December 6, 2022

People of the year  ……………………………………………….  Covid-19 response volunteers

Abominable remark of the year ……………………………………………  Empleyado ka laeng!

Abstract of the year ……………………………………………………..  Covid-19 data analytics

Abused of the year ………………………………………………………….  Cyberlibel complaints

Accessory of the year ……………………………………………………………….  Leni’s poncho

Acronym of the year …………………………………………………………………………….  BBM

Addiction of the year ………………………………………………………………  Online shopping

Agency accomplishment of the year  …………………………….  P1.6 billion illegal drug haul

Agri innovation of the year ……………………………………………….  Test tube strawberries

Air disaster of the year ……………………………………………….  C-130 plane crash in Sulu

All dance world dancer of the year ……………………………………..  Karen Navarrete-Anton

Anomaly of the year ………………………………………………………………………  Pharmally

“Anti-vax” advocate of the year ………………………………………………….  Thorrsson Keith

Anxious of the year ……………………………..  Newsstand vendors and watch repair shops

Aquanaut of the year …………………………………………………………………..  Marx Garcia

Art event of the year …………………………………………..  Madrid exhibit of Kidlat Tahimik

Art exhibit of the year ………………………………………………………………………  Alimuom

Art market of the year ……………………………………………………………….  Mandeko Kito

Art scam of the year …………………………………..  Apo Whang-od show at Nas Academy

Artists of the year ………………………………………  Kawayan de Guia and Silvino Dulnuan

Assertion of the year ………………………………………………………..  Empleyado ak laeng!

Author of the year …………………………………………………………………….  Frank Cimatu

Awaited of the year ………………………………………………………………….  Booster shots

Award of the year ………………………………………….  Nobel Peace Prize for Maria Ressa

Back with a vengeance of the year ………………………………………………  Baguio tourists

Backdoor negotiations of the year ……………………  Projects affecting indigenous peoples

Badge of dishonor of the year ………………………………………………..  Persona non grata

Baguio media losses of the year ………………………..  Ernie Olson, Jr. and Ceasar Reyes

Barangay host of the year ……………………………………………………….  Michael Lawana

Beauty queen of the year ………………..  Miss Universe 2021 Top 5 Beatrice Luigi Gomez

Belly dancer of the year ……………………………………………………………..  Sam Hamada

Benefactor of the year ………………………………………………………………  Rep. Eric Yap

Best agri business micro-enterprise of the year ……………………………….  Cosmic Farms

Best grill in town of the year …………………………………………………………  Eat’s Johnny

Bikers’ haven of the year ……………………………  F1 Cycles and Brews and Arteo’s Store

Birthday boy of the year ……………………………………………………  Eventologist Tim Yap

Blockbuster of the year ………………………………………………………………..  Vaccination

Blunder of the year ……………………………..  Wrong entries about Igorots in DepEd books

Book of the year ……………………….  Ang Mga Prusisyong Dumaan sa Unang Bangungot

Bookburner of the year ………………………………………………….  Kalinga State University

Bungled of the year ………………………………………………………..  Christine Dacera case

Campsite of the year ……………………………………………………….  Beneco headquarters

Cavalier awardee of the year ………………………………………………………….  Erwin Luga

Centenarians of the year ………….  Marcela Peruko Saito-Unghiyan, Jauna Regala Torres,

Gregorio de Castro Balageo, Aurora delos Santos Agad Ceferino Montero Cabasa,

Maria Amingay Insigne, Fruto Palpalay Dalmas, Rosalina Pagaddut Ognayon of

Baguio; Cutiman C. Dawayen and Bin-a W. Dulag of Mountain Province;

Agustina Rodriguez of Abra; and Andres Bongakalan Bayating of Benguet

Chief executives of the year ………………  Mayors Benjamin Magalong, Darwin Estranero,

Franklin Odsey, Victorio Palangdan and Gov. Joy Bernos

Children’s book illustrators of the year ………………..  Kora Dandan and Danielle Fernando

