ANOTHER year was concluded in the world of the Baguio Apaches.

Celebrating its 70th year last December 2009, the Baguio Apaches, Incorporated called for the annual grand bonfire at the Baguio Centennial Park on the 30th.

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Apache families convened and took part in the merry making and the little food prepared for the occasion.

A day earlier on the 29th, the family day was celebrated with a mass also at the Baguio Centennial Park with no less than Bishop Carito Cenzon celebrating it.

In his homily, he challenged the braves to be pro-active in the changes Baguio City will have beyond the 100th year celebration. The bishop said the braves should make their presence felt in the City Council.

The Baguio Apaches, Incorporated is a recipient of the Builders of Baguio Award.

The year 2009 was a fruitful year for the tribe with a few setbacks that included the passing of its great chieftain, Francisco "Ping" Paraan, to a better hunting ground.

The 2009 Chief Nap Maranan was thankful for the support extended to him by the braves and at the same time encouraged each one to extend the same support to 2010 incoming chief, Rae David.

The annual bonfire is an activity celebrating unity of the braves with faith and family all having fun and sharing food in a fellowship.

The bonfire is also the venue where the tribe welcomes the new braves after being a peon for a time.