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HISTORY OF CARIBQUIB, BANNA, ILOCOS NORTE

by Flordelina B. Utleg - May 5, 2011

A popular local story also provides for the origin of the barangay’s name: • It is said that long time ago, the place was covered with thick forests and plenty of grasses. But when the early settlers practiced kaingin (slash and burn agriculture), the trees disappeared and the grasses dried up. Animals had to feed on scanty and dried grass. However, there was a certain place on the side of a hill where stunted grasses grew. It was there where the people gazed their animals. Since there were only few grasses, the animals had to kibkib (to consume bit by bit) the grasses. It is believed that this caused the people to name the place Caribquib. • The barangay has sprawling agricultural lands, forests and creeks (Manuel, Adonis B. Jan. 30, 2011)

People of Caribquib, Banna, Philippines

Total Population of Caribquib per census of 2010: 987

Elected Government Officials of Caribquib, Banna, Philippines

Elected Barangay Officials Of Caribquib On October 25, 2010 for the term of 2010 - 2013
By Flordelina B. Utleg, March 17, 2011; Updated April 23, 2011

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    1. Paraiso ti Caribquib - The Paraiso ti Caribquib is situated in Sitio Daramuangan. More....

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Schools in Caribquib, Banna, Philippines

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SCHOOL OF CARIBQUIB, BANNA, ILOCOS NORTE

There are two (2) public schools of Caribquib.
Caribquib Elmentary School and Caribquib National School.
The Caribquib Elementary School is situated on top of a hill.

Economy of Caribquib, Banna, Philippines

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Natural Resources of Caribquib, Banna, Philippines

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    • PARAISO TI CARIBQUIB
        • Paraiso ti Caribquib (Paradise of Caribquib) is located in Sitio Daramuangan, Caribquib, Banna, Ilocos Norte. We can find the first Zipline (160 meters long)in Banna, Ilocos Norte. It has also hanging bridge (30 meters long) connecting the two mountains. The grotto of Virgin Mary is situated at the mountain side of the northern part of the zipline. Read More....

Fiestas and Traditions of Caribquib, Banna, Philippines

Fiesta date of Caribquib

CARIBQUIB HELD ITS BARANGAY FIESTA ON DECEMBER 22, 2012

by: Flordelina B. Utleg, January 7, 2012

The copy of the INTRODUCTION OF THE GUEST SPEAKER OF CARIBQUIB BARANGAY FIESTA. The guest speaker was introduced by Prof. Flordelina B. Utleg in Ilocano dialect)

Naimbag nga rabii tayo amin kakabsat…

Ti akem ko ita a rabii ket umay mangi yam-ammo iti natan-ok ken mapagwadan a tao iti kagimongan. Idi imbaga ni Cherry Mae kanyak, mam sika kano ti mangyam-ammo kadayjay madaydayaw nga guest speaker tayo, ket nagkebba man toy barukong ko kakabsat ket kunak, Lord! Daytoy ngatan tay makabasolak iti maysa nga tao ta baka adda malabsak nga isao….. ta…. Narigat man nga iyam-ammo ti parsua nga am-ammon ti kaadduan, ngem nupay no kasta ket innak padasen nga binsa binsaen nga iyam-ammo ita…

Daytoy madaydayaw a parsua ni Apo Dios ket nakitana ti lawag daytoy a lubong idi Marso 21, 1944. Napeklan a Catoliko, natenneb a Kristiano nga managbuteng ken managtalek iti Dios.

Nasaldet a nagbasa ket nagturpos iti kurso a Bachelor of Arts idi tawen 1965 idiay University of the East. Gapu iti kapadasan na iti panangiturong ti gunglo ken pannakilangen na ti naduma duma a tao, pinilina ti agserbi ti kaadwan, iti kagimongan.

Agtartaray iti dara ken urat na ti galad ti maysa nga pangulo.Gapu iti daytoy, naglayos ti butos na idi 1972 election ket nagbalin a mayor ti local government ti Banna ket nagustwan ti umili ti serbisyo na ket nailayon ti panag mayor na agingga iti tawen, 1998. Gaput kaunday ti panagmayor na, nagtaray ken nabutosan nga Sangguniang Panlalawigan ti second district ti Ilocos Norte idi 1998 ket nagserbi inggat 2007. Ngem idi nalpas daytoy a term na, nagutigot manen a timmaray nga bise mayor idi tawen 2007 ket nangabak ket nagserbi ingganat idi tawen, 2010.

Gapu ti saldet na nga nangannong kadagiti naipakumit a takem na, naawat na ti Professional Achievement Award idi 1992 ken nagun-od na iti Most Outstanding Mayor of Ilocos Norte idi tawen 1991,1993 ken 1998.

Ti naisangsangayan a sangaili tayo ket pagwadan nga ama ken asawa, sindadaan nga tumulong kadagiti agkasapulan iti tulong, managayat, nasayaat ti panagpuspusona, managparabur ken mannakaawat a tao, intelehente,nasingpet, very approachable, veryhumble, naisem, naamo ti rupa na ket saan ka nga umalamiim nga umasideg kenkuwana. Ken ammok nga adda amin kenkwa na ti talugading iti maysa a lider ta iti intay pagilasinan ket ti kaadda ti panagmaymaysa, panagkaykaysa ti sibubukel nga ili tayo a Banna. Dagitoy nga naibalikas ko nga pinangiladawan ko kenkwana kakabsat ket nadlaw ko man idi napan kami jay opisina na iti namindwa a daras ken nadanun mi naminsan ijay paraiso nga agtugtugaw ijay kubu-kubo nga nagsam-it man ti isem na ket nakisarsarita kami man kenkuwana.

Kasangwanan man nga innak patakderen iti sangwanan tay amin kakabsat ket palubusandak man ngarud nga mangdaniw nga umuna kenkuana.

OH NAISANGSANGAYAN A PARSUA

OH PARSUA ANYAN NGA NAGSINGPET KA
ISEM MO MAKASALIBUKAG RIKNA
PANUNOT KO KET INKA MAN DANIWAN ITA
TA JAK MAN MAIGAWID TOY INNAK MARIKRIKNA

NO MAN MAKABASOLAK TI INNAK PANANGDANIW KENKA ITA
DUSA INKANTO KANYAK IPARIKNA
TA SIGURO ITA LA NGA MAKANGNGEG KA
MANGYAM AMMO KEN ADDA PAY DANIW NA

RUPA NGA INGGET AMO NA
JAK MAN MAUMA NGA MANGMATMATMAT KENKA
TA KASLA MAN BITUEN NGA INGGET SELNAG NA
TANGTANGADEN KEN PAGRUKBABAN TI ISU AMIN NGA PARSUA

OH LORD AGYAMAN KAM KENKA
TA INNIKAN NAKAM ITI KAS KENKUANA
PARSUA NGA INNGET TAKNENG NA
MANGSALSALWAD KADAGITI KAILYAN NA

OH PINARSUA NI APO DIOS
IDAWDAWAT KO NGARUD ITA KENKA
NGA INKA ITULTULOY TI NAITED NGA NAIDUMDUMA
KINASALDET, KINASARIRIT, KINALAING NGA INKAM MAN RARAEMEN ITA.

