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GM Villamayor wins Candon Chess Open 2009

Top seed and lone grandmaster entry, GM Bong Villamayor topped the recently concluded Mayor Allen Singson Cup ( 2009 Candon City Chess Championship held March 14-15 at social hall, Stern Mall, Candon City, Ilocos Sur.

Villamayor was undefeated and scored 6.5 out of seven rounds in the seven system format tournament to win by half point over second placer NM Emmanuel Senador.

Placing 3rd place is IM Barlo Nadera with 5.5 pts. Also with 5.5 pts were NM Haridas Pascua and Jan Emmanuel Garcia as they placed 4th and 5th place respectively.

Nadera was 3rd due to superior tie break points. Candon City Mayor Allen Singson, Vice Mayor Nestor Itchon and City Councilor George Valdez were the main guests during the affair.

Mayor Singson and City Councilor Valdez personally hand over the cash and trophies to the winners. The tournament was sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines with NCFP Executive Dir. Willie Abalos and Ilan Peres served as arbiters.

Below is the complete list:

Mayor Allen Singson Cup 2009 Candon City Chess Championship March 14-15, 2009 Social Hall, Stern Mall, San Nicolas Candon City, Ilocos Sur

Name Pts. Prizes 1.GM VILLAMAYOR Buenaventura 6 ½ 15,000

2.NM SENADOR Emmanuel 6 10,000

3.IM NADERA Barlo 5 ½ 5,000

4.NM PASCUA, Haridas 5 ½ 5,000

5. GARCIA Jan Emmanuel 5 ½ 5,000

6.NM LLAVANES Ronald 5 1430

7. SALCEDO Raymond 5 1430

8. EVANGELISTA Ritchie 5 1430

9.NM MAGA Mirabeua 5 1430

10. LABUANAN Fidel 5 1430

11.NM VASQUEZ Andrew 5 1430

12. CORRALES Johnny 5 1430

13. AREQUE Jerry 4 ½

14.NM ALISANGCO Nicomedes 4 ½

15. MANAGO Michael 4 ½

16. MACALA Allan 4 ½


18 CARINO Michael 4 ½

19 JIMENEZ Mario 4 ½

20 MENDOZA John John 4

21 ADAYA Ronald 4

22 GRAFIL Franz Robert 4

23 FIGUERRES Rommel 4

24 DIZA Fred 4

25 VILLALOBOS Reynaldo 4

26 PEREZ Michael 4 27 FRAILA Mario 4 28 RAZO Generose 4 29 ROSQUETA Joel 4 30 MAMBOAY Salim 3 ½ 31 VARGAS Mark 3 ½ 32 SUBIDO Joel 3 ½ 33 CORPUZ Balden 3 ½ 34 UMALOS Eduardo 3 ½ 35 RAMIREZ Noel 3 ½ 36 LIM Learner 3 ½ 37 COLLADO Francisco 3 ½ 38 GINES Noli Jr. 3 ½ 39 DUCUSIN Roosevelt 3 40 ARROYO Cesar 3 41 COLLADO Michael 3 42 MANADERO Ben 3 43 MANZANO Floro 3 44 VALDEZ Arnel 3 45 CABANGBANG Robinson 3 46 VALDEZ Rogelio 3 47 VILLARUZ Marvin 3 48 DIWANAN Cromwell 3 49 VALDEZ Lando 3 50. APURA Andy 3 51. FORONDA Mario 2 ½ 52. BOTACION Constante 2 ½ 53. CUSTODIO Jesus 2 ½ 54. ORBE Cliburn 2 55. ABUAN Eduardo 2 56. SANCHEZ Ferdinand 2 57. GARNACE Danny Boy 2 58. GAGTO Hovin Yeltsin 2 59. OPANO Virgilio 2 60. QUITIOAN Enoc 2 61. PADILLA Daniel 2 62. GALIMA Lyndon 1 ½ 63. BUMANGLANG Tirso 1 64. ACOSTA Lociano 1 65. MANZANO Dennis 1 66. DUGENIA Peter 0 67. ASTOM Edward 0 68. INGEN Elpidio 0

Miss Virginia tobacco 2009

the 12 lovely candidates vying for the title “Miss Virginia Tobacco 2009”. the pageant night will be on March 27 at the Candon Civic Center, Candon City, Ilocos Sur.

begnas Ylocos Festival

Candon City hosts Begnas Ylocos Festival

Candon City played a gracious host to the First Begnas ( thanksgiving) Ylocos Festival on Oct 28- 30, 2008.

The Festival with the theme of “Agbiag ti Kaugalian a Nainsigudan” ( Long live our traditional and cultural values) was participated in by 23 towns of Ilocos Sur and Candon City that showcased the culture of different Indigenous peoples living in the said areas.

