Municipality of Bauang, La Union Philippines
La Union Son Directs Internationally-Acclaimed Documentary
Written by PIA- La Union   

La Union has another favorite son in Mark Lester Valle, the director of an internationally-acclaimed documentary film “Walang Rape sa Bontok.”

 A native of central west in Bauang town, Valle goes back to his home bringing local and international citations after directing “Walang Rape sa Bontok”- a docu-film that revolves around two women who were sexually violated and in search for a rape-less society like that of old Bontoc in the Cordilleras.

Valle graduated in elementary at the Felkris Academy and at Saint Louis College in highschool, both schools in this city. He then took up BS Geology at the University of the Philippines in Baguio City.

“My childhood memories are purely in Bauang,” said Valle. Admittedly, he said he did not finish his college education because he turned to a different path like film making. He became part of the Habi Collective Media which gave birth to Walang Rape sa Bontok.

Bauang LGU Awards Best Performing Schools PTA
Written by Myrna G. Romero   

Bauang Local Government Unit (LGU) headed by Mayor Martin de Guzman awards the 10 ten best performing schools PTA (Parents Teachers Association) during the GABAY (Gobiernong Abot ng Barangay) at Baccuit Norte.Mayor Martin de Guzman, Vice Mayor Bonifacio Malinao and the Sangguniang Members and the evaluators awarded the cash prizes and certificates to the winners.

These are the 10 winners who were chosen from 25 elementary schools and 7 high schools.

Bauang MBC Conducts Mass Bloodletting
Written by Myrna G. Romero   

Give freely; Give often, Blood donation matters. With this in mind, a mass bloodletting was conducted by the Municipal Blood Council (MBC) headed by Mayor Eulogio Martin Clarence P. de Guzman III in cooperation with Department of Health (DOH) and Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) at Sacred Heart School, Bauang, La Union, November 13, 2015.

Congressman Emmanuel Francisco R. Ortega III, Abono Party List thanked the Municipality of Bauang for coming up with a noble program that helps in prolonging the lives of the sick especially the poor and the marginalized.

294 blood donors from Philippine National Police of the Regional Training Center in Aringay and from the different barangays of Bauang registered, 128 at PNRC and 166 at the Ilocos Training Regional Center. Only 172 were qualified donors. 170 bags of blood were extracted.

I'ts 2nd Time In South Korea For The Baggak Choir
Written by Joan Diaz-Sabado, Shane Lopez   

Bauang, La Union-- Representing the Philippines and recognizing their singing prowess and talent, the Bauang Baggak Choir was invited to perform during the Arirang Festival in Jeongseon County in South Korea. The prestigious Arirang Festival, declared as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, was participated by different performing groups from the Kazakhstan, China and Japan.

The choir sang their renditions of popular Korean folk songs like Arirang, Nodle Kangbyon, Ilocano songs Manang Biday and Ilocana, and Filipino songs Kalesa, Paru-Paro, and Isang Dugo, Isang Lahi among others. The choir’s interpretation of these songs garnered applauses and cheers from the Koreans and the other performers.

Performing second time in SoKor, the choir was earlier invited by the Taebaek City Government’s and performed in the 32nd Taebaek City National Choir Competition last year. The active exchange of cultural performances between Bauang and the different South Korean groups was the product of friendship city relationship forged between Taebaek City and Bauang.


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