December 29, 2011

Ifugao State U aims to become academic center of excellence

(Repost from Philippine Information Agency except image and COE)

PIA Press Release
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

by Vency D. Bulayungan
LAMUT, Ifugao, Dec. 27(PIA) -- The Ifugao State University (IFSU) aims to improve its standing as a higher education institution in line with its vision to become Academic Center of Excellence (COE).
IFSU president Dr. Serafin Ngohayon, said that IFSU at present ranks number 66 among the 110 State Universities and Colleges (SUC) in the country and ranked number 2 in the Cordillera region.

December 21, 2011

Ifugao gov, a health champion too

(22Dec2011 by ifugaoposts)
     Ifugao governor Eugene Balitang recently led the inauguration of two health centers, a testament for his mandate to improve health services in the province. The inauguration ceremonies were held on Dec. 19 for the Ducligan Clinic in Banaue and on Dec. 21 for the newly constructed Pieza Barangay Health Center in Lamut.
     Along with other local officials in Banaue, Gov. Balitang formally opened the Ducligan Clinic which will benefit seven nearby barangays within Banaue (Ducligan, Bangaan, Banao, Anaba) and Mayoyao (Tulaed, Ayangan, Aduyungan). The said clinic was initially funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and started its construction during the administration of mayor Wesley Dulawan.

December 19, 2011

Ifugao gets another P47.37M as CPLA livelihood

(19Dec2011 by ifugaoposts)
credit to OPAPP
     An initial amount of P207 million is ready for release next year as livelihood and community projects in Cordillera. The province of Ifugao will receive more or less 23% of the fund amounting to P47.37 million, the second biggest recipient.
     Mountain Province will receive the lion share of more than 25% or P52.5 million. The amount of P45M, P35.8M, P15.2M, and P11.1M are allocated for Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, and Benguet provinces respectively.

December 14, 2011

Court holiday instructions reach Ifugao

(15Dec2011 by ifugaoposts)
credit to Philippine congress
In an apparent support to Chief Justice Renato C. Corona, employees of the RTC Branch 34 in Banaue, Ifugao were instructed to wear black and stop all transactions on Dec. 14. But concrete confirmation of the report is yet to be verified if they followed the instruction. This, according to reports from Inquirer, occurred on Dec. 13 after the Philippine lower house of congress delivered the articles of impeachment to the senate who will act as senator-judges for the impeachment proceedings.
     The said court holiday spread in the whole country via text messages that allegedly came from the court administrator of the Supreme Court. However, not all court employees nationwide heeded the call since there are cases that need urgent processing.

December 13, 2011

Rep. Baguilat remits P3.5M scholarship fund to IFSU

(13Dec2011 by ifugao posts)
     Ifugao representative Teodoro Baguilat, Jr. recently remitted the amount of P3,500,000 to the Ifugao State University (IFSU) with main campus at Lamut, Ifugao as tuition fee assistance for his scholarship program.  
     Rep. Baguilat is currently supporting the education of 825 students, of which 87% or 718 students are studying at IFSU while 13% or 107 students are enrolled in other schools outside the province.

Five Ifugao girl scouts receive national awards

(13Dec2011 by ifugaoposts)
Girl Scouts of the Philippines
     Recognizing their exemplary leadership, perseverance, and sense of responsibility towards nation building, five senior high school girl scouts in Ifugao received the "Chief Girl Scout Medal" at the PICC Complex, Manila on November 14, 2011. The award is the highest award of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines.
     They are the following: Liza Bayaona (Mayoyao), Shaena Joy Tapay (Mayoyao), Everly Pakelman (Mayoyao), Glory Potnol (Alfonso Lista), and Camille De Leo (Alfonso Lista).  They are among the cream of the crop five hundred five senior and cadet girl scouts in the whole country who received the award this year.
     Their fruitful services centered on cultural preservation and development of an eco-friendly environment for a sustainable community.

December 11, 2011

DOST installs weather station in IFSU

(12Dec2011 by ifugaoposts)
     Automatic weather stations (AWS) are installed in strategic locations of the Cordillera including the Ifugao State University, according to PIA.
     AWS is a stand-alone device that measures weather-related factors such as air pressure, temperature, and humidity. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) also installed AWS devices to Abra and BSU-Benguet.
     According to DOST, another device that monitors rainfall (Automatic Rain Gauges - ARGs) will soon be installed in all provinces of CAR which can be accessible online using Google Earth.

