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NOMINATIONS 2016
 
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A cappella Group of the Year
Pinopela
   
Abused of the Year Human rights
   
Academic Book of the Year Tradition and Transformation: Studies on Cordillera Indigenous Culture by June Brett
   
Acronym of the Year EJK
   
Acting Governor of the Year Bonifacio Lacwasan of Mountain Province
   
Acting Heads of the Year Police directors
   
Active Auxiliary Board Partner of the Year Baguio General Hospital Advisory Board
   
Alah Amin of the Year Same as you know who
   
Album of the Year Wow, Kalabaw by Edralins
   
Also a Winner in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Russian President Vladimir Putin
   
Alter Ego of the Year Ryan Mangusan
   
Alternative Healings of the Year Bioplasmic healing
   
Ambassadress of the Year Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa
   
Annoying LSS of the Year "Closer" by Chainsmokers
   
Anti Blog of the Year Madame Claudia
   
Anti-Drug Tag Team of the Year C/Insps. Denver Guzman and Angelito Dangli
   
Apartment of the Year Alexandria Apartment
   
Apologist of the year Andrew Pinero
   
Architect of the Year Aris Go
   
Arrest of the Year Satarah executives
   
Art Hub of the Year Bookends-T. Claudio St.
   
Art Patron of the Year Maricar Docyogen
   
Art Project of the Year StoBosa Hillside Homes
   
Artist Loss of the Year Vincent Navarro
   
Artistic Snob of the Year James Taylor concert
   
Astronomical Event of the Year Supermoon
   
Astronomical Joke of the Year Lookatamoon
   
B  
Bachelor of the Year Board Member Ruben Paoad of Benguet
   
Baguio Band of the Year The Edralins
   
Baguio Film of the Year Honor Thy Father
   
‘Bangued’ of the Year

Tabuk

   
Bar of the Year Rumours
   
Barangay Leader of the Year Michael Lawana
   
Beauty Pageant Motto of the Year I am confidently beautiful, with a heart
   
Beleaguered Companies of the Year Mining firms that failed gov’t audit
   
Blah-ger of the Year Mocha Uson
   
Blamed Agency of the year Commission on Human Rights
   
Blues Man of the Year Caesar Salcedo
   
‘Boxing’ Match Venue of the Year UB Cardinals gym
   
Broadcast Journalist of the Year Angelyn Valencia
   
Bulalohan of the year Pet’s
   
Bully of the Year Dutertards
   
Buried of the Year Marcos coffin
   
Bust of the Year Green bus and Walk Baguio
   
C  
Café of the Year Cueva
   
Car Show of the Year Volkswagen
   
Career Ending Politician of the Year Bernie Vergara
   
Cartoon Character of the Year Lampitok
   
Cash Cow of the Year Harrison night market
   
Cassanovas of the Year Donald Trump with his paws and Du30 with his tongue
   
Centenarian of the Year Benguet State University
   
Cheapest Rental of the Year Botanical Garden Restaurant
   
Chief of Police of the Year S/Insp. James Acod
   
Child-friendly Courtroom of the Year Sala of RTC Branch 4 Judge Mia Cawed
   
Child-Friendly Microfinance Group of the Year Cordillera Community & Family Planning For Progress, Inc.
   
Children’s Book Illustrator of the Year Kora Dandan Albano
   
Christmas Centerpiece of the Year Baguio Christmas Tree made of recycled materials
   
Christmas Spoilers of the Year Fire in Mankayan, Benguet and Typhoon Nina
   
Club of the Year Baguio Apaches
   
Color of the Year Dilawan
   
Company Landmark of the Year Texas Instruments Phils. Inc.
   
Congressmen of the Year Ronald Cosalan and Maximo Dalog
   
Contested of the Year Roger Sinot as Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative to the Baguio Council
   
Convention Center of the Year Davao City
   
Cordillera Coffee Promoter of the Year Kalsada of Seattle, Washington
   
Cordillera Trend of the Year Single-source coffee
   
Cowards of the Year Facebook ‘warriors’
   
Coworking Space of the Year Calle Uno
   
Cultural Event of the Year Punnuk
   
Cultural Heritage Preservation Advocate of the Year William Todcor
   
Cultural Man of the Year Isikias "Ike" Picpican
   
Culturally Involved Organization of the Year

United Architects of the Philippines - Summer Capital Chapter

   
D  
Dance Craze of the Year Trumpet
   
Dentist of the Year Dr. Anabelle Bawang
   
Deputized of the Year City barangay officials on road anti-obstruction implementation
   
