Issue of January 13, 2019
Mt. Province

Panagbenga Flower Festival
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Abandoned park project of the year
Burnham fencing
Accused of the year DOTr ARD Mohamad Nassr Abbas
Achievement of the year Benguet’s biggest Bendiyan performance
Acting governor of the year Bonifacio Lacwasan
Actor of the year Empoy Marquez
‘Airhead’ of the year Larry Gadon
Aliw awards best director of the year Angelo Aurelio
Alyas of the year Supremo Aldwin Quitasol
Analysts of the year Everyone on Facebook and Twitter
Apologists of the year Cocolife Insurance and PCOO Sec. Martin Andanar
Arraigned of the year Atty. Nicasio Aliping Jr., Bernard Capuyan, William Go, and Romeo Aquino
Art event of the year X–Fusion: Cor-Min Art Exchange
Artists group of the year Pasakalye Group of Artists
Artists’ loss of the year Chinggoy Alonzo
Atrocity of the year Blasting by NPA rebels in Cordillera
Baguio concert of the year La Fete Musique at People’s Park, Press Freedom Concert
Banaue visitor of the year Vice President Leni Robredo
Banned melodies of the year Novelty songs or Lito Camo songs in the Panagbenga streetdancing
Banned of the year

Smoking in public places and out-of-country travel by executives

Bar of the year Baguio Country Sounds
Bar scene of the year Stand-up comedy
Bash of the year Bernie Vergara’s 80th birthday
Beauty queen of the year Baguio’s Andrea Fe Gomez
Best cinematographer of the year Roberto "Boy" Yniguez
Bistado of the year Dumping of medical wastes in La Trinidad and Sablan, Benguet
Blooming of the year Sakura trees in Atok, Benguet
Blues of the year Ceasar Salcedo
Border conflict of the year Blue soil in Mountain Province
Botched of the year Special election in Mountain Province
Boutique hotel of the year Kamiseta
Boybands of the year 2600 and Four Decades
BPO recruitment counterpart of the year Hiring of BENECO call center agents
Breakfast nook of the year Secret Garden
Brewing of the year Tabora–Bautista in 2019
Bullied of the year SPO3 Alberto Tadeo
Business family of the year The Del Rosarios of Sunshine, Veniz Hotel, and McDonalds
Business magnate of the year Boy of Good Taste
Cafés of the year Manpiyaan, Café Angelo, Calle Uno Foodhub
Cardiac delight of the year Buchiron
Caretaker of the year Kalinga Rep. Allen Jesse Mangaoang for Mountain Province
Casualty of the year Miguel Dilinila who was caught in a crossfire at Military Cut-off rotunda
Chief of police of the year Supt. Byron Allatog
Comeback artists of the year Roland Bay-an and Buddy Cabrera
Christmas party presentation winner of the year City Hall’s Public Information Office
Comeback politician of the year Good guy Crescencio Pacalso
Comeback resto of the year 50s Diner
Composers of the year Fr. Macs Castañeda and Peter Wasing
Compromise of the year Reduction of proposed realty tax hike
Concert for–a–cause venue of the year Goldbar
Concert of the year A Concert in the Clouds in Sagada
Concert organizer of the year Ed Formoso
Controversial projects of the year BSP building, Suntrust Condominium, South Drive Hotel
Cordillera adopted sons of the year PNP Chief Bato Dela Rosa and OPAPP Sec. Jess Dureza
Crafts fair of the year Artisans Weekend
CSI of the year Doc Rod Leal of BCPO–SOCO
Declaration of the year Martial law in Mindanao and its double extension
Defiants of the year Puguis claimants and Lion’s head vendors
Delayed project of the year 500MW hydro in Kibungan, Benguet
Delicious discovery of the year Black Kutchinta
Demolitions of the year

Dairy Farm and BIBAK compound

Deprived of the year Opposition congressmen
Disaster–resilient schools of the year University of the Cordilleras and Lepanto National High School
Disputes of the year Sitel vs. Vicente Toca III and Hedcor vs. Beneco
Donation of the year Elephant icons at Botanical–Centennial Park
Dream Art and Culture Center of the year BIBAK Cordillera Cultural Center
DRRMC officers of the year Edward Chumawar, Yoshio Labi, and Abner Lawangen
Drug of the year Fentanyl
Drunk by power of the year The President’s men
Eco–friendly initiative of the year Carless days
Eco–friendly school of the year Pinsao National High School
‘Editors’ of the year Editors of Philippine News Agency website
EJK symbol of the year Kian delos Santos
‘Envied’ politician of the year Michael Lawana
Environmental case of the year Petition for closure of the Lamtang transfer station
Epic fail of the year RevGov Rally at Igorot Park
Essay book of the year Kilometer Zero
Ethnolinguistic author of the year Ike Picpican
Facelift of the year

