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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Igorot actor Jeyrick Sigmaton won Best Actor in International Film Festival Manhattan 2021


Photo Courtesy || Jeyrick Sigmaton

Cordillera - Igorot actor Jeyrick "Carrotman" Sigmaton won the Best Actor for the International Film Festival Manhattan Autumn 2021 in New York (IFFM) for the short film “DAYAS”.

This is the first time an Igorot actor was chosen as Best Actor in the history of the IFFM New York, a testament that Cordilleran talents are among the best in the world.

Sigmaton is among the leading actor of a Cordilleran movie "Dayas" which was included among the Filipino films officially selected for screening in the IFFM.

RELATED: Gawad Urian Best Actress is an Igorota from Mountain Province

'Dayas' is a local film produced by Be Unrivaled Production under the direction of Direk Jianlin De Los Santos Floresca. It is dedicated to the typhoon Ompong Victims in Itogon, Benguet.

It is inspired by a true-to-life story of two Igorots, Hacob and Bantay played by Jeyrick Sigmaton. 

READ ALSO: King Cobra - World's largest venomous snake caught in Baguio city

The IFFM will be showcasing word-class short films, documentaries, narratives and student films in different theater in Manhattan, New York City, USA through virtual event.

According to Sine Cordillera, Dayas was chosen as an official selection of the Short film category where it competed against works of both new and upcoming directors as well as veteran directors with known actors all over the world.

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Kalinga Beauty crowned Miss Baguio City 2021

Photo Courtesy || Ghenesis Dalayday Latugat

Cordillera - Kalinga beauty queen Ms. Ghenesis Dalayday Latugat was crowned Miss Baguio City last October 16, 2021. 

22-year-old Latugat who hails from Tabuk City, Kalinga and resides in Baguio City is a 4th year students of Saint Louis University taking up Bachelor of Science in Architecture. 

In her Facebook post, Ms. Latugat thanked all those who supported her through out the contest. 

READ ALSO: Igorota Beauty crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2020

"I am so overwhelmed with all the love and support I have received this past weeks. Thank you to each and everyone of you who believed in me. I am here today because of all the motivations, support and love that my family and friends have given me," she said.

"I have been dreaming for this crown since I was 16 years old, and when I got to experience it, it was overwhelming and exciting at the same time. But now, it was better than I imagined," Latugat added.

READ ALSO: Igorota crowned Mrs. Universe Philippines Ambassadress of Education 2021

Congratulations Ms. Ghenesis Dalayday Latugat. Your excellence and beauty on stage are truly remarkable.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Ifugao project officer snatches Outstanding Youth Formation award in Gawad Siklab 2021

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Cordillera - Genevieve B. Camhit bagged the Most Outstanding Division YFC Award (Medium Category) under Youth Formation Program during the Gawad Siklab 2021 virtual awarding ceremonies via DepEd Tayo-Youth Formation Facebook page on Oct. 15.

Camhit is the Project Development Officer I in the Schools Division of Ifugao.

“The award is not just for me but for CAR and Ifugao province,” she said.

READ ALSO: Igorota from Benguet graduates magna cum lau de in PMA "Masaligan" Class 2021

She wanted to thank everyone who in one-way or another contributed to her success like all learners, SPG/SSG officers and advisers; the school heads who took big part of her success; the Schools Division Office personnel headed by Dr. Soraya T. Faculo, Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) and Assistant SDS Pio D. Ecuan for the understanding and support extended to her in the implementation of the youth programs.

“To my School Governance and operations Division (SGOD) family especially Ma’am Jacqueline C. Lunag for the support and guidance in preparing my documents. Above all, to God for He has made all things possible,” Camhit added.

READ ALSO: Kind Cops in Ifugao adopt a 90-year old woman who is living alone and can't provide food for herself

Gawad Siklab is aimed at recognizing the accomplishments and important contributions of learners, teachers, administrators and other stakeholders of DepEd in nation building.

Thus, it gives awards to Outstanding Program Implementers, outstanding Student Leaders, Outstanding Supreme Student/Pupil Government (SSG/SPG) teacher-Advisers, Outstanding School Heads, and Outstanding Regional and Division Youth Formation Coordinators.