Diminishing Asset of the Year Asin mini hydro power plants
   
Doctor of the Year

Dr. Penny Domogo

   
Dog of the Year Noblepine Agent Duncan aka Sabrina
   
Driver/body guard-cum Heartthrob of the Year Ronie Dayan
   
DRRMC Officer of the Year Abner Lawangen
   
Drummer of the Year That guy below SM Baguio
   
E  
Early Aspirants of the Year Vice Mayor Edison Bilog and Councilors Leandro Yangot and Edgar Avila
   
Election Protest of the Year Bongbong Marcos vs. Vice President Leni Robredo
   
Embattled Judge of the year Judge Antonio Reyes
   
Embattled Woman of the Year Sen. Leila de Lima
   
Endearment of the Year "Bes"
   
Environmental Judge of the year Judge Joseph Patnaan of Bontoc, Mountain Province
   
Environmental Loss of the Year Roger Bibal
   
Ever-supportive Wife of the Year Realtor Sol Go
   
Extended Government Project of the Year National Greening Program, now Enhanced NGP
   
Extravagant Meeting of the Year Planning session at Thunderbird Resort
   
F  
Facebook Poet of the Year

Dumay Solinggay

   
Facebook Wit of the Year Cousin from Baguio
   
Famous Line of the Year ‘We brought the Ms. Universe to Baguio without help from the city government.’
   
Fan Page of the Year One People, One Benguet
   
‘Fashionista’ of the Year Peter Rey Bautista
   
Female Police Officers of the Year C/Insp. Kimberly Molitas and S/Insp. Jenelyn Kiwingan
   
Film Theater of the Year Ili Likha
   
Filmmaker of the Year Boyong Daguines
   
Flip-flopping of the Year Comelec on deadline of candidate’s SOCE submission
   
Float Designer of the Year Ryan Dale Mangusan
   
FM Station of the Year 89.5 Star FM
   
Food Festival of the Year Panagbenga
   
Frowned Upon Compromise of the Year CPP-NPA wanting release of imprisoned comrades pending peace talks with the government
   
G  
Gallery of the Year Jordan Mangosan’s Roofless Studio
   
Gambling Havens of the Year Baguio City and Buguias, Benguet
   
Gas Slip and Mobile Load Supplier of the Year Office of the Civil Defense
   
Good Samaritan of the Year

Ramon Dacawi

   
Governor-not yet of the Year Kathy Jyll Mayaen
   
Gwapulis of the Year Chriz Dulagan
   
H  
Hazardous (to your wealth) Sports of the year Cockfighting
   
Heartthrob of the Year Jeyrick Sigmaton aka Carrotman
   
Hip Hopper of the Year

Rafael Laigo

   
Hit of the Year SLU Lantern Parade
   
Hit Song of the Year Pen Pineapple Apple Pen
   
Hole in the Wall of the Year Soup District
   
HRAB Event Challenger of the Year Elena Lao
   
Human Rights Advocate Loss of the Year Atty. Kaizak Gabaen
   
Humanitarian Event of the Year Concert for Life series by Cordillera Connection
   
I  
Ifugao Visitor of the Year Vice President Leni Robredo
   
Illusion of the Year Solving Baguio’s garbage
   
Indie Films of the year Marosa and Ang Babaeng Humayo
   
“Indie” Festival of the Year MMFF 2016
   
Infamous Son-in-law of the Year Mark Christopher Dy
   
Institutionalized Japanese Community Festival of the Year

7th Tanabata Festival

   
International Artist of the Year Jeff Cablog
   
International Indie Film Artist of the Year Kidlat Tahimik
   
Intruders of the Year Illegal claimants at Puguis Communal Forest
   
Invisible of the Year Former Baguio representative Nicasio M. Aliping, Jr.
   
