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Man of the year
Retired Justice Antonio Carpio
   
People of the year Hong Kong protesters
   
Abandoned plan of the year Medical complex at Scout Barrio
   
Academic word of the year "Science"
   
Accessory of the year Swiss watches
   
Agricultural alternative of the year

Farm tourism

   
Ambitious female politician of the year Sara Duterte
   
Ambitious project of the year Baguio Safer City
   
Anti-bashers catchphrase of the year

What about that?

   
Apology of the year DILG over mistaken info on Kabayan’s Anti–road obstruction accomplishment
   
App craze of the year TikTok
   
Arrested fugitive of the year

Killer maid Marites Judan

   
Art event of the year UP Baguio&rsquo's Apunan art exhibit
   
Art hubs Session Road and Old Diplomat Hotel
   
Art of the year

Chalk art

   
Artist loss of the year Joe Abawag and Ronald Cabille
   
Artists of the year

Silvino Dulnuan and Tara Natividad

   
Arts and crafts promoter of the year Raymundo Rovillos
   
Arts event of the year Ibagiw Festival
   
Assassination survivor of the year

Brandon Lee

   
Avoidance of the year For the media to not become witnesses in drug trials
   
Awaited of the year Moratorium on buildings and tree-cutting
   
Awanen panagtitimpuyog of the year Timpuyog ti Baguio
   
Axed of the year PMA officials with command responsibility in the Dormitorio case
   
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Banned movies of the year Rocketman and Abominable
   
Banned U.S. visitor of the year

Bato

   
Best TB testing province in TB testing Apayao
   
Blockbuster eatery of the year

Pet’s Bulalo

   
Blues singer of the year Cesar Salcedo
   
Brew of the year Benguet and Kalinga Arabica coffee
   
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Calamity-stricken of the year Apayao
   
Call center of the year POGO
   
Catch phrase of the year Sana all
   
Catholic loss of the year Bishop Carlito Cenzon
   
Chief executives of the year Cesar Molitas of Kibungan, Manny Fermin of Kapangan, Romeo Salda of La Trinidad of Benguet, Mariano Buyagawan Jr. of Lamut,  Ifugao; and Gov. Bonifacio Lacwasan of Mountain Province
   
Civilian traffic enforcer of the year

Bernard Batnag

   
Classy former first ladies of the year Mrs. Joy Bautista and Mrs. Becky Domogan
   
Cleanest river of the year Lamut River in Ifugao
   
Close-open of the year Bars and nightclubs and drop ball operations
   
Coffee experts of the year Juliet Lucas and Jeff Pasikan
   
Comeback of the year Banaue Mayor Wes Dulnuan
   
Complaint of the year Dormitorio murder case
   
Completed of the year TPLEX Sison-Rosario exit
   
Concert of the year U2
   
Concluded of the year

Avengers saga

   
Contest of the year YMCA upcycle
   
Conversion of the year

Benguet Electric Cooperative

   
Convicted of the year Ampatuans
   
‘Cooking utensil’ of the year SEAG cauldron
   
Cordilleran actor of the year Mai Fanglayan
   
Cordoned of the year City Mayor’s Office
   
Councilor of the year MylenYaranon
   
Cowboy band of the year Slick Perms
   
Creative booster of the year Paolo Mercado
   
Crowd darlings of the year The Gilas women’s basketball team
   
Culinary event of the year Mangan Taku
   
Cultural book of the year Igorotak
   
Curator of the year Tioan Medrano
   
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Darling of the press of the year Yorme Isko Moreno
   
Dead fish of the year Federalism
   
Debater of the year Leomar Doctolero
   
Default trade fair venue of the year Pedestrianized Session Road
   
Demolition

Structures on road right–of–way

   
Destination of the year Taiwan
   
Dimsum place of the year King Chef
   
Diplomatic words of the year Philippines. Vietnam. Friends.
   
Discovered of the year Cadavers at Poyopoy, Tuba, Benguet
   
Disinformation of the year Ayala Land purchase of lands in Sagada
   
Displaced of the year Social media team
   
Doomed to fail of the year Vice President Leni Robredo as ICAD as co-chair
   
Drama queen of the year Hidilyn Diaz
   
"Dream job" of the year Youtuber/ Vlogger
   
Drink of the year Tiger sugar milk tea
   
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Eager beaver of the year Atty. Richard Dayag
   
‘Early’ retirement of the year Former PNP D/Gen. Oscar Albayalde
   
Earthquake stopper of the year Pastor Quiboloy
   
Embattled institution of the year PMA over hazing
   
Energy project of the year Solar panels over dam reservoirs
   
Environmental advocate of the year Greta Thunberg
   
Environmental crime of the year Killing of 45 pine trees
   
Excuse of the year ‘This is not a trade fair’
   
