January 28, 2012

Road to save terraces leads to Ifugao homes

(Repost from  except image) 28th January 2012

Batad restoration efforts
BAGUIO CITY—Residents of the village of Batad in Banaue, Ifugao, will open their doors on Feb. 3 to tourists, as well as the country’s top businessmen, who have been invited to help rebuild centuries-old rice terraces that collapsed due to strong monsoon rains.
Batad is home to the amphitheater-like terraces which have been enshrined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), together with the terraces in Kiangan, Hungduan and Mayoyao towns, as World Heritage Sites. Sections of these terraces are scarred by erosion.

January 27, 2012

IFSU holds training on rain-fed agriculture

(Repost from Sun.Star Baguio except image)
Friday, January 20, 2012
ICRISAT for 2020
THE Ifugao State University (Ifsu) conducted an in-country training course on Strengthening Rain-fed Agriculture Research, Development and Extension in the Cordilleras at the Ifsu Review Center on January 8–13.
This was in collaboration with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (Icrisat), Department of Agriculture–Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), and the Commission on Higher Education (Ched).
The training was participated by senior faculty and researchers of the State Universities and Colleges; Cordillera Administrative Region Research, Development, and Extension Consortium (SUCCARRDEC); senior researchers and staff of DA-Cordillera Field Unit; and provincial and municipal agriculturists of CAR.

January 25, 2012

Ifugao exceeds 2011 local revenue collection

(Repost from Sun.Star Baguio except image)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Philippine Tax Code
LAGAWE, Ifugao -- The Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PTO) here reported it has exceeded its target in its local revenue collection for 2011.
Provincial Treasurer Samuel Marinay said their record on local tax collection showed a great increase on real property tax, property transfer taxes and on sales revenue of the goods and products of the Provincial Government.

IFSU: Senator allots P1.8 million for study grants

(Repost from Sun.Star Baguio except image)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sen. Koko Pimentel & CARASUC
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - Around 600 students from six state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the Cordillera Administrative Region are set to be benefitted by scholarship assistance grant from the Priority Development Assistance Fund of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III.
Pimentel and officials of the SUC beneficiaries headed by Benguet State University (BSU) president Ben Ladilad formally signed the agreement for the scholarship last Thursday during BSU’s 26th Charter Day anniversary, where the senator was guest.

IFSU: Sangguniang Bayan adopts rules on operation of dorms

(Repost from PIA except image)
Credit to Ms. Zimmer
LAMUT, Ifugao, Jan. 19 (PIA) -- In response to the alarming problems of students, the Sangguniang Bayan(SB) here convened last January 17, 2012 to adopt a measure to preserve and protect their general welfare.
The SB presided by Vice Mayor Victomar Bunnol adopted the 'Dormitories and Boarding Houses Code in the Municipality of Lamut', which shall govern the rules and regulations for the operation and maintenance of dormitories and boarding houses to include government-owned boarding houses or dormitories.

January 23, 2012

Police nab gun-toting village councilman

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 23, 2012 (except image)

By Rubyloida Bitog

Tanfoglio FT9 .380ACP Pistol
LAMUT, Ifugao -- A village watchman was caught by police pointing a gun to a resident last January 15.
The incident occurred in the Ifugao State University (IFSU) compound, Nayon, Lamut, Ifugao. The suspect was identified as Antonio Tayaban Allaga Jr., 58, married, and a resident of the place.

Police investigation revealed he allegedly used a firearm to hit the face of a certain Atachi Pulig Saguilot, 30, single and also a resident of the same place.

January 21, 2012

In Banaue, water system seen solution to feud

Alternative groundwater
(repost from Inquirer News except image)
BAGUIO CITY—The tourist town of Banaue in Ifugao is developing a water distribution system amid complaints that the water supply of a village there is being controlled by a government-run hotel.

Banaue Mayor Jerry Dalipog said potable spring water in Ifugao is being shared and rationed among villages because water pressure falls during the dry season.
“In Banaue, the discharge rate has dropped from 30 to 40 percent. This was not the case before, but we have determined that this is due to our dwindling forests,” Dalipog told Inquirer on Thursday.

January 17, 2012

Ifugao student tops BFAR scholarship exams in CAR

[PIA Press Release (except image), Wednesday, January 18, 2012]
by Vency D. Bulayungan
College Scholarships
LAGAWE, Ifugao, Jan. 18 (PIA) -- An Ifugao senior high school student topped the scholarship examinations conducted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources(BFAR)-Cordillera while two other Ifugao stundets made it to the top ten.
In a letter addressed to Governor Eugene Balitang, BFAR Regional Director Rebecca Dang-awan said that Cherry Ann Guina-ob Kindipan of the Ifugao State University ranked number one in the region in the scholarship examination held on September 17, 2011. The two other Ifugao students, Marvin Banguid Punno of the Hapid National High School-Annex in Lamut town ranked number eight in the region and Mariel Capuno Benigno of Namillangan National High School in Alfonso Lista got the ninth highest score.

January 11, 2012

Ifugao Cultural Code outlines policies in protecting cultural heritage

by: Mike Smith
by Dan B. Codamon
LAGAWE, Ifugao, Jan. 11(PIA) -- The Ifugao Cultural Code had proposed several guidelines to protect Ifugao cultural heritage in the conduct of research and documentation by researchers, artists, writers and mass media in an effort also to preserve them inside and outside the community of the Ifugaos.
Among the salient policies of the Code provide that all researchers and institutions are strictly obliged to observe the Free Prior and Informed Consent with the community before entering and conducting any study of the cultural heritage of the Ifugaos and they should submit a research proposal to the community before conducting a study for the purpose of review to avoid cultural destruction.

January 5, 2012

Hingyon imposes practice of waste management in schools

(Repost from the Philippine Information Agency except image)
Ecological Solid Waste Management Act in the Philippines
Credit to Fresno County
by Mhars B. Lihgawon

HINGYON, Ifugao, Jan 5. (PIA) -- The Sangguniang Bayan here has approved an ordinance imposing the practice of solid waste management in all schools in the municipality and providing penalty to violators.
Authored by councilor Emilio Bay-ong, the ordinance mandates every school of all levels in town to implement the solid waste segregation for a healthy environment conducive for learning.

January 3, 2012

Christmas, new year celebrations in Ifugao generally peaceful - PNP

Christmas Music

(Repost from the Philippine Information Agency except image)

by Dan B. Codamon

LAGAWE, Ifugao, Jan.2 (PIA) -- The Christmas and New Year celebrations in this province were generally peaceful and no major disturbances were reported except for some vehicular accidents and isolated mauling incidents.
Provincial Police Director Senior Superintendent Laurence Mombael said that as early as the second week of December, they already posted police personnel augmented by newly graduated police officers and trainees to the different municipalities of the province to help maintain peace and order and protect the people celebrate the yuletide season.

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