By Tin Dao-anis

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Cordilleran authors adjudged Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards finalists

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Cordillera - At least four Cordilleran book authors are among Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards finalists, the MessengerofHope Book Publishing posted on its Facebook Page.

Among the 27 finalists in the said prestigious awards are Brighter Perspectives: Journey Toward Healing, Self-love and Joy by Evangeline Patal-e Dao-anis   for Youth category, The 25-Centavo Change: A Tale of Loss and Values Gained by MJ Leonardo-Gambulao for Family Life category, #FYFM Follow You Follow Me: A Pilgrim’s Gospel by Malou Coronacion for Spirituality category and Journey to a Better You: Step-by-Step guide to Improve Yourself and Live the Life You’ve Always Wanted by Liza Pong-et Parantac for Inspirational category.

Said books were all published by the newly established MessengerofHope Book Publishing which is based in Baguio City. 

READ ALSO: Igorota domestic helper inherits P25 million from her employer in Hong Kong

"This came as a big surprise. We thank Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards for this. The winners are still to be announced in November but for us, this is already a huge win!” posted Chris Dao-anis, book author and director of MessengerofHope Book Publishing.

The 15th Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards Ceremonies will be on November 19, 2021 at 4:00 PM at the Manila International Online Book Fair.

READ ALSO: Cordilleran Engineer is Top 3 in the Chemical Engineering Licensure Examination

The Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards, a national award-giving body, recognizes authors and publishers whose work promote total human development, Gospel values, and Filipino culture, through the effective use of the latest communications technology in book publishing.

-By Tin Daoanis

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Igorota crowned Mrs. Universe Philippines Ambassadress of Education 2021


Cordillera - Congratulations to Mrs. Marie Fe Valdez Aliba for representing Baguio City and Benguet Province  in the Mrs. Universe Philippines 2021. 

Mrs. Aliba, a native from Sabangan, Mt. Province was among the candidates crowned as Mrs. Universe Philippines Ambassadress together with Rosana Eugenio of Bulacan and Alec Nicole Bathan of Batangas.

READ ALSO: Kalinga Beauty crowned Miss Baguio City 2021

Photo Courtesy || FAB Philippines Joy Arguil Photography

In her costume presentation, Mrs. Valdez wore a crafted Filipiniana made by talented artists of Baguio City.


READ ALSO: Igorota domestic helper inherits P25 million from her employer in Hong Kong

The dress is adorned with tassels made from bamboo. Bamboo is known for being the City's protector, located in the mountainous region prone to landslide. The Bamboo plant is what holds the soil firm and steady. Mrs. Baguio proudly wears this medium as a symbol of the resiliency of the Baguio people.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Igorota domestic helper inherits P25 million from her employer in Hong Kong

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Cordillera - Patience, dedication and hard work paid off for Mrs. Daisy Bucad-eng of Mt. Province after she inherited a real estate and stock shares worth Php25M from her late employer in Hong Kong. 

In her interview with KMJS, Daisy was a salt vendor before she decided to become a domestic helper in Hong Kong. 

At first, she was not lucky with her first employer but her 2nd employer Marie, an elderly Portuguese woman treated her like a family. She served her for more that 11 years as a helper.

When Daisy decided to come home to the Philippines, Marie flew with her because she wanted to be cared by Mrs. Daisy rather than be treated in the home for the aged in Hong Kong. 

Unfortunately, Marie passed away when she was in the Philippines. Her remains were brought back to Hong Kong. 

Mrs. Daisy's life changed forever when one day, she received a letter stating that she was part of Marie's Last Will and Testament beneficiaries. 

Daisy was shocked and didn't believe what she just received, an apartment building worth P25 million and shares of stock in various companies. 

Indeed, Daisy's dedication and hard work paid off. From being a salt-vendor, Marie is now a millionaire. 

To ensure she won't put her inheritance to nothing, Daisy built a penthouse building located in Mt. Province. 

The Penthouse has commercial establishments, gym, transient accommodations and a place for events. 

To honor her late employer, Daisy even built a memorial statue of Marie inside her penthouse with a name "Marie Agusta Ramchand".

"Sobrang mahal ko siya. Imagine siya ba naman ang nagbago ng kapalaran mo," Daisy stated.

Daisy also shared Marie’s advice to her when she was still alive.

She said she will never forget it,  "I will do my best to do and to live and be the person you wanted me to be," Daisy promised.