People’s Park

Favorite media organizations of the year Rappler, CNN, BBC, and Reuters
Feeling entitled of the year Sass Sasot
Female photojournalist of the year Ofelia Empian
Finally recognized sector of the year Baguio artists
Fire of the year The one that hit Café by the Ruins–Chuntug St. and St. Joseph Church in Tabuk
Food demise of the year Caf– by the Ruins–Chuntug St. and Ketchup Community
Food fad of the year Keto diet
Food treats of the year Biggest patupat in Bontoc and biggest tossed salad in La Trinidad
Foreign movie of the year The Last Jedi
Forgotten scourge of the year Climate Change
Foul–mouthed beast of the year Rodrigo Duterte, sans his presidential vestments
Freedom fighters of the year The Free Press
Fringe artist of the year Alex Musni
Fund raising event of the year Golf tournament for–a–cause
Fundraiser’ of the year Kyah Pembarya
Funny woman of the year Donna Cariaga
Google business group winner of the year Café Yagam
Gourmet restaurant goodbye of the year Café by the Ruins–Chuntug St.
Grand welcome of the year Reception of Baguio Bishop Victor Bendico
Happy–happy of the year Councilor Elmer Datuin
Hashtag of the year #makapasangit
Health assistance of the year

Distribution of RxBox to RHUs in CAR

Health crusade of the year Free dialysis campaign
Health promotion of the year Walk meters by DOT–CAR
Health blunder of the year Dengvaxia
Health scare of the year Bird flu outbreak
Health scourge of the year Stroke pa rin
Hoax of the year Terror scare in Baguio and Benguet
Hollywood monster of the year Harvey Weinstein
Honesty of the year Baguio taxi drivers returning cash and valuable items
Hotel of the year Hotel Supreme
Hoteliers of the year The Ong family of Fortune and Golden Pine and Ng family of Hotel Supreme
Hugas–kamay of the year Councilor Elaine Sembrano
Hunt of the year Treasure hunting at the Baguio Convention Center and UP Baguio
Ilocano writer of the year Rhea Berroy
Impending force of the year Lodi
Impending loss of the year Cordillera House (PIA–CAR office)
Independent of the year Rep. Teddy Baguilat
Intelligence officer of the year Supt. Nachor Baucas
International civic group of the year

The Cordillera Connection

International event of the year ASEAN Summit
Jetsetter of the year Ryan Mangusan
Journalism crusade of the year

No to "fake news"

Junkets of the year Federalism and visit of DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu and party to mining firms
Kids’ dance craze of the year Baby Shark
KJ of the year Sagada concert petition organizers
Large decorated skirt of the year Christmas tree at Session Road
Legislation–turned racket of the year Baguio’s Anti–colorum Ordinance
Libel case of the year DA Sec. Manny Piñol vs. Frank Cimatu
Lifesavers of the year Blood donors
Light artist of the year Goose Industria
Literary event of the year Third Monday of the Sun
Literary loss of the year Francis "Butch" Macansantos
Local actors of the year Roger Federico and Qasim Khalid
Local humanitarian events of the year Binnadang and Concert for Life series
Local movie of the year Kita Kita
Lost initiative of the year Baguio Convention design contest
Lucky charm of the year Sol Go
Lugi of the year Kaltimex
Lumiliit ang mundo of the year Smokers
Mangit of the year

Bato dela Rosa

Medal of Valor awardee of the year

Scout Ranger Rommel Sandoval

Medical loss of the year

Dr. Brigida Claro

Millennial terminologies of the year Lodi, petmalu, and werpa
Millionaire’ of the year Rocky Aliping
Minumulto of the year Former president Noynoy Aquino
Most appreciated Christmas centerpiece of the year City government’s Christmas tree at Rose Garden
Most Christmassy lighted building of the year

Porta Vaga

Most parodied song of the year Despacito
Mt. Pulag visitor of the year Mar Roxas
Muralist of the year

