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Monday, September 29, 2008

Israel Antonio for Mr. Kalinangang Pilipino-Korea 2008

At long long last, meron ding taga-Cordillera na sasali sa pageant! Mahiyain talaga ang mga taga-Seoul. Please vote for him NOW on www.sambayanan.org/ginoo.php and http://www.onfino.com/event/contest/onfino-contest.jsp

Here's a brief intro to Israel ay taga-Otucan, Mountain, Province. He was discovered by Pinong in Taejon.

Birthday: November 17, 1984
Birthplace: Baguio City
Hobbies: Playing Dart, Motorcross
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Motto: No Guts, No Glory!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Shy Mango Da

The Search is On for Mr. and Miss Onfino 2008 from the candidates of G. & Bb. Kalingang Pilipino 2008.

Hence, cordilove goes out to town and kept searching for prospects who would like to join the pageant.

NEGATIVE! Shy mango da amin...

In desperation, during the Migrant Festival last Sunday at the Ichon National Museum, cordilove has to content with the above posts na para bang nasa Baguio City lang. So cool talaga!

(Remember Chris Longey? He's one of the winners for the Search for King and Queen of Filipino Migrants 2007))

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Another Migrant Dance Festival at the Ichon National Museum

Ichon, Korea(14 September)- Once again the Shalom House of Migrants organized this dance festival to showcase the ethnic dances of migrants from different parts of the world.

The Fil-Ams of Yongsan Base performed the Itik-itik, Pandango sa Ilaw and Tinikling while the Cordilerrans, the Balangbang Dance.

The 3 Thai ladies showed a seemingly push and pull dance.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

The Search is On for Mr. and Miss Onfino 2008

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El Shaddai Prayer Partners 16th Anniversary

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement
Seoul, Korea Chapter

16th Anniversary Celebration

Mass Celebrant:
Apostolic Nuncio to Korea and Mongolia

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
28 September 2008
Tongsong High School Auditorium
Hyehwadong, Seoul

This is an invitation to ALL !

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

OWWA Scholarship Program for SY 2009-10

One Hundred Fifty (150) Slots in OWWA Education for Development Scholarship Program for SY 2009-10

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) shall award one hundred fifty (150) slots to qualified dependents of OFW-Members who shall enroll in any four (4) to five (5) year baccalaureate course for School year 2009-2010.

To be eligible for the program, the applicant must:
1. Be a Filipino citizen;
2. Be a beneficiary / dependent of an OWWA member. Beneficiary / Dependent as used herein shall be limited to children of married OFWs or brother / sister of unmarried OFWs;
3. Not be more than 21 years of age;
4. Be a high school graduate;
5. Be of good health and of good moral character;
6. Have not earned units in any post-secondary undergraduate course;
7. Must pass the qualifying examination (DOST National Examination) and the College Admission Test of the school where he / she intends to enroll.

a) A financial assistance amounting to P60,000.00 per year shall be provided. Tuition fees shall be paid directly to the school, while the remaining amount from the financial assistance shall be released to the scholar upon submission of grades for the semester. If the tuition fee exceeds the amount of financial assistance, the scholar shall pay for the difference.
b) The scholar is free to choose his / her desired field of study as long as the program is offered by a CHED-accredited college / university.
c) Scholarship shall continue until completion of the course (4-5 years) regardless of the status of OFW membership provided the provisions in the Scholarship Agreement are complied with.

a) The grant is only provided once and is non-transferable; and
b) The scholar must not be a recipient of other scholarship grants.

The applicant must submit the following to the OWWA Regional Welfare Office in his / her place of residence.
1. Accomplished application forms (2 sets) ? including Forms 2 and 3;
2. 1" x 1" ID pictures (2 pcs.);
3. Proof of relationship to Member / copy of Birth Certificate of applicant (and of the Member if related as brother or sister) duly certified by the Local Civil Registrar;
4. Form 137 / High School Report Card or Transcript of Records;
5. Proof of OWWA Membership (i.e. Official Receipt of OWWA Contribution / E-Receipt or Certification from the OWWA Membership Processing Center);
6. Other documents as may be required by the OWWA scholarship committee.

All qualified applicants shall be selected and ranked according to their performance in the qualifying exam for the scholarship; The scholars shall be selected and recommended by the OWWA Scholarship Committee. The approval of the Administrator is final and unappealable.

Deadline for application is on September 25, 2008.
Examinations will be held on November 9, 2008.

For inquiries, please proceed to the nearest OWWA Regional Office or inquire at the OWWA OP Center at telephone no. (02)833-6992 or send a SMS message to 0917-898-6992 or an e-mail message to owwa_opcenter@yahoo.com. Download EDSP Application Forms at www.owwa.com.ph


Please find an advisory from the Overseas workers Welfare Adminsitration .

It will be appreciated if it will be dissemianted to concerned OFW members in your organizations.

Thank you.

Labor Attache


Welfare Officer

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Ambassador Cruz Awards the PAL Round Trip Ticket Promo to Tadian/Bagnen Dance Troupe

14 September, Seoul- Ambassador Luis T. Cruz awards the Philippine Airlines Round Trip Ticket promo prize to the Tadian-Bagnen Organization Dance Troupe as they won the Cordillera Brotherhood Organization Dance Competition 2008 with 5 groups competing that includes Bontoc, Bayabas, Mabuda and Ubaya.This dance competition was organized in preparation for the upcoming Gangnam Dance Festival which the Cordillerans are planning to join.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

CBO Chusok Program 2008

Please Click the image for clearer view.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The CBO Joint Basketball Championship Games and Cultural Dance Competition 2008

Basketball Tournament MVP & MYTICAL FIVE's 2008

CBO Awards 2008

CBO Performs at the 110th Independence Day Celebration

True Blooded Cordillerans Almost Conquered the Kingdom

Our CBO candidate (Chris Longey) for the Search for King and Queen of Filipino Migrants in Korea which was held at the Hamilton Hotel, Itaewon, Seoul, October 14, 2007 almost made it to the top.

Visit (
http://www.visminorg.blogspot.com/) for more info about Chris and Charlie. They may not have had conquered the Kingdom of Seoul but had shown to the world that they have the talents, the looks and the charisma as Ambassadors of the Cordilleras in Korea!

Chris: 2nd Runner-Up and Darling of the Crowd

Charlie: 1st Runner-Up, Mr. Internet, Best in Talent and Casual Wear

Thanks to everybody who in their own special ways have inspired and supported the organization in bringing the best of our bests. Kudos!

Matagu-tagu taku am-in!!

Chris and Charlie w/ Kenjie

Chris and Charlie w/ Kenjie
The Pride of the Cordilleras (more pics this week, promise!)

The Darling of the Crowd

The Darling of the Crowd
CHRIS and Jenny with Ambassador Susan Castrense and Labor Attache Delmer Cruz

CBO Candidate for the Search for King and Queen of Filipino Migrants in Korea 2007

MVP, Mytical Five and Others

CBO Basketball Tournament 2007

CBO Attends Int'l. Migrants Day Celebration June 3, 2007

Igorots in Korea through Arirang Video


Igorota Song

Help us promote this Song. Super ganda ang lyrics and the melody, nahohomesick tuloy ako! Atlast the song is finally uploaded sa youtube. Most people from Kias know this song way back 1990's because this song was introduced by DAnny Tawanna who was the composer. Jun was so lucky that Danny gave him all his compositions to record. Danny is likewise lucky to have Jun record his songs. For everybody's info Danny suffered from a stroke and is now living in Nueva Viscaya. Just don't know if Jun pushed his plan of having Danny in his audience when he launched this album. (rainne68)