World First Aid Day celebrated in Bontoc

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Sept. 29 (PIA) -- The Philippine Red Cross-Mountain Province Chapter, in partnership with the local government unit and the SMART Inc. celebrated the World First Aid Day with the theme, “First Aid on Domestic Accidents.”

 

The celebration which was conducted at the open gym in Eyeb here started with a short program followed by the Red Cross Youth (RCY) challenge on poster making depicting the theme, quiz bee, bandaging and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adult. Prizes of winners were sponsored by the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC).

Hiphop dance competition participated by nine teams composed of RCYs of five high schools, bingo panalo, jamming, and raffle bonanza were sponsored by SMART Communication.

Simultaneous with these activities was the conduct of the mobile blood donation activity of the Provincial Blood Services Network in partnership with the Bontoc LGU. A total of 11,25cc of different blood types were extracted from 25 individuals who voluntarily donated their blood.

World First Aid Day is celebrated every second Saturday of September to raise awareness of how first aid can save lives. (JDP-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)

 

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Alab Petroglyph

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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)

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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

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Sumaguuing Caves

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