Thousands of people participated in the street parade of Benguet Adivay 2022

Thousands of people participated in the street parade of Benguet Adivay 2022

The street parade was held peacefully as part of the 122nd Foundation Anniversary Celebration through Adivay for this year’s theme:  “A Peoples’ Festival of Culture, Nature and the Future”

It started at the Benguet Provincial Capitol grounds, Poblacion L.T.B. which ended at the Benguet Sports Center grounds, Wangal.

Led by the Camp Dangwa PNP Marching Band followed by Provincial Officials Governor Melchor D. Diclas, Congressman Eric G. Yap and Vice Governor Ericson L. Felipe and spouses, Office of the Congressman and Staff, Department Heads, Guests and VIPs (Baguio City delegates) that for the first time, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong, along with some councilors Leandro Yangot, Vladimir Cayabas, and Arthur Allad-iw, joined the parade. Employees of the Provincial Government and Provincial Scholars.

It was also attended by Delegates from the 13 Municipalities of Benguet led by their respective mayors Atok Mayor Franklin B. Smith, Bakun Mayor Billy V. Raymundo, Bokod Mayor Thomas K. Wales Jr., Buguias Mayor Ruben Tinda- an, Itogon Mayor Bernardo S. Waclin, Kabayan Mayor Florante B. Bantales Jr., Kapangan Mayor Manny E. Fermin, Kibungan MayorCesar M. Molitas, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo K. Salda, Mankayan Mayor Dario S. Banario, Sablan Mayor Alfredo B. Dacumos Jr., Tuba Mayor Clarita P. Sal-ongan and Tublay Mayor Armando I. Lauro.

National and Regional Government Agencies from DILG, PROCOR, BCPO, La Trinidad MPS, District Jail, Municipal Jail, BFP-CAR, BFP-La Trinidad, Judiciary, Municipal Trial Court-La Trinidad, Itogon and Mankayan also participated in the parade. Regional Trial Courts – Branch 9, Branch 8, Branch 10, Branch 62, Branch 63, and Branch 64. PAO-CAR, PAO-Benguet, PDEA-CAR, COA-CAR, COA-Benguet, DAR, DAR-Benguet, PENRO, DepEd-CAR, DepEd-Benguet, DOST-CAR, DPWH, LTO, NIA-CAR, BIR, CDA, TESDA-Wangal, DTI-Benguet, NCPI-CAR, CHED-CAR, CSC-Benguet, DA, Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC), Registry of Deeds, PHILHEALTH Insurance Corporation – Benguet Field Office, PSA-Benguet.

Even some institutions of Benguet were also included in the parade Philex Mines, Lepanto Mines, NCGP, BENECO, HEDCOR & Luzon Hydro Corporation, SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet, Benguet Corporation, Philippine Red Cross-Benguet Chapter, Boy Scout of the Philippines ( CAR), Girl Scout of the Philippines – Benguet Council, Association of Civil Engineers of the Philippines.

Participation also with the Tallibeng Cultural Ensemble 2 delegates of Tertiary, Secondary, Elementary and Tech-Voc. School from Benguet State University, Benguet National High School, La Trinidad NHS, Alno National High School Ambiong NHS, Bineng Annex NHS, Eastern La Trinidad NHS, Puguis NHS, Benguet Technical School, Cordillera Regional Science High School.

From Ambiong Kankana-ey & Ibaloi Cultural Group are Cordillera Career Development Colleges, King’s Colleges of the Philippines – Benguet, BVS Colleges, Cordillera Quest, Benguet Learning Center Inc., National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT)-Baguio, North Skills Poly Technic College Inc.

From ALLILAHEY Performing Arts Group Non-Government Organizations are Barangay Nutrition Scholars, Barangay Health Workers, Benguet Provincial Development Cooperative Council, and Pico-Puguis Transport Cooperative. Knights of Columbus, Ayoweng Di Gangsa, National Chaplain of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines – La Trinidad Branch, City Savings Union Bank – Baguio, Onjon Ni Ivadoi, BARP (Blessed Association of Retired Person), Chinese Community Filipino-Chinese Cantonese Association, Kabenguetan Ladies Circle, Benguet Association of Optometrists. B&A Optical, La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post Multipurpose Cooperative, United Benguet Women Farmers Association, Veteran’s Sons & Daughters Association, Disposers Association (Cordillera Traders Association), Goshen Land Capital, Inc., Bantay Bayan Foundation Corporation –Benguet Chapter, Young Women’s Association ( YWCA) Founder’s Chapter of Benguet Ms. Flordelina M. Felix, CCAT, Guardians Reform Advocacy and Cooperation (GRACE), Abra Diocesan Teachers and Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Rotary Club of Creative City – Baguio, Pru Life UK Baguio Branch, Greenwich, Solane (MJ GACAD Inc.), Flex Gym and PDRRMC Capitol with Ambulance.

Part Two of the program is the highlights of Grand Cañao which performs the Tayao Dance and the simultaneous “Owik” of pigs by the Province and Municipalities held at the Benguet Sports Complex, Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet on November 23, 2022.  ### Photos by: Mario Oclaman //Filipino News Sentinel

Mario Oclaman