February 9, 2023

NOMINATIONS 2022

Abandoned of the year                                                   Ping Lacson

Abundant of year                                                            Watwat in Benguet

Actor of the year                                                             Kidlat Tahimik

Administrator of the year                                                Franklin Odsey of Mountain Province

AFP reservist of the year                                                  Cmdr. Anthony R. de Leon

Agri industry losses of the Year                                       Karen Briones, Addison,

Kyle La-ao, and Tommy Timoteo

Airplane meme of the year                                              Loakan Airport flight attendant

Alarming of the year                                                        Rise in cases of death by suicide

“Analysis” of the year                                                       Sandro Marcos’ take on

peso’s weakness vs. U.S. dollar

Anti-vegetable smuggling advocate of the year             Benguet Rep. Eric Yap

Apache’s civic man of the year                                        Jose A. Olarte

Appointees of the year                                                    DOT-Cordillera Dir. Jovita Ganongan

and DOH Usec. Camilo Cascolan

Archivist of the year                                                         John Silva

Art patrons of the year                                                     Jojo Pua and Moira Lang

Artificial of the year                                                          Shortage of paracetamol and

cough medications

Artist councilor of the year                                               Leandro Yangot, Jr.

Artist loss of the year                                                        Kidlat de Guia

Aspirant of the year                                                          Artemio Dumlao, Jr.

Assertion of the year                                                        Puguis communal forest is for the public

“Astronaut” of the year                                                     Rodante Marcoleta

Awaited agri conversion of the year                                 Ifugao marijuana terraces

“Baguio journalist” of the year                                          Franklin Y. Cimatu

Baguio visitors of the Year                                                U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay

Carlson, Tourism Sec. Christina Frasco,

and BSP Deputy Governor Berna Romulo-Puyat

Balat sibuyas of the year                                                  Mayor Benjamin Magalong and

Councilor Mylen Yaranon

Bane of the year                                                               Carmageddon

Banned of the year                                                           Made in Vietnam Lucky Me instant noodles

Barangay of the year                                                        Burnham-Legarda Barangay

“Beer garden” of the year                                                National Penitentiary

Best Hebrew words of the year                                        Hesed, Anawim, Binah

Biggest rally of the year                                                    Takder Kordi

BL author of the year                                                       Roland Sapiro Fernandez

Blockbuster of the year                                                     Botanical Garden

Book editor of the year                                                     Aldrin Pentero

Book of the year                                                               “One for the Road”, the Bernie Vergara Legacy

Book seller of the year                                                      Montañosa Bibliophile

Breakthrough of the year                                                 BCPO’s Gold Eagle Award in PATROL Plan 2030

Bullied of the year                                                             City Prosecutor Conrado Catral, Jr.

Burger of the year                                                            Craft Burger

By-passed of the year                                                      Former DSWD Sec. Erwin Tulfo

Café of the year                                                               Figaro

Cake of the year                                                               Camote Cake by Sinner or Saint

Catastrophes of the year                                                  Typhoon Paeng and Abra earthquake

Celebrators of the year                                                    Charito Barter @75, Edna Anton @80 and

Moises Cating @90

Challenge of the year                                                       DTI’s P500 Noche Buena for a family of five

Chef of the year                                                               Waya Wijangco

Children’s book illustrator of the year                              Danielle Fernando

Choked of the year                                                           Breathe Baguio

Christmas ornament of the year                                       Pink parol

Cinematographer of the year                                           Patrick Wong

Close-open road of the year                                            Mt. Data Cliff

COA report of the year                                                     P29M disallowance at BWD

Coffee of the year                                                            Cosy’s Coffee

Comeback artist of the year                                             Heidi Rodriguez Francisco

Comeback of the year                                                      Face-to-face activities

Community festival of the year                                         Adivay Festival 2022

Community of the year                                                     Beneco Feeder 13

Concept art of the year                                                    Ifugao weaves into Non Fungible Tokens

Concertmeister of the year                                               Glenn Gaerlan

Cordilleran female general of the year                             B/Gen. Jezebel Dominguez-Medina

