Issue of January 10, 2021
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People of the year
Covid-19 frontliners
Chief executives of the year

Mayors Benjamin Magalong of Baguio City;
Victorio Palangdan of Itogon, Benguet; Frenzel Ayong of Mankayan, Benguet; and Gov. Maria Jocelyn Bernos of Abra

Abused word of the year Resilience
Academic failure of the year Blended learning
Accessory maker of the year Julius Legoen-Lumiqued
Accessory of the year

Woven face masks

Acronyms of the year ECQ, MECQ, GCQ, MGCQ
Addiction of the year Add to cart
Agri fad setters of the year

Plantitos and plantitas

Agri savior of the year Succulents
Aids of the year SAP, livestock in food packs
Air BNB of the year

Two Trees Guesthouse

Alarm clock of the year

NDRRMC text blasts that are received in the wee hours of the morning

Alternative exhibit of the year Ibagtit
Ang totoong probinsyano of the year

Angelito "Budoy" Morales

Anti-corruption loss of the year Salvador Liked of Mountain Province
Anti-Covid vaccine recipient of the year

90-year-old Margaret Keenan

Anti-red tagging institution of the year UP
Artist losses of the year Benjie Mallari, Benhur Villanueva, and Raffy Kapuno
Artistic mask maker of the year

Tioan Mercado

Arts events coordinator of the year John Arvin Molintas
Arts events of the year Interlink and Ibagiw
Arts events organizer of the year Marie Venus Tan
Assistant Regional Director of the year Dr. Amelita Pangilinan of DOH
Bad word of the year Positive
Baguio visitor of the year

DOT Sec. Berna Puyat

Bakery of the year

Victoria's and Valley Bread

Bands of the year

BTS, Ben&Ben, Isko & Friends, Slick Perms, Pickle Relish

Bane of the year Liquor ban
Basket weaver of the year Jason Domling
Battle cry of the year "Stop romanticizing resilience"
Beekeeper of the year Karl Ivan Dalleg
Benefactor politician of the year Eric Yap
Best health practice Handwashing
Best unused Panagbenga theme of the year Blooming through the years
Bida-bida of the year Marvin Herrera
Big losers of the year Every sector of society
Biological armageddon of the year Death of millions of wildlife in Australia bushfires
Blind loyalists of the year

The 70 congressmen who voted to deny renewal of ABS-CBN franchise

Body shamed of the year Angel Locsin
Break-up of the year Beneco-Converge
'Builder' of the year China for constructing a hospital in seven days
Bullied of the year ABS-CBN; Maria Ressa; and Reynaldo Santos, Jr.
Bully of the year Solicitor-General Jose Calida
'Bus' of the year Modern jeep
Cancelled of the year Festivals
Canine debate of the year Dog microchipping
Catastrophe of the year Massive bushfires in Australia
Catch up of the year Installation of BSU President Felipe Comila
Catwalk of the year Turf grass at the strawberry fields of La Trinidad
Ceremony of the year

Covid-19 patients send-off rites

Child creativity center of the year Vivistop
City doctors of the year Donnabel Panes and Celia Flor Brillantes
Civil rights movement of the year Black Lives Matter
Comedy vlogger of the year Gorgeous George
Community photographers of the year

Dako Bagano of Sagada, George Tugan of Tadian

Compromise of the year Kaltimex-city government deal
Conceptual artist of the year

Rocky Cajigan

Conspiracy theory of the year Covid-19 as a manufactured virus for biological weapon
Contact tracing cop of the year

Lt/Col. Maximo Sumeg-ang, Jr.

Contact tracing czar of the year Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong
Continued work and pay of the year

Government employees

Cordilleran beauty of the year Roxanne Allison Baeyens
Corporate greed of the year Modernizing public market as a mall
Councilor of the year Baguio Councilor Mylen Yaranon
Couriers of the Year Ninja Van and JT Express
Cousin of the year Cousin from Baguio
Cover-up of the year Death of 7-year-old boy from Ifugao
Covid-19 introducer of the year Bong Go's Balik-Probinsiya
Covid-19 magnet of the year Mining towns
Covid-19 scapegoat of the year The drinkers
Covid-19 spreader of the year Drinking using common glass
Covid-19 starter of the year

Manabo, Abra

Covid-19 volunteers of the year Elmer Macalingay, Clemencia Basilio Lapas, Rizabel Addawe
Creative non-fictionist of the year LA Piluden
Crowd drawing event of the year Lighting of the Baguio Christmas centerpiece
Curator of the year Erlyn Ruth Alcantara
Cycling movement loss of the year James Ward
Dance of the year Tala
Department store of the year Tiong San
Desserts of the year Burnt cheesecake, creampuffs, and Mau's cheesebar
Disappointment of the year Benguet Gov. Melchor Diclas
Disinfectants of the year