She also added that she believed Marie is happy now, “I’m very sure you are so lucky looking at your legacy.

Super talaga yung saya ngayon sa binigay ni Madam Marie. Maraming naitulong sa aking pamilya.”

Daisy gave advice to Overseas Filipino workers, “For OFWs who are suffering now, patience and hard work are the keys to success.

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Igorot Engineer Top 3 in Chemical Engineering Licensure Examination

Photo Courtesy || SLU SSC SEA Assembly

Cordillera - A proud Cordilleran is among the top 10 passers in the recently concluded Chemical Engineering Licensure Examination held on October 3 to 5, 2021.

Engineer Alister Marc Bangsail Domiles, a graduate of the Saint Louis University of the Philippines placed 3rd with a rating of 82.50 percent.

READ ALSOIgorot lawyer installed as BuCor's Chief Legal Officer

Engr. Domiles' father is from Guinaong, Mankayan, Benguet and his mother is from Tadian, Mt. Province. He grew up in La Trinidad, Benguet.

The PRC released the list of successful examinees and top-performing schools which is available in its website.

READ ALSO: Igorota is Top 8 in Mining Engineer Licensure Examination

The Chemical Engineer Licensure exams were conducted in testing centers nationwide including Metro Manila, Baguio, CDO, Cebu, Iloilo, Davao, Lucena and Legazpi by the Board of Chemical Engineering headed by its Chairman, Engr. Ofelia V. Bulaong and its members, Engr. Jeffrey G. Mijares and Engr. Cyd P. Aguilera.


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Monday, October 4, 2021

WATCH: "Giting at Tapang" The Corporal Tinangag Story

Photo Courtesy || Philippine Marine Corps

Cordillera - A movie "Giting at Tapang" (Heroism and Bravery) is set to aired next month to honor a Cordilleran hero soldier who was killed during the Marawi siege in 2017. 

Corporal Gener Tinangag who hails from Barlig Mt. Province lost his life while saving his wounded comrades amidst heavy machine gunfire and grenades from the enemies. 

Tinangag showed the ultimate heroism and bravery when he did not retreat from rescuing his comrades despite being shot to the stomach by the enemy sniper and peppered with grenade shrapnel. 

On July 10, 2021, President Duterte awarded the Medal of Valor (Medalya ng Kagitingan) to Corporal Tinangag. 

The Valor award is the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) highest military honor “awarded for a conspicuous deed of personal bravery or self-sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty that distinguishes the recipient from his comrades.”

Tinangag's heroism and bravery will never be forgotten but most of all, his self-sacrifice for saving four wounded Marines and extracting a slain comrade all by himself during the Marawi siege.

The Igorot heroism will once again be honored during the Marine birthday celebration this coming November 7, 2021. 


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Sunday, October 3, 2021

King Cobra - World's largest venomous snake caught in Baguio city

King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah). Courtesy || Wikipedia

Cordillera - A King Cobra, considered the world's largest venomous species and among Southeast Asia's endangered species was caught by police inside a house in Loakan, Baguio city on 30th September 2021. 

Personnel from the Northern Exotics and Wildlife Troopers (NEWT), a non-governmental wildlife conservation organization based in Baguio city responded to a call to catch a cobra in the said Barangay. 

They headed to Baguio City Police Office - Station 4 after they were informed the Cobra was already in the possession of the PNP personnel. 

They identified the snake as a juvenile cobra, one of considered endangered species of snake in Southeast Asia. 

The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is a venomous snake species of elapids endemic to jungles in Southern and Southeast Asia. 

It is distinguishable from other cobras, most noticeably by its size and neck patterns. 

The king cobra is the world's longest venomous snake, with an average length of 3.18 to 4 m (10.4 to 13.1 ft), reaching a maximum of 5.85 m (19.2 ft). 

Its skin color varies across the habitats, from black with white stripes to unbroken brownish grey. It preys chiefly on other snakes, including its own species. 

Unlike other snakes, it rarely hunts non-reptile vertebrates, such as rodents and lizards.

The King cobra was later turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Cordillera for holding. 

source || PIA & Wikipedia

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

"Team Lakay is genuinely one of the best teams in the planet" - ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong

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Cordillera - ONE Championship CEO and Chairman Chatri Sityodtong was impressed with the performance of two young fighters from Team Lakay during the recently held ONE:Revolution in Singapore. 