Creative nonfiction writer of the year                                Lissa Romero de Guia

Culinary meme of the year                                               White House restaurant

Cultural project of the year                                               Tracing Ibaloy genealogy

Cyber-libel losers of the year                                            Marlon Bosantog and Marie Rafael

Dance craze of the year                                                   See Tinh/Ting Ting Tang Tang

Dance floor of the year                                                     Baguio Country Sounds

Dancer of the year                                                           Atty. Harry Roque

Decoration lang of the year                                              Wayfinders at Session Road

Defiant of the year                                                            Shilan chicken dung traders

DepEd loss of the year                                                     Teacher Rudy Edward Sayen, Jr.

Dependable persons of the year                                      BENECO linemen

Desperate move of the year                                             PDP petition for Comelec to reopen filing of COC

Disappointment of the year                                              May election results

Dismissed of the year                                                       Libel case against Nordis EIC Kim Quitasol and

Khim Abalos

DJs of the year                                                                 Congruum and Dj Lang

Dogs of the year                                                               Retired PRO-Cor K-9 Nora, Vilma, Joko, Jackson,

Bullet, Gordon, and Wanda

Drag queens of the year                                                  Empy Radora, Déja, Nebra G, Maureen

Election book of the year                                                  “Insider’s Notes on Election Laws” by

Atty. Elenita Julia Tabangin-Capuyan

Election hotspot of the year                                              Pilar, Abra

Embattled lawyer of the year                                            Francis Camtugan

Events stylist of the year                                                   Bb Wedding and Event Styling

Expressway of the year                                                    Manuel S. Agyao Boulevard in Tabuk City

Fact-checker of the year                                                  Mauricio Domogan

Fake quote of the year                                                     “Let me educate you.”

Family feud of the year                                                     Rift between Sen. Loren Legarda and

son Lorenzo Leviste

Fear of the year                                                               The Big One

Female pilot of the year                                                    Capt. Amorelle Martinez from Bokod

Female vocalist of the year                                               Taylor Swift

Fictionist of the year                                                         Monica Macansantos

Flooded of the year                                                          Banaue, Ifugao

Folksinger of the year                                                       Ivee Bongosia

Followers of the code of omerta of the year                     Baguio Water District officials

Food delivery of the year                                                   Foodpanda

Food server of the year                                                    Good Taste robot

Foolish idea of the year                                                    Astronaut pills for the poor

Force to reckon of the year                                              BENECO MCOs

Forced unity of the year                                                   Barangay merger

Forward march of the year                                              ROTC

Gift of the year                                                                  Aquaflask

Global music icon of the year                                            BTS

Global scandal of the year                                                Prince Andrew of Britain being stripped of his

military and royal titles and duties 

Gold commodity of the year                                              Sibuyas

Gourmet discovery of the year                                         Eden’s Callos

Governor of the year                                                        Bonifacio Lacwasan, Jr. of Mountain Province

Gwapong lineman of the year                                          Jordan Ayawan of BENECO

Hall-of-famer of the year                                                  Bontoc for fifth SGLG award

Halted of the year                                                             e-sabong and POGO operations

Hawker sellers of the year                                                Quiboloy army

Health advocacy of the year                                             Community pantry-style pharmacy by

Chooselife Pharmacy and Clinic

Heinous crime of the year                                                Killing of Juliet Hesim

“High-tech” of the year                                                     Department of Education laptops

Highest ever of the year                                                   Philippine national debt and inflation

Historian and curator of the year                                      Erlyn Ruth Alcantara

Historian of the year                                                         Weng Boquiren

History revisionists of the year                                          Pinoy Big Brother teens contestants

Host for all season of the year                                          Beau Macliing

Hub of the year                                                                CDRRMC Regional Interagency Warehouse Hub in

Tabuk City, Kalinga

Ibaloy musician of the year                                               Topyu Diaus

ID of the year                                                                   PhilSys ID printed on ordinary paper

Ignored of the year                                                           Second booster shot

Ilocano children’s book of the year                                   Maysa, Dua, Dungdunguenka

Impresario of the year                                                      Karlo Altomonte

In the hot seat of the year                                                Cordillera-based active and retired police officials

In the spotlight again of the year                                      Atong Ang

Inabel endorser of the year                                              Sen. Robin Padilla

Intelligence fund raiser of the year                                   VP Sara Duterte

Intruders of the year                                                         Dairy Farm squatters

Iwas-pusoy of the year                                                     Then candidate Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.

