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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Filipino-Canadian vlogger Mikey Bustos showcases Igorot attire

Photo Courtesy || Mikey Bustos FB

Cordillera - Filipino-Canadian professional singer and songwriter Mikey Bustos posted a photo of him wearing the traditional Igorot cultural attire. 

Mikey said he was amazed and in love with the hand-crafted cultural clothing made by Easter Weaving in Baguio City that's why he bought them. 

Mikey is known for his videos uploaded on video website YouTube. He made international headlines in March 2014 for his cover of Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' in which he performed an a cappella number with ten parts. 

He is very open about his Filipinophilia, his popular videos cover a wide range of topics including "Filipinism", Philippine English phonology and Filipino culture tutorials such as eating Balut (duck embryo), Filipino dining, Filipino courting, and the Filipino CR. 

He also made a parody of "Wrecking Ball" by Lady Gaga entitled "Balikbayan Box" and has many more based on various trending pop songs.


Sunday, April 17, 2022

Former Igorot Champ Honorio Banario to compete in SEA GAMES in Vietnam

Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship

Cordillera - Former ONE Championship featherweight champion Honorio Banario of Team Lakay will be representing the Philippines in kickboxing sport in the upcoming Southeast Asia Games in Vietnam.

Banario is hoping to bring to the country a gold medal although he admitted kickboxing is much different to Mixed Martial Arts where he excel.

"The training is different here for the SEA Games. The mentality is different. Here, you need speed and volume. I hope that I will bring glory to the Philippines," Banario said via Team Lakay official FB page. 

The former One Featherweight World Champion entered the world of martials arts at the age of 16 to help him overcome his low self-esteem and prevent him from vice. 

Banario started his career in MMA when he earned wushu scholarship at the Cordillera Career Development College in La Trinidad. 

During that time, he won numerous wushu tournaments until he was invited by coach Mark Sangiao to join Team Lakay to improve his skills in Mixed Martial Arts. 

Entering Team Lakay was a right decision for Banario as he won his first six bouts in his early career. That opened him an opportunity to fight under ONE Championship promotion and during the process he has scored the biggest win of his career when he dethroned undefeated Eric Kelly. 

Defeating Kelly in the fourth round helped him become the inaugural ONE Featherweight World Champion.


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

WATCH: University of Baguio boxer Eumir Marcial knocks out opponent in 4th round

Photo Courtesy ||  Jhay Oh Otamias via
Cordillera - University of Baguio athlete Eumir Marcial scored a 4th round technical knockout victory against his American opponent Isiah Hart during their middleweight clash at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Saturday, April 9, 2022. 

However, the bout was not an easy fight for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist as he suffered three knockdowns in the earlier rounds. 

Marcial was knocked down once in the first round and twice in the second round before landing a counter left hand that wobbled the American boxer. 

The referee was forced to stop the bout for the safety of Hart at the 47-second mark of their scheduled six-round middleweight bout.

The 26-year-old Marcial continued to his second straight pro wins with 1 knockout under his new trainer Jorge Capetillo.

Marcial was a World Junior champion in 2011, a World Boxing silver medalist in 2016, and a three-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist.


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

47 lawyers from Mt. Province passed 2020-2021 Philippine Bar examination

Cordillera - 47 bar takers from Mountain Province have passed the recently conducted 2020 - 2021 professional licensure examination for lawyers on February 4 and 6, 2022.

The successful lawyers who traces their roots to Mt. Province were part of the 8,241 bar examinees who passed the exam out of the 11,404 applicants.

Below are the names of the new lawyers of Mt. Province.

Atty. Shareen Pangesfan 

Atty. Jo Ann Safawil 

Atty. Johannes Yapyapan 

Atty. Jestine Belle Lawilao Bang-git 

Atty. Melford Lapnawan 

Atty. Recson B. Bangibang 

Atty. Arnel Gumanao 

Atty. Patrick Edward Balisong 

Atty. Lyle Myrth Agwilang 

Atty. Lammie Wanawan 

Atty. Sarah Cadiogan 

Atty. Michael Granville Vergara Mon

Atty. Marina Cayabo 

Atty. Ivy Chokowen 

Atty. Levin T. Motio 

Atty. Franklin Chapyosen 

Atty. Theodore Timpac 

Atty. Christine Golocan 

Atty. Luciel Sawate 

Atty. Diane Blake Pachao 

Atty. Jocelyn Layagan 

Atty. Robin Dizon 

Atty. Mirasol Doclosen Gequinto

Atty. Steven Dorgay 

Atty. Jamela Balocnit 

Atty. Amorelle Balocnit 

Atty. John Mark Gammonac 

Atty. Larry Signabon 

Atty. Yvonne Manongyao 

Atty. Genghis Banasan 

Atty. Fynee D. Domingo 

Atty. Jaime P. Humiwat, Jr. 