"Team Lakay is genuinely one of the best teams in the planet and I'm just blown away by this younger generation and I can't wait for them," said Sityodtong.

READ: The igorot warriors that bring Philippine MMA to the world's spotlight

Both Joshua Pacio and Lito Adiwang had been victorious in their latest fights. 

The 25-year-old Pacio successfully defended his ONE Strawweight World Championship against Yosuke Saruta after scoring a first-round technical knockout win. 

WATCH: Team Lakay Joshua Pacio knocks out Saruta in the 1st round

Sityodong said he was "blown away" by Joshua's performance. 

Meanwhile, Adiwang scored a unanimous decision win over Hexigetu in the same card. 

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Dr. Henry Valdez- Galuba Jr. - Dubai's first Cordilleran internist doctor

Photo Courtesy || Emirates Loves Filipinos

Cordillera - Dr. Henry Valdez - Galuba Jr. is a proud Cordilleran who hails from the city of Pines is currently practicing his medical specialty in Dubai. 

Dr. Galuba is the first Filipino Internal Medicine Specialist who is providing healthcare to the Filipino Community in the Middle East. 

He is a graduate of Saint Louis University College of Medicine Class 96' and finished his residency training in Internal Medicine at the Baguio General Hospital. 

READ ALSO: Benguet State University to offer medicine course in 2023.

Watch below Dr. Galuba being featured in a vlog by Emirates Loves Philippines.

Congratulations Dr. Galuba Jr. May you continue bringing inspiration and pride to our fellow Cordillerans and Filipinos. 

READ ALSO: Cordillera doctors working overseas to put up affordable hospital for Cordillerans

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

BSU to open up College of Medicine by 2023

BSU to open up College of Medicine by 2023

Cordillera - Benguet State University in La Trinidad Benguet will be opening College of Medicine in 2023.

BSU aims to open the college of medicine for Cordillerans who are interested to take up medicine.

It will be the first state university in the Cordilleras that will offer medicine course in the coming years.

BSU President, Dr. Felipe Comila confirmed that the fund  for this program will be derived from the 2022  supplemental budget of the university while other  needed documents are already  being prepared. 

He also said that the construction of the building for the college of medicine will be started soon.

The opening of the course in Medicine is to fulfill the ordinance of the province of Benguet to offer scholarship programs for students from the 13 municipalities who are qualified  for the program, Dr. Comila added.

Back then, Dr. Comila have already announced that this was one of his major plans- to help the people in the province, most especially those who can't afford the fees but are interested to become doctors.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Six SLU graduates topnochers in the Sept. 2021 Physician Licensure Examination

Cordillera - Baguio's top medical school, the Saint Louis University (SLU) just produced six topnotchers in the recently held September 2021 Physician Licensure Examination. 

The six proud Louisians who took the highest scores are:

3rd. Nino Pimentel Emocling = 87.58%

4th. Justine Mae Manaois Gervero = 87.08%

6th. Patricia Ann Sayson Franco = 86.92%

8th. Lee-Anne Velasco Sanglay = 86.33%

9th. Raenald Pascual Julian = 86.25%

10th. Brylle Domerson Mendoza Turalba = 86.17%

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has announced that 1,084 out of 1,546 examinees passed the exam. 

The PRC conducted the licensure exam in the city of Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban and Zamboanga.


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WATCH: Team Lakay Joshua Pacio knocks out Saruta in the 1st round


Photo Courtesy || Team Lakay

Cordillera - It didn't take long for Igorot fighter Joshua Pacio to end the unfinished business with Saruta as he delivered an impressive performance tonight during ONE: Revolution in Singapore. 

In their trilogy match on September 24, Pacio unloaded a powerful right hook to the head of Saruta followed by several head shots that knocked out the Japanese fighter in the remaining 1.15 minutes in the first round. 

WATCH: Igorot fighter Lito Adiwang defeats Hexigetu in ONE: Revolution

It was a superb display of timing, power and focus for the Igorot mixed martial artist from Cordillera. 

Pacio remains as the title holder for the ONE Strawweight belt and retains the record as the lone Filipino champion in ONE. 