Korean telenovelas of the year                                         Alchemy of Souls and Extraordinary Atty. Woo

K-Pop album of the year                                                  Proof by BTS

Landscaper of the year                                                    Kiko Villalba

Libreng service of the year                                               Presidential helicopter

Local government units of the year                                  Kibungan, Benguet and Bontoc,

Mountain Province

Local ordinance violation of the year                                Operation of mobile batching plant in

Baguio City

Lucky bettor of the year                                                    PCSO

Makeup artist of the year                                                  Paolo Carantes San Juan

Male pageant winners of the year                                    Stephen Harold Liley, Jr.; Kevin Claud Beray; and

Kurt Justin Santiago

Maniningil of the year                                                      La Paz Mayor Joseph Bernos

Marites of the year                                                           Actor Ella Cruz

Masa drink of the year                                                      Double light brandy

Math teacher of the year                                                  Adonis Togana

May nanalo na of the year                                                SC decision on the boundary dispute between

Sugpon, Ilocos Sur and Bakun, Benguet

May utang of the year                                                      Beneco

Mayor finally of the year                                                   Paracelis Mayor Marcos Ayangwa

Mayors of the year                                                           Romeo Salda of La Trinidad, Cesar Molitas of

Kibungan, and Ruben Tindaan of Buguias, Benguet

Medical breakthrough of the year                                     Heart transplant to a patient in Maryland,

U.S.A. using genetically modified pig heart

Michelin resto of the year                                                 Hawker Chan

Misrepresentation of the year                                           Improper use of Igorot attires

Mobile forces of the year                                                  BCPO City Mobile Force and Mountain Province

1st Provincial Mobile Force Company

Most awaited infrastructure project of the year                Opening of Poblacion to

Tacadang Road in Kibungan, Benguet

Most expensive building of the year                                  Ifugao General Hospital

Music video director of the year                                        Dean Marcial

Museum closure of the year                                             Tayum Museum due to earthquake

Museum of the year                                                          BenCab Museum

Mushrooms of the year                                                    Mimes

Mystery of the year                                                           Discovery of two teens in Tuba, Benguet

Napag-iwanan of the year                                                Philippine entertainment industry

Napako of the year                                                           P20/kilo of rice

Natapos din of the year                                                    Ang Probinsyano

Natural shield of the year                                                 Sierra Madre ranges

New band of the year                                                       Dilaw

New song of the year                                                       “Uhaw” by Dilaw

NGO of the year                                                               Angat Buhay

Niche tourism drive of the year                                         Birdwatching

Nullified of the year                                                           Expanded Gloria de Guzman lot titles

Online fighters of the year                                                Mia Magdalena and Beng Garcia

Online milking cow of the year                                          Raffle of SUVs

Opposed of the year                                                         Revised Baguio Charter

Optional but not discarded of the year                              Face mask among Baguio residents

Orphaned of the year                                                       DDS

Outstanding Filipino policeman of the year                       Col. Lambert Suerte

Outstanding police officer of the year                               PNP Chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin, Jr

Outstanding teacher of the year                                       Marcelo Otinguey

Padala delivery of the year                                               Grab

Pagkwartaan of the year                                                  Kwartais at the city public market

Parade of the year                                                           SLU Lantern Parade series

Pedestrian lane of the year                                              Under the Malcolm Square overpass

Permanent temporary activity of the year                         Sunday closure of Session Road

Perpetual extension of the year                                        Terms of barangay and SK officials

Photo of the year                                                              Harley F. Palangchao’s “Almost Fatal”

Picture book writers of the year                                        Bea Mandapat, Junley Lazaga

Planet of the year                                                             Planet G D