Gin and gasoline

Divided of the year Baguio and LISTT
DJ of the year Moira Lang
Do-it-yourself of the year Haircut
Documents of the year Health and barangay certificates, swab test result
DOH nurse of the year Karen Lonogan
Donors of the year Farmers
Doubtful deaths of the year

Maximum security inmates said to have died due to the Covid-19

Drag queen of the year Mz. Kiki Krunch
Dreaded memo of the year Lockdown order on barangays
Drinkers of the year Slaughterhouse butchers
Duo of the year July Rain and Cris
Duplication of the year 2019 search for Christmas and 2020 New Year babie
Editor of the year Frank Cimatu
Ego trip of the year Protest over the regulated entry of LISTT residents to Baguio
Elixir of the year Virgin coconut oil
Errand biker of the year Vince Dangiapo
Errand boy of the year Sen. Bong Go
Essential infra of the year Isolation and quarantine units
Essentials of the year Surgical and N95 masks, alcohol, hand sanitizers, face shield
Exhausted of the year Parents acting as teachers
Expectations the year Covid-19 babies
Experimenter of the year Ted Tan
Face of the year

Eric Yap

Favored award of the year Market rehab plan to SM Prime Holdings
Fil-Indian organization of the year Manav Seva Baguio
Flat tire of the year Provincial buses
Flop of the year Mindanao Fruitfest
For sale of the year Good Conduct Time Allowance
Food artist of the year Dindo Llana
Food crazes of the year Ube pan de sal, baked sushi, dalgona coffee
Food drive of the year Bayanihan Cordillera
Foodie of the year Dana Cosio-Mercado
Foreign losses/departures of the year Sean Connery and Kenny Rogers
Fugitive of the year Imam Bedejim Abdullah's killer
Global health crisis of the year Rapid transmission of the Covid-19
Goldmine of the year Private RT-PCR testing
Government information offices of the year

Baguio City Public Information Office and Philippine Information Agency-Cordillera

Grim reaper of the year


Gun of the year Non-contact digital thermometers
Gospel artist of the year Kanye West
Harassments of the year Cyberlibel and red tagging
Hashtag of the year #nasaanangpangulo
Heinous crime of the year

Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca shooting his neighbors

Hideout of the year Underground clinics exclusively catering to Chinese
Highly-contested post of the year DOT-Cordillera directorship
Hindi ma-promote kahit anong gawin of the year Gen. Guillermo Eleazar
Home school "craze" of the year Parents and students doing "Module Legends"
Hot seat of the year

Baguio City Public Order and Safety Division chief

"Hotels" of the year Sto. Niño and Teachers' Camp
Huggable man of the year Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan
Humanitarian initiatives of the year

Fund and in-kind drives for Covid-19 frontliners and typhoon survivors

Hype of the year Rehabilitation of Baguio
Impossible to achieve of the year

Cashless transactions, carless days at City Hall

Impulse of the year Physical distancing
In need of attention of the year Mental health
Indicted of the year

Former cadets 1st Class Shalimar Imperial, Jr.
and Felix Lumbag, Jr. and PMA Station Hospital medical officers, Capt. Flor Apple Apostol, Maj. Maria Ofelia Beloy, and Lt/Col. Ceasar Candelaria

Initiative of the year PNP's Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko
Innovators of the year

Filipinos who made improvised face masks, face shields, and personal protective equipment

Installation of the year Kidlat Tahimik installations at Ibagiw
Internet provider of the year None
Joke of the year Investigation on graft and corruption
Justice of the year

Marvic Leonen

Kadiri of the year Rat catching challenge at the Baguio Public Market
Kalbo of the year Outlook Drive
Kapit-tuko of the year DOH Sec. Francisco Duque III
Kicked out executive of the year Tiburcio Canlas
Killing field of the year National Bilibid Prison
Killing spree victims of the year Politicians and lawyers
K-Drama of the year Crash Landing on You
Laboratory test of the year RT-PCR
Late-night show of the year Duterte's midnight ramblings
Legislative acts of the year Bayanihan 1 and 2
Libraries of the year Baguio City Library and UP Baguio Library
Livelihood opportunities of the year Online selling, delivery and errand services
Livestock threat of the year African swine fever
Local restaurant closures of the year Forest House, Café Yagam, and Café Adriana
Local tourism officers of the year

Valred Olsim of La Trinidad, Benguet  and Beau Amangay Killip Macliing of Bontoc, Mountain Province

Locked-out of the year Pigs
Longest FMR in Benguet 11.5-km Atok FMR
Lost and found of the year French tourist Jacques Francioly
Lucky summer visitors of the year Mayor Francis Zamora and company
Lutong macau of the year Baguio market deal
Malapit sa kalan of the year