With his win tonight, Pacio improved his record fight to 20 wins with 3 losses. 

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Igorot fighter Lito Adiwang defeats Hexigetu in ONE: Revolution

Photo Courtesy || One Championship

Cordillera - Team Lakay mixed martial artist Lito Adiwang is victorious tonight as he defeated Chinese grappler Hexigetu on the loaded ONE: Revolution tonight (September 24, 2021) in Singapore. 

Early in the first round, the Igorot fighter unloaded a flying knee kick on Hexigetu followed by a powerful high kick to the head that got the Chinese stunned and running. 

WATCH: Team Lakay Joshua Pacio knocks out Saruta in the 1st round

Hexigetu who is known for his grappling skills didn't work out well in his encounter with Adiwang as he was force to follow Lito's dictate to put the fight in the standing position. 

Lito's take down defense is impressive through out the whole fight while Hexigetu was quite frustrated on putting the Team Lakay kid to the ground. 

It was a victory for Lito as he improved his fight record to 13 wins with 2 losses. 

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Igorot movie 'Dad-aan Na' nominated as Best Short Film in 44th Gawad Urian

Photo Courtesy || Julius Lumigued
Cordillera - The film "Dad-aan Na" (Her Walks) by Igorot director Julius Lumigued has been nominated in the 44th Gawad Urian as Best Short Film. 

The film is all about an Igorot woman who bravely went out from her house during a military-rebel conflict just to search her son. 

Lumigued's film was chosen by the DILG for its advocacy which is in line with the department's call for an end to the armed conflict in the region. 

The film was shot entirely in Besao, Mt. Province - the home province of Direk Julius Lumigued. 

Recently, the film was among the 12 finalists for this year's CineMarya Women's Film Festival which is an initiative of the FDCP in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women, Quezon City Film Development, and the Department of the Interior and Local Government. 

The Gawad Urian Awards are annual film awards in the Philippines held since 1977. 

It is given by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP, "the Filipino Film Critics") and is currently regarded as the counterpart of the United States' New York Film Critics Circle.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Remote barangays in Cordillera to get faster, reliable internet; MOA signed

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Cordillera - Internet users in three provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region will soon able to access the world wide web faster and more reliable.

Telecom company Converge has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Provincial Local Governments Units of Kalinga, Mt. Province, and Benguet for the Pure Optic Cable Laying project that aims to speed up internet connections in those provinces.  

Fiber Internet Technology is the most innovative connectivity in the market today. It boasts of a higher bandwidth which translates to higher Internet speed.

Unlike DSL, Fiber connection allows symmetric connectivity which lets you download and upload files at the same time without a loss in bandwidth.

No data congestion so data is delivered instantly. Data  does not degrade when it passes through Fiber so you can enjoy consistently fast Internet speed.

Work from home individuals who rely heavily on the internet can benefit from this project as they can perform faster internet connectivity.

The project by Converge aims to provide internet connectivity even to the farthest barangays in Cordillera until 2023.

The  MOA signing is attended by Secretary Panelo and Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong, Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas, Mountain Province Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan Jr., Tabuk City Mayor Darwin Estranero representing Kalinga Governor Ferdinand Tubban, Sagada Mayor James Pooten, and Tadian Mayor  Sagada and Tadian Mayor Constito Masweng.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Cordillera's Hero Dog, Zeus, honored for impressive job of rescuing victims of landslide

Photo Courtesy || PNP Cordillera

Cordillera - Police Regional Office Cordillera honored Zeus, the hero dog, during the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony held at the Regional Headquarters, Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet on September 6, 2021.

PROCOR Regional Director, PBGEN RONALD OLIVER LEE together with the members of the command group, personally presented the award and certificate during the ceremony.

Zeus was awarded with Outstanding Service Medal and Certificate of Recognition for its outstanding performance as rescue dog which contributed immensely in the recovery of the two victims during a landslide at Antamok River, Loacan, Itogon, Benguet from August 17-20, 2021.

