2012 Chronicle Of Watwatworld, A Journey To Self Fulfillment

I have seen many bloggers boast of their travels, hotel destinations or the restaurants they have eaten on as their top activities for 2012. Don't get me wrong, they deserve to boast because they worked hard for many years to reach that certain blogger status. I also had my share of sponsored travels, hotel and restaurant reviews as well as adventures. It is fun and rewarding. But I did not start watwatworld for the perks I receive in blogging, it is only incidental. Watwatworld is sharing what … [Read more...]

THANK YOU! SPONSOR A BAHAG AND TAPIS PROJECT, A SUCCESS!

It all started with a dream that someday, somehow, the cultural students of La Trinidad Central School will have a complete set of Bahag and Tapis for them to use during their performances. For how many months we taught the pupils some basic Cordillera dances of Benguet, Ifugao and Mountain Province and when it was time for them to perform, we, the advisers and the parents of the pupils went around to borrow tapis and bahag. Some were borrowed from the barangay hall, some from capitol and some … [Read more...]

Baguio Artists Forest Park – the new beginning of “Libingan”

There is a new artist haven in Baguio City and it opened itself to the world through series of tree planting activities. In 1997, The family of Hantos (popularly pronounced as Santos), a native of Ifugao, started to plant mahogany trees. They got their seedlings from Baguio City and nearby lowland areas then transported them to Ifugao for planting. In 2000, Mrs. Lulu Gene De Guia noticed the efforts of the family and the community. She gave P5,000 initial fund which was used to … [Read more...]

One Nature, One Community – A project to plant Pine tree seedlings

One Nature...One Community LATEST UPDATE: One Nature, One Community Tree Planting Activity. SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM ON JULY 28, SATURDAY. 8:00 am - 8:30am - Assembly and meeting place at the Longlong Police Station. (If coming from Baguio, there is a Jeepney station bound for Longlong at the Quezon hill jeepneys at Kayang Street. If coming from La Trinidad, Go down at KM5 Jollibbee. Then look for the jeepney station bound for Pico - Longlong. It is beside the police outpost in front of … [Read more...]

WATWATWORLD BASKETBALL CUP 2

At long last, the second season of the DECAT - WATWATWORLD Basketball tournament has pre-started in the first week of May. Now with 30 teams playing under 5 brackets, we will sure witness some of the best local players battle it out inside the basketball court.   There are at least 600 sports enthusiasts mostly from La Trinidad and Baguio city. As of now we are using the Municipal Gym of La Trinidad as the venue of our basketball games. Please visit the FB Group Page for the latest infos and … [Read more...]

Tam-awan International Arts Festival 2012

Tam-awan hosted a 2 day Cordillera song and dance workshop which was attended 50 participants from all over the Cordillera region. The first hour of the workshop was already fun and exciting when Mr. Benny Sokkong and group showcased the different Cordillera bamboo musical instruments. The different Cordillera dance workshop was both entertaining and educational thanks to Ms. Annie Bungauen and group. Despite the occasional rain showers, the workshop ended up well with the participants going … [Read more...]

DECAT BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

We are inviting everybody to come and witness the DECAT BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES on SUNDAY, March 25, 2012 at the Commission On Audit - COA GYM, at Km.6, La Trinidad, Benguet. WELCOME TO THE FINALS!!!!! ANNOUNCING THE DECAT WATWATWORLD BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT. SCHEDULE FOR THE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES MARCH 24, 2012 (SATURDAY) 5:00PM BATTLE FOR 3RD BETAG-INTERACTIVE CORDILLERA VS SANTISIMA TRINIDAD (BRACKET B) 6:30PM BATTLE FOR 3RD LUBAS VS SONS DE KAPANGAN (1 BRACKET … [Read more...]

HELP SAVE 15,000 TREES

I was shocked to see a local newspaper with the headline "BSU to cut 50,000 trees for its housing project". I immediately bought the paper and read the details. Mayor Abalos said they were surprised when some of those who were awarded land in that forested area came and were trying to apply for building permits. Accordingly, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Proclamation number 637 reserving 132,509 square meters of the forested area for housing purposes that will benefit BSU … [Read more...]

Sagada Etag Festival Adventure 2012

DECAT ACTIVITY REPORT:  Decat and Watwatworld participated in many activities during the Sagada Etag Festival and we made a very good impression. DAY 1: In Feb 1, when we arrived, we went to Ligaya's Country Log Cabin. It is a very cozy and romantic place. After leaving our things, we immediately went to the municipal hall. We first went to the office of the Chairman of the Festival, the Vice mayor for a courtesy call. It was a good timing because most of the councilors were also there, … [Read more...]

The “virgin” caves of Ansagan, Tuba, Benguet

Last December 2011, we had the chance to explore two of the "virgin" caves located in the mountains of Sitio Piminggan, Barangay Ansagan, Tuba, Benguet. We tagged it as virgin because we were the first group of outsiders (not from the community) who entered the caves. At first, we were hesitant to proceed because we did not bring the necessary caving equipment, but after assurance from our local guides, we finally decided to push through. The first cave was was called "Barakbak cave". It has a … [Read more...]