Expensive poor man’s viand of the year Galunggong
   
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Farm tourism sites of the year

Haight’s Place and The Living Gifts Nursery

   
Fashion designer of the year Haight’s Place and The Living Gifts Nursery
   
Fashion designer of the year Harvic Dominguez
   
Fashion standout of the year Cordillera weaves
   
FB page of the year Taga-Lakandula and Pimans of Baguio
   
Female photojournalist of the year Jean Nicole Cortes
   
Fictitious persons of the year Naughty barkadas
   
Fleeing rats of the year Sass Sasot and RJ Nieto
   
‘Forced’ exit of the year Former Cepmo head Ruben Cervantes
   
Forever of the year Heavy traffic
   
Freedom fighters of the year Hong Kong youth protesters
   
Friendliest and most organized of the year Unconditional Cash Transfer Progam beneficiaries of Kapangan
   
Fruit of the year Durian
   
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Generation of the year Gen X
   
Glitch of the year Comelec’s seven hour glitch
   
Global act of the year Magnitsky
   
Gold miners of the year Cordillera athletes
   
Gospel album of the year Jesus is King (Kanye West)
   
Gospel artist of the year Kanye West
   
Gossip of the year Terroristic attacks on places of worship in Luzon
   
Graphic artist of the year Tor Sagud
   
H  
‘Harvest festival&rsquo' of the year Marijuana eradication
   
Hazing victim of the year Cadet Darwin Dormitorio
   
Health legislation of the year

Free dialysis for indigent patients

   
Health scares of the year Measles and polio
   
Heroes of the year Journalists
   
Highest highway of the year Kiangan-Tinoc-Buguias Road
   
Hit and run victim of the year The Filipino boat rammed by a Chinese vessel
   
Holding the soul and body of Baguio together of the year Baguio lawyers and journalists
   
Homecoming of the year Gen. Romeo Brawner
   
Honest trader of the year Alice Baguitan for returning P3.5M
   
Honest workers of the year  Baguio taxi drivers
   
Hotel of the year The Podium
   
Hungry of the year Rice farmers
   
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Igorot senate bet of the year

Atty. Joan Sheelah Nalliw

   
Igorot soldiers of the year Cpt. Rico Tagure and Private Jerry Wassig
   
Illogical fear of the year Vaccination
   
Imaginary town of the year Colos
   
Impeached of the year U.S. President Donald Trump
   
Increased of the year

Traffic obstruction penalty

   
Indigenous committee member of the year Ryan Mangusan
   
Influence peddlers of the year A couple who claims to be cousins of President Digong
   
Information officer of the year Jordan Habbiling
   
Internet provider of the year Converge ICT-Beneco
   
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Jetsetter of the year Dr. Rodrigo Leal aka Lagalag Juan
   
Journalist hangout of the year

Luisa’s Café

   
Judicial decision of the year Voiding of ancestral land in Baguio
   
Justice enigma of the year Marvic Leonen
   
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Karaoke staple of the year Buwan
   
‘Killjoy’ of the year Silent Night Ordinance
   
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Legislative measure of the year Free dialysis for kidney patients
   
Letdown of the year Baguio Convention Center rehab project
   
LGU award of the year ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard award 2020-2022 for Baguio
   
Lingering issue of the year The yet unsettled displaced of the Binga and Ambuklao dams vis-à-vis the long time resettled displaced of San Roque
   
Livestock scare of the year African swine fever
   
‘Lizard king’ of the year Sal Panelo
   
Local dance craze of the year Sisiwit
   
Local movies of the year Tanabata’s Wife and Tokwifi
   
‘Lost and found’ politician of the year Tinoc, Ifugao Vice Mayor  Fernando Gapuz
   
Lucky guy of the year Kiefer Ravena
   
Lulutang-lutang of the year Cocaine
   
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Makeover of the yearq

Kennon Road Lion’s Head

   
Malfunction of the year

ERS machines

   
Maling akala of the year

Atty. Edison Bilog

   
Maltreatment of the year Hazing
   
Manipulated image of the year NPA surrenderer’s photo
   
Marawi siege hero of the year SAF Police Staff Sgt Reagan Salbino
   
May forever of the year  The late John and Elizabeth Gokongwei
   
Media coverages of the year

Site inspections and closures

   
Media losses of the year Narciso Padilla, Domecio Cimatu, Ramon Dacawi, and Cesar Apolinario
   
