DIRECTORY OF THE MOUNTAIN COLLEGIAN STAFF, OFFICIAL STUDENT PUBLICATION OF BENGUET STATE UNIVERSITY

DIRECTORY OF THE MOUNTAIN COLLEGIAN STAFF
OFFICIAL STUDENT PUBLICATION OF BENGUET STATE UNIVERSITY

1965
Editor-in-Chief – Franco T. Bawang
Associate Editor – Elmo O. Sano
Managing Editor – George O. Ged-ang
News Editor – Chester Lee B. Alipit
Literary Editor – Dionisio K. Bartolome
Society Editor – Renato G. Erasquin and Dolores B. Bastian
Sports and Reserved Officers Training Corps Editor – Brent D. Ayban
Circulation and Exchange ¬– Wilson C. Bagni
Agricultural Education Editor – Carmelo B. Blanza
Agricultural Home-making Editor – Margartie D. Nga-eb
Alumni Editor – Carlos T. Buasen
Reportorial Staff:
Domingo M. Casiwan
Rodolfo Habiatan
Gregorio G. Bilanggo
Teresde F. Fiar-od
Crispin C. Wanson
Paterno M. Buya-ao
Felipe V. Balongay
Pedro B. Anacio
Honorio O. Lampacan
Caridad Q. Bumas-ang
All college press relation officer
Board of Advisers
Agronomy and Agricultural Economics: Messrs. P. Chalog; A. B. Dimas; A.D. Castro
Animal Husbandry: Messrs. S.T. Moresto; Lucio Victor; J. B. Gano
Agricultural Engineering: Mr. C.L. Frez
Agricultural Home-making: Misses C.C. Villa; E. Tolentino; T.L. Zipagan
Athletics and Social Sciences: Mr. H. E. Patacsil
Literary: Ms. E.F. Delizo; Mesdames U. B. Tolentino; I.B. Robina
Coordinators: College Department Head Alvaro R. Ravina
College Registrar Nicomedes A. Alipit

1966 (October -December)
Editor-in-Chief: Honorio O. Lampacan
Managing Editor: Chester Lee B. Alipit
Business Manager: James Polilin
News Editor: Percival Giles B. Alipit
Society Editor: Ruby Somebang
Circulation and Exchange Editor: Wilson Bagni
Reserved Officers Training Corps Editor: Benigno B. Mallare
Sports Editor: Gregorio B. Orine
Ag-Education Editor: Ernesto Luciano
Agricultural Home-making Editor: Caridad Q. Bumas-ang
Research Editor: Renato G. Erasquin
Alumni Editor: Daniel Apayno
Reportorial Staff:
Esther Maliseg
Alfredo Tipayno
Edwardo Domakit
Conrado B. Laureta
Jose Teofilo
Coordinator: Nicomedes A. Alipit

1966 (January – February)

Editor-in-Chief: George I. Ged-ang
Associate Editor: Honorio O. Lampacan
Managing Editor: Chester Lee B. Alipit
Circulation and Exchange Editor: Rafael T. Pandongit
Society Editor: Ruby Somebang
Florencio Paloa
News Editor: Felipe Balonggay
Reserved Officers Training Corps Editor: Napoleon G. Meana
Sports Editor: Gregorio B. Bilanggo
Agricultural Home-making Editor: Caridad Q. Bumas-ang
Alumni Editor: Pedro B. Anacio
Reportorial Staff:
Dolores B. Bastian
Percival Giles B. Alipit
Carlos R. de la Cruz
Felizardo S. Elecion
Remegio N. Fernandez
Ruben C. Daoang
Renato G. Erasquin
Wilson C. Bagni
Benigno B. Mallare
Anthony Pokeyeo
Daniel Agpayyo
Gabriel Perdigon
Peter Bayangan
All college campus organization’s press relation officers
Board of Advisers
Agronomy and Agricultural Economics: Messrs. P. Chalog; A. B. Dimas; A.D. Castro
Animal Husbandry: Messrs. S.T. Moresto; Lucio Victor; J. B. Gano
Agricultural Home-making: Misses C.C. Villa; E. Tolentino; T.L. Zipagan
Botany, Chemistry and Soils: Messrs. Pedro P. Bandong; A.D. Castro
Literary: Ms. E.F. Delizo; Mesdames U. B. Tolentino; I.B. Robina
Athletics and Social Sciences: Mr. H. E. Patacsil

