Parade for a cause benefits dialysis patients

Bontoc, Mountain Province – Patients undergoing dialysis at the Bontoc General Hospital (BoGH) are the beneficiaries of the Parade for a Cause in celebration of the Women’s Month this March.


According to Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Person Mabel C. Cariño of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), their office received an initial amount of Php109, 042.00 which was turned over to Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Nenita D. Lizardo during the Women’s Day Celebration on March 8, 2017.

This came from the donations of the officials and employees of the Provincial Government of Mountain Province; local government units, national government agencies and quasi-government units, non-government offices and various women’s organizations.

During the turnover of the proceeds to Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Nenita D. Lizardo, she mentioned that the donations will serve as payment for the 17 patients ‘dialysis sessions at the BoGH.

On behalf of the beneficiaries and their families, Dr. Lizardo expressed her gratitude to everyone who selflessly gave donations during the parade for a cause.

Though it is innate to the people of Mountain Province to share their blessing and extend help to those in need, the support shown by the participants during the parade for a cause gave further hope and strength to the patients.

Like in the previous years’ celebration of Women’s Month, Parade for a Cause were initiated which benefited patients undergoing dialysis at the BoGH.

Meanwhile, a signature campaign for free dialysis was launched during the Women’s Day Celebration soliciting support from the public on the ongoing call for free dialysis treatment in the country.

A separate signature campaign was also spearheaded by the Provincial Governor’s Office and the Provincial Information Office for the provincial government. This in collaboration with the Philippine Information Agency and other sectors campaigning for free dialysis.

The signature campaign pushes for congress to pass a law that will make dialysis in government health facilities free to all patients who need it. // Alpine L. Killa, PIO-MP


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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.