From the Philippine Information Agency:
Is a future Tingguian province in the making?
One of the significant matters discussed during the recent courtesy call to Governor Eustaquio P. Bersamin by the officers of the Abra Confederation of Tingguian Organizations (ACTO) led by its president, Atty. Isidro Espiritu is the creation of a Tingguian province.
The Governor, who is married to. Ruby Bersamin, a Tingguian from Peñarrubia, had expressed his support to the idea of having another province for the Tingguians if only to spur the long-overdue development for their communities.
The ACTO officers thanked the Governor for his deep concern in real development being done in the areas predominantly inhabited by the Tingguian tribe.
The photos: ACTO officials pose with Governor Bersamin (top photo, 4th from left) and Vice Governor Victorino Baroña Jr. (bottom photo, 3rd from left). Both officials expressed support for the proposed Tingguian province.
Info and photo credit: PIA