City Hall gate pass of the year ………………………………………  Baguio in My Pocket app

CMMA awardee of the year …………………………  Top of the Hour News by 89.5 Star FM

Collaboration of the year ……………………………………………………….  Coldplay and BTS

Color of the year …………………………………………………………………………………  Pink

Comebacks of the year ……………………………………………………….. Tourists and traffic

Comic heroes book artist of the year …………………………………….  Jed Steven Cunanan

Composer of the year ………………………………………………………………  Ingrid Payaket

Concert venue of the year ………………………………………………….  Camp Bado Dangwa

Contagious of the year ………………………………………………………  Community pantries

Cordilleran soldiers of the year  Lt/Gen. Romeo Brawner, Jr. and M/Gen. Benedict Arevalo

Covid-19 epicenter of the year …………………………………….  Bontoc, Mountain Province

Covid-19 model of the year ………………………………….  Baguio’s anti-Covid-19 response

Covid-19 project of the year ………………………………………………  Hangin Ko, Buhay Mo

Covid-19 raket of the year ………………………………………………………………  Saliva test

Covid-19 victims of the year …………………………………………………..  The unvaccinated

Crony of the year ………………………………………………  A Filipino-Chinese businessman

Crucified of the year …………………………………  Suspects in Christine Dacera death and

Mayor Benjamin Magalong on Tim Yap party

Curators of the year …………………………………………… Kigao Rosimo and Luisa Galang

Customs officer of the year ……………………………………………………….  Jeoffrey Tacio

Cyber attacked of the year ………………………………………………….  BDO online banking

Damper of the year ……………………………………………….  Covid-19 breakthrough cases

Debate of the year …………………………………………………………  Standard adobo recipe

Decor of the year ………………………………………………………………………….  Pink parol

Delayed of the year ……………………………………………  Second dose of Sputnik vaccine

Demolished of the year …………….  Center islands and rotunds, Kalinga heroes’ memorial

Desaparecido of the year …………………………………..  Cordillerans missing in Pampanga

Destructive of the year …………………………………………………………..  Typhoon Odette

Dewormer of the year ……………………………………………………………………  Ivermectin

Diverted fund of the year ………………  P400 M Burnham rehab fund to Covid-19 response

Divided of the year  Indigenous peoples of Apayao on  proposed hydro power plant project

Doctor to the barrio of the year ………………………………………………  Dr. Eduard Calpito

Dog finder of the year ………………………………………………  Baguio Sumbungan Forums

Dog lover of the year ………………………………………………………………….  Beng Garcia

Dominant strain of the year ………………………………………………  Covid-19 Delta variant

Downtrend of the year ……………………………………………………………  Covid-19 deaths

Door breaker of the year …………………………………………………………….  Rocky Aliping

Dream come true of the year ………………………….  Waking up to luxury cars in a garage

Eco-establishments of the year ……………………………………  Balei Café and Um-a Farm

Eco-friendly act of the year …………  Opening of the Puguis communal forest to the public

Ecotourism park of the year ……………………..  Warrior’s Nest at Puguis communal forest

Eco-tourism visionary of the year ..  Fr. Jose Quilongquilong of Mirador Hill and Jesuit Villa

Frontliners food provider of the year …………………………………………….  Kristine Suarez

Election breakthrough of the year …………………………….  One million voters in Cordillera

Embattled church leader of the year ……………………………………  Pastor Apollo Quiboloy

Encroached of the year ……………………………………………………….  Baguio Dairy Farm

Environmental bane of the year ……………………………………….  Takeout food containers

Environmental event of the year …………………………………………………………..  COP26

Epal platform of the year …………………………………………………………  TUPAD pay-out

Epic fail for the year ………………………………………………………………….  War on drugs

Essential food of the year ……………………………………………………………………  Lugaw

Excuse of the year ………………………………………………………………………..  Tao lang.