Meme of the year Mag-ina
   
Mental health movie proponent of the year

Joker

   
Military officer of the year B/Gen. Venus Bajarin
   
Milking cow event of the year Philippine SEA Games 2019
   
Milking cow of year Lotto jackpot prizes
   
Miner project of the year Engineered bamboo
   
Mismanaged of the year Maharlika building
   
Missing link of the year TPLEX Pozorrubio-Sison link
   
Model students of the year Jake Vargas and Ziprene Buteng
   
Most ambitious politician of the year Speaker Alan Cayetano
   
Most awarded LGUs of the year Mountain Province and La Trinidad, Benguet
   
Mountain resorts of the year Baguio Country Club, The Manor, and Forest Lodge
   
Movie app of the year Netflix
   
Mural art of the year Pamana
   
Muralist of the year Angelo Aurelio
   
Music maker of the year Cordillera Regional Science High School Glee Club
   
N  
Nawala ang "Samson-effect" of the year Teddy Baguilat, Jr.
   
Neurologist of the year Dr. John Harold Hiyadan
   
New Santa Claus of the year

Fritz Gerald Padilla

   
No permanent address of the year

PIA-Cordillera

   
Novelist of the year Zach Linmark
   
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Opening of the year Kennon Road and Busa, Sabangan
   
Orphaned LGU of the year Benguet province
   
Outdoor art exhibit of the year Silew ni Duvong
   
Organic agriculture advocates of the year Municipality of Tublay and Itogon OA Focal Person Berto Bayeng
   
Organic farmer of the year Rogel Marsan
   
Organic gardens of the year Itogon and Tublay
   
Our lips are sealed of the year Benguet Corporation officials
   
Outdated of the year Mines and Geo-sciences hazard maps
   
Outstanding citizen of the year Security guard Guillermo Cortes
   
Outstanding students of the year Alladin Banez, Denmark Butic, Christian Edgar Dirige, Austin Miguelle Ogad,Von Ameri Escobar, and Joven Wadwachan
   
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Pageant glitch of the year Mister and Miss Benguet tabulation
   
Panira ng friendship of the year Utang
   
Parking regulator of the year Baguio Cathedral
   
Parody of the year Manok na pula
   
Pasipsip na order of the year No golf for cops on weekdays
   
Peace campaign of the year End local communist armed conflict
   
Persona non grata of the year The Cabanatuan judge
   
Petty row of the year Ifugao cops in finger wrestling
   
Phrase of the year "There is a science to that."
   
Pine tree of the year UP Baguio centennial tree
   
Pipe dream of the year Medical marijuana
   
Poetry book of the year Mga Prusisyon sa Unang Bangungot
   
Police director of the year Col. Elmer E. Ragay of Benguet PPO
   
Police units of the year Provincial Strategy Management Unit and Provincial Learning and Doctrine Development Branch of Benguet PPO
   
Police retiree of the year M/Gen. Benjamin M. Lusad
   
Political breakthrough of the year Mayor Benjamin Magalong
   
Political jetsetters of the year City Hall officials
   
Political losses of the year Benguet Rep. Nestor B. Fongwan Sr. and Samuel Dangwa
   
Political scare tactic of the year Red tagging of activists
   
Por dia of the year DDS trolls
   
‘Power partner’ of the year The couple at city hall
   
Priests of the year Marcs Castañeda and Melvin Odsey
   
Priscilla Queen of the Mountains of the year Kiki Krunch
   
‘Private army’ of the year POSD
   
Private art museum of the year Clinton Aniversario Art Gallery in Palina
   
Private citizen of the year Atty. Mauricio Domogan
   
Private secretary of the year Samantha Hamada
   
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Rallying call of the year "We win as one"
   
Rejected of the year Baguio Convention Center
   
Responsible citizen of the year

JM Olsim Madinno

   
Restaurants of the year Rosebowl, Fortune, and Sizzling Plate
   
Resurrected of the year Gory details of the Sarmenta-Gomez rape-slay
   
Revoked of the year Spurious CALTs in Baguio
   
Rising vacation resort of the year San Juan, La Union
   
Robotic wizard of the year Melijon R. Viste
   
Rubber stamp the year Baguio City Council
   
S  
Sanctioned tree cutters of the year Moldex
   
Science storyteller of the year Rowena Garcia
   
Scrapped of the year P4 million Panagbenga subsidy
   
Sculptor of the year Kigao
   
SEAG director of the year Floy Quintos
   
Selective of the year Building permits around Casa Vallejo
   
Selective protest of the year Parking buildings
   
Senate loss of the year Jose Balajadia
   
Senior police officer of the year Col. Allen Rae Co
   
Shocking campus death incident of the year Hazing and slow death of Cadet Darwin Dormitorio
   