Iti daytoy ngarud a kanito kakabsat, sidadayawak a mangpatakder ti naindaklan nga sangaili tayo, awan sabali no di ti bukod tayo a mayor iti daytoy nga ili, Honorable Carlito Nolasco Abadilla. Sir…

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THE BANNA ZIPLINE PROJECT
PARAISO TI CARIBQUIB
ECO-TOURISM
BRGY. CARIBQUIB, BANNA, ILOCOS NORTE

By Flordelina B. Utleg – April 27, 2011

Source: Banna Administration

Brief Profile of Barangay Caribquib

  • Barangay Caribquib, one of the twenty barangays of Banna, Ilocos Norte, is located on the north part of the municipality. It is found three kilometers north of the poblacion. It is bounded on the south by Barangay Valenciano of the same municipality, on the north by Barangay Fortuna, Marcos, Ilocos Norte, on the west by Barangay Barbarangay, another barangay of Banna and on the east by Barangay Tabtabagan, Banna, Ilocos Norte. It has a total land area of six hundred hectares ( 600 ha.).
  • Barangay Caribquib is composed of the following sitios: Caribquib Proper, Dispensa, San Juan, Nanamburan and Daramuangan. These sitios are far from each other.
  • This barangay was established in 1913 when Banna became a regular municipality after it was separated from the Municipality of Batac, Ilocos Norte.
    • The original families were those of Pedro Valentino, Tranquilino Dimaya and Apolonio Dizol. The earliest tenientes del barrio were: Tranquilino Dimaya, Francisco Ramones, Herminigildo Valentino, Blas Braceros, Valentin Limet, Saturnino Tabucbuc, Francisco Aspili, Aurelio Romualdo, Mardonio Quimoyog, Paulino Lumbo, Fermin Valentino and Januario Pascua.
  • A popular local story also provides for the origin of the barangay’s name:
    • It is said that long time ago, the place was covered with thick forests and plenty of grasses. But when the early settlers practiced kaingin (slash and burn agriculture), the trees disappeared and the grasses dried up. Animals had to feed on scanty and dried grass. However, there was a certain place on the side of a hill where stunted grasses grew. It was there where the people gazed their animals. Since there were only few grasses, the animals had to kibkib (to consume bit by bit) the grasses. It is believed that this caused the people to name the place Caribquib.
    • The barangay has sprawling agricultural lands, forests and creeks. Farming is the primary occupation of the people whose main crops are rice, garlic, tobacco and onions. Aside from the farmers, many of the people in the place work as teachers, employees, businessmen and balikbayans.
    • A public elementary school and a national secondary school are situated in the barangay and these institutions serve as the educational grounds for the barangay’s young children and learners.
    • Barangay Caribquib is one of the most agriculturally productive barangays of the municipality contributing to food security and to the economic prosperity in the locality.
    • Owing to the culture of the place and in keeping with tradition the residents of Barangay Caribquib are an industrious, frugal and disciplined people. This can be manifested by an above-average and more affluent lifestyle enjoyed by the barangay’s inhabitants.
    • Because of the existence of an elementary and secondary school within the barangay, there is a higher rate of literacy among the people. And as a barangay situated along a major road, the Ilocos Norte- Abra National Highway, there is a greater opportunity for the barangay’s learners to pursue post secondary and tertiary level education. Thus, there is a higher ratio of college graduates and professionals than is usually found in the more remote barangays of the municipality.
    • Barangay Caribquib has also attained other areas of distinction in the municipality. Owing to a diligent , dedicated and committed barangay government headed by equally diligent, dedicated and committed barangay officials, Barangay Caribquib has attained the distinction of winning ( three – time Champion , Category A) the municipality’s OPLAN SALUKAG PROGRAM ( Operation Plan: Saluadam Lugar Ken Aglawlaw), an environmental program and competition initiated and conducted annually by the Local Government of Banna. Likewise, Barangay Caribquib has been a consistent winner ( three-time 1ST Place Awardee) of the CARLY AWARDS ( Community Acclaimed Rural Legislators of the Year Awards) also held annually in the municipality.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND COST:
  • The Banna Zipline Project is located in the Paraiso ti Caribquib, in particular, on the sprawling forest area and creek on the western part of Barangay Caribquib, at Sitio Daramuangan.
  • At first the banks along the creek of the Paraiso ti Caribquib was just an alternative site for a picnic for those who had had enough of the sun and water afforded by the town’s rivers , and the soaring hills and forests around the creek as another destination for a trek for the more adventurous type.
  • The Sitio of Daramuangan wherein can be found the Paraiso ti Caribquib became the venue of a Walk for a Cause conducted in the Year of 2007 by the Roman Catholic Church -Parish of San Roque . Likewise, a Mass and a Thanksgiving Service was held at the same venue, with the presence of the Diocesian Bishop Sergio Utleg. Then Municipal Mayor, Honorable CARLITO A. ABADILLA II attended both events and saw the area’s potential.
  • It is noteworthy to mention at this juncture that the Municipality of Banna, Ilocos Norte represented by then Municipal Mayor Honorable CARLITO A. ABADILLA II witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement for the development of a one hundred-hectare ( 100 ha.) area under a co-management scheme with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of ILOCOS NORTE and the Barangay Council of Caribquib represented by Punong Barangay Adonis Manuel for eco-tourism cum forest protection purposes.
  • Wishing to start developing the site, the Barangay Government of Caribquib and its constituents, through self-help, built a handful of cottages on one side of the creek.
  • But it was through the stroke of genius of Honorable Carly Abadilla II, then at the helm of the Local Government of Banna, and greatly inspired to develop the area as an eco-tourism venture and as a premier destination for pleasure and recreation for people, vacationers and visitors that the Paraiso ti Caribquib became famous and a destination of choice.
  • With an allocation from the Banna Municipal Fund, the Banna Zipline Project, the first ever to be built and installed in the whole Province of Ilocos Norte ,became a reality. To complement the exhilarating experience derived from a heart-stopping ride at the Zipline, a Hanging Bridge was built by the Local Government Of Banna, Ilocos Norte near the Zipline. This hanging bridge induces the same adrenaline- producing experience given by the Zipline.
  • Due to the daily large number of people visiting the Paraiso and wishing to ride the Zipline and walk on the Hanging Bridge, the Barangay Government of Caribquib installed additional cottages along the banks at a cost of Twenty Five Thousand Pesos and landscaped the areas in the site for added attraction. Donations from other sources greatly helped to improve the area.
PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
  • To date there are now five (5) cottages built and owned by the Barangay Government of Caribquib , and four (4) built and owned by each of four sitios of the barangay. An area of the forest has been cleared to serve as parking space for vehicles carrying visitors to the area.
  • The Barangay Government of Caribquib manages the operation of the Paraiso Ti Caribquib Resort, including the Zipline , Hanging Bridge and other facilities in the site.
  • For those wishing to visit the Paraiso Ti Caribquib avail of its facilities at the following cost:
    • Cottage Fee: Php 200.00 / cottage/day
    • Entrance Fee: Php 5.00 per head
    • Zipline: Php 50.00/ride
PROJECT RESULT

