Monday, November 11, 2019

Kibungan Invitational Climb Scheduled For November 29 - December 1

The municipality of Kibungan is staging a three-day mountain trek that will take hikers through the town's picturesque climbing trails. Scheduled for November 29 to December 1, the trek will start in Kibungan and end in the nearby town of Bauang in the province of La Union. Home to towering mountains and well-established trails, Kibungan is the perfect destination for people looking for a challenging trek.

The invitational climb is spearheaded by the municipality itself through their tourism office. Climbers joining the event should expect days of trekking through the towns rice terraces, community trails, and mountain passes. This is a three-day affair so make sure that your body is ready for it before you sign up.

Registration fee for the climb is 2000 pesos. This covers transportation from Baguio City to Kibungan, transportation from La Union back to Baguio City, guide fees, certificates, tokens, shirts, snacks for the first day and send-off meal on the third and last day.

Photo credit: Fheb Lynary

Those who are interested in joining the climb, visit the event page here or contact the Kibungan Tourism Operation Facebook page here.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

3 Team Lakay Fighters Score Impressive Wins In One Championship: Masters Of Fate

All three of the Team Lakay fighters who saw action in last night's One Championship: Masters of Fate event at the Mall of Asia Arena emerged with their hands raised. In the main event, Joshua Pacio defended his strawweight belt by submitting fellow Filipino Rene Catalan in the second round of a scheduled five-rounder. It's his first defense of the belt after regaining it from Yosuke Saruta last April.

Pacio first won the title last year when he decisioned Yoshitaka Naito of Japan. Catalan earned the shot at the belt after notching six straight wins. He cemented his number 1 contender spot when he dropped Yoshitaka Naita, the former champion, in the very first round.

In the co-main event, Eduard Folayang placed himself back in the winning column with a technical decision victory over Tsogookhuu Amarsanaa of Mongolia. Folayang was in control most of the fight. An accidental headbutt occurred midway in the second round which caused a huge gash in Folayang's cheek. The bout was stopped and Folayang was awarded the technical decision victory.

Prior to his win over Amarsanaa, Folayang lost two straight bouts to Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki, two of the most decorated fighters in the promotion. With the victory, Folayang starts his journey back to the lightweight belt which is currently held by Singapore's Christian Lee.

Joshua Pacio celebrates after submitting Rene Catalan to retain his strawweight belt. Photo credit: One Championship

Geje Eustaquio, the former bantamweight champion, also rebounded with a knockout victory over Toni Tauru of Finland. Eustaquio ended the fight with a spinning back kick in the third and final round. This was the second time that Eustaquio and Tauru fought. They first met inside the cage in 2016 which the Finn won via submission.

Friday, November 8, 2019

PMA Cadet Found Lifeless In Academy's Swimming Pool

A 4th class cadet of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) was found dead in the bottom of the academy's swimming pool on Friday afternoon (November 8). The cadet was identified as Mario Telan Jr. He is the third cadet from the military school to die in the last few months. Telan Jr. was a classmate of Darwin Dioso Dormitorio, the cadet who died last September due to hazing.

Telan Jr. was reportedly found already lifeless at the deep end of the swimming pool by his classmates. The incident is believed to be an accidental drowning. However, the police are investigating if there is any foul play involved.


Telan attended a swimming class at 11:00 am which ended at noon. When he failed to show up for his succeeding classes, his classmates started looking for him. After an hour-long search, they found him at the pool.

Telan was rushed to the station hospital inside the academy where he was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

"PMA deeply grieves for this unfortunate loss of one of our sons. All necessary assistance will be extended to the bereaved family and loved ones of Cadet 4th Class Telan," the academy said in a statement.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Benguet's Adivay Festival 2019 Schedule/Calendar Of Events

It's that time of the year again. The province of Benguet has lined up more than seventy events for this year's edition of the Adivay Festival. The month-long activities are in celebration of the province's founding anniversary. This year's theme is "Healthier Benguet". The schedule of events were presented to the press during a "kapihan" last month.

