Fana-ang retains ABC President seat

Bontoc, Mountain Province – Punong Barangay Alexander N. Fana-ang of Barangay Bontoc Ili, Bontoc shall continue to sit as the ex-officio member of the Sangguniang Bayan of this capital town after he was re-elected as the President of the Municipal Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) on July 16, 2018.

 

Fana-ang who garnered nine votes won over his opponent, Tocucan Punong Barangay Wilbert A. Padngaran who obtained seven votes.

Completing the set of new Municipal ABC officers are Vice President Jimmy K. Cherwaken, the Punong Barangay of Caluttit; Dalican Punong Barangay Reynald A. Waking as the Secretary; Poblacion Punong Barangay Glenn C. Saavedra, Sr., is the Treasurer; Gonogon Punong Barangay Rudy B. Gittabao is the Auditor; and the Board of Directors are Mainit Punong Barangay Johnson B. Tangchor, Talubin Punong Barangay Veteriano L. Dulay, Alab Oriente Punong Barangay Marlon A. Kis-ing and Samoki Punong Barangay Joseph M. Toyokan.

In an interview, Fana-ang acknowledged that being an elective official comes with a huge and deep responsibility as the punong barangays take care not just the daily management of the barangay, but of all other basic necessities needed by their constituents. With this, he assured the full representation of the 16 barangays in the municipal council.

“I am grateful of the trust that my co-punong barangays have given me. As the voice of the barangay officials in the 16 barangays of Bontoc to the municipal council, be assured that programs and projects you plan in your respective barangays will reach the municipal government and other concerned agencies. We will all work together for the development not only of Barangay Bontoc Ili where I belong, but all the barangays of Bontoc,“ Fana-ang added.

The new set of officers of the Municipal ABC took their oath before Bontoc Mayor Franklin C. Odsey and Sangguniang Bayan member at the same time Provincial Councilors League (PCL) President Alexandre C. Claver on July 18, 2018.

Coinciding with the Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) meeting, the induction of the Municipal ABC officers was witnessed by the Vice Mayor Eusebio S. Kabluyen; Sangguniang Bayan members Viola P. Okko, Rose C. Farnican, Atty. Alsannyster F. Patingan, Alexandre C. Claver, Julian F. Chumacog, Robert B. Dacyon and Tomas F. Longatan; Municipal Local Government Operations Officer V Jill F. Fa-ed; municipal department heads; heads and or their representatives from the national government agencies; and barangay officials from the 16 barangays of Bontoc. // Alpine L. Killa, Bontoc –LGU

 

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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)

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

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Sumaguuing Caves

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