I. BARANGAY INCOME

  • The success of the Banna Zipline Adventure and the Paraiso ti Caribquib as an eco-tourism venture has generated additional income for the barangay. The following data show the income generated for a six-month period. Herein enumerated are the total income for each of the following months of 2010:
MONTH Entrance Fee Rent from Cottages Zipline TOTAL
July 2010 2 743.00 1 030.00 2 525.00 6 298.00
August 4 082.00 2 600.00 915.00 5 767.00
September 12 036.00 3 700.00 6 470.00 22 206.00
October 20 842.00 7 005.00 28 350.00 56 197.00
November 23 684.00 7 450.00 37 338.00 68 472.00
December 28 269.00 9 930.00 50 590.00 88 789.00
Grand Total 247,729.00
  • Forty percent ( 40%) accrues to the Barangay Government , forty percent ( 40%) for operators and for manpower and the remaining twenty percent ( 20%) is allocated for maintenance cost.
EMPLOYMENT:
  • The Banna Zipline Adventure and the Paraiso ti Caribquib has generated additional employment opportunities for the barangay residents.
  • The Paraiso ti Caribquib Eco-Tourism is open seven days a week from nine o’clock in the morning up to six o’clock in the afternoon. ( 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.). Barangay Officials, Barangay Tanod, Barangay Health Workers , Purok Presidents and other residents of the barangay provide the manpower and are on duty everyday to provide assistance, service and attention to visitors. Those trained serve as operators for the Zipline.
  • The Municipal Government of Banna, Ilocos Norte under the leadership of the Municipal Mayor Honorable CARLITO N. ABADILLA and the Municipal Vice Mayor Honorable CARLY A. ABADILLA II, providing its steadfast assistance to the Barangay Government of Caribquib and its constituents has embarked on a continuing development of this eco-tourism venture. Currently, the Municipal Government is installing another phase of the Zipline project, a more ambitious and daring project, a project designed to exhilarate, challenge and stimulate (Manuel, Adonis B., January 30, 2011).

The COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION (CTE) of Northwestern University (NWU) and its PROGRAMS

The COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION (CTE) of Northwestern University (NWU), Laoag City renders its Community Extension Programs to PARAISO TI CARIBQUIB, Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

By Flordelina B. Utleg – May 5, 2011

How the College of Teacher Education starts its services to Paraiso Ti Caribquib PHASE 1

The Brgy. Chairman, Adonis B. Manuel, learned from the students enrolled in the College of Teacher Education (CTE) at Northwestern University, Cherry Mae Ranga, Chairman’s neighbor and Romelyn dela Cruz of the Community Extension Services on Tree Planting and Literacy Program. The Chairman was very interested with the projects. The two students told to the CTE community extension coordinator, Ms. Flordelina B. Utleg, and she suggested to the students that the brgy. Chairman should write a Request Letter. The brgy. Chairman made a letter of request and sent it to Ms. Utleg through Cherry Mae Ranga. The coordinator submitted to the Director of Community Extension Services, Dr. Rudy Bareng. He told the coordinator that he will discuss in the Board Meeting. The coordinator prayed to the Almighty God that the request would be granted. After one week, the result came out and it was a very successful result. The request was approved.

The former dean of the the CTE, Dr. Elsie C. Pilar told the CTE coordinator to go to Caribquib with the CTE-SO officers. Romelyn dela Cruz, the former President of the CTE-SO and Cherry Mae Ranga, the CTE-SO secretary together with the CTE coordinator went to the Paraiso for ocular visit on July 18, 2010. The group informed the Director about the place of what they had noticed.

PHASE 2

THE SEMINAR IN ASSESSMENT OF ECOLOGICAL STATUS OF THE PARAISO AND PLANS AT THE BRGY HALL OF CARIBQUIB, BANNA, ILOCOS NOTE ON AUGUST 4, 2010 By Flordelina B. Utleg – May 5, 2011

Mr. Michael Jay A. Calaramo, the NWU Ecosystem Management and Development Officer, Mr. Michael Salud, from the RCEIAD office and Prof. Flordelina B. Utleg, the CTE extension coordinator, left the university campus at 7:40 A.M going to Caribquib, Banna, Ilocos Norte. The group reached the place at 8:35 A.M.

Mr. Adonis Manuel, the barangay chairman, came to fetch the group in front of the barangay hall. They were settling problem of his barangay mates before the seminar started. After that, he introduced the barangay officials and then let the CTE extension coordinator to introduce her companions.

While Mr. Calaramo and Mr. Salud were preparing for the power point presentation and film viewing, the officials served snacks. When the seminar was going on, the audience listened very attentively and at the same time, they took their snacks.

Mr. Calaramo told the group that the NWU Botanic Gardens is number 7 among the 12 botanical gardens in the Philippines. He told that all institutions must do something to protect the environment. He presented the pictures of the NWU Ecotourism Park and Botanic Gardens and they appreciated it. He added that the Payas estate has 7.8 hectares and 2.5 hectares is the area of the Botanic Garden which is the best in Ilocos Norte.

During the seminar proper, he told that if there is a plant that cannot be found in the Philippines then they should register in the Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society Inc. He emphasized that when picnickers of Paraiso ti Caribquib, cleanliness should be maintained by implementing the prohibition of using plastic bags or if they use, then they should bring home all their trash. The Brgy. Chairman said that the DENR awarded the 100 hectares land to them.

The second part of the program was conceptualizing of the zoning of Paraiso ti Caribquib. There are two kinds of zoning:
1. Core zone – ecological area, reforestation project; conservation project; and landscaping
2. General used zone – parking, picnic shed, tree house, view deck and camping grounds

The CTE-SO adviser suggested to have a hiking trail, butterfly cage, mini zoo, bird watching area and to implement no smoking. Mr. Calaramo suggested also that they will put up a guest house for tourists and picnickers, a protected forest restoration and conservation area. He told that he will classify all the plants according to their classes to make the place beautiful, orderly and nice to look at. The Paraiso ti Caribquib will be for tourists, for researchers and for educational purpose.They will make an organizational chart and make different committees so that they will be responsible if there are visitors.