Failed tourism ventures of the year ……………………….  Ridge to Reef and Summit & Sea

Female youth band of the year ……………….  Garahe Band of Sagada, Mountain Province

Filipino engineer of the year …………………………………………  Gregorio Villar III of NASA

Filipino loss of the year ………………………………….  Former President Benigno Aquino III

Finally energized of the year ………………………………………….  Lusod, Kabayan Benguet

Flashback movie of the year ………………………………… 1941: Cordillera Iti Ima Ti Gubat

Flexible of the year ………………………………………  Number of tourists allowed in Baguio

Folk brod loss of the year …………………………………………………………….  The Pumars

Folk music loss of the year ………………………………………..  Ibaloy musician Raul Beray

Food ban of the year ………………………………………………………………………….  Buffet 

Forest defender of the year …………………………………………….  La Trinidad municipality

Forgotten sickness of the year ……………………………………………………………  Dengue

Foul of the year …………………………………………………………………………  Red-tagging

Gadget of the year …………………………………………………………………………  Oximeter

Game changer of the year …………………………………………………….  Covid-19 vaccines

Golden goose of the year …………………………………………………….  NTF-ELCAC funds

Good riddance of the year ……………………………………………………………  Face shields

Guardians of the year …………………………..  Beneco member-consumers and supporters

Halted commercialism of the year ..  Release of apparel bearing Whang-od’s tattoo design

Hashtag of the year ……………………………………………………………….  #DuterteDuwag

Haunted of the year ………………………………………………………………..  Windel Bolinget

Hazardous pavement of the year …………………………………………………….  Tactile tiles

Heritage crop of the year ………………………………………………..  Cordillera heirloom rice

Hidden abuse of the year …………………………………………………  VAW during lockdown

Hidden scourge of the year ……………………………………………………….  Student suicide

Highway park of the year ……………………………………………..  Amlosong Park in Bontoc

Honest farmer of the year ………………………………….  Mando Alonzo of Tublay, Benguet

Hospital chief of the year ……………………………..  BGHMC Chief Dr. Ricardo Ruñez, Jr.

Hunter of the year ……………………………………………………..  Gen. R’win Pagkalinawan

Igorot actor of the year ………………………………………………………….  Jeyrick Sigmaton

Illicit parcel of the year ……………………  Ecstasy package delivered to a Baguio recipient

Influential fans of the year …………………………………………………………………..  Armys

Inhibition of the year …………………………….  Baguio Prosecutor’s Office on Beneco case

Instagrammable alley of the year ……………………………………………….  Carantes Street

Intensified of the year ………………………………………………………  Historical revisionism

Internet provider of the year ……………………………………………………….  Converge ICT

IP rights defender of the year …………………………………………………….  Kabugao youth

Jeepney artist of the year ………………………………………………………….  Brenda Subido

Jumper of the year ……………………………………………………………  Dr. Raymond Oribio

Juvenile concern of the year ………………………….  Minors on fast and noisy motorcycles

Kotong of the year ……………………………..  Pass-the-hat to fund Marcos bust restoration

Kuryente of the year …………………………………………  10 students committing self-harm

Librarian of the year …………………………….  Baguio City Librarian Easter Wahayna-Pablo

Lions officer of the year …………………………………………………………  Nikko Jayson Go

Local substitute of the year …………………………………………………  Leandro Yangot, Jr.

Longest unsolved conflict of the year …………….  Bugnay and Betwagan boundary conflict

Make-up artist of the year …………………………………………………………..  Goldie Yabes

Marker of the year …………………………………………………………….. William Henry Scott Historical Marker 

Marketing ploy of the year ……………………………………………………………….  BTS meal

Mask artist of the year …………………………………………………………….  Tioan Mercado

Media and law profession loss of the year ……………………..  Atty. Benedicto T. Carantes

Media welfare advocate of the year …………………………………………………….  Ellen Lao

Media snob of the year ……………………….  A director at Police Regional Office-Cordillera

Mediocre agency of the year ………………………….  National Electrification Administration

Mental health advice of the year ………………………………………..  “It’s OK to not be OK.”

