Global Benguet Org

Sun.Star Baguio - - Opinion - ALAH SOLEDAD M. SUNGDUAN For com­ments and alah­sung­duan@gmail.com sug­ges­tions email

AF­TER a very suc­cess­ful pre­sen­ta­tion of the Adi­vay Lon­don 2018 in United King­dom or­ga­nized by the Benguet Or­ga­ni­za­tion UK comes the plan of mak­ing the group even stronger and global.

Archie Nabus, ad­viser and co-founder of the said group said they in­tend to take a big­ger leap by unit­ing all Over­seas Filipino Work­ers not just in UK but around the globe to be part of a world­wide Benguet or­ga­ni­za­tion which he in­tends to form with his wife Grace.

The cel­e­bra­tion of the oc­ca­sion in­spired from the fa­mous fes­ti­val in their home prov­ince was very mean­ing­ful as it was also the 10th year an­niver­sary of the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

The event was high­lighted by cul­tural pre­sen­ta­tions de­pict­ing the unique cul­ture of Benguet and gather­ing of friends, fam­i­lies, and col­leagues who con­tinue on pro­mot­ing the cul­tural her­itage of their prov­ince even abroad.

Dubbed “Build­ing bridges thru in­ter cul­tural re­la­tions, the fes­ti­val was also at­tended by Benguet pride ru­ral doc­tor and IP wel­fare ad­vo­cate Dr. Ryan Guinaran who served as spe­cial guest and speaker.

Guinaran en­joined ev­ery­one to pro­tect the iden­tity of the Igorots and con­tinue on pro­mot­ing the cul­ture which they are proud of.

May this un­der­tak­ing of the Benguet Or­ga­ni­za­tion UK be re­al­ized and sup­ported by Cordiller­ans es­pe­cially those who trace their roots from the high­land prov­ince known as the ‘Salad Bowl of the Philip­pines.’ As they say, there is power in unity.

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ERRATUM: Benguet Or­ga­ni­za­tion UK was the one that gave 1,000 Pounds or 70,000 pe­sos to Ifu­gao Or­gan­i­sa­tion UK and not the lat­ter as men­tioned in the col­umn last week. Ifu­gao Or­gan­i­sa­tion was not able to con­duct so­lic­i­ta­tion for Om­pong vic­tims so Benguet Org took the lead and gave the said amount as most of those who died dur­ing the su­per typhoon were from Ifu­gao.

Ev­ery Fri­day

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