READ ALSO: Hero dog Miztah saves lives of two boys from fire in Tuba, Benguet

Zeus used to be an abused and severely malnourished dog before it was adopted and rehabilitated by Mr. Ruben Ventura and later on handled by Pat Cyrus Backeng. After undergoing K9 Search and Rescue training, Zeus was now among the SAR dog of PROCOR Regional Explosive and Canine Unit(RECU).

source || PNP Cordillera

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Cordilleran Short Film "Dayas: Official Selection for the International Film Festival Manhattan New York


Cordillera - The Digital Festive Season is ON for the Short Film “Dayas” as it passed the strict judgement of the juries in the 11th International Film festival Manhattan (IFFM) held annually in New York City. The IFFM offers a quality selection of world-class films which are showcased in theaters in Manhattan New York City, USA. Categories are of different genres like Narrative features, documentaries, student films and short films where “Dayas” is one of the official selections.

“Dayas” a film produced by Be Unrivaled Productions through Direk Jianlin, a proud Igorot Director who has entered the official selections of several International Film Festivals like First-Time Filmmaker Online Sessions in UK and Noble International Film Festival and Awards in India.

Through this platforms, Direk Jianlin and Direk Pete Mariano aims to showcase the beautiful culture of the Cordilleras, its people, belief and tradition.

This narrative short film focuses on the lives of 2 Igorot miners from the mountains of Itogon, Benguet in the Philippines. “Hakob” represent a good looking, pure blooded Igorot from the Municipality of Itogon whose grandmother is a “balitok” (gold) buyer and an In-Ina: a respected mother of the town. In contrast, Bantay of family Bundad was played by Jeyrick “the Carrotman of the Philippines“Sigmaton, father of Sam-sam, whose wife died due to chemical poisoning in the mines.

The short film “Dayas” is an advocacy film that helps local talents and film makers. It also provides education and entertainment during this crisis.

Through this film, our OFWs who are longing for their love ones made an avenue to get rid of homesickness. It made the people behind this film realize the importance of entertainment in the lives of everyone.

Today we are grateful to share to you how far this film has come. We have shown the world how diverse our culture is and how good we are in film making. We share this good news in support to our local directors, talents and producers. We can do more if we support locals. We are resilient individuals. We are proud of our culture because we are Cordilleran.

A film by: Direk Jennylyn “Jianlin” De Los Santos Floresca

Assistant Director: Direk Pete Mariano

Production: Be Unrivaled Productions and Sine Cordillera

Producer: Jennylyn De Los Santos Floreca

There will be 2 Awards Night which will be Online this year on March (Spring) and October (Autumn) 2021

IFFM will also award the promo / trailer that gets the highest views on Youtube as the Most Popular Film in IFFM. All IFFM promos should be posted on Youtube (only). The counting of the views starts on September 20, 2021 and ends on October 6, 2021 at 9PM NY time. Sine Cordillera will send the Youtube link once voting started.

Featured Writer: Elmer Diga

Script Editor: Justine Nicole Arenas

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Igorot movie 'Salidumay' officially selected in the 11th International Film Festival Manhattan

Photo Courtesy || Dexter Macaraeg

Cordillera - An Igorot short movie 'Salidumay' was officially selected in the 11th International Film Festival in New York City to be held on 14th-17th October 2021.

Directed by Abrenean Filmmaker Dexter Macaraeg, 'Salidumay' is a short film that features how courtship and marriage  are performed in Cordilleran culture. 

Award-winning Igorota actress Mai Fanglayan took the role of "Ayo, a Tingguian from Abra with an Ibaloi blood, who goes on her first date with a former Seminarian "Franz", performed by Kenneth Jhayve Bautista.

Franz (Kenneth Jhayve Bautista), a former seminarian who grew up in Abra but moved to Baguio City, can't seem to find love through dating apps, he decides to use his culture's methods to arrange a marriage. 

Their differences leads to a small collision of expectation and perspectives, but what it opens up in the tension offers a glimmer of hope for the would-be couple.

'Salidumay' creative team are all from Benguet Province, namely Shem Padua, Jonnie Lyn Dasalla, Romnick Bayeng, JC Patnao, Julius Legoen Lumiqued, Ellen Castro Herrera and Melinda Ocan Castro, with some Baguio-based talents. Theme song by Sherylene Bagayao.

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Igorot actor Jeyrick Sigmaton won Best Actor in International Film Festival Manhattan 2021

Photo Courtesy || Jeyrick Sigmaton Cordillera - Igorot actor Jeyrick "Carrotman" Sigmaton won the Best Actor for the Int...