Guidance and Counseling: Mrs. P.S. Ignacio
Coordinators: College Department Head Alvaro R. Ravina
College Registrar Nicomedes A. Alipit

*** 1967
*** 1968
1969
Editor-in-Chief: Chester Lee B. Alipit
Managing Editor: James Polilin
Business Manager: Renato G. Erasquin
News Editor: Percival Giles B. Alipit
Feature Editor: Marvin Yan;Lourdes Labang
Sports Editor: Ezra F. Ecwasen
Literary and Society Editor: Virginia Adrincula
Victoria Pulay
Reserved Officers Training Corps Editor: Alfredo Tipayno
Research Editor: Jimmy Cabigat; Laura Cagayan
Alumni Editor: Narciso Somyden
Ag-Education Editor: Daris Dicidican;Alumno Ampaguey
Board of Consultants: All college instructors
Coordinator: Nicomedes A. Alipit
College Department Head

*** 1970-1991

1992-1993
June-Ocotber
Editor-in-Chief: Conrado Bahiwag
Associate Editor: Fernando Alikers Jr.
Circulation Manager: Roberto Caswang
Managing Editors: Samuel Ticong; John Santiago
News Editor: Nelson Palispis
Sports Editor: Jonathan Santiago
Feature Editor: Jeanilyn Domogen
Research Editor: Ruth Buasen
Literary Editor: Catherine Basitan
Reporters: Julie Oryan
Ricardo Maday-a
Larry Puputi
Allan Compas
Adviser: Sherilyn Costina

November –April
Editor-in-Chief: Fernando Alikers Jr.
Circulation Manager: Roberto Caswang
Managing Editors: Samuel Ticong; John Santiago
News Editor: Nelson Palispis
Sports Editor: Jonathan Santiago
Feature Editor: Jeanilyn Domogen
Research Editor: Ruth Buasen
Literary Editor: Catherine Basitan
Reporters: Julie Oryan
Ricardo Maday-a
Larry Puputi
Allan Compas
Adviser: Sherilyn Costina

1993-1994
Editor-in-Chief: Nelson P. Palispis
Associate Editor: Ruth Buasen
Managing Editors: Samuel S. Ticong; Jonathan Santiago
News Editor: Fernando T. Alikes Jr.
Sports Editor: Larry Puputi
Feature Editor: Ruth A. Lugangis
Filipino Editor: Julie Oryan
Literary Editor: Catherine Basitan
Research Editor: Ricardo D. Maday-a
Reporters: Ireneo Marcelo
Maria Michelle Agusin
Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan
Consultant: Dr. Rodolfo T. Abastilla
President: Dr. Cipriano C. Consolacion

1994-1995
June – August
Editor-in-Chief: Nelson Palispis
Associate Editor:
Managing Editors: Jonathan D. Santiago
News Editor:
Research Editor:
Feature Editor: Ruth Lugangis
Sports Editor: Larry Puputi
Literary Editor
Computer Encoder/Operator: Nelson Palispis
Reporters:
Jeanilyn Manalo
Arlene Saulo
Leo Buccahan
David Fomeg-as
Lesio Gao-ay
Irene Angway
Ireneo Marcelo
Illustrator: Dace Ernest Basco
Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan
Consultant: Dr. Rodolfo Abastilla

August -September
Editor-in-Chief: Fernando Alikes Jr.
Associate Editor: Jonathan Santiago and John Santiago
Managing Editors: Ruth Lugangis and Ireneo Marcelo
News Editor: Samuel Ayangdan (Filipino)
Pamela E. Roma (English)
Sports Editor: Larry Puputi
Feature Editor: Tricia May Matinek (English)
Dulce Gonzales (Filipino)
Research Editor:
Literary Editor: Rachel Ann Daodao (English)
Cristina Pa-ac (Filipino)
Computer Encoder/Operator: Nelson Palispis
Illustrator: Dace Ernest Basco
Reporters: Jeanilyn Manalo
Arlene Saulo
Leo Buccahan
David Fomeg-as
Lesio Gao-ay
Irene Angway

Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan
Consultant: Dr. Rodolfo T. Abastilla