Mental health advocate of the year ………………………………………………..  Ricky Ducas

Midwife of the year ………………………………………………  Josephine K. Bay-ed of CHSO

Millionaires of the year ……………………………………………………………..  UB Olympians

Miss Universe 2021 judge of the year ……………………………………………  Marian Rivera

Missing of the year …………………………………………………  ABS-CBN regional coverage

“Missing” of the year ……………………………………  P1 million worth donated gift coupons

Model high school student of the year ……  Robert Nelson Leung of the Philippine Science

High School-Cordillera

Modern palengke of the year ……………………………………………………….  Session Road

Morale lifter of the year ………………………………………………………………..  Hidilyn Diaz

Motto of the year ……………………………………………………………  “Never, ever give up”

Mountain Province COP of the year …………………….  Maj. Pedro Tactay of Sagada MPS

Multi-colored of the year ………………………….  Good Shepherd’s white and pink ube jams

Multi-talented artist-cum crafts man of the year ………………………….  Clinton Aniversario

Mural of the year ………………………………………………….  Heroes mural at BGH rotunda

Mural restorer of the year ……………………………………………………………..  Gail Vicente

Must-have of the year ……………………………………………………………….  Oxygen tanks

Naareglo of the year …………………….  Settlement between Nas Daily and Apo Whang-od

Napag-utusan lang of the year …………………………………………………  Atty. Omar Mayo

No choice of the year ……………………………………………………………………….  Sinovac

No permanent address of the year ………………………………….  The “other” Beneco office

Not-great ‘shows’ of the year …………………..  Some politicos and their minions posing for

the camera during Tupad pay-outs

NTF-ELCAC fund recipient of the year ……………………………………………………  Davao

Nuisance presidential candidates of the year ……………………………………..  Bato and Go

Online stores of the year …………………………………………………….  Shopee and Lazada

Outstanding Filipino cop and soldier of the year  Lt/Col. Jonathan Pablito and TS Jake Belino

Outbreak of the year ………………………………..  Equine infectious anemia at Wright Park

Outdoor arts venue of the year …………………………  Wright Park reflection pool premises

Outstanding civil servants of the year ……..  Dr. Elizabeth Batino and Lucia Jacinta Benter

Outstanding youth formation coordinator of the year …………………  Genevieve B. Camhit

Overkill of the year ………………………………………..  Entry into the Beneco headquarters

Overpriced of the year …………………………………………………………………  Tocilizumab

Pag-asa ng Bayan group awardee of the year ..  BGHMC-Medical Social Work Department

Pakitang-gilas of the year …………………………………………..  NCIP’s show-cause orders

Palaban of the year ……………………………………………………  Camp 3 PB Zaldy Guileng

Palusot of the year …………………………………………………….  “Visit Baguio as a friend.”

Passport of the year ……………………………………………………………..  Vaccination card

“Plantito” of the year …………………………..  A Yemeni caught with three potted MJ plants

Peace song of the year ………………..  “Let Peace”, the official song of Mountain Province

Peace and Order Council

Petition of the year ………………………………………………………………..  Academic break

Philanthropist of the year …………………………………………………………  Fernando Tiong

Photo ops venue of the year ……………………………….  Mayor Benjamin Magalong’s desk

Photo-ops lang of the year ….  Presidential aerial inspection of areas damaged by typhoon

PNP loss of the year …………………………………………………  Col. Michael Bawayan, Jr.

