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Friday, February 7, 2020

Burger King finally opened its first store in the city of pines

Photo Courtesy || J.j Go
Cordillera - Burger king has finally made its way to the hearts of Baguio burger lovers and opened its first store located at SM City Mall. 
The opening was announced by SM City Baguio's official Facebook page with photo of the store that has now serving lines of customers patiently waiting to have their turn to order. 

The fast food restaurant is Baguio's first Burger King and is located at LG Sunset Terrace of SM City Baguio. 

Burger King (BK) is an American multinational chain of hamburger fast food restaurant with over 13,000 stores worldwide. 

All Burger King burgers are serve with 100% beef patties which were made with highest quality procedures and standards. 
All ingredients to produce the best burger pass the strictest quality checks that are executed globally. 

People in Baguio in nearby provinces can now experience the finest and truly world class burger right in their own city. 

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Igorota beauty vies for Miss Philippines Earth 2020

Photo Courtesy || Roxanne Baeyens
Cordillera - Roxanne Baeyens of Cordillera is among the official candidate for the upcoming 20th edition of Miss Earth Philippines 2020.

Baeyens successfully passed the first screening on January 28, 2020 at Carousel Garden in Mandaluyong as confirmed by her talent agency

The 22-year old Igorota-Belgian beauty queen is a native from Besao, Mountain. 

She was crowned Face of Tourism 2019 and won 1st Runner-Up at Miss Tourism and Culture Universe last year. 

Baeyens stands 170cm tall and finished up degree in Tourism at Saint Louis University. 

She is considered as one of the strong contenders for the Miss Philippines 2020 because of her experience in the field of pageantry. 

Baeyens currently lives in Manila where she actively advocates the environment on her social media account. 

Miss Earth Philippines is a Filipino national beauty pageant held annually in search of the most beautiful and environmentally-conscious and aware woman in the Philippines. 

The pageant's current titleholder is Janelle Lazo Tee from Pasig City who was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2019 on July 10, 2019.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Benguet caretaker Cong. Yap passes bill to improve BeGH and much better pay for hospital staff

Cordillera - Appointed Benguet Caretaker Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party List Congressman Eric Go Yap passed House Bill No. 6171 on Wednesday. 

The bill aims to restore the management of the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) to the national government and increases the current bed capacity of the hospital from 200 to 400. 

Cong. Yap said returning the management of BeGH to the national government would ensure bigger and continues funds for the hospital and not just rely on the funds of the provincial government and the hospital's own fund. 

Yap added that re-nationalizing of the hospital will increase the salary of the staff like nurses. He said that nurses should be receiving salary grade SG 15 (Php32,000) and not SG 9 (Php17,975)

"Upang makatiyak tayo na malaki at tuloy-tuloy and pondong mailalaan para sa hospital at hindi lang basta aasa sa pondo ng Provincial Government at sariling kita ng ospital," Cong. Yap said in a statement.

He added that turning the hospital to the government will benefit those who need medical help due to the level of health service provided by the government. 

"Dahil dito, lubos na makikinabang ang mga nangangailangan ng tulong medical dahil maitataas ang antas ng health service delivery ng hospital," he said. 

House Bill No. 6171 is the first bill Cong. Yap had passed since assuming post as an appointed caretaker of Benguet. 

On January 29, Cong. Yap was welcomed by Benguet officials and employees during his visit to the province.

In a speech, he assured that he will do whatever he can for the development of the province and its constituents. 

He also said that he will continue the work of the late Congressman Nestor B. Fongwan Sr.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Honest tricycle driver in Sabangan, Mt. Province turned-over found cash to Police

Photo Courtesy || Sabangan MPS
Cordillera - Netizens commended the honesty of a tricycle driver in Sabangan, Mt. Province for turning over a cash he found to the police station. 

Report from the Sabangan Municipal Station said Mr. Rudy Lamyong Caligtan, a member of the (STODA) from Barangay Losad, Sabangan, Mt. Province turned-over cashed money in different denomination amounting to P14,320. 

