FROM TOP, L-R: AYAHAO, NOE, BOTENGAN, FARODEN, CLAVER, & AFABLE
1. Flying General: Brig. Gen. Pedro Baban (Philippine Military Academy, Class l940) of La-Trinidad, Benguet is the first Igorot/Ibaloi to hold the rank of a general in the Armed Forces of the
2. Mr. Philippines: Bodybuilder Fernando Faroden of Sadanga,
3. Peace negotiator: Silvestre Afable is the government’s chief peace negotiator with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Afable hails from
4-7. Winning unicyclists: Angie Guinid of Lagawe, Ifugao bagged two silvers and a bronze medal during the 11th Unicycling World Championships held in
8-10. Medal winning skills: For Ceasar Magalong and Espirita Balao-as of Balbalan, Kalinga and Ventura Ambong of Pinukpuk, Kalinga disability is not an obstacle to success. The three brought home gold medals from the 2005 Abilympics National Skills Competition. Magalong topped the tailoring category, Balao-as won her gold for dressmaking, while Ambong was the best in the electronics category. All three are self-employed and have gained expertise in their respective fields. Source here.
11. Progressive voice in the Catholic Church: Retired Bishop Francisco Claver of Bontoc,
12. Doctor to the barrios: Dr. Felixberto B. Ayahao of Kiangan, Ifugao received the prestigious Jose Rizal Memorial Award from the Philippine Medical Association for “going back to the mountains to serve his own people.” After he passed the medical board exam, he volunteered to work without pay as a rural doctor in far-flung barrios of Lagawe. He is now teaching in
13. Poet: Jocelyn Noe is a nurse by profession but she also excels in poetry. In fact, she won awards for her poems which, not surprisingly, have a distinctly Igorot feel and color. Outskirts Press recently published her book of poems, Serendipity. Jocelyn is from Mt. Province but is now based in Florida, U.S. Read more about Jocelyn here.
14. Organizer: Rex Botengan led the formation of the biennial Igorot International Consultation (IIC) and the Igorot Global Organization (IGO). Both the IIC and the IGO have been in the forefront in presenting a positive Igorot image to the world. A memorial was built in Botengan’s honor in the Parish of Holy Trinity and St. Benedict, a Filipino Episcopal congregation in
Previous posts on Igorot achievers: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9. And an explanation can be found here.
11 thoughts on “The List, Part 10: More Igorot Achievers”
Why are we not including in our list Cheryl Daytec-Yangot? She is the first and only Igorot woman to received the Ten Outstanding Students (or Young Men?) of the Philippines award. She is from Besao, Mt. Province. She was the guest speaker during our gathering of BIBAK young people and her biodata is very impressive. She graduated with high honors in all academic levels. Now,she is a lawyer and she is doing well in serving the people. She is my former professor in the law school and she is very intelligent and well love and well known. she is very proud to be Igorot. If you have been following up the nursing controversy, she is the brave lawyer who is standing up for the rights of the examinees.
Thanks for the tip. I wondered last month about the Ten Outstanding Students (and Young Men as well), kaya lang wala akong mahanap na sources on the web. Kaya salamat for telling us about Cheryl. We will definitely include her in our next installment.
I also didnt realize that she is one of the good guys in this nursing scandal. Have not been watching the news kasi. She is doing a great job. If only PRC listened to her and the Baguio students from the very start, hindi sana lumaki ang problema.
Btw, do you have a blog or a link that I should visit? I am using Blogger Beta and its link is apparently not working.
Thanks for visiting my blog – Kayni’s Meanderings. As for Sophie’s Choice, I heard that it was made into a movie. This was prior to the musical version. There could be a book version as well.
Thanks for dropping by and thanks for the tip about the movie. Hope to get a vcd/dvd somehow.
Ingat din (Take care too).
Whattalist! I personally met (actually interpreted for him) Bishop Claver during a Worldview Workshop in Bataan. What a great man! And yes, his book did great leaps re the inculturation and contextualization of Christianity.
You’re right. He is great. Hope he passes on his wisdom to more church workers. Btw, I liked your post re: the cultural presentation controversy. Keep it up 🙂
Check on the life of Mr. Damaso Bangaoet, Sr. I believe he can also qualify as an Igorot achiever and hi life story will be an inspiration.
Thanks for the tip. I will do as you suggested 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and hope you will continue to visit us in the future.
I’m very proud to be one of the Igorot Achievers…tnx for posting it…
How about Narda Capuyan and/or Atty.
Alfredo Gayagay Lamen?
Bado Dangwa should be in the list