Atty. Kristiana P. Manodon 

Atty. Jonas T. Melecio

Atty. Joanne Vhale C. Milan 

Atty. Samuel P. Poking, Jr. 

Atty. Fhynn P. San Jose 

Atty. Lourieb Ann L. Tade 

Atty. Romeo K. Tiwaken, Jr. 

Atty. Kelvin P. Matib 

Atty. Cheryl Jeanne Simbe Talban 

Atty. Michael Vincent Bautista 

Atty. Mae Margaret Calapati 

Atty. Arvin Dumag 

Atty. Denver Gamlosen

Atty. Maggie B. Moc-eng

Mt. Province Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan Jr. wrote a congratulatory message to the new lawyers. 

"We are so proud of you that despite the rigors of education, reviewing and making ends meet during the pandemic, and spite of all other trials in life, you came out as victors," Lacwasan wrote in an FB post.


Monday, April 11, 2022

Igorota PNPA from Bauko, Mt. Province ranks 10th in the Final Order of Merit

Photo Courtesy || Philippine National Police Academy - Justice, Integrity, Service

Cordillera - The fire burning inside you is mighty; it is waiting to burn bright -you are meant to do great things.

Flaming with passion and determination is P/CDT Alyssa Angalan Bantasan, Class 2022’s Regimental Administrative Officer. But before all the titles, she was only this simple girl who came from the chains of mountains of Guinzadan Central, Bauko, Mountain Province; born on August 23, 1998, and the second among the six siblings of Mr. Wilner Bantasan, a farmer and Mrs. Frida Bantasan, a high-school teacher. Before braving her way to the portals of the academy, she finished her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology at Mountain Province State Polytechnic College on year 2018. 

Growing up, her father has indoctrinated in her the value of vying for great undertakings while knowing how to balance things up and be able take care of the responsibilities at hand.  In effect, she grew up bearing in her mind the importance of hard work and setting dreams. Along with her good performance in her academics back in her early years, she also managed to be of an additional hand in her father’s farm works at the same time. She was able to receive a dean’s list award in college, an accolade she earned in the academy as well. 

Along the blood, sweat, and tears she exhausted in the academy for four years came with greater lessons and experiences that has truly shaped her character, to be of honor and integrity. Now graduating and bidding adieu to the beloved institution, she has her eyes set on taking novel journeys as a young Police Lieutenant.

source || Philippine National Police Academy - Justice, Integrity, Service


Sunday, April 10, 2022

Honest Grade 10 student in Baguio returns P13,236 cash he found

Photo Courtesy || Baguio PIO

Cordillera - A Grade 10 student in Baguio city has returned a lost cash he found to the rightful owner. 

Ronald P. Alban, a high school student of Pines City National High School (PCNHS) found a small zip lock plastic containing cash amounting to P13,236 without any owner's information or identification. 

Mr. Alban brought the money to the Barangay GEFA Lower QM and sought the assistance of the barangay officials to look for the owner of the said cash. 

READ ALSO: Honest Passenger and Driver from Tublay return Php400,000 lost cash to a former OFW

The official were able to found the owner and returned the cash. 

On April 4, 2022, the city government of Baguio awarded a resolution of commendation to Mr. Alban because of his honesty, uprightness and integrity. 

In the photo below, city officials led by Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan handed a certification of commendation to Mr. Alban during a flag raising rites.

Photo Courtesy || Baguio PIO

Mr. Alban's act of honesty and being a good citizen of Baguio city should be emulated by all.

The large amount of money has no name of proof of ownership, yet he still chose to do what was right. 


Thursday, April 7, 2022

Kara David's scholar from Cordillera, a former child laborer now a police officer

Photo Courtesy || Kara David, GMA Public Affairs

Cordillera - A child laborer who became one of the scholars of TV journalist Kara David's Project Malasakit foundation is now a member of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

On a Facebook post by GMA Public Affairs, it posted photos of Kara David and Charlie Bangngayen in his graduation and police uniform.

