André Raf El Bragas, another brilliant young Abreño archer

André Raf El Bragas from Danglas, 11, took home a gold medal during the 12th Phil. Archery Cup in Koronadal City, South Cotabato on May 24-26,2019. He is a grade 7 student of Divine Word College of Bangued and a member of ORION Archery Club based in UST-Angelicum College in Quezon City. With his family’s… Read more »

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Young Abreño fights for the World Taekwondo Championship

Abreño Taekwondo athlete Kurt Bryan Dela Vega Barbosa, 19, of Zone 7, Bangued bagged fourth place of the World Taekwondo Grand Slam Champion Series in Wuxi, China, on April 26-28, 2019. He is now preparing for the World Taekwondo Championship on May 15-20, 2019, in Manchester, United Kingdom, to represent the Philippines. Barbosa draws inspiration… Read more »

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PAFC monitors DA’s programs for the welfare of farmers

  The Provincial Agriculture and Fisheries Council (PAFC) which is composed of farmers and fisherfolks association representatives gathered to discuss their recommendations to improve the implementation of the Department of Agriculture’s programs (DA) on April 16, 2019, at the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Calaba, Bangued. PAFC Chairman Feliciano Bose said the equipment distributed by… Read more »

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Abra Padaya 2019: A hub for Abra’s products

Abra Padaya 2019 trade fair ran from March 1 until March 9, 2019, as part of the Abrenian Kawayan Festival 2019 to highlight the province’s homegrown products from 108 small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The 64 SMEs had a total cash sale of P5.5 million and P3.3 million booked order from basketry, novelty items, bamboo… Read more »

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Improving life with bamboo

Carlo T. Balneg of Bumagcat, Tayum, has been producing quality bamboo-based products since 2004. His business, Carlo’s Bamboocrafts, Furniture and Furnishings (CBFF) has sold P72,000 worth of bamboo products in the Kannawidan Trade Fair in Vigan City on January 28-February 10, 2019. Balneg said they are producing 35 reclining chairs and 300 placemats weekly. These… Read more »

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Abra’s Brian Kurt Barbosa wins MVP and Rookie of the Year in TKD

“Brian Kurt Barbosa is the most promising player for Taekwondo”, Training Director Glenn Buenafe said on Monday in an exclusive interview at the Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology, Bangued Campus. Kurt Barbosa is awarded as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Rookie of the Year during the Taekwondo (TKD) battle in the University… Read more »

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Anti-Illegal Mining Task Force continues to halt mining operations in Abra

It was on October 1st when Gov. Joy Bernos convened DENR, ENRO, PNP, and the Philippine Army for an emergency meeting at the Governor’s Gallery to implement Executive Order No. 11, s. 2018, stopping all mining operations and all related activities in the province. On October 3, 2018, the Anti-Illegal Mining Task Force went to… Read more »

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A talent greater than disability

  Amado Balneg is an Abreño with disability (PWD) art exhibitor for the Rambak Ti Kappia 2018. A native of Tayum, Balneg’s hands were amputated after suffering severe burns when he was 15. That did not stop him. He fought on. He is a self taught artist and his works enabled him to join various… Read more »

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