FRONT PAGE PHOTOS – 2018

SHARE YOUR GENEROSITY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON – Baguio City Jail Female Dormitory Jail Warden JSInsp. April Rose Ayangwa shows off Christmas Parols, house decors, and gift products made of waste materials at the Baguio City Jail Quadrangle during the Persons Deprived of Liberty’s (PDL) Display and Trade Fair launching last November 27. The display and trade fair will be open to the public on December 4 and 11(from 1:00 p.m. from 5:00 p.m.). By BONG CAYABYAB, 12/02/18

BEST IN BRIGADA ESKWELA – The 2018 Regional Brigada Eskwela, Hall of Fame and Best Implementing Schools represented by their principals proudly (from left) show off their awards as they pose for posterity with DepEd-CAR assistant regional director Bettina Daytec-Aquino, regional Brigada Eskwela coordinator Cresencio Gamay and Dep-Ed-Baguio schools division superintendent Federico Martin during the awarding rites held at DepEd-Car regional office in Wangal La Trinidad, Benguet last, November 21. The Hall of Fame and Best Brigada Eskwela Implementers in elementary and high school are Flora East Central School in Apayao (small category), Sta. Marcela Central School in Apayao (medium category). Lamut Central School in Ifugao (Hall of Fame), Baguio Central School (mega), Balao National high school in Mountain Province (small), An-Anaao Integrated School in Abra (medium) Flora National High School in Apayao (large) and Baguio City National High Schhol in mega category. By Bong Cayabyab 11/25/18
CHRISTMAS MAGIC- Kids feel the excitement of the Yuletide Season. SM City Baguio unveiled their Quirky Forest Centerpiece, a perfect for family bonding adventures and weekend celebrations until the 6th of January 2019. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 11/25/18
TRICK OR TREAT AT CITY HALL – City Hall Day Care children in their halloween attire pause at the City Hall main lobby after visiting government officials offices for a “trick or treat” last November 5. By Bong Cayabyab 11/11/18
All Saints’ Day at Baguio cemetery – Some residents prefer to visit the place to offer flowers and candles to honor their deceased relatives, November 1, 2018. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 11/04/18
TRIAL – Mayor Mauricio Domogan, and General Services Officer Eugene Buyucan inspect and observe how the shredder machine shreds biodegradable waste . The second donation of composting facility is composed of one unit of shredder machine and rotary composter worth P1 million from the Department of Agriculture . By BONG CAYABYAB, 10/28/18
“PULOT WALK” – School Children from Irisan National High School joined by their newly found “manangs and manongs” representing the Academe, PIA, Baguio’s City Police, Baguio Water District, DENR, City Mayor’s Office and members of the local media during a “pulot walk”, a symbol of their friendship and commitment to plant more trees and protect the environment, during the Baguio Regreening Movement “Triple Treat @ 3 decades of Existence” headed by former City Councilor and retired City Prosecutor Erdolfo Balajadia held at Ibaloi Heritage Park last October 16. By Bong Cayabyab 10/21/18
YOUNG LEADER – “Unseated” Mayor Mauricio Domogan flanked by Scout Official For A Day Mayor Seiko Kyle Yaos of Pines City National High School and SOFAD Vice Mayor April Joy Sumbang of Happy Hallow National High School preside the executive-legislative meeting to thresh out various issues and concerns in the city as Boy and Girl Scouts took over the reigns of power in the city government for a day last October 8. By Bong Cayabyab, 10/14/18
Personnel of the Itogon Municipal Police Station led by Chief Inspector Heherson Zambale inspects tunnels used by small scale miners at Sitio First Gate in Itogon, Benguet following the implementation of the stoppage of operation of the Small Scale Mining in the Cordillera region effective October 1, 2018. RMC PIA-CAR, 10/07/18
SWEET KISS-Around 43 couples that surround the giant cake perform a long kiss. The couples are among the first to sample the 24-foot wedding cake. The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB) presented their “largest wedding cake” to highlight the 14th edition of its Hotel and Restaurant Tourism Weekend, Sept. 22, 2018. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 09/30/18
RISE AGAIN – Typhoon Ompong destroys green houses in Benguet but farmers rush to fix it again right after the onslaught of the typhoon. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 09/23/18
KAYA NATIN ‘TO – Former President Fidel V. Ramos, left, supports Cordillera autonomy during the commemoration of the Mt. Data Sipat at Philippine International Convention Center on September 13, 2018. The peace agreement ended the hostilities between the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army and the Government Forces. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 09/16/18
AMBIANCE- Fog makes the landscape of Baguio look somewhat magical, a scene that brings out memories especially for people who missed the early years of the city. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 09/09/18
Vegetable terraces in Mount. Sto. Tomas, Tuba, Benguet are now empty due to continuous monsoon rains in the past two weeks. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 09/02/18