Charlie was a former child laborer in the province of Abra. He was featured in the I-witness documentary "Pulot-Pukyutan" where his main livelihood is gathering honey from the forest.

Photo Courtesy || Kara David, GMA Public Affairs

The veteran journalist has changed the life of Charlie when he offered him scholarship under Project Malasakit.

"I met Charlie Charlie Bravo RCrim in 2014 when we did the I-Witness documentary “Pulot-pukyutan”. The docu featured the life of child laborers in Abra. Charlie and his brother Edrian would climb trees and risk being stung by honeybees just to harvest honey. They used the money that they got from selling honey for school allowance. Project Malasakit by Kara David took them in as scholars," says David. 

Through the foundation, Charlie has finally achieved his dreamed of becoming a police officer.

Photo Courtesy || Kara David, GMA Public Affairs

"Eight years later, ito na si Charlie ngayon… isa nang ganap na miyembro ng Phil National Police. Class Matalinsag. Congratulations Charlie! You have gone a long way. We are very, very proud of you. Salamat sa lahat ng donors ng Project Malasakit," she added.

The Project Malasakit is a scholarship project founded by Kara David in 2001 which aims to bridge the gap between Filipinos who want to help and those underprivileged Filipinos who need help.


Sunday, April 3, 2022

Eduard Folayang to receive P500,000 cash incentive from Benguet government

Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship

Cordillera - Former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang may not be lucky enough to receive the $50,000 bonus from ONE Championship's boss Chatri Sidyothong however, he was granted half million peso bonus from Benguet government. 

The former champ who prevailed against Muay Thai Legend John Wayne Parr on March 2022 will be receiving P500,000 cash according to Benguet caretaker Eric Go Yap. 

The Benguet congressman said, Folayang can cash in the amount if he wins against Parr. 

He added that the cash prepared for the Igorot champ was sourced out from the Office of Benguet Representative.

"We have pooled our resource at the Office of Benguet Representative that if Folayang wins, we will hand him a cash incentive," said Yap.

Folayang won a convincing victory against Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr  in their lightweight bout in ONE: X in Singapore on March 26, 2022.

The Cordilleran warrior scored a second-round knockdown with a right hand after pummeling Parr with powerful body shots and precise combinations.

He followed his relentless attack on Parr with his signature spinning back kick but the Aussie showed the spirit of being a legend, he survived the Igorot onslaught until the last round.

However, Parr didn't give up and redeemed himself in the 3rd round after delivering a flying left knee which Folayang respectfully absorbed.

The two legends took each other punches and kicks towards the end as Parr, a former 10-time World Champions finally closed the chapter of his combat sport with a 99 wins on top of 45 KOs, and 34 losses.


1Lt. Jul Composano-Beran: PAF's First-Ever Female Fighter Pilot

Photo Courtesy || PAF

PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Air Force made history for having its own, first-ever Female Fighter Pilot on March 30, 2022 from the 5th Fighter Wing at Basa Air Base, Floridablanca, Pampanga.

1LT JUL LAIZA MAE B CAMPOSANO-BERAN PAF was checked out as the first female AS-211 combat mission ready pilot and wingman.

1LT CAMPOSANO-BERAN PAF, a native of Tulunan, Cotabato is a member of Philippine Military Academy SINAGLAHI Class of 2015 and became the 5th female in the academy to receive the Athletic Saber Award over 170 members of her class. She graduated from Military Pilot Training in 2017 from the Philippine Air Force Flying School. 

As we celebrate the National Women's Month this March, the Philippine Air Force joins in recognizing the significant role of women in our organization and society.

Salute to all women!

source || PAF-MIL


Saturday, April 2, 2022

Kindhearted policewoman in Abra calms hungry baby by breastfeeding him

Photo Courtesy || PNP San Juan Abra

Cordillera - A kindhearted police officer in Abra is being praised by netizens online after photos of her breastfeeding a hungry baby went viral.

In a post from PNP Abra San Juan, Patrolman Neslea Taoaquen and NUP Janemil Ugan were at the Abra PPO Camp Juan Villamor in Bangued for the celebration of the National Women’s Month 2022 when they noticed a family with two young girls and a 7-months old baby. 

While they were in the middle of the program, the baby was crying incessantly and the girls were restless.

Pat. Taoaquen and NUP Ugan asked the mother what was the problem and she said they haven't had breakfast and they haven't brought any money. 