1995
June –August

Editor-in-Chief: Nelson Palispis
Associate Editor: John Santiago
Managing Editors: Ireneo Marcelo and Cristina Pa-ac
Circulation Manager: Lesio Gao-ay
News Editor: Jonathan Santiago
Sports Editor: Samuel Ayangdan
Feature Editor: Irene Angway(English)
Dulce Gonzales (Filipino)
Research Editor: Leo Buccahan
Literary Editor: Larry Puputi
Staff writers: Novaleah Esperanza
David Fomeg-as
Lolita Bentres
Modesto Bahul Jr.
Josephine Manuel
Adviser: Prof. Remedios Jimenez
Consultant: Dr. Rodolfo Abastilla

January – February

Editor-in-Chief: Nelson Palispis
Associate Editor: Leo Buccahan
Managing Editor: Ireneo Marcelo
Circulation Manager: Lesio Gao-ay
News Editor: Jonathan Santiago
Sports Editor: Samuel Ayangdan
Feature Editor: Irene Angway (English)
Dulce Gonzales (Filipino)
Research Editor:
Literary Editor: Larry Puputi
Staff writers: Novaleah Esperanza
David Fomeg-as
Lolita Bentres
Modesto Bahul Jr.
Cartoonist: Arnold Gamboa
Adviser: Prof. Remedios Jimenez
Consultant: Dr. Rodolfo Abastilla

1996
August – November
Editor-in-Chief: Leo P. Buccahan
Associate Editor: Irene Angway
Finance Manager: Dulce Gonzales
Circulation Manager: Josephine Manuel
News Editor: Modesto Bahul Jr.
Sports Editor: Ronald Lopez
Feature Editor: Lolita Bentres
Literary Editor: Cecil Bumacas
Staff writers: Vilma Latawan
Juneclide Cabanilla
Carmela Villar
Criselda Allay
Evalentine Tatpiec
Cartoonist: Arnold Gamboa
Adviser: Dolores Bito
Consultant: Dr. Rodolfo Abastilla

1997

February – August
Editor-in-Chief: Leo P. Buccahan
Associate Editor: Irene Angway
Finance Manager: Dulce Gonzales
Circulation Manager: Josephine Manuel
Publication Manager: Lesio P. Gao-ay
News Editor: Modesto Bahul Jr.
Sports Editor: Ronald Lopez
Feature Editor: Lolita Bentres
Literary Editor: Cecil Bumacas
Research Editor: Vilma C. Latawan
Staff writer: Vilma Latawan
Juneclide Cabanilla
Carmela Villar
Criselda Allay
Evalentine Tatpiec
Lay-out Artist: Leo P. Buccahan
Cartoonist: Arnold Gamboa
Adviser: Dolores Bito
Consultant: Dr. Rodolfo Abastilla

September – October

Editor-in-Chief: Josephine B. Manuel
Associate Editor: Modesto D. Bahul Jr.
Finance Manager: Vilma C. Latawan
Circulation Manager: Carmela B. Villar
Publication Manager: Arnold P. Gamboa
News Editor: Lolita L. Bentres
Feature Editor: Dulce V. Gonzales
Literary Editor: Criselda Allay
Research Editor: Cecil F. Bumacas
Sports Editor: Evalentine Tatpiec
Staff writer: Grail Wacdisen
Larsen P. Buccahan
Rhea Mercoles
Nerissa B. Iglesia
Analyn Aryo
Imelda T. Masing
Christy B. Nafianog
Cheryl Consolacion
Cartoonist: Winloe P. Galano
Adviser: Dolores M. Bito

1998
January
Editor-in-Chief: Josephine B. Manuel
Associate Editor: Modesto D. Bahul Jr.
Finance Manager: Leo P. Buccahan
Assistant Finance Manager: Vilma C. Latawan
Circulation Manager: Carmela B. Villar
Publication Manager: Arnold P. Gamboa
News Editor: Lolita L. Bentres
Feature Editor: Dulce V. Gonzales
Literary Editor: Criselda Allay
Research Editor: Cecil F. Bumacas
Sports Editor: Evalentine Tatpiec
Staff writer: Grail Wacdisen
Larsen P. Buccahan
Rhea Mercoles
Nerissa B. Iglesia
Analyn Aryo
Imelda T. Masing
Christy B. Nafianog
Cheryl Consolacion
Cartoonist: Winloe P. Galano
Adviser: Dolores M. Bito