Silent hardworking mayor of the year Vico Sotto of Pasig
   
Silent Samaritan of the year

ADL

   
Song of the year "Manila" by the Hotdogs
   
Source of speculation of the year President Duterte’s health
   
Space engineer of the year

Gwendolyn Pascua

   
Spelling wizard of the year

Maria Jonah Daniela S. Manangbao of Bangued West Central School

   
Stand up comic of the year Israel Buenaobra
   
Still the most loved numbers of the year 15-30
   
Still the most lucrative and tax-free business of the year Jueteng and other gambling joints
   
Strategy against insurgency of the year Whole-of-nation approach
   
Street art of the year Chalk art at Session Road
   
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‘Traffic adviser’ of the year MMDA
   
Tent city of the year Baguio night market
   
The other tourist destination of the year Tinglayan, Kalinga
   
Threatened tourism sites of the year Mt. Pulag and Sagada
   
Tour guides of the year Senior citizens of Baguio
   
Town festival of the year Sablan Fruit Festival
   
Trade fair of the year Mindanao Fruit Festival in Session Road
   
Traffic scare of the year 200 new taxi franchises
   
Traffic-inducer of the year TPLEX
   
Tragedies of the year

Earthquakes, typhoons and flashfloods in southern Philippines and road crashes

   
Turnaround of the year Multilevel parking building oppositors
   
Ubos pera of the year Elibin,elibin
   
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UNESCO biodiversity site of the year Apayao
   
Unpopular of the year

Proposed two legislative districts for Baguio and Benguet

   
Unrecognized WWII hero of the year Peon Sama of Bila, Bokod, Benguet
   
Unsolved crime of the year Killing of Bedejim Abdullah
   
UP artist of the year Junley Lazaga
   
Upstaged artisans of the year Indigenous weavers
   
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Veteran law practitioners of the year Atty. Rene Cortes, Jose Molintas, and Erdolfo Balajadia
   
Vice Mayor of the year Pablito Sanidad, Sr.
   
Volunteer act of the year Public and private vehicle owners free ride for stranded commuters
   
W  
‘Wanted’ of the year Hackers who could breach PSA system
   
Wedding of the year Kibungan Mayor Cesar Molitas and former Benguet Vice Gov. Florence Tingbaoen
   
White elephant of the year Banaue parking building
   
Wine of the year Hardy’s
   
Witness of the year Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong
   
Word of the year They
   
4x4 auto shop of the year Jeff’s Off-Road PH
   
SPORTS NOMINATIONS 2019
 
 
Arnisadores of the year Crisamuel Delfin, Elmer Manlapas, and Abegail Dulawan Abad
Athlete loss of the year Marcelino Sana-oy
Baras athlete of the year

Ortis Tindaan Jr.

Basketball kings of the year

The Ateneo Blue Eagles

Bodybuilders of the year Reynold ‘Cocoi’ Domalsin, Mye Eugenio, and Angelyn Gapas
Boxers of the year

Nesthy Petecio, Josie Gabuco, and Carlo Paalam

Civic run event of the year

Bagong Baguio Run by RAB

Civic sports event of the year

Baguio Olympics

Coaches of the year

Mark Sangiao and Billy Alumno

Cordilleran boxer of the year Carl Jammes Martin
Dancesport athlete of the year Stephanie Sabalo
E-sports athlete of the year

Kenneth Villa

Fairway habitue of the year Fairway habitue of the year
Javelin thrower of the year Erlinda Lavandia
Kickboxers of the year

Gina Iniong, Jerry Olsim, and Jean Claude Saclag

Lawn tennis star of the year

Angelyn Trisha Mae Toliver Atos

Local female golfer of the year

Charmaine Molintas-Likigan

MMA breakthrough of the year

Baguio jiu-jitsu

MMA rising star of the year

Lito Adiwang

Most improved local golfer of the year

Junjun Bantales

Muay Thai athlete of the year Ariel Lee Lampacan
Muay Thai coach of the year Billy Alumno
Muscleman of the Year Reynaldo Domalsin
Newbie golf club of the year Fairway Masters
Obstacle course racer of the year Sandi Menchi Abahan
Potential sports hub of the year Benguet Sports Complex
Racing tandem of the year Carlos and Iñigo Anton
Sambo athlete of the year

Mark Edward Striegl

SEA Games hero of the year

Roger Casugay

Sibling champions of the year Jerry and Jenelyn Olsim
Sports fans darling of the year Alyssa Valdez
Taekwondo jins of the year Jeordan Dominguez and Kurt Bryan Barbosa
Trail runner of the year Jovencio Luspian
Trail running loss of the year Marcelino Sana-oyWai Kru dancer of the year
Wai Kru dancer of the year Jearome Anton Calica
Wrestler of the year Jason Saltin Baucas
Wushu sanda athlete of the year Divine Masadao Wally
     


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