Leading the guests were Deputy Speaker Eric Singson, Ilocos Sur Gov. Deogracias Victor Savellano, Vice Governor Jeremias Singson and City Mayor Allen Singson.

Deputy Speaker Singson and Gov Savellano funded the three day festival.

The Festival is show of appreciation by the people to the good harvest.

The participating towns and City has Indigenous peoples that belongs to different tribes like Bago, Kankana-ey, Itneg and Tinggian.

Candon City government led by City Mayor Singson provided and prepared the venue and other facilities needed with the support of the Department of Education- Candon City Division and different barangay officials and folks of the City.

The Candon South Central School and Candon North Central School were the main billeting area for the participants while Candon City Beach Resort served as the official residence of the Baggak ti Daya contestants and the organizers.

It was three day showcase of talents of cultural ensemble, indigenous dances , songs and games, rituals, food festival and trade fair.

Former Candon City Councilor and Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Robert Tudayan proposed the staging of the affair after very good success in the city with its annual Bago Festival held every December.

Rainbow hovers Candon City farms

Posted in latest news candon by lawinthemountainer on September 17, 2008
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the nature beauty rainbow above a farmer feeding his cow in Candon City, Ilocos Sur.

baby mermaid or merman????

Posted in latest news candon by lawinthemountainer on August 27, 2008
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CANDON CITY, Ilocos Sur- —  Could it be her craving to telenovelas?

Ruby Urpiano is a certified addict with telenovela gave birth to a child with one huge leg like a tail of a mermaid or merman August 21, 2008 in Patpata 2nd, Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

Like all her family and neighbors, she herself could not explain why.

What is obvious is her craving of watching telefantasias and telenovelas particularly Marimar and Dyesebel.

Marimar and Dyesebel aired over Abs- cbn and GMA- 7 with lead role character played by actresses Claudine Barretto and Marian Rivera respectively both transforming into mermaid.

Urpiano, 25, mother of three, of Patpata 2nd, Candon City and plain housewife start watching television after lunch from their neighbors until all the telenovelas are over in the evening.

She could not afford to buy one as they barely have enough food for them.

They live in a nipa hut with husband larry working on odd jobs available.

Ruby said that she did not find anything abnormal in her womb when she was still pregnant with child.

She got the shock of her life when she saw the figure of her fourth child.

The baby whose gender remains unclear died after 30 minutes.

“I was shock but I accept it,” Urpiano said.

The child is about 12 inches and one kilo in length and weight respectively.

Her hilot (traditional midwife), Carmen Raquepo, said that when she was checking the womb of Urpiano, she found it unusual because of the oneness in the movement in one area presumably the feet.

Raquepo said that it was her first time to see such child figure in her more than two decades of working as traditional midwife.

Relief operations for victims of typhoon karen

Posted in latest news candon by lawinthemountainer on August 26, 2008
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The City Government of Candon waste no time and immediately dispatched relief goods and implemented other measures to ease the effects of Typhoon Karen that hit hard the city.

The city was practically under water and many lives were in endanger as result of the typhoon.

The city government led by City Mayor Allen Singson worked round the clock to patrol the whole city and look at the situation of the Candonians.

The City Social Welfare and Development Office was the lead department in the distribution of relief goods.

Candon at th height of Super Typhoon Karen

Posted in latest news candon by lawinthemountainer on August 26, 2008
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The City of Candon was one of the hardest hit by super Typhoon Karen on Aug 18-19, 2008.
The whole city was under the mercy of the said typhoon as flood practically put the whole city under water.

the main roads were almost not passable with only heavy or huge vehicles like dump trucks can fly the routes.

The city government led by City Mayor Allen Singson immediately made actions ensure the safety of all its residents and those passing by.

Deputy Speaker Eric Singson ordered the different construction companies to lend their dump trucks to carry people from the endangered area to evacuation centers.

the city dump trucks were used to carry goods to be delivered to the people and transport people especially those stranded.

Thanks GOD the storm calm down after Aug 20.

Old Style farming back in Ilocos Sur

Old method farming is back in Candon City, Ilocos Sur to fight off the unstoppable oil price hikes that is hitting the whole country nearly every week. Using cow or cabarao can ease some financial burden to farmers.

Philippines’ longest cigar

Philippines\' longest cigarLongest cigar carried during grand parade

planting is really never fun

watering rice seedlingsRice planting is really hard work and will never be fun. Look at how farmers in Candon City, Ilocos Sur like all rice seedling planters in the world endure the hardship just to have little income and for all of us to eat. they are our unsung heroes.

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