Caligtan said he found the money at the Nacagang Junction which he later turned it over to the police station. 

The owner of the said cash later notified and came to the police station to claim the money. 

Photo Courtesy || Sabangan Mps

Netizens meanwhile expressed their commendation to Mr. Caligtan for his honest act of returning the lost cash. 

"What you did is the best, May the Lord bless you and will reward your honesty," one netizen said. 

"Good job, May your good deed inspires others to follow. God Bless You," another commented. 
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Police Cordillera welcomes new regional director in the name of PBGen Pagkalinawan

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Cordillera - The Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-COR) has welcomed its new regional director on Tuesday (February 4, 2020). 
In a ceremony held at Camp Major Bado Dangwa, police Cordillera welcomed Police Brigadier General R'win Sta Ana Pagkalinawan as the new Regional Director. 

PBGen Pagkalinawan served as Deputy Regional Director for Administration of the Cordillera Police Regional Office and became the PNP Maritime Group director before assuming his new role as Regional Director.

Outgoing PBGen Israel Dickson led the men and women of Pro-Cor in welcoming PBGen Pagkalinawan

During the ceremony, Dickson bids farewell to Pro-Cor for his new assignment as the director of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations (DIPO) Visayas, according to PNP Cordillera. 
Dickson thanked the PRO-Cor for the support they have given him and the PNP during his stint as regional director. 

The Philippine National Police recently announced a reshuffle of some of its top officials, with changes and new designations to take place this month.
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Monday, February 3, 2020

UB grad Jenny N. Diwayan from Besao is Top 10 in January 2020 Architect Licensure Examinations

Photo Courtesy || University of Baguio
Cordillera - A graduate of a Baguio-based university is among the 10 topnotchers of the January 2020 Architect Licensure Examinations, according to the latest results released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
Jenny Ngala Diwayan from the University of Baguio landed on Top 10 after earning a score of 81.70 percent.

Diwayan is a daughter of Gertrude Diwayan from Besao, Mt. Province according to a source.

Another graduate from Baguio, Rhicel Gonzales Sapasap from Saint Louis University topped the list with a score of 82 percent.
The PRC announced that 1, 242 out of 2,229 passed the Architect Licensure Examination (ALE) given by the Board of Architecture in the different testing locations in the Philippines including Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Legaspi last January 24 and 29, 2020.

Megan Joyce Herrera Cruz from UP-Diliman and Denzel Lance Leon Dantis from Mapua University-Manila shared the second spot with a rating of 83.20 percent.

Congratulations! Jenny Ngala Diwayan
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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Philippines' House of Representative honored BRAVE CF Champion Stephen Loman

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Cordillera - The House of Representative of the Philippines has invited reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen "The Sniper" Loman to receive various honors for his incredible performance in Brave CF arena.

Benguet appointed caretaker ACT-CIS Cong. Eric Go Yap meanwhile, praised Loman and the rest of Team Lakay members for their contribution in raising the country's flag in international sport competitions.  

Loman has been the reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion since 2017 after filling the vacant position when he defeated Gary Mangat via Technical Knockout. 

He has defended his title from various challengers with his recent  title defense against Louie Sanoudakis in the main event of Brave CF 30 last November 2019. 

Loman hails from Ifugao and has been training under the stable of Benguet-based gym Team Lakay with the guidance of multi-awarded coach Mark Sangiao. 

Loman is a passionate and dedicated fighter who will do all his best to win in every bout. 

He is an ultimate well-rounded fighter with powerful kicks and incredible punches. He has a lot of variety of weapons that he uses in his arsenal.

Brave Combat Federation President Mohammad Shahid was impressed with Stephen style of fighting and believed he will be a superstar in the sport.

"This is just the beginning for Stephen Loman. I really believed that he will take the sport of MMA to another level in the Philippines. He proved he is a deserving champion." Shahid said in a statement after Loman defended his title against Bouddegzdame last March 2019.