The baby was also not wearing any diaper which was one of the reasons why he couldn't stop crying. 

Pat Taoaquen and NUP Ugan quickly looked for a nearby store to buy food and diapers then gave them to the needy family. 

However, the baby kept on crying and the mother admitted she lacks breastmilk and they haven't bought any formula for the baby. 

Pat Taoaquen, also a breastfeeding mom offered to gave her milk to the baby until it calmed him down.

Thank you Pat. Taoaquen and NUP Ugan for the gesture of spontaneous love you have shown to the family and for breastfeeding the baby. 

You are a wonder women that deserve our respect and commendation. 


Igorota is MARILAG National Winner for Entrepreneurship

Photo Courtesy || Sangguniang Panglungsod ng Baguio

Cordillera - A proud Cordilleran received this year's Marilag Awards National Woman Entrepreneur 2022 at the National Convention Center on March 29, 2022. 

Maricar Abad Docyogen, a former nurse turned entrepreneur was recognized for her works and advocacies to inspire others to persevere for the good of their family and the community.

Docyogen was a former OFW who worked as a nurse a the King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital in Saudi Arabia from 1999 to 2006. 

She is a book-lover who turned her passion for reading into a business that gave birth to Bookends Bookshop located at Claudio Street, Baguio City.

In 2015, she was awarded by Golden Book Awards for Business Excellence. 

She, then founded the Pasa-Kalye Group of Artists that aims to help members promote their artworks and help popularize Cordilleran Arts in their own little ways.

The Marilag Awards aims to recognize the Filipina Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)-Regional Community Leaders and Family Welfare Officers all over the country as an acknowledgement and appreciation of their relentless efforts in providing assistance to the OWWA and its clientele.


Friday, April 1, 2022

Igorot Capt. Kirsten Pecua is Plans and Program Chief of Space Delta 2 of the U.S. Space Force

Cordillera - The Plans and Program Chief of the Space Delta 2 of the U.S Space Force is Captain Kirsten Pecua - the eldest daughter of Janice Yodong Tudlong- Pecua of Sagada and Bontoc, Mt. Province and Augustine "Tony" Pecua.

The Space Delta 2 monitors the deep space and provides awareness by monitoring all manmade objects orbiting the earth are safe.

Capt. Pecua's main task is to ensure that the U.S Space Force can access and maintain new assets and capabilities, with variety of resources.

“It could be somebody’s telescope in their backyard contributing data to commercial command and control centers,” said Pecua. “Today, we are coordinating with commercial companies to make sure we get as much information as we can, and share it appropriately so we can protect and defend.”

DEL 2 is the foundation of space operations. They track and maintain where space objects go, track debris, allied satellites, and enemy satellites. They also understand how space weather affects us in the domain. The Delta catalogs things that go into space, without them no one can protect their assets.

READ ALSO: Igorot Physicist receives Distinguished Student Award by the American Physics Group APS-FIP

Capt. Pecua is also responsible for ensuring she communicates with Peterson-Schriever Garrison members to make sure critical support agreements such as a Memorandum of Understanding and Memorandum of Agreement are in place.  These agreements ensure that our space systems have the right assistance such as infrastructure and maintenance.

From knowing where satellites are and knowing where they're going next, to providing space weather support, DEL 2 is essential to the safety and security of people across the globe and in space.

“Space Domain Awareness is a team sport, we need to ensure the United States, and its allies can operate freely in, to, and from space,” said Pecua.

source || 505th Command and Control Wing


Thursday, March 31, 2022

LOOK: Balili River Park, a new tourist attraction in La Trinidad, Benguet

Photo Courtesy || EMB-CAR
Cordillera - The Environmental Management Bureau-Cordillera Administrative Region (EMB-CAR) is expecting that the construction of the proposed Balili River Park in La Trinidad, Benguet will commence after the election period. 

There are three proposed parks in the town. This includes a park at the back of the ladies dormitory of the Benguet State University (BSU), a park at the back of BSU Nursing Building in Km. 5, and another park still within the property of the university.

There is also a proposed two-lane Portland Cement Concrete Pavement and jogging and biking lane.

These are all part of the rehabilitation efforts for the Balili River.

source || EMB-CAR via PIA Cordillera


Monday, March 28, 2022

Stephen Loman beats Japanese fighter Sato; gets possible title shot against Lineker

Photo Courtesy || One Championship

Cordillera - Ifugao fighter Stephen Loman of Team Lakay defeated Shoko Sato by unanimous decision in their bantamweight clash in ONE: X at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, March 26. 