Febraury –March

Editor-in-Chief: Josephine B. Manuel
Associate Editor: Modesto D. Bahul Jr.
Finance Manager: Leo P. Buccahan
Assistant Finance Manager: Vilma C. Latawan
Circulation Manager: Carmela B. Vallar
Publication Manager: Arnold P. Gamboa
News Editor: Lolita L. Bentres
Feature Editor: Dulce V. Gonzales
Literary Editor: Larsen P. Buccahan
Research Editor: Cecil F. Bumacas
Sports Editor: Evalentine Tatpiec
Staff writer: Rhea Mercoles
Nerissa B. Iglesia
Analyn Aryo
Imelda T. Masing
Christy B. Nafianog
Cheryl C. Consolacion
Adviser: Dolores M. Bito

1999
June-July

Editor-in-Chief: Ronald C. Lopez
Associate Editor: Cecil F. Bumacas
Finance Manager: Carmela B. Vallar
Circulation Manager: Imelda T. Masing
Publication Manager: Arnold P. Gamboa
Assistant Publication Manager: Vilma C. Latawan
News Editor: Nerissa B. Iglesia
Feature Editor: Larsen P. Buccahan
Literary Editor: Christy B. Nafianog
Sports Editor: Analyn D. Aryo
Research Editor: Rhea L. Mercoles
Staff writer: Nicardo D. Fermin
Yolanda S. Estolas
Gerald A. Salda
Cindy M. Peňa
Computer Typesetter: Leo P. Buccahan
Adviser: Prof. Dolores M. Bito

September – October
Editor-in-Chief: Vilma C. Latawan
Associate Editor: Cecil F. Bumacas
Finance Manager: Larsen P. Buccahan
Circulation Manager: Nicardo D. Fermin
Publication Manager: Christy B. Nafianog
Assistant Publication Manager: Vilma C. Latawan
News Editor: Nerissa B. Iglesia
Feature Editor: Analyn D. Aryo
Literary Editor: Cindy M. Peňa
Sports Editor: Gerald A. Salda
Research Editor: Rhea L. Mercoles
Staff writer: Josan Lambino
Sheena B. Alagon
Bismark L. Bengwayan
Racquel D. Santiago
June W. Tay-og
Meliza C. Pacho
Adviser: Atty. Joy Angelica S. Doctor

November-December
Editor-in-Chief: Vilma C. Latawan
Associate Editor: Cecil F. Bumacas
Finance Manager Larsen P. Buccahan
Circulation Manager Christy B. Nafianog
Publication Manager Nicardo D. Fermin
News Editor: Nerissa B. Iglesia
Feature Editor: Analyn D. Aryo
Literary Editor: Cindy M. Pena
Sports Editor: Gerald Salda
Research Editor: Rhea L. Mercoles
Staff writer: Josan Lambino
Sheena B. Alagon
Bismark L. Bengwayan
Racquel D. Santiago
Meliza C. Pachao
Adviser: Atty. Joy Angelica S. Doctor

2000

June-July

Editor-in-Chief: Vilma C. Latawan
Finance Manager Larsen P. Buccahan
Publication Manager Nicardo D. Fermin
News Editor: Nerissa B. Iglesia
Feature Editor: Analyn D. Aryo
Literary Editor: Cindy M. Peňa
Research Editor: Rhea L. Mercoles
Sports Editor: Gerald Salda
Staff writer: Josan Lambino
Sheena B. Alagon
Bismark L. Bengwayan
Racquel D. Santiago
Meliza C. Pacho
Fransisco Del Moral
Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan

August- September

Editor-in-Chief: Vilma C. Latawan
Associate Editor: Larsen P. Buccahan
Finance Manager: Rhea L. Mercoles
Publication Manager: Gerald A. Salda
News Editor: Analyn D. Aryo
Feature Editor: Nicardo D. Fermin
Literary Editor: Meliza C. Pachao
Sports Editor: Bismark L. Bengwayan
Research Editor: Racquel D. Santiago
Staff writer: Ilene S. Basitan
Joseph E. Fomeg-as
Lea D. Foy-os
Jovelyn P. Peligman
June W. Tay-og
Photojournalist/Cartoonist: Niňo Jose Seriosa
Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan

January – March
Editor-in-Chief: Vilma C. Latawan
Associate Editor: Cecil F. Bumacas
Finance Manager: Larsen P. Buccahan
Publication Manager: Nicardo D. Fermin
News Editor: Nerissa B. Iglesia
Feature Editor: Analyn D. Aryo
Literary Editor: Cindy M. Peňa
Sports Editor: Gerald A. Salda
Research Editor: Rhea L. Mercoles
Staff writer: Josan Lambino
Sheena B. Alagon
Bismark L. Bengwayan
Racquel D. Santiago
Ilene S. Basitan
Joseph E. Fomeg-as
Lea D. Foy-os
Jovelyn P. Peligman
Meliza C. Pachao
June W. Tay-og
Cartoonist: Niňo Jose Seriosa
Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan

2001
June –July

Editor-in-Chief: Vilma C. Latawan
Associate Editor: Larsen P. Buccahan
Finance Manager: Rhea L. Mercoles
Publication Manager: Gerald A. Salda
Circulation Manager: Josan Lambino
News Editor: Analyn D. Aryo
Feature Editor: Meliza C. Pachao
Literary Editor: Jovelyn P. Peligman
Sports Editor: Bismark L. Bengwayan
Research Editor: Racquel D. Santiago
Staff writer:
Ilene S. Basitan
Joseph E. Fomeg-as
Lea D. Foy-os
Cartoonist: Niňo Jose Seriosa
Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan

November-December

Editor-in-Chief: Analyn D. Aryo
Associate Editor: Meliza C. Pachao
Finance Manager: Racquel D. Santiago
Publication Manager: Bismark L. Bengwayan
Circulation Manager: Gerald A. Salda
News Editor: Ilene S. Basitan
Feature Editor: Jovelyn P. Peligman
Literary Editor: Ryan M. Bestre
Sports Editor: Joseph E. Fomeg-as
Research Editor: Lea D. Foy-os
Staff writer: Claire W. Tauli
Romulo A. Bagacina Jr.
Filmore Y. Awas
Cecilia A. Paday
Cartoonist: Niňo Jose Seriosa
Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan

Ang Kuli (Nobyembre 2000 – Enero 2001)

Punong Patnugot: Vilma Latawan
Pangalawang Patnugot: Larsen P. Buccahan
Tagapamahala sa Pinansya: Rhea L. Mercoles
Tagapamahala sa Sirkulasyon: Josan M. Lambino
Patnugot sa Balita: Analyn D. Aryo
Patnugot sa Lathalain: Meliza C. Pachao
Patnugot sa Pitak Agham: Raquel D. Santiago
Patnugot sa Isports: Bismark L. Bengwayan
Patnugot sa Panitikan: Jovelyn S. Peligman
Mga Manunulat:
Ilene S. Basitan
JosephE. Fomeg-as
Lea D. Foy-os
Nino Jose Seriosa
Photojournalist/Kartonist: Nino Jose Seriosa
Mga Tagapayo:
Grace T. Bengwayan
Gregorio Ta-ag (Filipino)

2002- 2003
Editor-in-Chief: Ilene S. Basitan
Associate Editor: Jovelyn P. Peligman
Finance Manager: Lea D. Foy-os
Circulation Manager: Niňo Jose Seriosa
News Editor: Filmore Y. Awas
Feature Editor: Ryan Anthony M. Bestre
Sports Editor: Joseph E. Fomeg-as
Research Editor: Claire W. Tauli
Literary Editor: Antoinette A. Calixto
Staff writer: Antoinette A. Calixto
Diana Joy B. Cabote
Dakila P. Padua
Christine Grace Sidchogan
Welben Ulalan
Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan

2004 -2005
Editor-in-Chief: Antoinette A. Calixto
Associate Editor: Ryan Anthony M. Bestre
Finance Manager: Claire W. Tauli
Circulation Manager: Ilene S. Basitan
News Editor: Romulo A. Bagacina Jr.
Feature Editor: Elmer Patrick P. Mariano
Sports Editor: Marilyn B. Sali-em
Research and Culture Editor: Annie Ruth A. Wallang
Literary Editor: Kylie Ann C. Binay-an
Staff writer:
Brian Baldino
Christian Chaangan
Clairebelle Brillantes
Juan Jose Doyayag
Bill Doyayag
Photojournalist: Filmore Y. Awas
Cartoonist: Niňo Jose Seriosa
Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan

2006
June-February
Editor-in-Chief: Romulo A. Bagacina Jr.
Associate Editor: Kylie Ann C. Binay-an
Finance Manager: Marilyn B. Sali-em
Managing Editor: Annie Ruth A. Wallang
News Editor: Mylen Ponciano
Feature Editor: Riaflor Rebolledo
Sports Editor: Urchris Doyayag
Research and Culture Editor: Juan Jose David
Literary Editor: Rubylena Bolinto
Photojournalist:Ritchil McCormack
Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan

2006 – 2007

Editor-in-Chief: Riaflor B. Rebolledo
Associate Editor: Marilyn B. Sali-em
Finance Manager: Annie Ruth A. Wallang
Managing Editor: Kylie Ann C. Binay -an
News Editor: Mylen B. Ponciano
Feature Editor: Juan Jose T. David
Research and Culture Editor: Rubylena Bolinto
Sports Editor: Urchris Doyayag
Staffwriter:
Aplat, Elizabeth
MaryCris Balancio
Christian Victor Idio
Joan Rose Lampac
Claudine Malis
Martina Mani
Clarence Panawan
Sheenalyn Sao-an
Arlene Joy Sumalag
Cartoonists:
Xavier Daniel
Hajarie Estima

Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan

2007 -2008

Editor-in-Chief: Rubylena Bolinto
Associate Editor: Claudine Malis
Finance Manager: Joan Rose Lampac
Managing Editor: Juan Jose David
News Editor: Elizabeth Aplat
Feature Editor: Arlene Joy Sumalag
Research and Culture Editor: Sheenalyn Sao-an
Sports Editor: Urchris Doyayag
Literary Editor: Marycris Balancio & Clarence Panawan

Staffwriter:
Jordan Abad
Crislyn Balangen
Ronalyn Banaken
Karlston Lapniten
Paul Joseph Nuval

Cartoonists & Photojournalists:
Xavier Daniel
Hajarie Estima

Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan

2008 -2009

Editor-in-Chief: Claudine Malis
Associate Editor: Elizabeth Aplat
Finance Manager: Marycris Balancio
Managing Editor: Xavier Daniel
News Editor: Paul Joseph Nuval
Feature Editor: Joan Rose Lampac
Research and Culture Editors: Sheenalyn Sao-an & Clarence Panawan
Literary Editor: Arlene Joy Sumalag
Sports Editor: Urchris Doyayag
Senior Staffwriter:
Jordan Abad
Crislyn Balangen
Ronalyn Banaken
Junior Staffwriters:
Ivy Jane Velano
Suzette Joy Palantog
Cartoonists:
Xavier Daniel
Hajarie Estima
Danilo Tindungan Jr.
Ferdinand Palbusa Jr.
Photojournalists:
Xavier Daniel
Alemar Amdengan
Hajarie Estima
Assistant to the Adviser:
Romulo Bagacina Jr.
Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan

2009 -2010

Editor-in-Chief: Elizabeth Aplat
Associate Editor: Joan Rose Lampac
Finance Manager: Sheenalyn Sao-an
Managing Editor: Paul Joseph Nuval
News Editor: Crislyn Balangen
Research and Culture Editor: Ronalyn Banaken
Literary Editor: Marycris Balancio
Sports Editor: Jordan Abad
Senior Staffwriters:
Robert Bokilis
Ray Dulnuan
Ivy Jane Velano
Junior Staffwriters:
Ivy Jane Velano
Maryn Almeda
Dina Leano
Donna Paulo
April Panganiban
La Maria Victoria Anudon
Cartoonists:
Xavier Daniel
Hajarie Estima
Danilo Tindungan Jr.
Jessica Lopez
Photojournalists:
Xavier Daniel
Alemar Amdengan
Paul Joseph Nuval
Assistant to the Adviser:
Romulo Bagacina Jr.
Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan

2010-2011

Editor-in-Chief: Sheenalyn Sao-an
Associate Editor: Ronalyn Banaken
Finance Manager: Crislyn Balangen
Managing Editor: Jordan Abad
News Editor: Crislyn Balangen
Research and Culture Editor: Robert Bokilis
Literary Editor: Ivy Jane Velano
Sports Editor: Jordan Abad
Feature Editor: Ray Dulnuan
Staffwriters:
Maryn Almeda
Dina Leano
April Panganiban
La Maria Victoria Anudon
Rhe-ann Ngayaan
Mildred Pa-ac
Cartoonists:
Danilo Tindungan Jr.
Ferdinand Palbusa Jr.
Assistant to the Adviser:
Romulo Bagacina Jr.
Adviser: Grace T. Bengwayan

