Beneficaries of the AquaPonics solar - powered system in a photo opt with Mayor Benjamin Magalong (backrow second from right) and BFAR - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Lilibeth Signey ( frontrow left). (CCD/PIA CAR)

Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda and personnel at the TTMF led by Dr. Nora Ruiz leads simple send-off ceremony for six recovered patients discharged from the Provincial Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet.(photos from Benguet Governor’s Office)

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong commends the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for its Urban Aquaponics project with vegetable and fish production as he assures the city government's support to this project that helps ensure food sufficency and availability. (CCD/PIA CAR)

DA-CAR OIC Regional Director Cameron Odsey with ACT-CIS Representative anf Benguet Legislative Caretaker Eric Go Yap and Governor Melchor Diclas turn over assiatnce to farmer beneficiaries in the province of Benguet , and to DSWD-CAR for the implementation of the Gulayan sa Barangay for Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and rge Department of Education Benguet for the Gulayan sa Paaralan programon at the Benguet Capitol on August 27, 2020. (RMC-PIA-CAR)

Gallant Igorot pilot laid to rest

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 23(PIA) – Another brave Cordilleran who lost his life while serving the country was laid to rest yesterday at his residence in Barangay Kias, this city.

 

Military honors were rendered to honor Igorot rescue pilot Major Jessie Miller Jr., who along with three other Philippine Air Force(PAF) personnel, perished   last September 16  when  their Sikorsky S-76A air ambulance rotary aircraft from the 505th Search and Rescue Group crashed in  Barangay Upper Manggas in  Lantawan, Basilan.

The Sikorsky air ambulance helicopter with tail number 202 departed from Edwin Andrew Air Base in Zamboanga City and was heading to Jolo, Sulu for a medical evacuation mission when it crashed.

The remains  of Miller arrived in Baguio City on Saturday, (Sept.19) from the Clark Air Base after it was flown from Mindanao. 

Upon arrival at the Loakan Airport, the PAF Tactical Operations Group 1 rendered military honors to Maj. Miller before bringing him to his residence in Kias.

Family, friends and officers and PAF personnel, the Tactical Operations Group 1, the Philippine Military Academy and members of the PMA MASIDLAK Class of 2010 gathered to pay their final respects and honor the valuable service to the nation of the fallen hero.

Miller who hailed from Sagada, Mountain Province, was a member of the PMA “MASIDLAK” Class of 2010.   

His father, Jessie Miller Sr., emotionally shared that he was the one who convinced his son to join the PMA to follow his footsteps in the military service as he served as an enlisted personnel. Moreover, PMA offers free quality education and   assures a job immediately after graduation.

PAF Captain Kendrich Pia of the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing, reminisced their days at the PMA when they both started as cadets until they graduated and became pilots serving the country as rescue helicopter pilots.

The Sagada municipal government thru the leadership of Mayor James Pooten also offered sympathies to thei “kailian” or town mate. (JDP/RMC-PIA CAR) 

By Redjie Melvic Cawis

 

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Benguet

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