Parade for a cause benefits 14 kidney patients in Mt. Province

BONTOC, Mountain Province, April 19 (PIA) -- A total of Php98,780 collected from the “Parade for a Cause”, one of the activities in the celebration of the Women’s Day in the province, was divided equally among the 14 patients undergoing dialysis at the Bontoc General Hospital.

 

A minimum donation of Php30 was collected from the participants and donors. Employees from the national line agencies submitted Php47,800; Php34, 712 from provincial government employees; Php13,336 from quasi-government/non-government organizations and barangay local government of Poblacion, Bontoc and Php2,932 from other donors.

“Parade for a Cause” started in 2014 as one of the activities in celebration of Women’s Day to raise funds for those undergoing dialysis at the provincial hospital.

Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Nenita D. Lizardo disclosed that in 2014, the activity raised Php73, 055 which was divided equally among 11 patients. In 2015, a total amount of Php119,373 was collected which was used to defray the expenses of patients during their hospitalization and their dialysis.

Collection in 2016 was Php98,955 divided among 15 dialysis patients and in 2017, Php113,867 was raised and used by 16 patients.

For the period of 2014 to 2016, a minimum voluntary donation of Php20 was collected from the government employees of Bontoc municipal government, provincial local government and national line agencies; non-government organizations, people’s organizations.

The establishment of a dialysis center at the BoGH has spared kidney patients in the province of the physical rigors and the financially draining travels to Baguio City for the needed medical attention. Juliet B. Saley (EDT/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)

 

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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.