Rep. Lord Allan Velasco

Manañita celebrant of the year

The Debold

Market of the year

Mandeko Kito

Mayor's appearance fee of the year P50,000 each
Medical breakthrough of the year Development of Covid-19 vaccine
Meltdown of the year Angelo Aurelio
Memoir of the year "Diary of a Covid-19 Patient" by Dr. Elizabeth Solang
Milk tea shop of the year

Yi Fang

Milking cow of the year PhilHealth funds
Missed media event of the year Search for the Annual Lucky Summer Visitors
Missing of the year

P15-billion PhilHealth funds for Covid-19

Missing personalities of the year Bernie Vergara and Mauricio Domogan
Missing politicians of the year Crescencio Pacalso and Ronald Cosalan
Moneymaking page of the year Red-tagging blogs
Most accomplished anti-drug PNP office of the year Kalinga PPO
Most awaited announcement of the year Lifting of the liquor ban
Most expensive bench of the year The P22-million hagabi
Most favored business of the year POGO
Most influential Filipina of the year

Lorena Domanog-Clerc
of Sagada, Mountain Province

Most morable date of the year March 16
Mr. Expose of the year Sen. Ping Lacson
Mural artist of the year Venazir Martinez
Mural of the year Sagada restoration
Mysterious lucky ones of the year Lotto 'winners'
Myth of the year Suob as cure for Covid-19
Nag-alburuto of the year Taal Volcano
NCR mayors of the year Vico Sotto, Rex Gatchalian, and Marcy Teodoro
New city destination of the year

Jesuit retreat

New hairstyle of the year

White hair

Newest media team of the year RNG Luzon
Ninong of the year Judge Roberto Mabalot
Off-limits of the year PMA graduation rites
OIC GM of the year Engr. Melchor Licoben of Beneco
One night stand of the year Night market
Online conference app of the year Zoom
Open secret of the year Dropball operations in the barangays
Opposed of the year Special polls in Benguet
Oppressive act of the year Red-tagging of critical-minded people
Ordinance of the year Inclusion of cancer patients as PWDs by La Trinidad
Overseas Filipino nurse of the year May Parsons
Pageant achiever of the year Miss Earth Water Roxanne Baeyens
Pandemic collaboration of the year Rolling store
Panic buying of the year Alcohol, face masks, and disinfectants
Park of the year Bamboo park
Parody FB page of the year Baguio Bartek Community
Passes of the year BLISTT 'visa'
Pharmaceutical firms of the year Pfizer and Moderna
Philantrophist of the year Country artist Dolly Parton
Photo ops of the year Aerial inspection
Photographers’ rights advocate of the year Ezra Acayan
Photojournalists of the year Andy Zapata and Mau Victa
Pinoy-flavored event of the year SONA 2020
Plantita of the year Aubrey Miles
Plantito of the year Michael Lawana
Poet laureate of the year Luisa Igloria
Police blunder of the year Killing of soldiers in Jolo
Police officer of the year Ret. Gen. Camilo Pancratius Cascolan
Police station of the year La Trinidad Municipal Police Station
Political loser of the year Donald Trump
Positive word of the year Negative
Postcard maker of the year Sela Gonzales
Power industry loss of the year Beneco GM Gerardo Verzosa
Power trip of the year Blocking of Sadanga Road leading to Tinglayan, Kalinga
Pre-pandemic destination of the year Atok, Benguet
Presidential upset of the year Joe Biden winning over Donald Trump
Presscon venue of the year Kapihan on Facebook Live
Prison term of the year 14-day home quarantine
Propaganda of the year ELCAC
Propagandist of the year Mayor Gabino Ganggangan
Public appeal of the year "Stay at home."
Public hospital chief of the year Dr. Ricardo Nuñez of BGHMC
‘Public Information Officer’ of year Brian Galang
PWD champion of the year Arthur Allad-iw
Quarantine hobbies of the year

Urban gardening, baking, cooking, bingeing on K-dramas

Rabbit-turned-turtle of the year Converge
Racers of the year Errand delivery riders
Railroaded of the year

Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020

'Realtors' of the year Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Receipts of the year Screenshots
Refurbished of the year Lion's head
Regional directors of the year

Albert Mogol of OCD, Cameron Odsey of DA, and Myrna Pablo of DTI

Regulated of the year Social gatherings
Rejuvenated of the year Tourist and recreational sites
Religious youth project of the year Dap-ay and ecumenical cross of Kiltepan, Sagada
Resigned of the year PhilHealth president Ricardo Morales
Resilient industry of the year Business process outsourcing
Retirees of the year

