Elected officials in two barangays take their oath of office

Bontoc, Mountain Province - In two separate occasions, newly elected and re-elected barangay officials of Talubin and Gonogon, both in this municipality vowed to always serve with honesty, integrity, courtesy and dedication.


Elected barangay officials of Talubin opted to have their oath-taking on June 11, 2018 at Sitio Ban-ay, Talubin before hundred of villagers while elected barangay officials of Gonogon had their oath-taking at the barangay hall on June 14, 2018 instead of joining the mass oath-taking of elected barangay officials set on June 19, 2018.

Veteriano L. Dulay was re-elected as the Punong Barangay of Talubin while his Barangay Kagawad are Bobby Ceasar A. Ngollob, Antonio F. Lippaen, Eddie A. Managtag, Henry Mangla-as, Juan C. Dalcogen, Rodolfo K, Pongchap and Pipito S. Manilang.

Barangay Gonogon Punong Barangay Rudy B. Gittabao was re-elected in the same position while the Barangay Kagawad are Oscar P. Dao-ayen, Ricardo S. Cabay, Elena B. Elwas, Elpidio A. Baldo, Anastacio M. Basingao, Reynaldo B. Mangapan and Allan Peter L. Bannawi.

Bontoc Mayor Franklin C. Odsey who administered the oath-taking of the newly elected and re-elected barangay officials in Talubin highlighted the true meaning and essence of the word "Honorable" which is attached to the name of every elected official.

He mentioned that as "Honorable", they must live by example to their community. They must open their ears to listen and their eyes to see what the community needs. They must be the first individuals to solve any problems in their barangay.

"Always remember that public office is a public trust. Come afternoon of June 30, you will be holding office as barangay officials. I challenge you to carry out your titles as Honorable with your commitment to do something for the common good of your kakailyan and your barangay,” the mayor remarked.

He also urged the villagers to support their barangay officials whom they have elected and put into position.

"You chose them to lead, but it does not mean that you would let them solve all the problems that may arise in the community. It does not mean that you let them implement all the programs. Your barangay officials shall take the lead, while the community must cooperate and participate. As one community, you are one big family supporting and helping each other," Odsey added.

Municipal Local Government Operations Officer (MLGOO) Jill F. Fa-ed supported the pronouncement of Mayor Odsey, emphasizing that as elected barangay officials, they play a big role in looking into the betterment of their barangay.

She added that the people chose and put them in their positions because they believe in their capabilities and capacities.

In response, elected barangay officials thanked Odsey and Fa-ed for reminding them of what to be a good public servant.

Also present during the oath-taking and community celebration in Barangay Talubin are Vice Mayor Eusebio S. Kabluyen, Sangguniang Bayan members Viola P. Okko, Rose C. Farnican, Alsannyster F. Patingan, Juan F. Chumacog, Alexandre C. Claver, Esteban O. Nguddo, Robert B. Dacyon and Alexander N. Fana-ang. // Alpine L. Killa, Bontoc -LGU


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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.