Police directors of the year …….  Cols. Glenn Lonogan, Rene Pasiwen, and Ruben Andiso

Political ad spaces of the year ………………………………………………………  Face masks

Political disruption of the year …………………………………………………….  Chavit Singson

Political fishing expedition of the year ……………………………………………  Run Sara Run

Political losses of the year ………………………………..  Kabayan Mayor Faustino Aquisan,

Mountain Province Board Member Alexandre Claver

Political ploy of the year ……………………………………………..  Substitution of candidates

Poorly researched legislation of the year ………………  Ban on confectioneries on counters

Postponed of the year ……………………………………………………..  2020/2021 Bar exams

Power interruption of the year ……………………………………………………….  Marie Rafael

Presidential Lingkod ng Bayan group awardee of the year  BGHMC-Outpatient and Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center

Priestly ordination of the year …………………………………  Rev. Fr. Brayle Mones Bagyan

Print artist of the year ………………………………………………………….  Leonard Aguinaldo

Promising product of the year …………………………….  Cascara tea by La Trinidad OMAG

Protest art of the year ………………………………………………  Market art at People’s Park

Provincial election officer of the year ……………………….  Atty. Elenita Tabangin-Capuyan

Publication loss of the year ………………………………………………………  Sun.Star Baguio

Pulled out of the year ……………………………………………….  U.S.-led war in Afghanistan

Questioned budget allocation of the year ……………………………………  Baguio bike lanes

Railroaded of the year …………………………………………………………..  e-bingo in Baguio

Reading nook of the year …………………………………  Dibshi jen Dibsho at Burnham Park

Regional board secretariat of the year ………………………………………  RTWPB-Cordillera

Religious loss of the year ………………………………  Good Shepherd Sister Fidelis Atienza

Reopened to tourists of the year …………………………………………..  Sagada and Banaue

Replaced of the year  WWII Heroes Jose Abad Santos, Josefa Llanes Escoda, and Vicente Lim

Resumed of the year ……………………………………………………….  Face-to-face classes

Returning music scene of the year ……………………………………  Baguio Country Sounds

Runaway of the year ……………………………………………………………………  Arjo Atayde

Sanctuary of the year …………………………………  Mirador Jesuit Villa and Retreat House

Sariling sikap of the year …..  Luis Hora Regional Memorial Hospital’s molecular lab center

Scot-free of the year ……………………………………….  Accused in killing of 45 pine trees,

former Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr.,

former PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, and Julian Ongpin

Scourge of the year ………………………………………..  Zoom meetings and online classes

Selfie of the year ……………………………………………………………….  Vaccination sticker

Series of the year ………………………………………………………………………  Squid Game

Service micro enterprise national awardee of the year  Session Grocery in La Trinidad, Benguet

Shame to the profession of the year …………………………………………  Atty. Larry Gadon

Short film of the year …………………………………………………………………..  Dad-aan Na

Shortage of the year …………………………………………………………………………….  Pork

Staged of the year ………………………………….  ‘Kidnap me’ incident at Dizon Subdivision

Still a mystery of the year …………………………….  The ‘hooded men’ who dismantled the

anti-Chico dam heroes’ monument

Strictest border of the year ………………………………………  Burgos, La Union checkpoint

Student inventors of the year ……………………  Ma. Teresita Viste and Kenneth Seruno of

Abra National High School

Stuntman of the year …………………………………………………………………..  Joel Anglog

Suspicious millionaires of the year ……………………………………….  Lotto jackpot winners

Swept under the rug of the year …………………..  Report on collusion between DPWH and

elected officials on infra projects

Tantrum of the year ………………………………….  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Tertiary hospital of the year …………………..  Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center

Tokhang 2.0 of the year ………………………………………………..  Dumanon makitungtong

Tourism breakthrough of the year ………………………………………………..  Space tourism

Tourists’ carrier of the year ………………………………………………………..  Virgin Galactic

Town tourism explorer of the year …………………………………………………  Bryan U. Yap

Traffic experimenter of the year ………………………………………………………….  Ted Tan

Traffic jam sites of the year ……………………………………..  Kms. 3 to 4 due to flashflood

Transformed of the year ………………………………………………………………..  Manila Zoo

Translators of the year …………………………………………  Junley Lazaga and Liezl Leyva

Trophy animal of the year …………………………………………………………  Philippine eagle

Tug-of-war of the year ……………………………………….  Beneco general manager position

Unaccounted of the year ………………………………………….  Some electric bill collections

Unsolved killings of the year …………………………………  Dr. Amor Trina Dait of Abra and

Prosecutor Victor Begtang, Jr. of Apayao

Unused of the year ……………………………………………………….  Tublay isolation facility

Unwanted ‘Koreanovela’ of the year ………………………………………  ‘Strawberries’ series

Unwanted by IPs of the year ……..  Former NCIP-Cordillera Director Marlon Bosantog and