REFUGE-Native house in the hinterland of Benguet Province provides safe haven for this public official from Bokod, Benguet during heavy monsoon rain. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO, 08/26/18
TOUGH. farmer harvests his crops in La Trinidad, Benguet during the onslaught of monsoon rains, August 13, 2018. Joseph B. Manzano, 08/19/18
MAXIMUM – Trader traverse the Isabela-Cagayan road with heavy load to support his family needs. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 08/12/18
‘GUYYUD’ – Water tugging activity of the community from the barangays of Hapao, Baang and Nunggulungan to highlights the punnnuk ritual which marks the completion of the rice harvest and the beginning of a new agricultural cycle along the Hapao River in Hungduan, Ifugao. RMC PIA-CAR, 08/05/18
Suspension Bridge (Hanging Bridge) helps the indigenous people of Mountain Province to cross the raging waters of Chico. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 07/29/18
ECO WARRIORS – Public servants join the tree planting activity at Busol watershed in commemoration of the July 16, 1990 Killer earthquake that devastated the city of Baguio and nearby provinces. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 07/22/18
The Cordillera Unity Gong arrives in Mt. Province from Ifugao. Governor Pedro Mayam-o turned over the gong at the start of the unity gong relay, July 9, 2018. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 07/15/18
STOP – The Manila based operator of the Burnham carnival rides starts dismantling the installed kiddie rides in a portion of the children’s playground after the City of Baguio opposed the extension of the operation of the carnival, July 5, 2018. JOSEPH B. MANZANO 07/08/18
SN Aboitiz Power Group (SNAP) considers the rehabilitation of the two Dams located in Ambuklao and Binga as a promise delivered to the people of Benguet. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 07/01/18
CROWN- Ifugao elder with headdress adorned with monkey skull joins the celebration of Gotad Ad Ifugao, an annual thanksgiving celebration, June 18, 2018. Elders and political leaders are taking action to restore their deteriorating heritage sites as one way to preserve their rich culture. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 06/24/18
FAITH MATTERS – People still find time to visit their churches like the Our Lady of Piat Church in Cagayan amid the harsh words of President Rodrigo Duterte against the Catholic Church. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 06/17/18
BICYCLE DAY – Some 300 cyclists join the 1st Bicycle Day celebration in the City with a fun ride along Session Road.last June 3. Mayor Mauricio Domogan declared the parking spaces of the City’s main thoroughfare as bike lanes for-a-day in line with the celebration which featured a program and bicycle clinic at the People’s Park. City Council Resolution No. 116 series of 2018 declared every third day of June every year as Bicycle Day in the City in support to the United Nations-declared International World Bicycle Day. AILEEN P. REFUERZO, 06/10/18
QUEST TO WIN THE HALL OF FAME AWARD. Baguio City Schools Division superintendent Federico Martin and SP Committee on Education chairman and Councilor Peter Fianza with at least 250 volunteers representing various sectors of the society join hands to realize the construction of a school stage, perimeter fence, and rehabilitation of the school building, repair of chairs and classrooms, among others at Happy Hollow National High School. The school aims to win the National Hall of Fame Brigada Eskwela award during the nationwide launching ceremony of Brigada Eskwela last May 28. By Bong Cayabyab, 06/03/18
ILLEGAL MINE TUNNEL – Mountain Province Police Office Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Allen S. Ocden (Right) gives instruction to one of his personnel on how to seal the illegal mine tunnel which was discovered by combined police and environment officials during an ocular inspection at sitio Latang, Maligcong, Bontoc. MPPO Photo, 05/27/18
WELL TRAINED AND FULLY EQUIPPED – Members of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council headed by action officer and City Administrator Carlos Canilao (3rd from left) shows to AFP military historian and retired Army Col. Bien Casis Jr and his wife Rowie the latest tools and equipment to save life and property during the inauguration of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council,Building located at Motorpool, Lower Rock Quarry Barangay. – By Bong Cayabyab, 05/20/18
PICTURESQUE – This Mt. Kupapey Summit hiker is rewarded by an overlooking view of the Maligcong rice terraces in Bontoc Mt. Province. Contributed photo
MEDALYA NG PAPURI – Regional and Provincial police officials award the Medalya ng Papuri to PCI Jackson C Damong, SPO4 Romualdo A Ngina, SPO1 Ruben Arunchay, PO3 Robles Panitew and PO3 Ezekiel Langpa. PRO-COR Regional Director Chief Superintendent Edward E. Caranza and Mountain Province Police Director Senior Superintendent Allen S. Ocden spearhead the awarding of medals to the deserving police officers. MPPO-PCR photo. 05/06/18
