June 2007 Nursing Exam Results

Congratulations to the following examinees from Baguio schools who made it to the top ten:

Top 6: Cecilia Arceo Dacanay, Baguio Central University (BCU), 86.60
Top 9: Divina Zuerte Pasetes Diomampo, Pines City College (PCEC), 86.00

Congratulations too to St. Louis University for having a 99% passing rate (299 out of 302) which ties it for first place — among schools that have 100 and more examinees — with the Trinity University of Asia (Q.C.) and St. Paul University (Iloilo).

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Remembering My Roots by Mildred Dacog

Still want to know more about our kailiyans in Canada? We don’t have more information about them but we do have this essay by Mildred Dacog on how our colonial history shaped our identity as a people.

How exactly is that connected to the topic? Well, good friends, Mildred was a graduate student at the University of Alberta [which is in Canada] at the time she wrote this essay. We’re also presuming that she is still based in Canada.

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Boon Award: Bibaknets Educational Subsidy Fund

So let’s continue our role as the self-appointed arbiter of what is good and what is bad (yeah we’re taking the role very very seriously), by giving a Boon “You’re Doing Good” Award to the Bibaknets Educational Subsidy Fund (BESF). If you still haven’t heard of the BESF then you should visit their website. But don’t just visit, maybe you should also support their projects particularly their educational program.

Anyway, why are we giving BESF a Boon Award? Because it is helping to send some of our kailiyans to school that’s why.

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Boon Award: Evelyn Taguiba

“Our mission is to prepare the students to survive in the ever changing outside world, so that when they graduate from high school and pursue their studies in the cities, they will be at par with others in training. This is where the need to be connected is very important, where the information they need are just waiting at their fingertips, even while they live a great distance from the cities.”

The above statement is attributed to Evelyn Taguiba, principal of Mountain High School in Bontoc. She was recently recognized by the Civil Service Commission as Cordillera’s Most Outstanding Principal in 2006.

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Ifugao Actors in Haw-ang & Things We Learned From the Movie

We’re glad to discover that the producers of the movie Haw-ang came up with this Youtube video (or “videofied” still photos) featuring the actors from Hungduan, Ifugao. At least those of you who won’t have the chance to watch this movie will see our kailiyans who starred in it. They are as good as professional actors in our biased opinion 🙂

Now, we’d like to share with you some of the things we learned from the movie. But please don’t take us seriously because we are just in a silly, playful mood. These may or may not be SPOILERS.

The things we learned from the movie Haw-ang:
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