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Cordillera-  The municipality of Mankayan, Benguet and Luna, Apayao  were chosen by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) as the rural impact housing hub in the Cordillera region.

The two chosen municipalities  will benefit from the DICT's program to improve the internet connectivity that encourage the  emergence of technology-based entrepreneurs and internet-based businesses as well as the improved transactions of the local government. 

The purpose of this program is to help individuals earn a decent income and improve the living conditions of families most especially those from the remote villages of the municipality.

"We will surely take advantage of this opportunity being provided by the DICT so that we will be able to lobby for the improved connectivity in the municipality which will be beneficial to all our constituents even those from the remote villages," the mayor of Mankayan, Frenzel Ayong said.

A required training center  will be established by the local government providing at least 25 computers and other  needed facilities.  Likewise, the DICT  is incharged of sending  competent trainers to help  the trainees who are interested in online entrepreneurship.

The honorable mayor of Mankayan, who just attended the DICT workshop in Clark, Pampanga  said that the training will prioritize the locals with disabilities, single parents and other marginalized groups although it will be open on a first come, first serve basis.

Ayong affirmed that appropriate screening will be done by the concerned offices of the municipal government so that appropriate guidance and training will be given to those who seriously want to commit in building and sustaining an online business or online jobs. 

He also mentioned that the municipality of Mankayan will work closely with the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company and the Far Southeast Goldfields Resources Inc. in the implementation of this program.  

These mining companies  will be sharing their resources on their social development and management project. The local government can greatly benefit from these companies' sustainable implementation of the noble project that aims in providing guaranteed livelihood  to local residents who are interested to work at home.

Moreover, Ayong imposed that the DICT  will do its part in coordinating with telecommunication companies to improve their internet signals so that online entrepreneurs can do their online jobs successfully and efficiently.

Resource || Herald Express

#DICT #internetBasedBusiness #LunaApayao #MankayanBenguet #onlineJob #RuralImpactHousingHub #RuralImpactSourcingTechnicalTraining #technologyBasedEntrepreneurs

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Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon, 31, of the Philippines will challenge ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes, 39, of Brazil at "ONE: Century 世紀" at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. This is the fourth time the two mixed martial artists are competing in the ONE Championship cage.

Happening on October 13, 2019, "ONE: Century 世紀" marks the 100th live event of ONE Championship. It also marks the second time Belingon and Fernandes are battling it out in Japan.

On October 18, 2013, Fernandes became the second ONE Bantamweight World Championship titleholder by dethroning Soo Chul Kim, 27, of South Korea at "ONE: Total Domination" at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. On January 23, 2016, the Brazilian champ submitted Belingon during their first encounter at "ONE: Dynasty of Champions" at the Changsa Stadium in Changsa, China

On November 9, 2018, Belingon challenged Fernandes again at "ONE: Heart of the Lion" at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Training out of Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines, the Filipino challenger won via split decision.

On March 31, 2019, Fernandes challenged Belingon for the ONE Bantamweight World Championship belt at "ONE: A New Era" at the Ryogoku Kokugikan. The Filipino defending champion was disqualified due to illegal elbow strikes so the title was given to the Brazilian challenger.

Along with the fourth ONE Championship bout between Belingon and Fernandes at "ONE: Century 世紀" is the rematch between ONE Women's Atomweight World Champion "Unstoppable" Angela Lee, 22, of Singapore and ONE Women's Strawweight World Champion "The Panda" Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China. Xiong will make an attempt to be become a two-division title by challenging Lee in the atomweight division.

Moreover, ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion "The Burmese Python" Aung La N Sang, 33, of Myanmar will defend his title against ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon "The Truth" Vera, 41, of the Philippines. Aung is also reigning as the ONE Middleweight World Champion.

Also on the "ONE: Century 世紀" card are four Japan Super Bouts, with four Shooto World Champions going head-to-head with four Pancrase World Champions in a never-before-seen showdown. The winner of each contest walks away with a US$50,000 prize.

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Baguio City has been declared by UNESCO as a creative city in 2017 and different establishments are rising up to the occasion. There have always been unique dining places that also showcase artworks, but more shops are following the trend including Potenciana Galleria.

The resto-gallery is an annex of Arca's Yard located at 888 Tip-Top, Ambuclao Road. The new branch is just a few meters away from it. Just like the original café, every corner is worth the gram. Diners are surrounded by Cordilleran artifacts. You can even choose to eat on the veranda overlooking lush vegetation and mountain ranges.

If you're a reader or a musician, there are perfect spaces for you. You can dine on a classic family table style setting, lounge on a sofa, or even squat on the floor. Whether you want a memorable family lunch, fun group date with friends or intimate dinner with your partner, there is a corner just right for you.



Of course, the food is just as fantastic. The servings are generous. The tastes are either okay or surprisingly delightful. And, the prices are reasonable. The presentation is also a charm for your #foodporn photography.

Don't forget to check out Potenciana Galleria's erotica gallery in the basement.

 



The post Quench your Craze for Culture, Cuisine, and Craft at Potenciana Galleria appeared first on CordilleraNow.

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Baguio City-  A bonus amounting to nearly  ₱900,000.00  from the winning prizes of Batang Pinoy (BP) national finals in September last year was released for the 295 athletes to receive.

The city government released the cash prizes to the athletes after a few months from winning the national competition.

"More than 90 percent of the total athletes have already received their bonus.....They got 30 percent of the amount of the incentive," said Paul Rillota, one of the facilitators from the Baguio government's city sports office.

Athletes who won the gold, silver and bronze medal received  a cash  amounting to ₱3,000.00, ₱2,000.00 and ₱1,000.00  respectively.

The incentives distributed to the athletes came from the ₱3,000,000.00 cash price received by the city for winning the overall crown from the Philippine Sports Commission.

Last year,  among the 298 young athletes who won the gold medal received ₱10,000.00, silver medal received ₱6,000.00 and bronze medal received ₱4,000.00. 

Majority of the athletes who are 15 years old and below have already started receiving their cash prizes in May.

In 2016, the city government passed the athletes incentive ordinance stating the amount athletes can receive in certain levels of sports competitions.

Likewise, athletes who won the Palarong Pambansa 2019 received a total of ₱395,000.00. 

Source || PNA

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A group of Igorot youths on Wednesday slammed Senator-elect Imee Marcos for saying that she would have a ritual performed at an opposition senator's office as a blessing.

Progressive Igorots for Social Action (PIGSA), in a statement, said it "flinched with anger and disgust" when it heard of Marcos' remarks.

"Imee, asking the Igorot to dance for a blessing is a mockery of the sanctity of our rituals and traditions. We will not dance for you, because a dance for a Marcos is a dance for shame."

"A murderer and a thief taking our culture for granted, and stealing our identity to the point of even owning it- that person must be held accountable and condemned," it added.

Marcos on Tuesday said she will have an Igorot ritual performed in the office of outgoing Sen. Antonio Trillanes, a staunch administration critic.

"Siguro magpapatawag ako ng mga Igorot namin dahil kailangan basbasan ang office ko dahil kay Sen. Trillanes ata ang nabunot," she told reporters.

The youth group said Marcos' new office does not deserve a blessing, citing "outright electoral fraud" in the May polls and her family's "historical plundering" of resources in Cordillera in the 1970s.

"Her father, Ferdinand Marcos, allowed the construction of the Chico dam despite the displacement of indigenous communities that goes along with it," it said.

"It was the militant movement of the Igorot that led to the project's demise- a historic contribution to the dictator's eventual downfall."

The group added that Marcos does not own the Igorot people.

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