NCIP FPIC officer Atanacio Addog

Upcoming film actress of the year ………………………………………………  Ammin Acha-ur

Urong-sulong of the year ………………………………………………………….  IATF decisions

Violated again of the year …………………………………………  Baguio Trade Fair Ordinance

Virtual councilor of the year ………………………………………  Councilor Roberto Ortega VI

Wakes visitor of the year ………………………………………………………….  Joel Cervantes

Washout of the year …………………………………………………………….  Rainbow crossing

Weaver of the year …………………………………………………  Lydia Langpawen of Narda’s

Whipping boy of the year ………………………………………………….  Commission on Audit

Withdrawn COC of the year ………………………………………………..  Crescencio Pacalso

Youth music ministries of the year ……………………  Broken Guitar Project of Sagada and

Aggiornamento Music Ministry of Bontoc

13 Artist of the year …………………………………………………………………  Rocky Cajigan

SPORTS NOMINATIONS:

Athletes of the year …………………………..  U.S. gymnast Simone Byles and Hidilyn Diaz

Baguio Olympians of the year …………………………………  Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam,

Eumir Marcial, and Irish Magno

Benchmarking event of the year …………………..  71st Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament

Bodybuilding power couple of the year …………………………  Reynold and Leigh Domalsin

Boxers of the year ……………………………………………  Nonito Donaire, Mark Magsayao,

and Carl Jammes Martin

Boxing loss of the year …………………………………………….  Referee-judge Cildo Evasco

Chess champ of the year ………………………………………………………  Mhage Sebastian

Combat sports coaches of the year ……………………………….  Billy Alumno, Edzel Ngina,

and Mark Sangiao

Cordillera taekwondo jin of the year ………………………………………………..  Kurt Barbosa

Cordillera ultra-runners of the year ……………………………….  Dennis Lee, Jessica Amos,

and Isabel Quipse

Dancesports coach of the year …………………………………………….  Charibelle Pingawan

Dancesports group of the year …………………………………..  Benguet Dancesports Team

Empowered athlete of the year …………………………………………………………  EJ Obiena

Female fighters of the year …………………………  Islay Erika Bomogao and Jenelyn Olsim

Golf civic club of the year ……………………………………………………  Baguio Blue Bloods

Golfers of the year ……………………………………………..  Yuka Saso and Juvic Pagunsan

Heartbreak MMA athlete of the year ……………………………………….  Denice Zamboanga

National Mobility Awardees of the year …………..  Valerie de Guzman and Vince Dangiapo

New sports platform of the year ……………………………………………..  Virtual competition

OCR athlete of the year …………………………………………………………….  Sandi Abahan

Olympic breakthrough of the year …………………………..  Hidilyn Diaz winning gold medal

Olympic school of the year …………………………………………………  University of Baguio

Olympics darling of the year ……………………………………………………..  Margielyn Didal

Para-athlete of the year ………………………………………………….  Jerrold Pete Mangliwan

Racers of the year …………………………………………………..  Iñigo Anton and Gerard Loy

Rising MMA star of the year …………………………………………………………  Lito Adiwang

Scramble team of the year ……………………………………………  Tiger and Charlie Woods

Sports event of the year …………………………………………………..  2021 Tokyo Olympics

Triathlete team of the year ……………………………………………….  Jet Ramos and family

World-class gym of the year ……………………………………  Benguet Sports Complex gym