Proyecto nga panakaipatakder ti multi purpose bldg. iti ngato ti Balangagan cave, Materminate

Saan nga maituloy ti Proyecto nga panakaipatakder ti multi-purpose building idiay ngato ti Balangagan Cave idiay barangay Suyo ditoy Sagada.

Iti consultasyon nga naangay ditoy Sentro Sagada idi kalman seknan ti nasao nga proyekto, naibingay ti resulta ti panagadal ti kasasaad ti lugar nga pakaipatakderan ti Proyecto ken dagiti recomendasyon ti Department of Environment and Natural resources (DENR) ken dagiti geologists, naammuan nga saan nga irecomenda ti nasao nga ahensya ti panakaituloy ti proyekto gapu ta saan nga natalged ti disso nga pakaipatakderan na.

Kuna ti tagasarita ti DENR “I’m not against Development, but it should be in the right place” wenno saanak nga kumontra iti panagdur-as, ngem iti usto kuma nga lugar.

Kuna met ti Provincial District Engineer ti Montanyosa nga ni Engr. Alexander Castanyeda iti Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), “Saan tayo kuma nga isakripisyo ti environment kontra iti panagdur-as wenno development”, ken innayon na nga maipaterminate ti nasao nga Proyecto batay metlaeng iti panagadal dagiti geologists ti DENR ken ti recomendasyon dagitoy.

Daytoy ket gapu iti dakkel nga posibilidad nga panakadadael ti Balangagan Cave iti sirok na ken Panakarugit ti Ebwa River iti baba.

Ti nasao nga consultasyon ket inatendaran ti DENR, DPWH, NCIP, LGU ti munisipyo ti Sagada ken BLGU ti Southern Zone ti Sagada nga pakaibilangan ti Taccong, Nakagang, Angkileng ken Suyo.

Babbai iti Sagada, nakarit nga pumaset iti politika ti panagbalbaliw

Nakarit dagiti babbai nga tinmabuno iti panakaselebrar ti aldaw dagiti babbai iti sangalubongan idi kalman, Marso 10 idiay Church of St. Mary the Virgin ditoy Sagada, nga pumaset iti pulika ti panagbalbaliw.
Iti panangibingay ni Mary Umaming iti polika ti panagbalbaliw iti nasao nga aktibidad, kuna na nga ti polika iti pagilian ket nangina nga ay-ayam dagiti babaknang.
Sumagmamano laeng dagiti babbai nga agkankandidato nga makagapu iti panakabaybay-a dagiti pakaseknan ti babbai.
Gapu ditoy ket kinarit na dagiti tinmabuno itandudo ti polika ti panagbalbaliw.
“Aginnadal tayo a kas ti ar-aramiden tayo ita tapno ingato ti kaammuan ken talek tayo iti bagbagi tayo, ken aktibo nga mangikampanya iti “No ti vote buying”, ken ibotos tayo dagiti kandidato nga manginayon iti plataporma da kadagiti pakaseknan dagiti babbai.
Kadatayo metlaeng ti pagurian ti panakaitandudo dagiti agenda tayo nga babbai ken kadatayo nga agrugi ti panagbaliw ti politika kuna ni Umaming.

Internasyonal nga aldaw dagiti babbai, namindua nga naselebrar ditoy Sagada

Namindua nga nasaelbrar ti International womens day ditoy Sagada, daytoy ket idi kalman, Marso 10 nga inhost ti Inayan Watch, maysa nga organisasyon dagiti babbai ditoy Sagada.
Daytoy ket naangay idiay Church of St. Mary the Virgin, nga addaan tema nga Bikas, pigsa ya ulnos di umili, kasapulan isnan panangkawan isnan karbengan di ungong-a ya bababai. Daytoy ket inatendaran dagiti agapup 90 nga babbai ken women advocates nga lallaki.
Ti nasao nga selebrasyon ket naginnadal dagiti tinmabuno kadagiti nagduduma nga innadal mainaig iti pakaseknan dagiti babbai a kas iti politka ti panagbalbaliw, ti rice tarrification law nga segun iti nagibingay ket mangpatay iti industria ti bagas iti pagilian nga pilipinas ken karu nga mangparigat kadagiti umili nga Pilipino, particular kadagiti inna nga kangrunaan nga agproblema no awan ti maisaang na nga kanen ti pamilya na, ken kangrunaan nga agproblema no kastno na nga binnaten ti budget tapno makaanay enggana iti sumaruno nga sweldo, ken dadduma pay nga topiko nga pakaseknan dagiti babbai.
Ti maikadwa ket naangay itay agsapa idiay munisipyo nga inatendaran metlaeng ti ado nga bilang dagiti babbai iti intero nga Sagada, nga inorganisa ti Municipal Social Welfare and Development ditoy Sagada.
Daytoy ket naiparugi iti maysa nga parade nga nagrugi idiay sanga ti St. Theodore’s Hospital enggana iti sango ti munisipyo no sadinno nga naangay ti maysa nga programa, ken naituloy babaen ti maysa nga forum idiay top floor ti munisipyo.

Makamkamlis earthmoving starts even as Church members seek pause to any road plans

Vestry-led annual parish assembly reached a decision to stop all new land developments at the Mission Compound while a masterplan has not yet been formulated and approved.

In less than a week, however, earthmoving has started at Makamkamlis.