The main events which include the Civic/Float Parade and the Grand Canao will be held on November 23. The province of Benguet was founded on November 23, 1900. Check out the complete calendar of events below.

Photo by Daniel Ted C. Feliciano

Date
Time
Activity
Venue
October 24
9:00 am
Kapihan
Governor Ben Palispis Auditorium, Capitol
October 24
12:00 pm
Press Conference for Mr. and Ms. Benguet
Governor Ben Palispis Auditorium, Capitol
October 29
8:00 am
Volleyball Invitational Tournament Opening
Buyagan Elementary School
November 4
9:00 am
Medical, Dental, and Surgical Mission
Atok District Hospital, Atok
November 5
9:00 am
Medical, Dental, and Surgical Mission
Atok District Hospital, Atok
November 6
7:30 am
Ecumenical Service
Governor Ben Palispis Auditorium, Capitol
November 6
10:00 am
Kick-Off Program
Capitol Frontage
November 6
10:00 am
Pre-Pageant for Mr. and Ms. Benguet
Capitol Frontage
November 7
7:00 am
Amazing Race (Officials)
Capitol Grounds
November 8
9:00 am
Mass Wedding
San Jose Parish Church, La Trinidad
November 9
8:00 am
Sepak Takraw
Capitol Covered Court
November 9
4:00 pm
Body Building and Men’s Physique Competition
BSC Multi-Purpose Gym, Wangal, La Trinidad
November 10
8:00 am
Sepak Takraw
Capitol Covered Court
November 10
1:30 pm
Opening of Trade Fair
Trade Fair Area, Wangal, La Trinidad
November 10
6:00 pm
Acoustic Night
Trade Fair Stage, Wangal
November 11
8:00 am
Benguet’s MSMEs Best and CMCI Awarding Ceremony
Governor Ben Palispis Auditorium, Capitol
November 12
8:00 am
Job Fair
Governor Ben Palispis Auditorium, Capitol
November 13
8:00 am
Job Fair
Governor Ben Palispis Auditorium, Capitol
November 14
9:00 am
Environmental Awards
Governor Ben Palispis Auditorium, Capitol
November 14
9:00 am
Mass Wedding
St. Francis Xavier Parish Church, Kabayan
November 15
6:00 am
2nd Adivay Golf Tournament
CJH and Baguio Country Club
November 15
8:00 am
Senior Citizen Adivay Show
BSC Multi-Purpose Gym, Wangal
November 15
2:00 pm
Pre-Pageant for Mr. and Ms. Benguet
Governor Ben Palispis Auditorium, Capitol
November 16
6:00 am
2nd Adivay Golf Tournament
CJH and Baguio Country Club
November 16
7:00 am
Parade Benguet Rodeo and Dongba ni Kavajo
BSU to BSC Grounds, Wangal
November 16
8:00 am
Muay Thai Invitationals
Capitol Covered Court
November 16
9:30 am
Opening of Benguet Rodeo and Dongba ni Kavajo
BSU to BSC Grounds, Wangal
November 16
1:00 pm
Benguet Cultural Dance Performances
BSC Multi-Purpose Gym, Wangal
November 16
4:00 pm
High School Musical Battle of the Bands
Trade Fair Stage, Wangal
November 17
8:00 am