Loman has an official MMA fight record of 13 wins, 2 losses and no draw. 
Congratulations Stephen Loman!
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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Miners from Mankayan, Benguet deliver aid to Taal eruption victims

Photo Courtesy || Ohlpie Daniel
 Cordillera - Expressing compassion and solidarity for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption, pocket miners from Mankayan, Benguet have extended assistance through delivering vegetables and other goods. 

In a post from Facebook user Ohlpie Daniel, trucks full of goods coming from the Association of Pocket Miners of Mankayan are being delivered to the victims of Taal volcano eruptions.

Miners from the municipality are inherently kind and generous to other people who are in need of help during difficult times. 

Although they earn little revenue from small-scale mines due to the temporary ban by government agencies, pocket miners were able to organize and provide assistance they can give to those in need. 

Photo Courtesy || Ohlpie Daniel


Batangas was declared under state of calamity on January 13, a day after the Taal Volcano erupted. 

Many residents were displaced due to the eruptions and they are needing assistance such as food, clothing, medicines and many more. 

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Igorot MMA figther Lito Adiwang is unstoppable, defeats Thai foe via Kimura lock in 1st round

Cordillera - Cordilleran MMA prospect Lito Adiwang proved once again that he deserved to be included in ONE Championship - the largest global sports media property in Asia after defeating his Thai opponent early in the first round. 

Adiwang didn't waste his time in the round, unleashing thunderous strikes to the head and body of Mitsatit of Thailand.

It didn't take long for Adiwang to submit his Thai opponent via kimura lock in 3:02 mark in the first round. 

His submission victory has earned him another point to up his impressive winning streak to seven with six wins came via submission and knockout.

Young and new to ONE Championship, Adiwang believed in the importance of training the mind and believing in your capability. 

"Ever since I matured in mixed martial arts, the key was really my mindset," Adiwang said. 

"No matter how strong you are , or how good you are, I'll put my mind that I can beat you anyway." he added.

The Baguio-based fighter training out of Team Lakay stable join Rich Franklin's ONE Warrior Series, and since then proved that he is going straight to becoming a world champion someday. 

WATCH: Joshua Pacio defeats Silva via split decision. 

His recent victory over Mitsatit had put him in a conversation for the strawweigth world championship bout that could happen any time soon.

Congratulations Lito Adiwang.
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Friday, January 31, 2020

Joshua Pacio retains crown, now a 4-TIME ONE Strawweight World Champion

Photo Courtesy || One Championship
Cordillera - Cordilleran MMA star Joshua Pacio still remains the ONE Strawweight World Champion after defeating Alex Silva in the main of event of ONE: FIRE & FURY held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. 

Pacio earned the split decision of the judges by outscoring Silva in the standup game where he peppered his opponent with accurate combinations. 

Silva on the other hand was upset as he can't pursue his plan to bring Pacio to ground where he wanted to submit Pacio. 

Pacio's wonderful submission defense last night helped him get back to stand up position where he held his advantage over Silva.

Meanwhile 2-time ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang missed to complete Team Lakay's attempt of a full win tonight as he loss to Netherlands's Pieter "The Archangle" Buist via split decision. 

Former ONE World Title challenger Danny "The King" Kingad of  Team Lakay claimed victory over Chinese foe "The Hunter" Xie Wei via unanimous decision.

Young and new comer to ONE Championship, Lito "The Thunder Kid" Adiwang proved to be too powerful for Mitsatit Pongsiri of Thailand.

READ ALSO:  Igorot MMA figther Lito Adiwang is unstoppable, defeats Thai foe via Kimura lock in 1st round

Adiwang forced Pongsiri to surrender the game by overwhelming him with voluminous power punches to the head. 

Pongsiri suffered weakness under Thunder Kid's power that caused him being pulled to the ground where Adiwang caught him with a swift Kimura. 

In another fight, Team Lakay's Gina Iniong was victorious in her return to professional mixed martial arts competition by outscoring Asha "Knockout Queen" Roka of India. 

MMA representatives from Cordillera made an impressive fight tonight with a score of 4-1. 

Congratulations Team Lakay!

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