  • Peace and Order and Tour guide – Brgy. Tanod
  • Information – Treasurer and Secretary
  • Committee on Environmental Development – Kag. John Gaspar

Mr. Calaramo asked the Chairman the stage of the place which are Stage 1 – degradation and cutting of small trees; Stage 2 – cutting small and big trees; Stage 3 – small amount of water; and Stage 4 – no more water.

He answered it is the first stage. The CTE-SO adviser suggested that the Chairman will start to prohibit the barangay folks to cut trees to conserve the native trees. Some native trees are mabolo, allagat, ariwat, rimas, and pakak.

At the end of the program, Mr. Calaramo promised that the Master Plan will be given to the official as a gift from Northwestern University.

Medicinal garden is one also of the programs of Mr. Calaramo. Just after the seminar, the group proceeded to Cariquib Elementary School to visit their medicinal garden. Due to that lunch break, the Principal was out so they went to go town proper to take their lunch and it was a compliment from the barangay officials. While having their lunch, they discussed about the future of the Paraiso ti Caribquib. Everybody is dreaming that it will be one of the most visited tourist spots of Ilocos Norte.

After taking their lunch, the group went back to Caribquib Elementary School. The teachers were very glad to meet the group. Immediately, Mr. Calaramo informed them about the programs of the government about medicinal gardens. While having the discussions, the teachers offered snacks. The teachers were very happy and very thankful to the group for the offered program.

Lastly, the group went to Caribquib Barangay High School to offer again a help to the teachers to improve their medicinal garden and they were very glad and thankful also.

The group left the place at 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon and reached Northwestern University at 4:00 P.M.


'PHASE 3

THE SEMINAR ON WASTE MANAGEMENT IN PARAISO TI CARIBQUIB, BANNA, ILOCOS NORTE'

By Flordelina B. Utleg – May 5, 2011

On August 22, 2010 the CTE-SO/VJSSGS faculty and students left Northwestern University campus at 8:00 A.M and they reached Caribquib, Banna, Ilocos Norte at 9:15. The group immediately prepared the things needed for the seminar. Ms. Flordelina B. Utleg, the adviser of the CTE-SO, led the prayer before the seminar started. Just after her prayer, he called on the speaker, Mr. Michael Jay Calaramo, the manager of the NWU Ecotourism Park and Botanical Gardens. It was attended by some of the teachers and students of Caribquib Elementary and Caribquib Brgy. High School as well as the barangay officials and some barangay folks. The pupils were very excited to take down notes. They brought their notebooks and ball pens. The participants were very cooperative and they listened carefully.

The speaker discussed the importance of waste management. He further explained that if parents will go to the market, they should “Bring Your Own Bag” (BYOB) to minimize using plastic bags. They must apply zero waste management in their homes. Further, he told that if there are picnickers in Paraiso, the barangay officials should tell them to bring home all their garbage in order to keep the environment tidy and safe to live in. They must observe cleanliness. During the seminar, Mr. Calaramo presented the map and his plans for Paraiso to the barangay residents and they were very happy. After the discussion, the CTE-SO adviser called the Brgy. Chairman, Hon. Adonis B. Manuel for his message.

The seminar ended at 10:20 A.M. Indeed, it was a very successful activity!!!


TREE PLANTING IN PARAISO TI CARIBQUIB, BANNA, ILOCOS NORTE

By Flordelina B. Utleg – May 5, 2011

On August 22, 2010 the College of Teacher Education Teacher Student Organization (CTE-SO) /VJSSGS faculty and students left Northwestern University campus at 8:00 A.M and reached Caribquib, Banna, Ilocos Norte at 9:15.

When the group reached Paraiso, the barangay officials and folks were there already. The group comprised CTE students with their CTE-SO adviser, Ms. Flordelina B. Utleg; Mr. Michael Calaramo, the Manager of NWU Ecotourism Park and Botanical Gardens; the personnel of the Research and Extension Center headed by Ms. Catalina Exmundo; and the non-acad personnel headed by Ms. Cherry Paz. After the seminar on Waste Management, the group immediately planted the seedlings headed by the Brgy. Chairman, Hon. Adonis Manuel. They planted the century plant along the way going to Paraiso. The officials were very cooperative because they already dug holes for the seedlings and they already prepared a tree guard for the plant.

At 12:00 noon, the group took their lunch. After one hour, the group climbed the mountain to continue planting. The worst was, the group was not able to follow where the Chairman went. The group was shouting calling the Chairman when they had gone so far. Some did not continue to go far because they were afraid. The way was too risky. Some part of the way going to the mountain is only 3 feet wide and very slippery when wet. Some were lost on their way. There were only three (3) persons who reached the top of the mountain, Mr. Calaramo, and the 2 CTE students. The group was not able to plant because there was a heavy downpour. They came down from the mountain and some even slipped. Almost all of them were wet. To enjoy the rest of the time, some went to try the zipline. The zipline is 160 meters long. It is the first zipline in Ilocos Norte. Some tried to walk also in the hanging bridge.

Before the group left the place, Mr. Calaramo promised to the officials in cooperation with Ms. Utleg that Paraiso will be developed until December, 2010. The officials were very thankful and happy of what Mr. Calaramo promised.

The group left Paraiso ti Caribquib at 4:00 P.M. during the heavy downpour.


'PHASE 4

TREE PLANTING IN PARAISO TI CARIBQUIB, BANNA, ILOCOS NORTE ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2010'

By Flordelina B. Utleg – May 5, 2011

Climbing the mountain to plant trees is the greatest adventure of an individual. It measures how strong and healthy a person is and how he loves the mother earth.

The thirteen CTE students and Mr. Michael Jay Calaramo with the three (3) Northwestern University security guards left Northwestern University campus at 7:45 in the morning. The CTE-SO adviser, Ms. Flordelina B. Utleg with her sister and her friend waited for them at the Laoag-Gabu Road junction. While they were at the junction, they took a picture while waiting for one (1) CTE student. The group rode in a dump truck with laughter. They stayed at the back. The adviser and her sister sat in front. The group reached Paraiso ti Caribquib at 8:45 A.M. They took a rest for few a minutes.

At 9:00 o’clock the group with some barangay officials carried the seedlings and proceeded to the way going to the mountain. Mr. Calaramo was left because he was busy planning and sketching the other side of the mountain. They walked beside the zipline center. When they were about thirty (30) meters away from the zipline, somebody shouted to tell them that they should go back. They went down and proceeded to the other way beside the videooke center.