The Mission Compound of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin is an area owned by the Episcopal Church in the Philippines under the watch of the diocesan bishop.

Towards the end of the assembly, the body heard presentations regarding the formulation of a masterplan for the compound.

The bypass road proposed by DPWH passing through Tangeb from Daoangan to Paytokan was also discussed.

With strong opposition to the bypass road coming from those present, the body agreed to halt all development while no masterplan was in place.

The other option to open the bypass road from Makamkamlis to Ato was likewise presented to the body, but with the general understanding that a moratorium on land developments will be adhered to, the suggestion was set aside.

An earthmoving machinery was, however, spotted at Makamkamlis a few days after the assembly agreed to a moratorium. A portion of the slope of Makamkamlis has already been scraped.

It is not yet certain if the roadside earthmoving activity is part of a bypass road construction as no notice explaining the presence of the machinery is visible in the area.

5 Sagada residents injured as van falls off cliff

Five residents if this town were injured after the van they were riding fell off a cliff in Pegeo, Antadao, in the eastern part of Sagada.

The accident happened at around five in the morning Tuesday. The van came from nearby town Bontoc.

The injured passengers were admitted at St. Theodore’s Hospital, the only hospital in town. They were subsequently discharged.

From Interaksyon and local sources

Sagada-Manila bus route opens this April

A new bus line will ply the Manila-Sagada route via Banaue starting this April.

Coda Lines, formerly known as KMS Lines, will have one bus starting from Manila going to Sagada at 8 in the evening. Another bus will depart from Sagada going to Manila at 2:30 in the afternoon.


KMS Lines is known to service various destinations in Ifugao. The bus company has trips from Baguio to Kiangan and Banaue, both towns in Ifugao.

It is not explicit in the company’s facebook post whether they will use microbuses or minibuses for the Sagada-Manila route.

About a year ago, a Florida Bus fell off a ravine on its way to Bontoc. The bus was designed for lowland thoroughfares. The Florida/Cable bus company has been stripped off of its franchise to ply the Manila-Bontoc route via Banaue.

More details about Coda/KMS Lines is available here.

Sagada elders, residents question Travel Factor bonfire for lack of FPIC, conflict with Babayas rituals

Elders and residents of Sagada are gathering on Facebook and in the ili to question the holding of the bonfire festival in Tangeb. Said activity did not secure a free and prior informed consent (FPIC) from the community.

Sagada is an indigenous people’s community where the IPRA law is observed.

According to sources, the bonfire, which is supposed to be held on the 28th, has secured separate permits from the mayor’s office, the municipal sanggunian and the SMS Mission, who owns the venue.

The organizers have yet to secure a barangay clearance from Dagdag or an FPIC from the central barangay cluster, which happens to compose the Sagada ili.

Several consultations have been conducted today regarding the matter. Another meeting will be made tomorrow at one in the afternoon.


Among others, the event is being questioned for playing gongs at a venue and time that disrupts the requirements set by elders for the holding of the Babayas, a traditional mass wedding celebration that is held after the rice planting season.

The Sagada Bonfire Fest is being promoted online by Travel Factor as “a yearly celebration of unique Igorot traditions and Cordillera culture.”

Based on the promotion materials, the event is co-organized by the Sagada Genuine Gudes Association, Ganduyan Bucks and the Local Government of Sagada. The event seems to be primarily a Travel Factor event.

Travel Factor is a travel agency based in Manila.

Daniel Sharman in Sagada?

Daniel Sharman of Immortals and Teen Wolf is currently backpacking in Southeast Asia. His latest Instagram posts indicate that he was in Bontoc and riding top-load style on a jeepney bound for Sagada.

Fans in the Philippines are suddenly into Geography 101 and tweeting or asking on Instagram where Sagada is. Meanwhile, it is time to decide whether he is witch (wizard?) or werewolf.

Bussing it

Фото опубликовано Daniel Sharman (@danielsharmanofficial)

His photo on top of a jeepney got over forty thousand hearts (likes) within the first four hours after posting.

Sharman said goodbye (probably temporarily) to his role as Kaleb (a werewolf) in the TV show Teen Wolf to be cast as Isaac in The Originals. Isaac, the character, is a witch.

There is speculation that Sharman’s vacation includes some location shooting somewhere in Southeast Asia.

Accordingly, Sagada is a land of supernaturals. There is no confirmation if some scenes will be shot there for The Originals.

Correction: Isaac/Kaleb mixup

Students long for peace after ambush

Students gathered in front of the town hall today to stress the desire for peace in Sagada. A military contingent was ambushed at a Sagada roadside border at around 10:45 pm after having conducted a leadership training seminar at Sagada National High School.

Students gather in front of the Sagada Town Hall Monday after an ambush of military personnel the night before.

A soldier was killed while six others were wounded when suspected communist rebels opened fire on two vehicles ferrying them in the town of Sagada in Mountain Province Sunday night, police said.

Field reports reaching here Monday did not identify the casualties.

Senior Superintendent Oliver Enmodias said the soldiers from the Army’s 54th Infantry Battalion were on a military truck and an Isuzu Elf when attacked by suspected New People’s Army rebels. [source: Inquirer]

Unconfirmed reports state that the casualty was identified as Private First Class (PFC) Moses Tingtingga of Can-eo, Bontoc.