December 14, 2014

Canadian family donates Ifugao nipa hut replica to PH consulate

Courtesy of ABS-CBN
MANILA – A Canadian family has donated to the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver a replica of an Ifugao nipa
hut they bought as souvenir six years ago from the Banaue Rice Terraces.
James and Marnie Stewart said their visit to the Philippines composed of trips to Donsol, Sorsogon, Puerto Princesa, El NIdo, and then up north to the Banaue Rice Terraces.
With the help of a local guide, the couple embarked on a week-long trek to the rice terraces, passing through Ifugao villages.

Ifugao State University to open new campus in 2015

AGUINALDO, Ifugao Dec. 11 (PIA) - - With the aim of delivering quality education at the doorsteps of the public, the Ifugao State University is set to open a new campus in this municipality next year.
IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon announced in a stakeholders meeting that 2015 is the most opportune time to open Aguinaldo Campus   given the  active support of the local government unit (LGU), provincial government and national leadership.
“I  want to fulfill the pledge we made to the people of Aguinaldo of opening an IFSU campus in the municipality,” he added.

CHARMP worker perished,3 others injured in landslide in Ifugao town

Courtesy of DutchPickle
HUNGDUAN, Ifugao, Dec. 11 (PIA)- - A worker of the Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resources Management Program (CHARMP) perished while three others  were injured when they were hit by a landslide as they  were hiking along a horse trail from Barangay Lubo-ong this municipality last December 3.
Report from the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO)  identified the fatality as  Elizabeth Bulayo, 40,  of Namulditan, Hingyon, Ifugao.  The injured are Jonalyn Cabbigat, 29 , of Cababuyan, Hingyon; Irinea Laurel, and Jocelyn Bahatan, both  of Hungduan.
The four(2 from CHARMP,  one from Department of Education and one from the Hungduan Municipal Agriculture Office) were  on their way  back to Poblacion, Hungduan from Barangay Lubo-ong after monitoring and inspecting some  CHARMP projects in the  area  when a landslide suddenly occurred and hit them at 6:30 PM of Dec. 3.
The survivors notified the MDRRMO and the local government unit  who  immediately responded together with members of the Municipal Police Station, the Barangay Disaster Council of Lubo-ong, barangay health workers and  staff from the Municipal Health Office.( DBC- PIA CAR, Ifugao)
Source: Philippine Information Agency dated December 11, 2014

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