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A big congratulations to the Mandaya and Manayan composers as they hit again another milestone! The song entitled NCIP HYMN which was composed by Mr. Erwin Lad, arranged by Mr. Franklyn Areglado and sung by Jovil Lagnayo and Jan Joyce dela Cerna have won the coveted award of being the best original song composition that will be used as the National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP) Hymn. The song bested almost 10 songs from the different ethnolinguistic tribes in the Philippines. This contest is part of the celebration of the 2021 IP Month and commemoration of the 24th IPRA Anniversary. The award was presented thru the Zoom Live of the NCIP Facebook Page with the NCIP Chairperson Allen A. Capuyan. Indeed, Manayans are not only great people but also great songs composers!

Article written by: Jan Michael Belena

Published: 2021-10-29


Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9072, otherwise known as the National Caves and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act of 2001, and Sections 10, 12 and 13 of its lmplementing Rules and Regulations, (DAO 2003-29), a Manual on Cave Classification is hereby prescribed and adopted for all caves within public domain and private lands, including those found within protected areas for the guidance of all concerned. The CENRO Manay headed by OIC Henry Yap and the Technical Working Group with Christian Paul Escarian, presented to the Technical Working Group the draft Mabaho Cave Management Plan that has been submitted to the Regional Caving Committee. It has been known that the first cave to gain assessment and status was the Mabaho Cave (Class II), thus, the said document will become the basis of any developments (soft or hard) in the area. #wowmanay #cavemanagement #manaytourism Note: The activity followed the minimun health protocols set by the health department.

Article written by: Jan Michael Belena

Published: 2021-10-27

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