J  
Jollitown of the Year Session Road
   
K  
   
K to 12 Absorbers of the Year SLU, UB, and UC – not necessarily in that order
   
Kankanaey Writer of the Year Gawani Domogo
   
L  
Labor Policy of the Year No more endo or end of contractual labor practice
   
Lantern Maker of the Year SLU-School of Medicine
   
Legalized Dream of the Year Medical marijuana
   
Let Go of the Year Christmas Tree at Session Road
   
Literature Teachers of the Year Mel Magsano and Ras Pitlongay
   
M  
Makeup Artist of the Year Ketchup Agoo
   
Media Loss of the Year Dr. Charles M. Hamada
   
Melting Pot of Artists of the Year Baguio Museum
   
Mental Health Advocate of the Year Kylie Verzosa
   
Mining PR officers of the Year Ed Aratas and Joanne Gatchalian
   
Minority Leader of the Year Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat
   
Misspelled Name of the Year Crescencio Pacalso
   
Mobile App of the Year

Grab

   
Mobile Game Craze of the Year Pokemon Go
   
Most Destructive of the Year Super Typhoon Lawin
   
Most Sought After NCCA Grant Requirement of the Year DSWD certificate
   
Museum Assistant Curator of the Year Gemma Estolas
   
Museum of the Year Cordillera Museum at UP-Baguio
   
Mushroom of the Year Coffee shops
   
Musicians of the Year Porta Vaga musicians
   
N  
National Campaign of the Year War against drugs
   
National Living Treasure of the Year Maria Oggay aka Whang-od
   
Negosyong Napurnada of the year

Christmas ‘bazaar’

   
Neophyte Mayor of the Year Manny Fermin of Kapangan, Benguet
   
Newbie Lawyer of the Year Commission on Audit-CAR security guard Roy Lawagan
   
New Year Spoiler of the Year Fire that gutted the Bethesda Children’s Home in Tuding, Itogon, Benguet
   
Non-burial of the Year The Marcos past
   
Normalization of the Year Killings
   
No-show of the Year Uniwide officials on city council sessions
   
Now a Wide Awake Ideology After a Long Hibernation of the Year The CPP
   
O  
Obstructions of the Year Illegally parked vehicles
   
OTOP of the Year Coffee
   
P  
Paid of the Year Trolls
   
Painter of the year Benji Mallari
   
Paradigm Change of the Year Federalism
   
Pardoned of the Year Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo
   
Parking Lot of the Year Widened road of Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet
   
Peaceful Coexistence of the Year Mc Donald’s and Jollibee at Session Road
   
Pension Heist of the Year DSWD-CAR social pension fund
   
PNP Image Booster of Year SPO2 Ricardo "Kardo" Dalisay
   
Police General of the Year P/Dir. Benjamin Magalong
   
Political Loss of the Year The late governor Leonard Mayaen of Mountain Province
   
Political Upsets of the Year Mark Go over Nick Aliping and Trump  over Hillary Clinton
   
‘Power’ Struggle of the Year Hedcor, Inc. vs. Benguet Electric Cooperative
   
PR Cabinet Member of the Year Manny Piñol
   
Presidential Adviser of the Year Fidel V. Ramos
   
Presidential Bodyguard of the Year S/Insp. Sofia Deliu
   
Presidential Candidate of the Year Miriam Defensor Santiago
   
Pride of the Year Cordillerans occupying top posts in police commands under Duterte Administration
   
Pro bono Consultancy Center of the year Luisa’s Café
   
Producer of the Most Impressive School Programs of the Year Baguio City High School-Special Program for the Arts
   
Program of the Year Drug recovery program
   
Project of the Year Pasakalye
   
Public Information Officers of the Year Nerizza Villanueva and Georaloy Palao-ay
   
Pumila of the Year Drug surrenderers
   
R  
Racketeers of the Year Fake concert promoter in Sagada, Mountain Province
   
Rainbow Warrior of the Year Bootz Yabut
   
Rarity of the Year

Pine Tree

   
Religious Paradigm Shifter of the year Pope Francis
   
Request of the Year ‘We need the city to raise funds for the Ms. Universe visit.’
   
Retiree of the Year Bishop Carlito Cenzon
   
Returning Scourge of the Year Dengue
   
Revived of the Year Death Penalty
   
RH Campaigner of the Year Kevin de Vera
   
S  
Scammed Bank of the Year Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
   
Shock of the Year Extent of the drug menace in the country
   
Shortest Stint as Police Director of the Year S/Supt. George Daskeo
   
Sign Artist of the Year Mark Tandoyog
   
Slogan of the Year ‘Change is coming’
   
Social Worker of the Year Rojohn Onangey
   
Solar Painter of the Year Jordan Mang-osan
   
Spectator Sport of the Year 24/7 cockfighting
   
Spinmeister of the Year PCOO Chief Martin Andanar
   
Splitter of the Year Pro and Anti Duterte
   
Stalled Project of the Year Banaue’s parking complex
   
Star Crossed Lovers of the Year Ronnie Dayan and Sen. Leila de Lima
   
Still Closed of the Year Mount Sto. Tomas
   
Still Slumbering City of the year Baguio city, never to regain its past, not moving forward either except in population
   