December 8, 2011

Most wanted Ifugao drug dealer nabbed

no drugs
(08Dec2011 by: ifugao posts)
Ifugao's most wanted drug dealer was arrested by the police at around 5a.m. on Thursday, according to Abs-Cbn News.
     The suspect, a certain Peter Ambojnon, resident of Hapid, Lamut was caught inside his house by virtue of a search warrant issued by executive judge Florendo Flor Jr. of Nueva Vizcaya.
     During the arrest, police recovered 10 sachets of suspected "shabu", drug paraphernalia, an improvised caliber .22 handgun, and bullets of calibers .38 and .45.
     The suspect is currently detained at the Ifugao provincial jail and is facing charges for violating R.A.9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act of the Philippines. Ambojnon denied the allegations.#

2011 prov'l athletic meet formally opens in Lamut

Physical Fitness & Me
(08Dec2011 by: ifugao posts)
Lamut, Ifugao - More than 10,000 participants and spectators from 11 municipalities of the province gathered here for the athletic meet, according to reports from PIA.
     The event started on Dec. 7 and to culminate on Dec. 10 with the following regular sports to be competed: track and field, ball games, boxing, swimming, gymnastics, chess, arnis, taekwondo, and archery. Winners will have the chance to compete for the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) Meet to be held next year.
     Furthermore, featured events in the provincial meet include ethnic games such as "bultong" (wrestling), "munbayu"(rice pounding), "akkad"(stilt walking), "hanggul"(arm wrestling), and "uggub"(spear throwing using runo grass stalks). Ethnic games further ignited the spirit of Ifugaos due to the world-class record of Jason Balabal, the only Ifugao gold medalist in the just concluded 26th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) held in Indonesia on Nov.11-22. Balabal, 25, won gold in the 84-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition.
     Congressman Teddy Baguilat and Governor Eugene Balitang encouraged all athletes to strive further and become new heroes. The theme for this year's provincial meet is "Ifugao: In Search of New Heroes".#

December 5, 2011

History of Ifugao

In Brief:
Ifugao was formerly known as a part of the old Mountain Province. It was created as an independent province on June 18, 1966 by virtue of Republic Act No. 4695, otherwise known as the Division Law of Mountain Province. Under this Law, Mountain Province was divided into four provinces namely: Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga Apayao, and Mountain Province. The word "Ifugao" means hill. The Spaniards changed 'pugo' to 'pugaw' and was finally changed by the Americans to "Ifugao". The province of Ifugao is a land-locked area located at the foot of the Cordillera mountain ranges. It is bounded by the high peaked mountain of Benguet in the western side, Nueva Vizcaya on the southern side, Isabela on the eastern side, and on the north by the protruding strip of the territory of Mountain Province. It is generally located at 120 degrees 40'17" longitude.

December 2, 2011

P506M irrigation, infrastructure projects: a blessing for Cordillera

(3December2011 by: ifugao posts)
credit to uncoverphilippines
The Philippine government through the Department of Agriculture will spend a total of P506 million over the coming fiscal year for irrigation and infrastructure projects in the Cordillera Administrative Region. This initiative will boost farming and fisheries sectors as the major livelihood in the region.
In a statement given by Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala on Dec. 2, he said the bulk of the fund amounting P268 million will go to the repair and rehabilitation of several irrigation systems in the provinces of Ifugao, Mountain Province, and Benguet. The three provinces have been hit by recent typhoons including the portions of the Banaue Rice Terraces. A commitment of P20 million by the department will be utilized to restore the Banaue Rice Terraces.
The other P120 million fund will be used to put up village-type rice processing centers. Another P48 million will go to the purchase of four-wheel tractors for the farmers. Moreover, more than P47 million will be utilized for hand tractors, establishment of fishponds, coffee seedling nurseries, and greenhouses. The remaining P2 million will be for the upgrade of a municipal agriculture trading center in the municipality of Lamut, Ifugao.

References: Department of Agriculture - Philippines and BusinessWorld online

December 1, 2011

SUCs in CAR to get P12M for R&D projects in 2012

(01Dec2011 by: ifugao posts)
The Office of Senator Edgardo J. Angara committed to support Research and Development (R&D) projects for State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). The Senator pushed for a P12 million financial support for all SUCs in CAR which will be included in the 2012 national budget. The overarching goal is to support studies related to cultural preservation, environmental protection, and climate change adaptation. The said R&D fund shall be utilized by all SUCs in CAR namely: Abra State Institute of Science and Technology (ASIST), Apayao State College (ASC), Benguet State University (BSU), Ifugao State University (IFSU), Kalinga-Apayao State College (KASC), and Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC).
Aside from the above funding, Sen. Angara is also pushing for a P322 million budget increase for all SUCs in the country for tertiary maintenance and upgrade purposes. Sen. Angara, the chair of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts, and Culture, explained, "The 322 million is a small step in our efforts to increase government support for tertiary education, but it is also a good start. To make bigger strides, we must appeal to our leaders: the President and the members of congress to give a larger allocation for education in the years to come." Angara is a known advocate for teacher welfare, research development, cultural preservation, agricultural production and environmental protection.

Reference: Press release from the Office of Senator Edgardo J. Angara

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