Rigodon in Mt. Province

Here’s an interesting idea. I don’t know what benefits can be derived from rotating the different Mt. Province mayors — they will serve as “guest mayors” for two days in the province’s ten towns — but if I am a mayor with aspirations for a higher office, I sure will take this opportunity to build political bridges.

If this will help create a new pool of provincial leaders attuned to the needs of the different parts of the province and who can challenge the old order, then I am all for it.

Mt Province mayors to rotate positions
by Lito Dar/PIA

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Gotcha!

We should be doing more of this. Kudos to William Todcor for breaking this story before the media picked it up. Susunod na tutukan yung mga taga-Highways hehe.

GMA News: BONTOC, Mountain Province – Josefino Ong, the revenue district officer of this province who is set to retire this year, could lose his retirement benefits should he be found guilty of bribery charges.

Ong was indicted by the Mountain Province prosecutor’s office this week for direct bribery with no bail recommended, a week after his arrest during an entrapment operation by the police on July 24.

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Franklin Kawaen is Karate World Champ

Congratulations to our Dubai-based kailiyan Franklin Kawaen for his karate world championship win. He joins the ranks of Julian Chees and company whose achievements in the field of martial arts have helped shape a positive image for Igorots around the world. Kudos to you Franklin and keep on kicking.

Here’s the report on Franklin by Harley Palangchao. Photo above is courtesy of k-1.ae; please note that it is taken from a different event and not from the world championship which is the subject of Harley’s article.

Igorot karate teacher wins world championship
By Harley F. Palangchao/Manila Times

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A Death in the Rain

Our condolences to the family of Jonathan Dulay Salmin.

From GMA News: One person was killed in the wake of tropical storm “Helen” after his dump truck fell into a ravine in northern Luzon, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said Thursday.

In its 6 a.m. report Thursday, the NDCC identified the fatality as Jonathan Dulay Salmin, 20, a resident of Talubin in Bontoc town.

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