Muay Thai Invitationals
Capitol Covered Court
November 17
8:00 am
Shin Shin Karatedo Adivay Championship
To be announced
November 17
8:00 am
Kapeterya
Trade Fair Area
November 17
8:00 am
Mountain Bike Fun Race
BSC Grounds
November 17
5:30 pm
Closing of Benguet Rodeo and Dongba ni Kavajo
BSC Grounds
November 18
1:00 pm
Mascot Competition
Benguet Cold Chain Area, Wangal
November 18
2:00 pm
Agri-Tourism Fair Opening Program
Benguet Cold Chain Area, Wangal
November 19
8:00 am
Farmer’s Day
Benguet Cold Chain Area, Wangal
November 19
8:00 am
Medical and Dental Services
BSC Covered Court, Wangal
November 19
8:00 am
Free Rabies Vaccination
BSC Covered Court, Wangal
November 19
8:00 am
Sports Fest
BSC Multi-Purpose Gym, Wangal
November 20
8:00 am
Provincial Skills Competition
BSC Multi-Purpose Gym, Wangal
November 20
8:00 am
Minor Surgical Health Fair
BeGH Gym, La Trinidad
November 20
9:00 am
Elegant Floral Designs Contest
Benguet Cold Chain Area, Wangal
November 20
1:00 pm
Balik Probinsiya
Trade Fair Stage
November 20
1:00 pm
Still Life Canvas Painting Contest
Benguet Cold Chain Area, Wangal
November 21
8:00 am
Rice Road Show
Benguet Cold Chain Area, Wangal
November 21
8:00 am
IP Games
Trade Fair Stage, Wangal
November 21
8:00 am
Minor Surgical Health Fair
BSC Covered Court, Wangal
November 21
8:30 am
Nutri-Snack
Benguet Cold Chain Area, Wangal
November 21
6:00 pm
Final Pageant for Mr. and Ms. Benguet
BSC Multi-Purpose Gym, Wangal
November 22
8:00 am
Oral Health Program
BTS Gym, Wangal
November 22
8:00 am
Smart Day
Trade Fair Stage
November 22
8:00 am
Free Rabies Vaccination
BSC Covered Court, Wangal
November 22
8:00 am
Eye Check-Up Screening Day
BTS Gym, Wangal
November 22
9:00 am
Fruit and Vegetable Preparation Contest
Benguet Cold Chain Area, Wangal
November 22
2:00 pm
Natural Juice Preparation
Benguet Cold Chain Area, Wangal
November 22
3:00 pm
Rice-Corn Blend Orientation and Taste-Testing
Benguet Cold Chain Area, Wangal
November 22
4:00 pm
Benguet Awards
Governor Ben Palispis Auditorium, Capitol
November 23
7:00 am
Civic and Float Parade
Capitol Grounds to BSC Grounds, Wangal
November 23
8:00 am
Canao
BSC Grounds, Wangal
November 23
8:00 am
Invitational Arnis Tournament
Capitol Covered Court
November 23
8:00 am
Football Kasibulan
BSU Football Pitch
November 23
8:00 am
Milsim Airsoft Invitational
Peripin, Bato, Puguis, La Trinidad
November 23
9:00 am
Pinaka-best Fruit and Vegetable
Benguet Cold Chain Area
November 23
6:00 pm
Battle of the bands
BSC Multi-Purpose Gym, Wangal
November 24
8:00 am
Cordillera Variety Show
BSC Multi-Purpose Gym, Wangal
November 24
8:00 am
Invitational Arnis Tournament
Capitol Covered Court
November 24
8:00 am
Football Kasibulan
BSU Football Pitch
November 24
1:00 pm
Closing of Agri-Tourism Fair
Benguet Cold Chain Area, Wangal
November 24
3:00 pm
Closing of Trade Fair
Trade Fair Area
November 24
2:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day
Governor Ben Palispis Auditorium
November 24
6:00 pm
Variety Show
BSC Multi-Purpose Gym, Wangal
November 25
8:00 am
Bilateral Tubal Ligation
Kapangan District Hospital
November 26
8:00 am
Bilateral Tubal Ligation
Kapangan District Hospital
November 29
8:00 am
Environmental Forum
5 Road Networks
November 29
8:00 am
Miner’s Day
BSC Grounds, Wangal
November 29
8:00 am
Fun Shoot
Camp Dangwa, La Trinidad
November 29
3:00 pm
Employees’ Night
Governor Ben Palispis Auditorium, Capitol
November 30
8:00 am
Fun Shoot
Camp Dangwa, La Trinidad
November 30
8:00 am
Taekwondo Invitationals
BSC Multi-Purpose Gym, Wangal
November 30
8:00 am
4x4 Off-Road Challenge
Puguis, La Trinidad
December 1
8:00 am
Fun Shoot
Camp Dangwa, La Trinidad
December 14

Mixed Martial Arts
BSC Multi-Purpose Gym, Wangal