Ged Alangui

Museums of the year Museo Kordilyera, Baguio Museum, and BenCab Museum
Mystery candidate of the year Michael Lawana
Naagawan of the year Insurance firms at LTO Pacdal
Name change of the year From Acetylene Gang to Termite Gang
Napurnada of the year

Treasure hunt at Convention Center compound

New campaign of the year

Bawal ang plastic

New normal blood pressure of the year 130/80
News source of the year Twitter
No smoking advocate of the year Councilor Joel Alangsab
Officially single of the year Karren Nobres
Order of the year Return of P1M worth bonuses of some City Hall employees
Ordinance of the year Smoke–Free Ordinance of Baguio City
Parents of the year Atty. and Mrs. Edilberto "Tene" Tenefrancia
Park project of the year BSU Centennial Park
Party giver of the year Aspiring councilor Abraham "Abe" de Castro
Perennial failure of the year Programs to solve traffic in Baguio
Perfect attendance in events of the year Baguio mayoralty candidates
People of the year Soldiers and cops in Marawi siege
Pho of the year Coffee Library, Soup District, and Yes Pho
Photoshoot location of the year Malacañang
Pinaasa of the year Cordillera executives on autonomy
Pinapalayas of the year Philippine Information Agency–CAR
Play of the year Anatomiya ng Babaeng Pugita
Poets of the year Kislap Alitaptap and Ivan Labayne
Political appointees of the year Regional executive directors from the south
Political brew of the year The forthcoming return of three–cornered fight between Nick Aliping, Mark Go, and Morris Domogan
Political detainees of the year Sherwin de Vera and Sarah Abellon-Alikes
Political losses of the year Former Baguio mayors Jaime Bugnosen and Braulio Yaranon, Baguio Councilor Bobby Ortega, and MP Rep. Maximo Dalog, Sr.
Political vacuum of the year Mountain Province
Polluted of the year Ambalanga and Bued Rivers
Potential battlefield of the year Panagbenga 2018
Power tripper of the year Office of the Executive Secretary
Pre-Christmas events of the year

SLU Lantern Parade

Pro–laborer’s order of the year Mandatory seating beaks and no high heels
Questioned loyalty of the year Atty. Brenner Bengwayan
Radiation therapy center of the year BGH Medical Center Cancer Institute
Radio magazine show of the year Kumpletos Rekados
Railroaded of the year

e–bingo resolution

Recognition of the year Baguio as one of UNESCO creative cities
Relentless campaign of the year Regional autonomy
Renovation of the year Garden Theater
Requested curfew of the year  2:00 a.m.
Restaurants of the year Lemon and Olives, Mother’s Hand, Foggy Mountain, Habibi, Café Adriana, Canto, Good Taste, and Rust n Woods
Resumed of the year Educational field trips
Resurrected artists of the year The Astudillos
Retired PNP officer of the year P/Dir. Charlo Collado
Retiree of the year Bishop Carlito J. Cenzon
Revival of the year Corporate mining
Revived proposals of the year Death penalty and medical marijuana
Rewarded of the year Taxi driver Reggie Cabututan
‘Rice dealer’ of the year Bilog
Road opening of the year TPLEX Pozorrubio
Rocket man of the year North Korean leader Kim Jung–un
Romantically–trapped bachelor of the year Frank Cimatu
Sagada visitors of the year Gary Valenciano and Bato dela Rosa
Samaritan couple of the year Alex and Anabelle Bangsoy
Secret drinking spot of the year Speakeasy
Shabu center of the year National Bilibid Prison
Shortchanged of the year CSWDO’s share from Burnham Trade Fair
Shutterbugs of the year Olen Co and Neil Ongchangco
Siege of the year Marawi
Silent force of the year PMA alumni
Snatched of the year Panagbenga 2018 management and Baguio–Benguet Palaro 2018 hosting
Social media hang–out of the year Uncles and Aunties of Baguio
Stage parents of the year Carlos and Karen Anton
Still around retirees of the year

Former mayor and congressman Bernie Vergara, lawyer Condring Bueno, former RTC Judges Amado Caguioa and Edilberto "Del" Claravall, City Prosecutors Erdolfo Balajadia, Fred Centeno, Cho Agunos, Tubby Banta, and Benny Carantes