While they were climbing the mountain, cheerfulness characterized by laughter pervaded. The students and some officials were very fast to walk and it was very slippery. The adviser sometimes held the weeds when she climbed. When the way was so steep and slippery, the guard held her hand and pulled her so she could go up. Some slippers were destroyed. The group sat down and took a little rest when they got tired and they teased each other. Though how tired they were, still they felt joy and happiness. The security guards informed the group that they enjoyed the activity. They suggested their participation in a similar activity.

They planted some Gmelina seedlings on the way going up the mountain. They reached the peak of the mountain after 30-45 minutes and while they sat down for few minutes to rest, one dragonfly alighted on her foot and after few minutes another came. This brought another hilarious experience. They knew they have come part of the environment.

After rest, the officials dug holes where they planted the seedlings. They worked and fast and though they were sweating profusely under the heat of the sun they were swept with feelings of satisfaction because their goal of helping restore the balance of nature through tree planting was achieved. They never complained of fatigue. Taking pictures while planting was another experience which brought joy. This is for posterity.

The last seedling was planted by the adviser. The security guards made a tree guard for her plant and labeled it, “LINA NWU” (LINA the four ending letters of FLORDELINA). After planting, they devoured the “Dingdong cornik” they brought. They drank the cold water which the barangay officials brought.

When they started to go down at 11:20 A.M., they were grouped into three. The first group told that there is another way going down. The second group did not follow. They followed the way where they passed when they went up. The third group (adviser’s group) decided whom to follow. At first, they followed the first group but when the second group shouted that there was no way going down where they went. The two groups went back and followed the second group. They were all laughing when they were all together going down again.

When they reached the cottage where they left their baggage, they told the adviser that they were so hungry. The adviser told them to bring out the foods. Mariecris Duldulao, the CTE-SO Treasurer, and Gladys Bumanglag, the CTE-SO President, went to buy soft drinks for the group. Mr. Michael Jay Calaramo with the three security guards took their lunch at the town proper. Some of the group together with the adviser went to take a bath first at the dam. Because the water was deep so they preferred to bathe using the flowing water from a hose. After taking a bath, they went back to the cottage and took their lunch. One official came to give foods for the group and asked for Mr. Calaramo. The adviser called Mr. Calaramo by her mobile phone telling him that the officials prepared lunch for them. Mr. Calaramo came back after a few minutes. He and the adviser joined the officials to take their lunch.

At 1:00 in the afternoon, they left the place. The group who took a bath did not change their clothes. They were wet when they went home. They reached Laoag at 2:00 o’clock and they went directly to Payas Botanical Garden. The group went inside the “Butterfly cage” and had picture taking. The group left the place after 30 minutes. Mr. Calaramo told the group that they will go back to Paraiso ti Caribquib again after the intramurals.

Everybody went home with combined feelings of joy and contentment.


The COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION of Northwestern University held a LITERACY PROGRAM in PARAISO TI CARIBQUIB, Banna, Ilocos Norte by Flordelina B. Utleg- May 5, 2011

On August 22, 2010 the College of Teacher Education Student Organization (CTE-SO)/VJSSGS faculty and students left Northwestern University campus at 8:00 A.M and they reached Caribquib, Banna, Ilocos Norte at 9:15. The adviser. Ms. Flordelina B. Utleg, told the group that the seminar on Waste Management and literacy program will be held simultaneously so that after these activities, the Tree Planting Program will be done immediately. The group for the literacy program went to the venue and the group for the seminar immediately prepared the things needed. The adviser of the CTE-SO led the prayer before the seminar started. Just after her prayer, he called on the speaker, Mr. Michael Jay Calaramo, the manager of the NWU Ecotourism Park and Botanical Gardens. The adviser supervised the literacy program. There were 30 pupils ages 3-6 attended. The CTE-SO officers distributed the school supplies immediately. There were no enough chairs so as if when Jesus Christ preached. Gladys Bumanglag taught them action songs; the lesson of Cherry Mae Ranga was identifying colors; Antonio Domingo for story telling; Mariecris Duldulao for identifying shapes and Zander Mamuad for addition and subtraction. After the activity, the officers and students distributed snacks to the beneficiaries.

The activity was done successfully. The officers and students joined the tree planting after the literacy program.


THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND EXTENSION PERSONNEL COORDINATED WITH THE BARANGAY CHAIRMAN OF CARIBQUIB By Flordelina B. Utleg – January 7, 2012

On September 9, 2011at 9:00 A.M. Mr. Michael Jay A. Calaramo, the NWU Ecosystem Management and Development Officer Dr. Rudy Bareng, the Director of Community and Extension Services, Ms. Catalina Exmundo, Assistant Director of Community Extension Center, Ms. Teresita A. Domingo, the Extension Researcher and Ms. Flordelina B. Utleg, the CTE-SO Adviser and Community Extension Coordinator went to Caribiquib. They had a meeting to coordinate with the barangay officials headed by Bgy. Chairman Adonis Manuel. Ms. Exmundo discussed the different activities to be held in Caribquib on September 24, 2011 like seminar on personality development, assist once in putting up a barangay nursery, planting flowering plants and putting up our livelihood program.

The barangay chairman suggested that the group will concentrate yet on the landscaping before they will start another project. Ms. Utleg suggested that the activities will be done simultaneously. She also suggested that the participants for seminar on personality development will be the barangay officials, Barangay Health Worker, barangay tanod, Purok Presidents and Sangguniang Kabataan. Ms. Utleg suggested also that they will involve the students and pupils of Caribquib National High School and Caribquib Elementary School to be accompanied by their advisers.

Dr. Bareng asked the chairman to identify the place of barangay nursery. Mr. Calaramo suggested also that the flowering plants to be planted will be yellow bells.

The group saw that some of the barangay folks are doing the Superman which will have 320 meters long with a speed of 90kph. The Superman is like the zipline but the only difference is they harness the rider and as if he is diving while riding until he reaches the ending point.

The Zipline fee now has increased to P100.00 The barangay chairman had proudly informed the group that there are so many zipline riders now because Paraiso charges the cheapest fee.

The group left Caribquib at 11:45.


The COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION of Northwestern University established a Barangay Nursery and held Tree Planting and Parenting (Moral Values Formation) in PARAISO TI CARIBQUIB, Banna, Ilocos Norte on September 25, 2011

by Flordelina B. Utleg- January 7, 2012

On September 25, 2011, the College of Teacher Education-Student Organization, Vedasto J. Samonte School Graduate Studies and Physical Education Sports Development Organization left the university at 8:10 AM headed by the CTE-SO Adviser and Community Extension Coordinator, Ms. Flordelina B. Utleg, together with Mr. Michael Jay A. Calaramo, the NWU Ecosystem Management and Development Officer and Ms. Catalina Exmundo, the Assitant Director, Community Extension Center. They left the university campus at 8:00 in the morning. They reached Caribquib, Banna, Ilocos Norte at 9:00A.M.