Pros. Elmer Manuel Sagsago, Gen. Camilo Cascolan, Gen. Benjamin Lusad

Revised system of the year Barter
Revival of the year Nutri bun
Ritual of the year Forcha of Tinglayan, Kalinga
Sablay of the year Harry Roque
Sales of the year 10/10, 11/11, and 12/12
Sardines of the year Ligo Sardines
Seafoods provider of the year The Shrimps Pirate
Senior Police Commissioned Officers of the year

Col. Elmer E. Ragay of Benguet Police Provincial Office and Col. Allen Rae Co of Baguio City Police Office

Settled of the year Decades-old boundary disputes
Sidelined politician of the year

Alan Peter Cayetano

Silent benefactor group of the year

Association of Cordillera Contractors for Regional Development

Singer for-a-cause of the year Caesar Salcedo
Social occasion of the year Mañanita
Spiderman of the year Patrolman Julius Walang
Spiller of the year

Magat Dam

Staged of the year

Teachers on rooftop getting data signal and swimming to deliver modules

Staples of the year PPEs, disinfectants, body temperature check, WiFi connection
Station of the year

Station of the year

Sticker of the year


Strawberry farmer of the year Solomon Lang-ay
Stressful of the year Vague modules and instructions
Super lolo of the year 106-year-old from Baguio who survived Covid-19
Surfaced but hiding again of the year Bikoy
Survivors of the year Gamblers
Suspended of the year Face-to-face classes
Sweet 'treat' of the year "Pastillas" for entry into the Philippines of fugitives from China
Symptom of the year No taste
Tampered with of the year Food pass signages
Target of the year Flattening the Covid-19 curve
Threatened environmentalist of the year UP Prof Deign Soriano
Threatened monument of the year Anti-Chico Dam heroes shrine in Tinglayan, Kalinga
Transferred of the year PUJ terminals
Transition of the year New normal
Unaccounted of the year Donations from international organizations
Unapologetic of the year


Unnecessary bill of the year Renaming of NAIA to Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas
Unparliamentary remark of the year "You are not my proctor."
Unpopular government action of the year Red-tagging of celebrities
Unwanted comeback of the year PCSO
Unwanted visitors of the year RTVM crew and film and TV director Joyce Bernal
Vandalized artwork of the year Mural painting at Marcoville barangay
Villains of the year Certain PhilHealth officials and Bureau of Immigration people
VIPs of the year Personalities who got priority testing for Covid-19
Visa of the year Quarantine pass
Weaving promoter of the year Lucia Capuyan-Catanes of Narda's
Weird advertisement of the year RC Cola commercial
Whereabouts unknown of the year former city mayor Jun Labo
Whistleblower of the year Thorrsson Keith
Witty of the year The Artekdote
Woman civic leader of the year Dona Digna Rosario
Women of the year Vice President Leni Robredo, U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Taiwan President Chai Ling Wen, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Adern, Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin, Iceland Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel
Word of the year Bagtit
Work arrangement of the year Work from home
Baguio basketball player of the year Zak Gumaya
Baguio footballer of the year Eloiza Fagsao
Baseball team of the year

Sagada's Ganduyan Bucks

Basketball loss of the year

Kobe Bryant

Bike trail venue of the year The Ridge in  Ambassador, Tublay
Boxing promoter of the year

Brico Santig

Chess promoter of the year

Norway Lara and Santi Bugnosen

Comeback event of the year

Ronda Pilipinas

Dancer of the year

Karen Anton

Female golfer of the year Yuka Saso
Female tarzan of the year 2nd Lt. Mary Rose M. Alda
Kickboxing loss of the year

Master Manny Sanidad

Local football loss of the year Beatrice Luna
Longest drive of the year Bianca Pagdanganan
Longest MMA champion of the year

Stephen Loman

Most improved golfers of the year

Max Sumeg-ang Jr. and Arnold Tolding

MTB course of the year

Loakan, Baguio City

Never say die of the year

Eduard Folayang

New job of the year

Boxers turned porters

Olympics-bound of the year

Irish Magno

ONE Champion of the year Joshua Pacio
Outdoor event of the year Virtual runs
Outdoor sports organizer of the year Virago Bike and Run Events
Rising sports of the year Golf
Soccer loss of the year Diego Maradona
Sports artist of the year Harold Banario
Sports innovation of the year Bubble
Sports patrons of the year

Guiller Galwan and Mike Lawana

Sports vloggers of the year

Darwin Miller Dep-ay and Brico Santig

Suspended of the year Fil-Am Golf Tournament
Tandem of the year Tiger and Charlie Woods
Virtual racer of the year Iñigo Anton
Virtual taekwondo players of the year Jeordan Dominguez and Kobe Macario

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