INNOCENT- This old rice granary in Natonin, Mountain Province, where most of the palay grains from the rice terraces is kept for future consumption, withstands the forces of nature. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 04/29/18
NURTURED-Bayyo rice terraces of Mountain Province maintained its status as spectacular view that attracts motorists and travellers of Bontoc-Banaue road. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 04/22/18
AWIL – Sabangan presents their “Awil de E-Sabangan” during the celebration Lang-ay festival 2018. Awil is a term for gifts for the newborn from 0 to 2 years old especially if the parents live in another place. The theme of this year’s 14th Lang-ay Festival including the 51st Founding Anniversary of the province is “Nurturing the Homeland, Keeping Cultures Alive”. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 04/15/18
LUCKY SEEDLING – Baguio-Benguet Lucky Summer Visitors 2018 participate in the annual tree planting activity of the Baguio Correspondence and Broadcasters Club at Burnham Park, April 1, 2018. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 04/08/18
EARTH HOUR – Baguio City joins the Earth Hour worldwide movement last March 24 led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice Mayor Edison Bilog. The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8:30-9:30 pm on a specific day towards the end of March as a symbol of commitment to planet earth. By: Bong Cayabyab.
FOR PEACE – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza plans to transform the Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) into a peace and development forces in the Cordillera region. The secretary visited the group in the province of Abra to look into their concerns and the clamor for Cordillera Autonomy , March 21, 2018. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 03/25/18
FLORAL COMPOSITION – Ruchele Lictag of barangay Shilan emerge as the champion in the floral arrangement competition during the Strawberry Festival celebration of the Municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet, March 12, 2018. 16 contestants from the barangays of the municipality participated in the event. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 03/18/18
FLOWING – The Chico River provides irrigation to Cordillera farmers even during the summer season. Protection of the forests along the river is a must to sustain the flow of the river. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 03/11/18
OVERHEAD – With the massive crowd during the Panagbenga Float parade, a young boy finds a vantage point to view the performers, February 25, 2018. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 03/04/18
“LAGA”- A participant of the Creative Baguio Exhibition Showcase is busy with his indigenous “Pasiking” (basket-backpack) on February 10, 2018. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 02/25/18
KING BERRY – A farmer from Sitio Bilis, Sto Tomas Central barangay shows their best strawberry product. The city government of Baguio is planning to promote the area as alternative tourism destination to help the local strawberry farmers. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 02/18/18
AERIAL VIEW – Mt. Sto. Tomas in Tuba Benguet offers a spectacular view. Its high elevation prompted several communications and broadcasting companies to set up their relay stations at the summit, but with the issuance of Permanent Environmental Protection Order in 2015, DENR is mandating these companies to legalize their stay in the area. JHEM VELASCO, 02/11/14
REST – Panagbenga 2018 opening participant takes a rest while waiting for the result of their performance. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 02/04/18
TINUNGBO EXCITEMENT – Pugo Catholic School (PCS) is champion again in the street dancing competitions of the 2nd Tinungbo Festival of Pugo La Union. First runner-up is Maoasoas National High School. Saytan Integrated School is the second runner-up. PCS, incidentally, was the champion of the open category of the 2017 Panagbenga Festival street dance competition. January 21, 2018. ROSALIA SEE, 01/28/18
AUTONOMY DEAL – Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza (3rd from left) handshake with Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan (2nd from left) during the 1st Congressional Forum on Cordillera Autonomy at the Speaker Montilla Hall, Batasan Complex, Quezon City. Looking on are (from left to right) Director-General Romulo Emmanuel Miral, Jr. of the Congress Policy and Budget Reform Department, NEDA-CAR Regional Director Milagros A. Rimando, Institute of Autonomy and Governance Executive Director Atty. Benedicto R. Bacani and Undersecretary Nabel Tan of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Jan. 17, 2018. ROSALIA SEE, 01/21/18
MINING EFFECTS. Philex mining subsidence area affects the community of Barangay Camp 3, Tuba, Benguet. To compensate the damages, the company is mandated to pay royalty to the host community. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 01/14/18
LAST TWO MINUTES. Tourists and locals flock at the hot spring and swimming pool resorts at Poblacion, Itogon, Benguet on January 2, 2018, a day before some work places and most schools go back to regular activities. ARMANDO M. BOLISLIS, 01/07/2018
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