PNP advisory group of the year                                       Baguio City Police Office CAGPTD

Poetry book author of the year                                         Babeth Lolarga

Police project of the year                                                  Pabahay sa mahihirap

Political losses of the year                                                 President Fidel V. Ramos and Mayor Gabino

Ganggangan of Sadanga, Mountain Province

Political trivia of the year                                                   Barlig reelects a mayor since 1929

Political wallop of the year                                                The Someras of Pilar, Abra

President of the year                                                        Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine

“President” of the year                                                     Imee Marcos

Pushback of the year                                                        Supreme Court on Lorraine Badoy’s remarks

against a judge

Railroaded of the year                                                      Maharlika Wealth Fund

Reopened of the year                                                      Mt. Data Hotel

Rescued of the year                                                         Nanay Calteya, a vagrant for 34 years

Reservist group of the year                                              122nd Naval Combat Support Squadron Reserve

Resistance of the year                                                      People of Ukraine against Russia’s invasion

Restaurant expansions of the year                                   Chaya and Hill Station

Restaurant of the year                                                     Log Cabin, Sagada, Mountain Province 

Retired police general of the year                                    Jimmy Catanes

Returning FB group of the year                                       Bartek Community

Returned token of the year                                              Missing WWII POW medal

Returning transport plan of the year                                Monorail and cable car

RH endorser of the year                                                  Catriona Gray

Saint restorer of the year                                                 Luisa Galang

Sarcastic remark of the year                                            “Minarcos ko iyan”

Sayang of the year                                                           Expired vaccines

“Scam” of the year                                                           433 lotto winners

School achievers of the year                                            St. Louis University, University of the Cordilleras,

and Benguet State University

School principal of the year                                              Mary Hazel Ballena of Bucay North Elementary

School in Abra

Secret Baguio resident of the year                                   Mike de Leon

Serenade of the year                                                       Wonderful Tonight

Short film director of the year                                           Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan

Short film of the year                                                        Headhunter’s Daughter

Silent comeback of the year                                             Piggeries in Baguio

Skid row of the year                                                         Tactile tiles on Baguio’s sidewalks

Song of the year                                                               Anti-Hero by Taylor Swift

“Speechless” of the year                                                  Some officials of Benguet on vegetable smuggling

Stamp pad of the year                                                      House of Representatives

Supermarket of the year                                                  Tiong San La Trinidad

“Super spreader” of the year                                           Marites

Supporting actress of the year                                         Dolly de Leon

Suspended of the year                                                     Bureau of Corrections Chief Gerald Bantag

Syndicated columnist of the year                                      March Fianza

Tattoo artist of the year                                                    Grace Palicas

Tax-free of the year                                                         Performers at Session Road

Teleserye of the year                                                       Maria Clara at Ibarra

“Theorist” of the year                                                       Arch. Donna Tabangin

Tinipid of the year                                                             Substandard school buildings

TNT of the year                                                                Avelino Amangyen and Ricardo Zulueta of BuCor

Touchdown of the year                                                    PAL’s Cebu-Baguio flights

Toys of the year                                                               Fishes at Burnham Lake

Transformation of the year                                               White House to up-scale Joseph Restaurant

Transition of the year                                                       2022 Panagbenga’s showcase of hope and revival

to 2023 Panagbenga’s renaissance of wonder and

beauty

Translator of the year                                                       Luchie Maranan for “Isang Daang Taong Pag-iisa”

Twins of the year                                                              Ben&Ben

Under attack of the year                                                   Baguio District Engineering Office

Unexpected of the year                                                    Flash floods

Unfrozen of the year                                                        Beneco China Bank account

Unlighted of the year                                                        Children’s Playground

Unregulated of the year                                                   Online raffles

Unresolved political boundary conflict of the year            Barangay Bugnay, Tinglayan, Kalinga and

Barangay Betwagan, Sadanga, Mountain Province

Unsolved of the year                                                        Missing sabungeros, missing PDEA agent

Merton Fesway

Unwanted LT resident of the year                                    Thinking Pinoy

Unwanted of the year                                                       NCIP-Apayao Legal Affairs Officer