Still opposed of the year Multi–level parking in Baguio
Still the card game of the year Tong–its
Still the family educators of the year

the Bautista family of the University of Baguio, the Salvosa family of the University of the Cordilleras, and the Fernandez family (down to the one) of the Baguio Central University

Still the gambler’s haven of the year

Baguio City

Still undefeated politician of the year Rep. Ronnie Cosalan
Suspended again of the year Barangay elections
Suspended politician of the year Gov. Jocel Baac
Suspension of the year Classes due to ASEAN holidays
Symbolism of the year PCOO Asec. Margaux "Mocha" Uson
Tawtaw of the year Korean tourist Choi Sungkyu
Telenovela of the year Comelec chair Andres Garcia’s feud with estranged wife
Terror group of the year Maute brothers and allies
’Threat’ of the year Environmental cases vs LGUs that fail to comply with RA 9003
Threatened government agencies of the year CHR,ERC, and NCIP for near removal of budget
Tinatik artist of the year Maela Jose
Trade barbs of the year Paolo Duterte and daughter Isabelle
Trade fair ‘beneficiaries’ of the year City officials
Tragedies of the year Biliran landslide, Davao mall blast, and Partas bus and jeepney collision
Tree chokers of the year

Contractor of Bakakeng Road rehabilitation

Tribute of the year Totem poles
Tweeter–in–chief of the year U.S. President Donald Trump
Twitter avatar of the year Cousin from Baguio
Unappreciated of the year Christmas art installation at Session Road
Unbelievable reality of the year

There are now more women legal practitioners than men, likely cleaning up the mess made by the latter

Underground to overground of the year Small Town Lottery
Unlimited extension of the year Burnham Park Skating Rink contract
Unpopular of the year Hybrid jeepneys
Unsolved killings of the year

2015 murder of Henry Lao, two taxi drivers in Baguio, and stabbing of Paracelis Mayor Avelino Amangyen

Unwelcome fashion fad of the year

Slashed jeans

Urban bandits of the year Baguio yarnbombers
Voided of year Expanded lots of Prime Peak
Weekend vacation center of the year Baguio
Women of the year Ombudsman Conchita Carpio–Morales and Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno
Women power of the year PMA Salaknib Class for having 8 women in top 10
Word war of the year President Rodrigo Duterte and CPP founder Joma Sison
Working police directors of the year S/Supts. Florante Camuyot and Ramil Saculles
Yogi of the year Judge Mia Cawed
‘Young millionaire’ of the year Ron Cadiogan
Zine poet of the year Kervin Calabias
Billiard king of the year Carlo Biado of La Union
Comebecking Igorot boxer of the Dayer Gabutan
Cordillera boxing pride of the year

WBC Asia Bantamweight World Champion Carl Jammes Martin

Endurance runner of the year

Sandi Abahan

Female archer of the year Charmaine Angela Villamor
Female footballers of the year

Regina Aliping and Lorjane Aludos

Female taekwondo Jins of the year

Rain Ramos and Khayla Kreanzzel Guinto

Female ultra runner of the year

Sandi Menchi

Girl chess player of the year

Mhage Gerriahlou Sebastian

Golf tournament of the year MGD golf for–a–cause
Grassroots football promoters of the year Frael Aquino & Aries Bocalan
Ibaloy golfer of the year

 Paolo Luigi Wong

Local basketball league of the year Upnorth Basketball League
Local Boxing Gym of the year Highland Gym
MMA knockout artist of the year

Kevin Belingon

MMA gym of the year

Team Lakay

MMA social media promoter of the year

Benjo Andaya

Muay Thai grassroots coach of the year

Bryan Olod

Muay Thai grassroots center of the year

Sablan, Benguet

New MMA champion of the year

Stephen Loman

Still MMA superstar of the year Eduard Folayang
Sports benefactors of the year Atty. Dante Bagsan and Michael Lawana
Sports physicians of the year Drs. Harold Hiyadan and Lee Buasen
Triathlete of the year Josh Ramos
Ultra race series of the year King of the Mountain
Ultra run promoters of the year Jonel Mendoza and Team Malaya
Ultra runner of the year James Tellias
Upcoming boxer of the year KJ Natuplag
Upcoming boxing promoter of the year Darwin Miller
Yoga center of the year Pranalaya Yoga & Wellness Baguio
Young Filipino racer of the year Iñigo Anton

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