Still the "Shy mango" Ethno–linguistic Group of the Year The Ibaloys
   
Still the Unsinkable Politician of the Year Morris Domogan
   
Subdued of the year Adivay Festival due to Lawin, Lang–ay Festival due to MP governor’s passing
   
Supreme Court Justice of the Year Justice Marvic Leonen
   
Suspended Again of the Year Barangay and SK elections
   
Swimmer of the Year Maenard Batnag
   
T  
Tandem of the Year Digong and Bato
   
Tax Increase of the Year Sin taxes
   
The Most Progressive Ethno-linguistic Group of the Year Ifuntok
   
The Will-never-end Process of the Year The peace process
   
Theater Director of the Year Gelo Aurelio
   
Thief-friendly City Police Station of the Year BCPO station 7
   
Tired Word of the Year Hugot
   
Tour of the Year Horror tour
   
Tourism Exile of the Year Purificacion Molintas
   
Tourism Woes of the Year

Traffic

   
Tourist Event of the Year Carmaggedon
   
‘Trade Fair’ of the Year Bazaar
   
Traditional Fashion Loss of the Year Narda Capuyan
   
Translator of the Year Junley Lazaga
   
Traveler of the Year Dr. Toots Bay-an
   
Tree Cutter of the Year City Environment and Parks Management Office
   
U  
Unending Search of the Year Yamashita treasure
   
Un-extended of the Year Benedicto Alhambra
   
Unsolved of the Year Extrajudicial killings on war on drugs
   
Untouchables of the Year Operators of colorum vehicles
   
Urban Gardening Advocate of the Year Danny Agliam
   
Visionary Regional Director of the Year DOT RD Marie Venus Tan
   
Voyeurs of the Year Committee on Justice, House of Representatives
   
W  
Walang Forever of the Year SM’s roof
   
War-torn City of the Year Aleppo, Syria
   
Watercolorist  of the Year Aileen Kim and Naizar
   
Woman of the Year Vice President Leni Robredo
   
Workshop of the Year UP-Baguio Writers Workshop
   
Y  
Yearend Bonus of the Year P150,000 each from e-bingo
   
Yogurt of the Year Calajo’s Yolo
   
Youth Organization of the Year Boy and Girl Scouts of the Philippines
     
SPORTS NOMINATIONS 2016
 
 
Asian MMA Fighter of the Year Eduard Folayang
Athlete of the Year Divine Wally
BBEAL Team of the Year University of the Cordilleras Jaguars
Boxing Promoter of the Year Brico Santig
Car Racer of the Year Iñigo Anton
Chess Master of the Year Wesly So
Coach Tandem of the Year Christian Gazmin and Brent Velasco
Cordilleran Referees of the Year Jethro Chungalao and Noriel Aquisio
Emerging Junior Female Fighter of the Year Islay Erika Bomogao
Emerging MMA Team of the Year Tribal-Torogi
Emerging Muay Thai School-based Team of the Year Sablan National High School
Family Athlete of the Year Jet and Lou Ann Ramos family
Goalie of the Year Nelson Gasic
Golfer of the Year Nelson Gasic
Golfer of the Year Yuto Katsuragawa
Igorot Golfers of the Year Luigi Paolo Wong and Fred Puckett
International MMA Fighter of the Year Connor MacGregor
Junior Wushu-taulo Athlete of the Year Aleca Breana Dumseng
Media Triathlete of the Year Marissa Dacayanan
MMA Promotion of the Year ONE Championship
MMA Social Media Administrators of the Year Benjo Andaya and Rhene Buada
Olympic Contender of the Year Kareel Meer Hongitan
Rebound Team of the Year Team Lakay
Senior Sports Ambassadress of the Year Erlinda Lavandia
Sports Benefactors of the Year Drs. Harold Hiyadan, Dave Taclobao, and Tony Candellaria
Sports Upset of the Year Shihan Kunio Sasaki
Swimmer of the Year Maenard Rhoman Batnag
Taekwondo Poomsae Champ of the Year Jeordan Dominguez
Title Contender of the Year Joshua Felix Pacio
Ultra Runner of the Year Sandi Menchi Abahan
Wrestler of the Year Jayson Baucas Jr.
Yoga Teacher of the Year Gelie dela PeÑa
Zumba Instructor of the Year Arman Lapastora


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