Kalinga Cop is Nation’s Best

Congrats to Police Inspector Abraham Galingan for this award.

From the PIA: Proving that Kalinga police officers could top other policemen in the country in the performance of their duties, an officer from the Kalinga Police Provincial Office (KPPO) was recently adjudged as the Most Outstanding Intelligence Officer after a nationwide search conducted by the Humanitarian International Records (HIR).

Said award was presented to Police Inspector Abraham W. Galingan by Vice President Noli de Castro during the Humanitarian International Record Grand Anniversary and Award Celebration held at the Gallery Hall, Manila Hotel recently.

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Kalinga Woman Tops New York University Class

Some of you may have read this already while others may not have seen it so let’s upload it here. Congratulations to our kailiyan from Kalinga.

GMA: A woman from Kalinga province graduated at the top of her class at the State University of New York Plattsburg Campus last week.

Phillyne Rhaiza Sugguiyao Shiu topped her hotel, restaurant and tourism management class, graduating magna cum laude with the highest general percentile average (GPA) of 3.7-3.89 during the College Spring Commencement Exercises.

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Peace Shrine Unveiled in Tabuk

From the Philippine Information Agency

A memorial peace shrine built by the Kalinga Peace Makers Movement at the Tabuk Pastoral Center (TPC) here was unveiled on March 15 with Governor Floydelia Diasen and City Mayor Camilo Lammawin Jr. leading the wreath laying at the foot of the marker.

It was dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives in the name of service for the people of Kalinga, particularly the four Catholic priests killed in recent years and those victims of violence.

The inscription at the peace shrine reads: “In memory of Rev. Fathers Conrado Aquino, Elias Bareng, Leo Vande Winkel, all CICM priests and Franciscus Madhu, SVD and all those who sacrificed their lives due to tribal or criminal violence. May the blood they shed be the seed of lasting peace in Kalinga.”
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Controversy of the Day?

Some people are upset that the winner of the Ms. Laga Gala in Kalinga is part-Kalinga and part-Australian. Mars has the details of the story in his blog as well as in the Ground Report.

Sounds like an awful case of reverse discrimination to me. If the rules state that anyone can join the beauty contest/fashion show, then anyone can join it whether or not s/he is a pureblood, or a half blood, or a mudblood. Surely we are better than Lucius Malfoy and his pureblood nonsense.