The former Brave CF bantamweight king displayed his powerful solid punches that penetrated Sato's defenses, although Loman admitted he couldn't get a better shot at Sato because of height advantage. 

“My punches did not land because I was struggling to get my range, it is what is is. Sato is a tough opponent,” said Loman.

Sensing he could lose some points to victory, Loman transitioned to ground game in the later rounds, proving to be more effective as it weakens the Japanese fighter. 

At the end of the three rounds, Loman got the nod of the judges, declaring him the winner via UD.

Loman improved his winning record to a 15 wins and 2 looses, giving him a chance of a possible title shot against ONE bantamweight king John Lineker who defeated Kevin Belingon.

Who is John Lineker

John Lineker dos Santos de Paula (born June 12, 1990) known professionally as John Lineker, is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently signed to ONE Championship, where he is the current ONE Bantamweight World Champion. 

Lineker formerly competed in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 

A professional competitor since 2008, he is the former Jungle Fight Bantamweight Champion. 

Lineker is known for his aggressive fighting style, punching power, and durability. 

He is ranked #1 in the ONE Championship bantamweight rankings.


Miss Baguio Dean Diane Balogal crowned Hiyas ng Pilipinas Tourism World 2022

Photo Courtesy || Missosology Ferdinad Abelon

Cordillera - Baguio city's Dean Diane Balogal was crowned as the first Hiyas ng Pilipinas Tourism World winner on March 28, 2022 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

Miss Balogal graduated Bachelor of Science and Nursing at the Saint Louis University and worked as a Nursing Staff Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.

Other winners in the beauty pageant are Ms. Aza Coloma of Tacloban City - crowned Hiyas ng Pilipinas Elite World Philippines; and Phoebe Tutor Godinez of Lapu-Lapu City -crowned Hiyas ng Pilipinas Tourism Queen International Philippines. 

HIYAS ng Turismo Pilipinas Foundation Inc. (Hiyas ng Pilipinas) is a beauty pageant organization headquartered in Mandaue City, Cebu.


Saturday, March 26, 2022

WATCH: Eduard Folayang beats Parr; knocks him down in 2nd round

Photo Courtesy || One Championship

Cordillera - Igorot Wushu specialist and former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "The Landslide" Folayang won a convincing victory against Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr  in their lightweight bout in ONE: X in Singapore on March 26, 2022.

The Cordilleran warrior scored a second-round knockdown with a right hand after pummeling Parr with powerful body shots and precise combinations.

He followed his relentless attack on Parr with his signature spinning back kick but the Aussie showed the spirit of being a legend, he survived the Igorot onslaught until the last round.

However, Parr didn't give up and redeemed himself in the 3rd round after delivering a flying left knee which Folayang respectfully absorbed.

The two legends took each other punches and kicks towards the end as Parr, a former 10-time World Champions finally closed the chapter of his combat sport with a 99 wins on top of 45 KOs, and 34 losses.

Meanwhile, Folayang advances his winning score and wished ONE Championship would give him another super fight maybe against Sage Northcutt. 


English teachers, teaching assistants needed in Taiwan

MANILA – More Filipinos are expected to join their nearly 200 countrymen teaching in Taiwan as the Ministry of Education (MOE) launched the Taiwan Foreign English Teacher Program (TFETP) to expand the recruitment of foreign English teachers and teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools.

Records of the Taiwan National Immigration Agency showed there are 193 Filipino teachers there as of 2021, the Department of Labor and Employment shared in a recent news release.

Philippine Overseas Labor Office-Taichung Labor Attaché Bienvenido Cerbo Jr. recently visited several public elementary and secondary schools, as well as cram schools (test review centers), in Central Taiwan and engaged the principals to hire more Filipino teachers.

For 2022, the MOE is opening 450 teaching positions in public schools to foreign English teachers in order to establish an English-speaking environment for primary and secondary students, as well as enhance the local teachers’ English teaching skills.

The TFETP is in line with Taiwan’s goal to have English as second language by the year 2030 and create more opportunities for students.

The monthly salary for English teachers under the program starts at NT$62,720 (about PHP115,122.25), with travel subsidy, health insurance, and other benefits.

The salary will be based on the teacher’s highest educational level and years of full-time teaching experience.