When the group reached Paraiso ti Caribquib, the Brgy. Chairman, Hon. Adonis Manuel welcomed them and led them to the cottage where the Municipal Mayor, Hon. Carlito N. Abadilla was waiting. The mayor was very happy to meet the group. Ms. Exmundo and Ms. Utleg explained the activities to be done and the mayor thanked the group with a very sweet smile. After few minutes, he left the group to attend to other municipal duties. The activities were done simultaneously.

Mr. Calaramo with a group of students went to the grotto and planted flowering plants (yellow bell) to make the place more attractive.

Professor Ma. Teresa Carbonell of the graduate school led the discussion on parenting. They discussed about values. The students of ECE 207 gave their lectures to the parents of Caribquib, Banna, Ilocos Norte. They gave lectures about parent involvement in the education of their children. They shared problems that they encountered in school, with the teachers as well as in their child’s behavior and study habits. They gave advice to the parents on what interventions they could do to improve their children’s study habits, etc.

The parents in the said barangay were so cooperative and they were very thankful because they were able to gain knowledge on parenting.

The students were also thankful for allowing them to share their knowledge on what they have learned in the course and shared their experiences as teachers. They felt fulfilled because the parents, the people, the Brgy. Chairman and the officers could learn from them.

At the end, as a sign of gratitude the students distributed simple tokens and snacks for the parents.

Ms. Utleg and Ms. Leticia Chiong, the adviser of PESDO led the other group of students to the mountain to plant the mahogany seedlings. The students of Caribquib National High School joined the activity. They were so happy in joining because they knew that their participation was for a worthy cause. Moreover, Ms. Utleg took their names so that they will be given a certificate for their involvement. After the planting of the seedlings, Ms. Utleg and Maricris Duldulao, the treasurer of the CTE-SO went to the group of the students of Caribquib National High School and pupils of Caribquib Elementary School headed by their advisers.

The students and pupils carried their own seedlings in the nursery which is near the running water. The barangay officials cleaned the place before they put their seedlings. Ms. Exmundo congratulated the four (4) pupils in winning the Zero Waste Management Campaign because the four pupils placed their seedlings in recycled materials. They were given certificates and prizes for their outstanding involvement.

After these activities, Mr. Manuel offered snacks. They had a meeting with Ms, Utleg, Ms. Exmundo and Mr. Calaramo. They discussed about the other incoming follow up activities.

The group went home very tired but happy.

The group left Caribquib at 2:00 P.M.


The COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION of Northwestern University Coordinated with the Municipal Mayor of Banna, Ilocos Norte

by Flordelina B. Utleg- January 7, 2012

At 9:00 o’clock in the morning of September 29, 2011, Ms. Catalina Exmundo, the Assistant Director of RCEIAD, Mr. Michael Jay Calaramo, the Manager of the Ecotourism and botanical Garden of Northwestern University and Prof. Flordelina B. Utleg, the CTE-SO Adviser and Community Extension Cooridnator, left the university campus to the office of the municipal mayor of Banna, Hon. Carlito N. Abadilla.

When they reached the municipality, they immediately went to the office of the secretary of the Mayor for a courtesy call. The Secretary led them to the office of the Mayor, Hon. Carlito N. Abadilla. The Mayor welcomed the group with a smile and he let them sit when they were already in front of him.

Ms. Exmundo discussed with the mayor and other municipality officials about the continuous tree planting and landscaping project of Northwestern University that will be done in Paraiso ti Caribquib,. The Mayor told them that they can do everything for the improvement of the place. He also informed them that the DILG has a counterpart amounting to One million pesos and also the municipality will give also One million pesos for the management of the tourism industry and also in the plan to put up a souvenir shop. Ms. Exmundo requested from the Mayor to finance the reproduction of flyers to promote the project and he was very much willing.

The group left the municipal hall at 12:15 noon. They took their lunch at the “carinderia” in Banna. The group left Banna at 1:10 PM.


CONTINUOUS TREE PLANTING ACTIVITY AND ASSISTANCE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BARANGAY NURSERY CARIBQUIB, BANNA, ILOCOS NORTE BY THE COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY ON OCTOBER 9, 2011

by Flordelina B. Utleg- January 7, 2012

The College of Teacher Education Student Organization (CTE-SO), Physical Education Sports Development Organization (PESDO) group left the university campus at 8:00 o’clock in the morning headed by the CTE-SO adviser and Community Extension Coordinator, Prof. Flordelina B. Utleg, PESDO adviser, Prof. Leticia Lourd Chiong, Manager of the Ecotourism Park and Botanical Garden, Mr. Michael Jay Calaramo and the Assistant Director of Community Extension, Ms. Catalina Exmundo.

They dropped by the market to buy eleven (11) kilos of rambutan. Mr. Calaramo demonstrated how to eat without damaging the seed. The purpose of this was for the barangay nursery. On their way going to Caribquib, Prof. Chiong and Mariecris Duldulao, the CTE-SO treasurer distributed the rambutan to the group. The students were happy as they ate the rambutan. Their delight was doubled as they eaten fully all the fruits without damaging the seeds

When they reached Paraiso ti Caribquib, the students brought down all the seedlings and the manager oriented them on how to conserve Philippine forest and preserve wildlife and fireflies. He informed them that rambutan, lanzones, jackfruit, lychees, sarguelas, durian,pakak, bittaog, talisay (salaysay),buttong, baliti, bulala are some of the indigenous trees. Caimito and chesa are not native but they were introduced in the Philippines; alukon is endemic because it is found only in Luzon; pakak wood is used in making guitars. The mango that we call “native mango” is not true because this fruit came from India and avocado is a native tree of South America. He also informed the body that fireflies are rarely seen now because of the lack native of trees now. Eucalyptus, mahogany and gymelina have been introduced.

He also informed the group that Siccapo in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, is the highest mountain in Ilocos Norte which is about 2,000 feet above sea level; second highest mountain is Mt. Pao in Adams, Ilocos Norte which is about 1,200 feet above sea level and the third is Mt. Malemlem in Adams, about 1,100 feet above sea level.

After the orientation, the students classified the seedlings according to their species. They counted them and there were 5 pieces of caimito; 31-mango; 7-guava; 10-papaya; 5-chico; 5-chesa; 12-calamansi; 33-atis; and 4-buwatchina. After this, they carried all the seedlings to the area where they would be planted.

The male students went with Mr. Calaramo to plant the seedlings and the rest went with Ms. Exmundo to the barangay nursery. The students tilled the soil first before they sowed the seeds of the rambutan.