Editorial Board (2011-2012 First Semester)
Editor-in-Chief: Sheenalyn Sao-an (BSE)
Associate Editor: Ronalyn Banaken (BSDC)
Managing Editor: Jordan Abad (BSAEng’g)
Finance Manager: Crislyn Balangen (BSDC)
Feature Editor: Ray Dulnuan (BSE)
News Editor: Crislyn Balangen (BSDC)
Research and Culture Editor: Robert Bokilis (BSE)
Senior Staff Writers: Dina Leaňo (BSE)
Rhe-Ann Ngayaan (BEE)
Junior Staff Writers: Janice Agrifino (BSDC)
Faith Belingon (BSDC)
Mariel Laoana (BSN)
Rhea Loncio (BSE)
Juman Kevin Tindo (BSES)
Senior Cartoonists: Ferdinand Palbusa Jr. (BSF)
Danilo Tindungan Jr. (BSE)
Junior Cartoonist: Rhondez Tayag (BSA)
Assistant-to-the-Adviser (interim): Romulo Bagacina Jr. (BSDC)
Adviser: Grace Bengwayan

Editorial Board (2011-2012 Second Semester)
Editor-in-Chief: Jordan Abad (BSAEng’g)
Associate Editor: Dina Leaňo (BSE)
Managing Editor: Danilo Tindungan Jr. (BSE)
Finance Manager: Rhe-Ann Ngayaan (BEE)
Feature Editor: Juman Kevin Tindo (BSES)
News Editor: Rhe-Ann Ngayaan (BEE)
Literary Editor: Rhea Loncio (BSE)
Research and Culture Editor: Faith Belingon (BSDC)
Sports Editor: Mariel Laoana (BSN)
Senior Staff Writer: Janice Agrifino (BSDC)
Jessel Galap (BSE)
Junior Staff Writers: Imy Banaken (BSN)
Geraldine Bulay (BSIT)
Juliet Esther Cindy Guerrero (BSN)
Jasmin Kiaso (BSDC)
Ronalyn Nabe (BSN)
Eunice Joy Tayaban (BSIT)
Senior Cartoonist: Ferdinand Palbusa Jr. (BSF)
Junior Cartoonists: Jessica Lopez (BSE)
Giselle Ocyaden (BSE)
Rhondez Tayag (BSA)
Assistant-to-the-Adviser (interim): Romulo Bagacina Jr. (BSDC)
Adviser: Grace Bengwayan

Editorial Board (2012-2013)
Editor-in-Chief: Dina Leaňo (BSE)
Associate Editor: Rhe-Ann Ngayaan (BEE)
Managing Editor: Ferdinand Palbusa Jr. (BSF)
Finance Manager: Rhea Loncio (BSE)
Feature Editor: Juman Kevin Tindo (BSES)
News Editor: Jasmin Kiaso (BSDC)
Literary Editor: Janice Agrifino (BSDC)
Research and Culture Editor: Faith Belingon (BSDC)
Sports Editor: Mariel Laoana (BSN)
Senior Staff Writer: Jessel Galap (BSE)
Geraldine Bulay (BSIT)
Juliet Esther Cindy Guerrero (BSN)
Ronalyn Nabe (BSN)
Eunice Joy Tayaban (BSIT)
Junior Staff Writers: Jessica Caranay (BSDC)
Samantha Aquino (DVM)
Jerson Sabado Jr. (BSDC)
Bobby McGee Lee (BSE)
Mylyn Maitang (BSDC)
Samantha Torres (DVM)
Olenor Llarena (BSE)
Richard Giye (BSE)
Senior Cartoonist: Ferdinand Palbusa Jr. (BSF)
Giselle Ocyaden (BSE)
Junior Cartoonists: Gilbert Barro (BSHRM)
Lee Marvin Aping (DVM)
Eric Tumalay (BSDC)
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MC Saves the Frogs

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MC holds STF2, pioneers in saving the frogs

by: Juman Kevin Tindo

As part of the 5th annual celebration for the international “Save the Frogs” day, The Mountain Collegian (MC), the official student publication of Benguet State University (BSU), held the second “Save the Frogs: Literary and Arts Workshop (STF2)” on April 27 at BSU’s Strawberry Hall and at the College of Forestry.

With 50 elementary and high school students from Benguet and Baguio City, STF2 featured a line of activities for the participants. This included a lecture on frogs and its importance to the ecosystem; a conduct of a poetry and drawing workshops; and a visit to a pine ecosystem where a frog habitat was explored.

