Municipality of Bauang, La Union Philippines
Kyle Rysher Federico is 2015 Miss Bauang
Written by Joan Diaz   

Ms. Kyle Rysher Federico, pride of barangay Central East, is crowned Miss Bauang 2015 who emerged victorious from the other 11 lovely and gorgeous candidates. The pageant and the coronation is the culmination of the 3-week Baggak Festival which started in December 16.

Third Runner-up is Aira Jane Barredo, Mega Gracia Sabado places 2nd, 1st Runner-up and Mutia ng Barangay is Joryhzza Mae Ochoco, and Janela Shaira Lopez as 4th Runner-up. (from L-R in the picture)
“Our festivities coincided with the Christmas season which offered events and activities inspiring the people of Bauang to celebrate love, hope, and unity, the very essence of Christmas with their families,” Mayor Martin de Guzman III said. “It is also a part of Rediscovering Bauang, rediscover the beauty and bounty of our town including the warmness and hospitality of its people,” he added.

Among the new activities during this year’s Baggak Fest was the First Redicover Eco-Trail Run wherein runners from Manila and from Kenya trooped to Bauang and hurdled the 16K and 32K challenges, climbing 3 peaks and crossing the Bauang River. BMBA’s Little Miss Bauang 2015, on the night of January 2, and Gay Association of Bauang’s Talentadong Bading and Miss Tabachingching, on January 3, are a hit not only among locals but their families and Balikbayans who went home for the holiday season.

Smoke-Free Schools in Bauang Recognized

After a consistent DOH Red Orchid Awardee for three years, the Municipalty of Bauang has 2 schools as best implementers of a 100% Smoke-Free Schools, the Eulogio Clarence De Guzman Jr. Memorial National Vocational High School (formerly Acao National High School) and Payocpoc Elementary School are 1st Place in the Secondary Level and 3rd Place in the Elementary Level respectively.

They were awarded in a Regional Search by the Department of Education last December 2. ECMDGJMNVHS Principal Jovita G. Bascos and PES Principal Jonathan B. Somera received their Plaques of Recognition. DepEd Regional Director Teresita M. Velasco, ARD Bettina D. Aquino and from DOH RO I Nurse Francisco S. De Vera, Jr. presented the awards.

“All efforts paid off. It was not only compliance to and adoption of local ordinances against smoking for minors but more with explaining the ill effects of smoking to them and valuing their health and lives,” ECMDGJMNVHS Principal Bascos said. “We have 18 student-smokers before we launched the campaign in 2013, now we have all of them as smokers-quitters,” she added.


In an effort to strengthen disaster risk reduction and management capability of local government units, the Weather Philippines Foundation Inc. (WPF) along with the Aboitiz Group of Companies and Meteo Group, turned-over an automated weather station in Bauang December 4.

Bauang along with the Municipalities of Luna, Caba, Bacnotan and Agoo were identified by WPF meteorologists as priority sites in the province. Last November 20, after an orientation on the Weather Station Rollout and the on the portal of WPF, the Automated Weather Station was installed in a strategic area in the Municipality. “A five-day forecast of the weather and temperature will now be readily available, Engr John Louise S. JuanJeffrey M. Alcanz said. “We try to bring free and critical weather forecasts to the Filipino people to reduce disaster risks,” he added.

The automated weather station is a solar-powered system which has a rain gauge that can measure rainfall

Saturday Mornings are Zumba Day for Bauangenians
Written by Joan Diaz-Sabado   

              Mayor Martin P. De Guzman III led the municipal employees, teachers and members of the Senior Citizen Association along with their family members, during the launching of the Aerobic Zumba sessions every Saturday, Nov. 15. Pamilya sama-sama sa malusog na pangangatawan tungo sa masaganang kinabukasan is the theme. “This is a great and healthy bonding activity for you and your families,” the Mayor said in his message encouraged everyone to live and practice a healthy lifestyle, “We will be offering more sports and fitness activities that will be enjoyed by families and group of friends.”

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