The group took their lunch after planting all the seedlings and sowing the seeds in the nursery.


THE COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION STUDENT ORGANIZATION CONDUCTED A SEMINAR IN PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT AND HELD TREE PLANTING IN PARAISO TI CARIBQUIB, CARIBQUIB, BANNA, ILOCOS NORTE ON OCTOBER 15, 2011

by Flordelina B. Utleg- January 7, 2012

The CTE group headed by the CTE-SO Adviser and Community Extension Coordinator, Prof.Flordelina B. Utleg left Banna Jeepney Terminal at 7:00 o’clock in the morning. When they reached the Barangay Hall, Mr. Michael Jay Calaramo, the Manager of Ecotourism Park of Northwestern University, was there already.

The group of Ms. Utleg waited for the barangay officials to finish their monthly regular session. When the session was finished, they started the seminar on Personality Development with the topics on “Positive Attitude” and “How to Entertain Tourists/Visitors, Dos and Don’ts”.

The seminar started with a prayer led by Ms. Nicolasa Evangelista, a Kagawad member followed by a welcome address by Delfina Vicente, also a Kagawad member.

The members of the group distributed the copy of the topics to all of the participants. Prof. Utleg greeted them before she started the seminar. She explained line by line and the participants were very participative during the discussion. All of them reacted when she was discussing on “Know how to say I love you”. She explained that saying “I love you or hugging and kissing” are also ways of saying “thank you”. She requested them to say “I love you, Kapitan” and they were all very excited and said “I love you, Kapitan” and the Brgy. Chairman, Hon. Adonis B. Manuel faced them with a smile and in return, he said also, “I love you, too”. Then each of them said “I love you” to the person seated beside them.

Another topic that aroused the interest of the group was the discussion on “Be considerate and be flexible”. She told them that they must see to it that their companion is in the proper mood before making or cracking a joke. One barangay council made the comment that all husbands and wives should attend the seminar to improve their relationships.

Hon. Manuel reacted on the topic, “Accept criticism”. He faced the cooks and told them, “So if I will tell you that the food you cooked is very salty, then don’t pout and hate me because how can you improve the taste if you do not accept criticism”. The cooks smiled at him saying “yes” with the glow in their eyes.

Before the seminar ended, she asked them if they learned something. They answered her that they learned so much and they enjoyed and were not bored unlike other seminars they had attended. The resource speaker really noticed that they enjoyed through their reactions. They were very attentive and participative. They interrupted her during the discussion to ask questions and she immediately answered them and they were very much enlightened.

The seminar was indeed a very successful one because all the barangay officials, purok presidents, barangay health workers, and vendors attended.

Thirty (30) minutes before the seminar ended, the group of Mr. Calaramo arrived. They stayed near the venue of the seminar and they listened too. Mr. Calaramo felt happy because he noticed also the reactions of the participants.

Hon. Manuel asked the group that they will take their lunch before they leave so they accepted the offer. Prof. Utleg led the prayer before they ate.

The group left the venue at 1:30 PM.


THE COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION OF NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HELD TREE PLANTING ACTIVITY AND ASSISTED ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BARANGAY NURSERY IN PARAISO TI CARIBQUIB, CARIBQUIB, BANNA, ILOCOS NORTE ON OCTOBER 19, 2011

by Flordelina B. Utleg- January 7, 2012

The College of Teacher Education Student Organization (CTE-SO), Physical Education Sports Development Organization (PESDO) group left the university campus at 8:00 o’clock in the morning headed by the CTE-SO adviser and Community Extension Coordinator, Prof. Flordelina B. Utleg. They rode in the University dump truck. They fetch Mr. Michael Jay Calaramo, the Manager of Northwestern University Ecotourism Park and Botanical Garden, in Apaya, Laoag City and also fetched Prof. Leticia Lourd Chiong, the PESDO adviser, in their house. It was a cloudy day and it rained when the group was on their way. Though it was raining, the students were still excited to go to Caribquib. The rain stopped when they were in Marcos, Ilocos Norte. The advisers and the manager noted the sacrifices of the students to help in the continuous planting activity because though it was raining, they dared to go wet and proceeded on the activity. Their enthusiasm was not dampened by the rain.

On their way, they stopped in a bakery shop and bought bakery products for their snacks. They took their early snacks on during the trip because almost of them did not take their breakfast.

When they reached Paraiso ti Caribquib, they brought down all the flowering plants (birds of paradise, laya-laya or langkwas) and planted them along the way going to the cottages. Some of the plants have flowers already. The group had their snacks after they planted all the plants.


TREE PLANTING AND MONITORING THE BARANGAY NURSERY IN PARAISO TI CARIBQUIB, CARIBQUIB, BANNA, ILOCOS NORTE BY THE COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION OF NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY ON DECEMBER 10, 2011

by Flordelina B. Utleg- January 7, 2012

The CTE-SO officers left Laoag City at 8:00 o’clock in the morning headed by the CTE-SO adviser, Prof. Flordelina B. Utleg. Upon reaching Paraiso ti Caribquib, the Adviser went immediately to the seedling bed. She was surprised when she saw that the seeds of Eleven (11) kilos of Rambutan they sowed on October 9, 2011 already sprouted and grew. She measured the seedlings and they were already Six (6) inches in height. Then she also went to monitor the fruit bearing trees as well as the flowering plants and she was very happy that the latter, some have already flowers.

Barangay Chairman, Adonis Manuel informed the adviser that MMSU students will also arrive and plant trees. He told that he will send them to plant at the west of the zipline.

When the group of students enrolled in Ecotourism subject from Northern Christian College (NCC) saw the group of students from Northwestern, they told them that they also wanted to experience planting because they are also enrolled in Ecotourism. The attention of Mr. Michael Calaramo, the Manager of Ecotourism Park and Botanical Garden of Northwestern University was called, that students from NCC would also like to plant and the latter instructed them to get langkwas plants along the road going to Banna proper so she accompanied them. They put the plants in sacks.

They planted the langkwas at the northern side of the road going to the zipline. The students were very happy with their experience. They told that they do not have Tree Planting program in their school. They wore their T-shirt printed with Ecotourism BSTHRT. They took a group picture before they went home. They told the CTE-SO adviser that they will join the tree planting when they will have again so the adviser told them that she is planning to plant santan plants from the highway going to Paraiso on January 21, 2012 for beautification as well as to monitor again the rambutan seedlings as well as the planted fruit bearing trees and flowering plants.

While the Adviser was monitoring the plants planted along the way going to zipline, she saw the big bird in a cage and the Barangay Chairman, Hon. Adonis Manuel told her that the name of the bird is Philippine Serpent Eagle. It was given by Ms. Myrna Gonzales of Macayepyep. The bird was so weak when a child saw it under a tree. The child brought it home. The Chairman informed the adviser that they are feeding the eagle with fish and meat. He will put it in the big cage when it is already strong. The Adviser suggested that there must be a mini zoo.

