrious and contented with simple living, although they are poor. 

"I have been to the Mountain Province several times as Secretary of Agriculture. It is a poor province which was selected to be given additional funding under the Special Area of Agricultural Development (SAAD) program of the Department of Agriculture," Piñol said.

"They are poor but the people of Mountain Province are industrious and contended with simple living," he added.

He compared the attitude of the people of Mountain province to a man he saw on social media who threw a bag of rice in front of his home in a subdivision saying that it was not enough.

Piñol's comment came after reading the story of Sadanga Mayor Ganggangan who waived his municipality's relief packs to be given to other areas who are more needy of food assistance.

Mayor Ganggangan explained that waiving of food packs does not mean that that there are no poor and needy families in their municipality. However, its "built in" and homegrown or indigenous  social structure, values, and practice of taking care of their respective relatives, kins, neighbors, or kailyan in distress will work to sustain the need of the people during crisis.

The former DA Sec. wished the Philippines had more Mayors like Ganggangan and people like the iSadangga who are "poor but proud and self-respecting".

"Imagine this, If all the well-to-do families would just refuse the food aid, then President Rody Duterte and the national government do not need to crack their heads finding funds to sustain the relief efforts," Piñol said.

source || Manny Piñol FB

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sadanga, Mountain Province refuses food packs, donates it to less fortunate instead

Photo Courtesy || Gabino P. Ganggangan @ DSWD - CAR
Cordillera - The people of Sadanga, Mountain Province headed by the good mayor Mr. Gabino P. Ganggangan have shown great compassion and consideration when they decided to waived relief packs to less fortunate in other areas. 

"It is during these kinds of economic hardships such as "food shortages", hunger and famine that the "richer or better of" (kadangyans) among a clan or village are expected to aid their needy relatives by lending their surpluses", Mayor Ganggangan said in a statement. 

The mayor refused food packs from the national government to be given to those more needy urban poors in the cities and those less fortunate in other areas who can't sustain themselves.

Ganggangan explains that waiving relief packs does not mean no poor and needy families in their municipality however, its "built in" and homegrown or indigenous social structure, values, and practice of taking care of their respective relatives, kins, neighbors, or kailyan in distress will work to sustain the need of the people during hard times or economic crisis. 

He also assures that no family shall go hungry in the municipality should the crisis extend longer. 

"Should this crisis extend longer to the extent that our needy families really run out of their rice supplies, we shall mandate the kadangyans of every barangay to open up their rice granaries (agamangs) to sustain us through to the next harvest season," Ganggangan said.

On Monday (March 30, 2020), Mayor Ganggangan informed the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) that some relief food packs sent by the DSWD region are now available at the PDRRM office in Bontoc for lgu's that might be requesting.

He also instructed the MSWDO to relay their message that even if the lockdown will be extended, their municipality will not be availing of these food packs.

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