To qualify, applicants must be proficient English speakers with a bachelor’s degree or higher and must have no criminal record. State-issued teaching license or credential is not required.

Foreign teachers who are interested may apply online at

The 2022 recruitment is open on a rolling basis until March 31, 2022. (PR)

source || PNA 


Friday, March 25, 2022

Kalinga's Robusta coffee hailed among best in the Philippines

Cordillera - Kalinga's locally produced Robusta coffee is among the best in the country after bagging the 10th place during the Philippine Coffee Quality Competition 2022 (PCQC) on 18th March, 2022 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Garden Pavillion in Davao City.

Coffee grower Mr. Olimpo D. Lumasok from Lubuagan, Kalinga who produced the Robusta coffee garnered a score of 80.47, which put his entry in the 10th winning spot.

This is the 2nd time, Mr. Lumasok joined the coffee competition and his improved coffee was fortunate enough to be included among best in the country. 

Meanwhile, the Robusta coffee entry of Mabini Ubuan from Sigay town in Ilocos Sur bagged the top spot in the competition, besting entries from more that 80 coffee growers nationwide.

The PCQC is an annual green coffee competition that seeks to increase the consciousness of Filipino farmers on coffee quality and encourages them to improve their competitiveness in the domestic and international markets.

Robusta coffee is one of the most commercialized type of coffee because of its high caffeine content, sharper flavor, and woody taste. 

Other type of coffee grown in the Philippines are Arabica and Liberica also known as 'barako'.


First Altitude OCR Word Series-Asia to be hosted in Mt. Pulag National Park

Photo Courtesy || OCR

Cordillera - Philippines' second highest mountain, Mt. Pulag National Park in Kabayan, Benguet will be hosting the Asian Qualifier Event of the 2022 World Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) Altitude Race Championship to held in Morocco in July 2022. 

Mt. Pulag is still closed to the public except for locals but will be temporarily opened on March 26-27 for the athletes who are participating in the event.

Mt. Pulag was chosen as a venue for the race because of its beautiful and world-class trails comparable to other mountains in the world, according to Thumbie Remigio, the Technical Director of Altitude OCR via PTV-Cordillera. 

The race shall take participants through the trails inside the Mt. Pulag National Park, summiting the peak of the Mt. Pulag and back to the Babadak Ranger Station with 12-15 obstacles in selected locations at an altitude of 2600masl.

A memorandum of agreement has been signed between the Philippines Obstacle Sport Federation (POSF) and the local government unit of Kabayan for the implementation of the said sport activity.

READ ALSO: Igorot Physicist receives Distinguished Student Award by the American Physics Group APS-FIP

According to OCR, the event aims to restart tourism at the Mt. Pulag National Park, provide livelihood for the community in Benguet who will be providing manpower, merchandise and supplies through the event, launch various community projects, and identify potential athletes from the nearby towns. 

Participants will get to enjoy the ALTITUDE OCR SERIES-ASIA and will receive a locally crafted medal, access to the park and an event shirt. Proceeds of the registration fee will be used to support a renovation project which will be announced once final.


Thursday, March 24, 2022

Baguio city plans to build glass walkway in Mines View Park

Photo Courtesy || Thepoortraveler

Cordillera - A glass walkway to be constructed at Mines View Park is among the lined up projects of the city government of Baguio this year 2022. 

The glass walkway project, according to the chief city information officer of Baguio will be funded under the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) which include     the construction of cable car and elevated monorail; smart city mobility system; city market development; intermodal transport facility and the development of abattoir with cold storage facility. 

Baguio city would become the first city in the Cordilleras and Northern Luzon to have a glass walkway in one of the top tourist attractions in the city. 

READ ALSO: First Cable Car System in the country to be built in La-Union, Baguio and Benguet

The city government hopes that these big projects would create some 2,000 employments that would help in the recovery of the local economy. 

Among these projects are a sports complex at the Baguio Athletic Bowl which includes the rehabilitation of the tennis court, outdoor archery range, swimming pool bleachers and office building, comfort rooms, coffee shop, storage areas, and mini-conference room; construction of athletes’ quarters; isolation hub; outdoor facilities for wall climbing; skate park; development of Wright Park, Bayan Park, and Eco-Park; multi-level greenhouse at Botanical Garden; Green Walks projects and sidewalk rehabilitation; digital transformation center; second phase arboretum; Irisan barangay hall; and rehabilitation of the City Hall multi-purpose hall and gym, according to PIA.


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