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By: Julius A. Manabat

The 20 lovely candidates from every municipality and city of the Province of La Union competed for the much coveted title as Mutia ti La Union 2015 on March 2, 2015 at the San Fernando City Auditorium.

The crowd cheered for their bets as the show started with an opening production video and self-introduction. The ladies then wowed the crowd with their confidence, poise and class as they paraded in their swimsuits and evening gowns. Several awards were given during the said pageant. Elwin’s Choice Special Award sponsored by Elwin’s T-shirts was won by the fair lady from Bagulin, Miss Jorhyzza Mae Ochoco while Miss Kyle Rysher Federico of Bauang bagged two minor awards to include Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown. She also won the Miss 1590 Special Award as sponsored by 1590 Energy Corporation. Miss Maria Cristine Cassandra Ralbovsky of the City of San Fernando on the other hand, also won several special awards to include Miss LUECO sponsored by La Union Electric Company; Miss Sillag sponsored by Poro Point Management Corporation and Miss Thunderbird Resort sponsored by Thunderbird Resort-Poro Point. Miss Anne Margareth Sanglay of San Juan caught the best eye of the lens as she won the Miss Photogenic Award. Social Media Fanatics also proved their support to Miss Angelica Maranan of Sto. Tomas was chosen to be the Facebook Darling for having the most photo shares in the La Union Information and Tourism Facebook Page. Designer and Handler Mr. Rex Vitales, who designed Miss Sto. Tomas’ gown was also awarded as the best designer for evening gown.

The audience held their breaths as the winners were announced. In the end, Miss Kyle Rysher Federico of Bauang placed 2nd Runner-up while Ms. Anne Margareth Sanglay of San Juan place 1st Runner-up. Ms. Maria Cristine Cassandra and Ms. Angelica Maranan of Sto. Tomas were crowned Mutia ti Kalikasan and Mutia ti Turismo, respectively.

Winning the Mutia ti La Union 2015 crown is Miss Allessandra Casimiro of Agoo. Alex, as fondly called by her peers also won the Miss Beautiful Skin Special Award sponsored by ETN Beauty Concepts and the Miss Body Beautiful Special Award sponsored by Reveal Facial Skin Care and Spa. Alex works as a part-time model and is now having her Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling at Don Mariano Marcos State University-South La Union Campus. The municipality of Agoo has been bagging the Mutia ti La Union crown for four straight years now.

Hosting the pageant were singer, actor and model, Mr. Tom Rodriguez and VJ, Actress and TV Host, Ms. Iya Villana-Arellano. Other celebrity guests included, Gerald Santos, Angeline Quinto and Comedian- Singer, Donita Nose.
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By: Israel O. Rudio, Provincial Information & Tourism Office-La Union

After a productive venture at the Batang Pinoy National Championships, La Union sustains its sports powerhouse reputation as 34 of its athletes qualify to the Palarong Pambansa after bagging gold medals during the Region 1 Athletic Association sports meet in Manaoag, Pangasinan on February 15-20, 2015.

In the elementary category, gold medalists included Glen Mark Galano (men’s 400 meters hurdle); Rachel Onato (women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics); Lorenzo Pilar, Warren Flores and Florentino Mariano (men’s swimming); Alison Ann Noble (women’s swimming); Alexus Joseph Estoesta and Daniel Estabillo (men’s Taekwondo); and Kyle Angela Balcita and Moonyen Madriaga (women’s Taekwondo).

In the secondary level, gold medalists included Franz Matthew Lubiano (men’s archery); Maria Alexa Apigo and Ziebelle Ziem Balangue (women’s archery); Jayford Baludda, Jovani Dulce and Rodel Villafuerte (boxing); Danenielle Karganilla (chess); Juan Carlos Abad and Robi Mangiliman (men’s swimming); Jan Marie Abad, Rafiel Mangiliman and Carmela Ordonio (women’s swimming); Kristiane Eireney Kim (table tennis); Christiane Evanie Japson (men’s Taekwondo); Hazel Ann Antonio and Crisza Margo Estoesta (women’s Taekwondo); and Erlinda Abellera, Jessiely Ballesil, Kasandra Rose Ballesil, Juvelyn Estolero, Norjanae Fang, Charisse Galvez, Jona Pino and Marinella Selga (women’s Fitzal).

They will represent the province and the region at the national sports event at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum City on May 3-9, 2015.

Gov. Manuel C. Ortega assured them of the Provincial Government of La Union’s full support in recognition of their efforts as model athletes of the province.

The Province of La Union also hauled 26 silver medals and 44 bronze medals from various events of the R1AA.
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By: Israel O. Rudio, Provincial Information & Tourism Office-La Union

The Department of Health (DOH) recognized the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) and other Local Government Units (LGUs) for its efforts in realizing DOH’s vision of strengthening health systems to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of basic health services and enable a more equitable distribution of national health programs.

La Union was accorded with the Excellence in Kalusugan Pangkalahatan award for the provincial category during the Gawad Kalusugan Awarding Ceremonies held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City on February 20, 2015. Out of 80 qualified provinces in the country, La Union was adjudged as the number 4 province with the best health services. Ex-Officio Board Member Manuel Victor R. Ortega, Jr. and Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Hector T. Beñaz, received the award in behalf of Gov. Manuel C. Ortega.

Used as a leverage for LGU participation in achieving Universal Health Care, winners received trophies and cash rewards. The synchronized recognition ceremony aims to mainstream program-based efforts of LGUs. Winners were determined through commendable performance on health as shown in the DOH LGU Score Card Report.

The same award was also given to the City of San Fernando, La Union under the component city category.

Bauang, La Union on the other hand, was declared as Hall of Famer for the Red Orchid Award. It is a search for 100% tobacco-free LGUs, government offices, government hospitals and DOH Centers for Health Development. This is in support to Article 8 of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control that recommends the adoption of measures to provide protection from exposure to smoke in indoor workplaces, public transport, indoor places, and other public places, as well as Republic Act 9211 or the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 that provides protection from exposure to tobacco smoke.

Gracing the event were DOH Secreatry Janette Loreto-Garin, Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II, DOH Undersecretary Austere A. Panadero and DOH Assistant Secretary Gerardo V. Bayugo.
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