This Igorot miner took seven years to mine a SEA Games gold medal. Of course, it's worth it! Congratulations kabsat!
It takes about three months to extract gold encased in a rock for miners like Ariel Lee Lampacan. It took him seven years to mine a gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games, though.
Lampacan, who used to be a miner in his hometown of Itogon, Benguet, topped the 54kgs muay thai event in the regional meet on Sunday at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center here. He outclassed Thailand's prized Sakchai Chamchi, 29-28 to nab the first of two gold medals for the Philippines in the sport.
"We were tied after two rounds. So my coach told me to turn it into a fistfight. So I did," said Lampacan in Filipino.
Because job opportunities in Baguio were scarce when Lampacan was 14 years old, he decided to just help his father who happened to be miner.
"We would go to the mountains, and we'd dig. There's a lot of process to extract the gold. It will take about 3 or 4 months before you can see the gold," he said.
But the vocation was short-lived.
After seeing his big brother, who plays muay thai, pour everything in training, he felt a jolt inside. He knew he was destined to become something more.
"I saw him train. I was 14 then. I told myself, instead of mining for the rest of my life, I will join my brother in training," he said.
He first competed in Batang Pinoy in 2013. Now, he is a gold medalist.
"This is my first SEA Games stint. I hope I will win more in the future. I will train harder," he said.
#ArielLeeLampacan #SEAGames #GoldMedalist #MuayThai #Baguio
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Nagbitbit din ito ng entourage na 30 katao, ayon sa kumpirmasyon ni Baguio Sumbungan Forums moderator Dr. Clinton Balud.
Sabi ng netizen na si Kim Godeloson, "may instruction na sinabing dumiretso siya (Zamora) ng 'triage' pero hindi ito sumunod."
Dumiretso umano ang alkalde at mga kasama nito sa BCC "para magpasarap."
Pero, wika ni Balud, sinumbong ng club kay Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong ang ginawa nina Zamora kaya pinabalik umano ang mga ito sa triage.
Wala pang pahayag si Magalong sa insidente, pero naglabas kahapon si Baguio Police Director PCol. Allen Co ng pabatid.
Wika ni Co, sa Facebook page ng Baguio PIO, epektibo maging sa mga very important person at kapulisan ang kanilang patakarang cross-border checkpoint at paunang triage check sa sinumang papasok sa lungsod.
"This is to reiterate to the public that Baguio City is strictly implementing Cross-Border Checkpoints and initial Triage checks to whoever enters the city regardless of who the person is," ayon kay Co.
"We stress that the same rule applies to all VIPs and PNP members whether they are entering Baguio on their own or serving as an escort or security to somebody."
"Baguio's ace against COVID-19 is its discipline. Its people take the rules to heart. So please do as the Baguioans do: follow our rules even before you get to our place," wika pa nito.
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Baguio Mayor Magalong's statement: www.igorotage.com/p/y3BzoPQgp
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Magalong: Hindi tayo susuko... The goal is clear, to build Baguio back in far better ways
"Hindi tayo susuko... The goal is clear, to build Baguio back in far better ways."
"Hihilom tayo. Babangon tayo ng tuluyan. Babalik ang Baguio sa higit pang ganda, sa higit pang gayuma at sa isang progresong walang naiwan."
"Ating tandaan, nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa atin pa rin ang gawa. Salamat ng marami sa inyong pagsuporta at pagtitiwala."
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Want to give "man's best friend" a bit more protection in case they get lost or stolen?
The mandatory installation of microchip tags on dogs will start this November.
Thus bared City Veterinary and Agriculture Office (CVAO) chief Dr. Bridgit Piok during the City Hall flag-raising program.
She said, installation of microchips is mandatory for pets that are three-months old or over.
The microchip tagging of dogs is pursuant to Ordinance No. 60-2020. It establishes easier ownership tracking of dogs; protection of pets from theft; monitoring schedule of anti-rabies jabs; and, establishing accountability of pet-owners, among others.
The micro tag which rests under the dog's skin holds information on the owner's name, address, contacts, and description of the canine.
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A registration certificate shall then be issued after the dog had been microchipped. It is a permanent record that lasts until the dog's lifetime, unless there a change of ownership.
When the dog passes, the owner is required to inform the barangay or CVAO within five days.
In changes of ownership, the new owner must report the same within a period not exceeding ten days. Registration by the new owner costs P250.
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The ordinance imposes an impounding fee of P500 per dog; maintenance fee of P50 per dog per day; and, adoption fee of P500 per dog, she added.
Piok disclosed, within three-days, unclaimed dogs at the city pound may be put up for adoption; or, donated for scientific studies; or, put down.
Report from Gaby Keith via PIO-BAGUIO (26 July 2020)
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