La Trinidad, Benguet - - The La Trinidad-based Cordillera Comprehensive Action Team (CCAT) adopted PMAJ. and Rev. Pastor Fulgencio M. Cañon, Jr. and named him "Bag-en" during an Annual General Assembly at BSU's Philippine Rootcrop and Research Building, Feb. 18.

CCAT Chairman Gabriel I. Francisco explained that "bag-en" is a Kankanaey indigenous word with direct translation in the English language as "servant."

Francisco believes that Cañon deserves the Igorot name because the latter is a servant of God and at the same time a servant who upholds peace and order in the country.

Cañon thanked the CCAT for adopting him and for giving him a fine and meaningful Igorot name.

Said Adoption Rite was witnessed by CCAT Adviser PCOL. Victor Diego, former La Trinidad Mayor Edna C. Tabanda and CCAT members.

CCAT Secretary Nova Balnes said that after the program they escorted the adopted son and his wife for a tour at the famous Northern Blossom Flower Farm and Sakura Park in Atok, Benguet.

Established since 2013, CCAT is a growing civic volunteer group in Cordillera. It is officially registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission and recently accredited by PRO-COR, Beguet Provincial LGU and La Trinidad Municipal LGU. --Tin Dao-anis

👉CCAT Press Release
(CCAT contributed photo)