Geoffry Calderon

Unwelcome of the year                                                    Policer officers’ visits to media residences

Urban myth of the year                                                    Missing people, kidnapping in Baguio

Urban scourge of the year                                               Condos in barangays

Urban sketchers of the year                                             Aurelio Castro, Ged Alangui

Useless of the year                                                           Trade Fair Ordinance

Vice governor of the year                                                 Ericson “Tagel” Felipe of Benguet

“VIP” of the year                                                               PIA DG Mon Cualoping

Virtual communication of the year                                    Zoom

Visual artist for-a-cause of the year                                  Claire Jaun-Torres

Voided of the year                                                            Some CALTs in Baguio

Weaponized of the year                                                   Cyber-libel

Wedding reception artist of the year                                 Chai Ramos

Wire artist of the year                                                       Mich Camolo

Wish granted of the year                                                  Mandanas-Garcia ruling implementation

World skills competitor of the year                                    Jonathan Supsupin

Young scientist of the year                                               Dr. Roscinto Ian Lumbres

Zero IPMR council of the year                                          Igorot-dominated Baguio City council

SPORTS NOMINATIONS:

Archers of the year                                                           Jathniel Caleb Fernandez and

Chass Mhaiven Colas

Athletes with-a-cause of the year                                     Golinsan Turtles

BJJ female athlete of the year                                          Aithana Caranto

Bodybuilder of the year                                                    Liza Docyogen

Bowlers of the year                                                          Peter and Nikko Jayson Go

Boxers of the year                                                            Carl Jammes Martin and KJ Natuplag

Boxing promoter of the year                                             Pinoy Prodigy Boxing Promotion

Chess prodigy of the year                                                Mhagie Sebastian of Apayao

Cordillera TKD jins of the year                                         Angelica Joyce Gaw, Justin Kobe Macario,

Jeordan Dominguez, and Rama Chandra Liporada

Corporate team of the year                                              James Wright Cafe

Celebrity marathoner of the year                                     Pia Wurtzbach

Family athlete of the year                                                 Ramos triathlete family

Fastest Filipino racer of the year                                      Iñigo Anton

Female athlete of the Year                                               Hidilyn Diaz

Female boxing assistant of the year                                 JL Martin Race

Fil-Am Golf alumnus of the year                                       Tom Kim

Filipino fighter of the year                                                 Stephen Loman

Good news of the year                                                     Lifetime benefits for world champions

Instant millionaire athletes of the year                              Jhanlo Mark Sangiao and Jeremy Pacatiw

Jersey of the year                                                             Messi

Junior golfers of the year                                                  Emilio Curran and Ranz Louie Balay-odao

Kickboxers of the year                                                      Jean Claude Saclag, Gina Iniong-Araos, and

Renz Daquel

Kickboxing coach of the year                                            Mark Sangiao

Kickboxing national squad of the year                              Team Lakay

Last MMA champion of the year                                       Joshua Pacio

Little League Philippines Series team of the year             Ganduyan Bucks

Local MMA promotion of the year                                    Northern Uprising Fight League

MMA promotion of the year                                              ONE Championship

Mountain biker of the year                                                Khastner Fanged

Muay Thai athletes of the year                                         Islay Erika Bomogao, Clark Fattit and

Edel Ali Ngina

Para-athletes of the year                                                  Jerrold Pete Mangliwan and Denesia Esnara

Race directors of the year                                                Don Santillan of Itogonia and Robert Watson of

Intrepid Spirit/KOTM

Reality show of the year                                                   ONE Warrior Series Philippines

Senior bodybuilder of the year                                         Orlando Smith, Jr.

Sports civic group of the year                                           Team Lakay Foundation

Sports sound track of the year                                         “Dreamers”

Taekwondo attractor of the year                                      Kurt Barbosa

UAAP records holder of the year                                     Eduard Josh Buenavista

Ultra-runner cop of the year                                             S/Sgt. Miguel Carranza

World Cup viral player of the year                                    South Korean striker Cho Gue-sung

World event of the Year                                                   2022 FIFA World Cup