In an audio recorded message of Dr. Kerry Kriger, founder and executive director of the “Save the Frogs” movement, for the Philippines, he thanked everyone in Benguet State University in getting involved in the “Save the Frogs,” where 150 events in 27 countries worldwide joined the endeavor.

Frogs: Getting to Know Them

Dr. Erlinda C. Bestre, a faculty from the Department of Biology from the College of Arts and Sciences, lectured on the ecological importance of frogs and other amphibians. She emphasized that frogs and other amphibians play an important ecological role.

“Frogs play an important role in the food chain since they feed on insect pests and serve as food for snakes and other predators. Frogs are also good ecological indicators of a healthy environment due to their high degree of sensitivity, either during tadpole stage or as adults,” stressed Dr. Bestre.

She also said that frogs respond to very slight changes in the environment indicated by habitat fragmentation, ecosystem stress, impact of pesticides, and various anthropogenic activities. This was seconded by Dr. Kriger who said that when amphibians disappear a lot of wildlife will have problems as well.

Exploring the Frog Pond

After the lecture, the participants visited a frog pond at the College of Forestry. The participants were able to put finishing touches, like putting stones, ferns, mosses to the pond whom MCians worked for purposely for the activity and for other upcoming endeavors.

Also, the participants released tadpoles and frogs to the pond.

“I learned that frogs and toads love rainwater and live in a very simple habitat and they are happy with it,” commented Aira Joy G. Bello, an elementary student in La Trinidad.

Saving the Frogs through Arts

“MC has always believed in the power of the pen, in transcending boundaries through literary expression. This is why one of the activities for STF2 is a lecture and workshop on drawing and poetry writing,” said Rhe-Ann B. Ngayaan, MC’s Associate Editor.

Giselle I. Ocyaden, MC Senior Cartoonist, lectured on drawing and Bobby Moreno, a BSE-Biology graduate of BSU, shared his knowledge on poetry writing.

“It would be good to bring up awareness on the importance of frogs while these participants are young. It is also important for them to be able to translate their learnings through arts and poetry,” said Dr. Grace T. Bengwayan, MC’s adviser.

According Ngayaan, the chosen drawings and poems by the participants will be published in the MC paper and in Kalaleng, MC’s literary folio.

STF1 and pro-earth amphibians recalled

Last year on April 28, MC conducted the very first “Save the Frogs: Literary and Arts Workshop 1,” which was inspired by Dr. Kriger’s “Save the Frogs” movement.

“MC recognizes the environmental contributions of frogs and all other amphibians, as they are considered important in the ecosystem.  Moreover, MC takes pride in saying that in the Philippines, MC has pioneered activities along this cause as documented in the savethefrogs.com.,” said Ngayaan.

As also recalled, frogs are tagged by MC as “pro-earth amphibians.” According to an article published by MC (April-August 2011) tadpoles keep waterways clean by feeding on algae, adult frogs eat large quantities of insects which can transmit fatal illness to humans. Further, most frogs have permeable skin that can easily absorb toxic chemicals in water.

Save the Env’t, the Frogs, and Yourself

“In order for the remaining population of frogs to survive, people must save, maintain, and enhance their natural habitat; people must be informed and educated; people must abate climate change through planting more trees and non-burning of both biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes,” exclaimed Dr. Bestre.

Unfortunately, a number of frog species around the globe are already on the brink of extinction, as US scientists have reported. As of now, there are approximately 150 numbers of frog species in the Philippines according to savethefrogs.com.

“Helping ensure the survival of frogs and sharing its importance to others is a good cause. God has perfectly made the land in cosmos and all His creations must live together in harmony,” said Ngayaan.

Funds for the activity were donated by the following: Engr. Jordan Abad, Mrs. Rose Abalos, Agricultural Training Institute- DA, Dr. Michael Bengwayan Sr., Dr. Ilene Basitan, BSU- Multipurpose Cooperative, Cooperative Bank of Benguet, Dr. Lita Colting, Carlotta “Kara” Cosalan, Dr. Basito Cotiw-an, Sen. Loren Legarda, Mr. Romeo Ong, Dr. Hilda Quindara, Rising Sun Commercial, Dr. Luciana Villanueva, and former Congresswoman Cynthia A. Villar.