When Prof. Utleg tried to talk to the eagle, it tried to fly and fly and seemed happy. Hon. Manuel told her that they will transfer the eagle when it is already strong.

The Barangay Chairman thanked the group of the CTE-SO including the adviser and he invited them to attend their Barangay fiesta. He requested also that the adviser will be the one to introduce the Guest Speaker, the Mayor of Banna, Hon. Carlito N. Abadilla and the latter accepted it. She told him also that they will go and monitor again the growth and percentage of survival of the seedlings and the other plants on that day.

The group left Caribquib at 11:00 AM.


THE COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MONITORED THE BRGY NURSERY,PLANTED SEEDLINGS AND FLOWERING PLANTS IN PARAISO TI CARIBQUIB, CARIBQUIB, BANNA, ILOCOS NORTE by Flordelina B. Utleg- January 7, 2012

The CTE-SO officers together with their adviser, Prof. Flordelina B. Utleg, met early in the morning (6:30AM.) of December 22, 2011 at the New Banna Terminal for the next monitoring of the established barangay nursery and the planted seedlings in Paraiso ti Caribquib.

When they reached Caribquib Barangay Hall, the Brgy. Chairman, Hon. Adonis B. Manuel, welcomed them with a sweet smile. The Barangay Officials offered them to take breakfast. Prof. Utleg blessed the food. After the breakfast, the group asked permission from the Bgy. Chairman that they will go to Paraiso to monitor the seedlings and plants.

When the group reached the place, they immediately went to the seedling bed and they were very happy because the rambutan seedlings have grown already. And they asked their adviser if when will they plant and the latter said that maybe they will plant after two to three months. They roamed around the Paraiso to monitor the seedlings and flowering plants they had planted during the previous months. The group found out that all the fruit bearing trees survived and some of the flowering plants have now flowers.

That day was the second day of Caribquib Barangay Fiesta. There was a part of the program for the presentation of Northwestern University. Romelyn dela Cruz, the CTESO President, Mariecris Duldulao, the CTESO Treasurer and Cherry Mae Ranga, the ASTER President, rendered a song entitled, “I Can”.

Prof. Flordelina B. Utleg, delivered her Introduction of the Guest Speaker in Ilocano because the Bgy. Chairman requested her to use Ilocano dialect. The audience was very attentive listening to her. Before she presented the Guest Speaker, she asked permission from the audience composed of thousands of people to allow her to deliver a poem. During the delivery of her poem, she noticed that the guest speaker had a very sweet smile looking at her with his seatmates and also she heard positive comments from the people near her.

The copy of the poem:

OH NAISANGSANGAYAN A PARSUA
OH PARSUA ANYAN NGA NAGSINGPET KA
ISEM MO MAKASALIBUKAG RIKNA
PANUNOT KO KET INKA MAN DANIWAN ITA
TA DIAK MAN MAIGAWID TOY INNAK MARIKRIKNA

NO MAN MAKABASOLAK TI INNAK PANANGDANIW KENKA ITA
DUSA INKANTO KANYAK IPARIKNA
TA SIGURO ITA LA NGA MAKANGNGEG KA
MANGYAM AMMO KEN ADDA PAY DANIW NA

RUPA NGA INGGET AMO NA
DIAK MAN MAUMA NGA MANGMATMATMAT KENKA
TA KASLA MAN BITUEN NGA INGGET SELNAG NA
TANGTANGADEN KEN PAGRUKBABAN TI ISU AMIN NGA PARSUA

OH LORD AGYAMAN KAM KENKA
TA INNIKAN NAKAM ITI KAS KENKUANA
PARSUA NGA INNGET TAKNENG NA
MANGSALSALWAD KADAGITI KAILYAN NA

OH PINARSUA NI APO DIOS
IDAWDAWAT KO NGARUD ITA KENKA
NGA INKA ITULTULOY TI NAITED NGA NAIDUMDUMA
KINASALDET, KINASARIRIT, KINALAING KEN KINAGAGET NGA INKAM MAN RARAEMEN ITA.

When the poem was finished, she presented the Guest Speaker, the ever beloved Mayor of Banna, Hon. Carlito Nolasco Abadilla. The guest speaker stood up immediately with a smile and shook the hand of Prof. Utleg and he said, “ thank you for the best introduction.”

During his speech, he thanked Northwestern University for helping Paraiso ti Caribquib in developing the place to make it more beautiful.

After the raffle draw, the group from Northwestern University headed by Prof. Flordelina B. Utleg was called in front to award the Certificates of Attendance to the Barangay Officials who attended the Seminar on Personality Development which was held on October 15, 2011. Cherry Mae Ranga read the contents of the certificates before they were handed to the participants.

During the distribution of certificates, they requested the adviser to conduct another seminar on Personality Development again because they learned a lot from it. The group handed all the certificates of the pupils and students who participated during the tree planting activities and Prof. Utleg told the Principal of Caribquib Elementary School, Mrs. Vilma Delos Reyes Bagay, that the certificates will be awarded during their Recognition Day.


The program was very great. There was a part of the program, a presentation from Northwestern University. Romelyn dela Cruz, the CTE-SO President, Mariecris Duldulao, the CTE-SO Treasuruer, and Cherry Mae Ranga, the CTE ASTER President, delivered a song entitiled, “I Can.” The group joined the dance program and the adviser was asked to decorate some of the Princesses.

There was a dance competition in “Kendeng-kendeng” by the different “Puroks” and prizes were given to the winners.

Hon. Adonis B. Manuel delivered the Closing Remarks. He thanked Northwestern University for helping his barangay most especially in the development of “Paraiso.” He requested that Northwestern University would continue its community extension services to them so that Paraiso ti Caribquib will be visited by more tourists.

Before Mayor Abadilla went home, he went to the group of Prof. Utleg to ask when they would come again to Paraiso. She said that they will go back when the proposal for livelihood program ( hair cutting, making flower décor, nail arting) will be approved.

Barangay Kagawad, Rolando Ranga and Barangay Chairman, Hon. Adonis B. Manuel, brought the group to Laoag City. The group greeted the Chairman a happy birthday by singing the “Happy Birthday” song on their way to Laoag. He expressed his thank and wished that Northwestern University will not stop in helping them.

The Barangay Fiesta was indeed a very successful one. The group was well entertained. They never got hungry because they were always offered snacks and meals. It was a very great and unforgettable experience for the CTE-SO officers and adviser.

The oldest man or woman in Caribquib, Banna, Philippines

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Sports News of Caribquib, Banna, Philippines

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