November 24, 2011

Ifugao headhunters, a share to Igorot tribe

(24Nov2011 by: ifugao posts)
credited to National Geographic
     History can tell how Ifugao tribesmen were substantiated in the outside world about the concept of headhunting. It seems that the real purpose of Ifugao headhunting started to divert since 1950s. While I was browsing for current issues about Ifugao, it suddenly popped up an article published on January 16, 1950 by an American newspaper, The Tuscaloosa News - a daily newspaper and a member of the New York Times Regional Media Group, U.S.A. Similar story was also published on the same day by The Miami News, St. Petersburg Times, and The Milwaukee Journal.
     The article reported a rare incident that occurred on Christmas Day (1949) in the wild mountains of Northern Luzon. The article mentioned three Ifugao natives who killed two American professors using locally made spears. After the killing, the victims were buried in a shallow grave. The victims were found after weeks of ground and air search by the U.S. Air Force patrol with the help of Igorot trackers. What concerns me most was the purpose of the killing. The two American professors were robbed with all their valuables taken away from them prior to their lost of breadth. The three suspects admitted the crime, while confessing another three persons who helped them kill the two Americans. Is this the way Ifugao headhunters treat strangers in the past? Or a way to survive? After reading the article, I realized why Ifugaos are also called Igorots.

November 21, 2011

Regional University System soon to rise in Cordillera

(22Nov2011 by: ifugao posts)
The Cordillera Region University System (CRUS) will soon rise in the region through the initiative of the Cordillera Administrative Region Association of State Universities and Colleges (CARASUC). 
The undertaking is in line with President Aquino's vision for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to have a very strong higher education in the country with a shared role of producing highly competent human resource.
In behalf of CARASUC, the CRUS was presented by Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon (President of Ifugao State University) during the Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) en banc meeting at Banaue Hotel on November 17, 2011.

November 19, 2011

DPWH announces P58.35M development budget for Ifugao province

Burnay bridge/ credited to Marlon Martin
Guihob bridge/ credited to Sherill Acapen
(19Nov2011 by: ifugao posts)
Regional director Edilberto Carrabacan of the Department of Public Works and Highways in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DPWH-CAR) have announced the allocation of P58.35 million pesos for assistance in disaster risk reduction measures for the province of Ifugao. This is to address the damages brought by two series of typhoons that devastated the province in September of this year, typhoons Quiel and Pedring. Carrabacan reported that part of said fund will be used to restore (in the long term) the Burnay Bridge in the capital town of Lagawe and Guihob Bridge in Banaue, Ifugao. (photos of damaged bridges shown in this article). Initially, Carrabacan said that P40 million pesos will be utilized to restore Burnay Bridge and P10 million pesos for Guihob Bridge.

November 16, 2011

Ifugao wrestler bags gold in SEA games

(16November2011 by: ifugao posts)
Jason Balabal
Ifugao pride Jason Balabal won the Philippines' second gold in wrestling during the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Indonesia. The 25-year-old Balabal bags the second gold in the 84-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition while his compatriot Margarito Angana scored the first gold.

Meanwhile, for the 7th day of SEA Games (held November 11-22, 2011), the Philippines so far garnered a total of 15 golds, 28 silvers, and 34 bronze medals. PHL team is expecting to gain more medals for the remaining events. As of today, Indonesia (the host country) leads the race with 222 medals followed by Vietnam (168), Thailand (152), Singapore (107), Malaysia (97), Philippines (77), Lao PDR (27), Cambodia (23), Myanmar (29-most are bronze), Brunei (7), and Timor Leste (1).

 Here is the final result:

November 15, 2011

Bultong, ak-kad, ethnic sports up for race in Ifugao provincial meet

(15Nov2011 by: ifugao posts)
The provincial government of Ifugao finds the '2011 Provincial Athletic Meet' more interesting and worthy of financial support due to the integration of ethnic sports as part of the competition. Old folks, patriotic individuals and spectators expect to witness bultong (Ifugao belt wrestling), Ifugao ak-kad, hanggul (arm wrestling), and other ethnic sports to be exhibited during the annual athletic meet.

The town of Lamut will host anew this year's athletic meet initially set to be held on December 8-10, 2011. Lamut town Mayor Hon. Francisco Tenenan expressed high hopes for the success of the event through partnerships with different stakeholders along with the Department of Education and provincial local government unit. The province's head, Gov. Eugene Balitang and SK federation president Hon. Ronnel Gayamo committed P500T and P600T respectively to offset expenses for the conduct of the event.

Here are some images of Ifugao ethnic sports:

November 14, 2011

Lamut to penalize citizens using/selling pellet guns (from P1,000 to P2,500 or six months imprisonment)

Pellet Gun
(14Nov2011 by: ifugao posts)
Local officials of Lamut recently banned the purchase, sale, display and distribution of pellet toy guns in all establishments to impose safety and welfare of residents in this municipality.
Anyone caught violating the provisions of the Toy Gun Ordinance will be arrested and penalized. P1,000 for the first offense, P2,000 for the second offense or six months imprisonment. For vendors caught selling, P2,000 for the first offense and P2,500 or six months imprisonment for the second offense.
To read more, click here: Sun.Star Baguio Newspaper.

November 11, 2011

October 2011 Criminologists: Highlights for Ifugao State University

(11Nov2011 by: ifugao posts)
Top Performing Schools in the October 2011 Criminologist Licensure Examination (WITH 50 OR MORE EXAMINEES AND WITH AT LEAST 80% PASSING PERCENTAGE)

Total No. of Examinees
Total No. Passed
Percentage Passed
Source: PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION (Republic of the Philippines)

The successful examinees who garnered the 10 highest places are the following:

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