Villanueva: Habi ATBP

FABulous People

WE ARE cordially inviting everyone to the Philippine Indigenous People Tribal Wears and Tapestry Designs - Habing Katutubo (Native Weaves) Fashion Show this October 12 at the PFVR Gymnasium Carolina’s Dress Shop in collaboration with FAB Inc., a fashion association in Baguio. Maila Alog (fashion designer and Police Captain) will spearhead this together with designers Jonaida Bogwana and Christine Beleo. Witness this special cultural show from North to South.

Incidentally speaking, the Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-COR) and the National Police Commission celebrate the 24th Police Community Relations month this July. With the theme, “Sambayanan, mahalagang kaakibat ng kapulisan sa pagtaguyod ng mapayapa at maunlad na bayan”, there will be various activities held to remind the public of their role in upholding peace in the community and also in nation building.

FAB Inc. was a witness to such supportive activities in preparation for this month. A “Balik Eswela Outreach Program” held last June 22 at the PFVR by the PNP PRO-COR in unison with Saishu, a cosplay event by Carolina’s Dress Shop.

Speaking of Cosplay and written in good faith, the number of 3,000 attendees and the event coined as the biggest Cosplay Event in the Northern Luzon, as stated in my article dated June 29 and 30, 2019, referred to and comprised of the organizers and staff; student beneficiaries from Kiweng Elementary School (Ambuklao Bokod, Benguet), their teachers and parents; sponsored students from various schools in Baguio;

Kasapi student volunteers from Baguio and La Union; event sponsors; models, participants, cosplayers and competitors, their guests and fans; merchants and event suppliers (photographers, videographers, technical staff, sounds, lights and stage staff); security and logistics personnel; and government personnel from the Philippine National Police Cordillera, Regional Mobile Force Battalion, Regional Community Development Division, Benguet PPO and Baguio City Police Office Unit and their family members.

The Cosplay Saishu Program was a whole day event starting from 8am to 8pm at the PFVR Gym. Throughout the day, there were visitors and guests who just dropped by to take photos and/or just bought souvenirs and/or voted for their entries. The rest stayed for a moment and left while others were present for the whole day. Special thanks to guests from the Japanese Association in Northern Luzon, United Korean Association in the Philippines, Victory Global who also dropped by.

The Baguio Fashion Community looks forward to more HABI and cultural fairs, Cosplay and Fashion events! We are forever grateful to youth, and the vibrant, peace-loving cultural community up here in the North! Cheers to everyone and Godspeed! Photos by Osharé, Paul Sajonas, Volts Gabrillo, Kris Paulo Rimando, Earl John Natividad, Kelvin Kis-ing, and Micheal Bactad.


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