Boon Award: The Center for Ibaloi Heritage and Loakan History

Remember the Boon Awards which we started last year to honor people or groups who are doing something positive for our communities? We haven’t been giving it for some time but here’s another awardee: The Center for Ibaloi Heritage and Loakan History.

Vincent Cabreza’s article below will tell you why they deserve the award. Kudos to the people behind the Center particularly in light of the following:
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Cordi Athlete Breaks National Record

Three cheers to Marie Felice Gallaga for breaking a national high jump record. Kasta man nga kailiyan. By the way, her name may actually be Marla Felice Ellaga because this is the name that’s listed at the Palaro website. Marie/Marla, according to some news reports, is from Baguio City.

Cordillera athlete breaks high jump record using improvised equipment
ABS-CBN News

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Lozada in Baguio

From gmanews.tv

BAGUIO CITY – Celebrated ZTE whistleblower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada is finally coming to the North, and his visit would be capped by a series of dialogues with religious leaders here from April 15 to 16.

Chie Galvez of the Baguio-based Inter-Faith Gathering for Truth and Accountability said Friday Lozada would be accompanied by the Association of Major Religious Superiors in his talk in the afternoon of April 15 at the Saint Louis University Social Hall.

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Baguio’s Golden Boys and Girls

Wow. Seems like athletes from Baguio are winning — should we say, dominating — the third Philippine Olympic Festival for Central Northern Luzon which is being held in Subic Bay, Olongapo. Here’s a report from the Inquirer on the feats of Baguio athletes. You can read the earlier reports here and here. Go, Baguio.
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