BAGUIO CITY, April 19 (PIA) - - The Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club, the biggest and oldest media group here in the Summer Capital, provided a “red carpet” treatment to another batch of Baguio – Benguet Lucky Summer Visitors during the Holy Week.
BCBC’s Lucky Sumer Visitor is an annual Holy Week program of the media club that is now on its 59th year.
FOR LSV 2017, four first – time Baguio – Benguet visitors were selected randomly, early morning of Holy Thursday (April 13) from Baguio- bound buses along the highway of Rosario, La Union by a team of BCBC officials and members headed by club president Jane Cadalig, Baguio Tourism office and volunteer groups, escorted by personnel from the Department of Transportation and Baguio City Police Office.
The first pair of LSVs selected were friends Karen Joy Villanueva, 22, an operations supervisor at a dermatology clinic and Rolando Antiporda, 19, a graduating BS Marine Engineering student at the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy, both residing in the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.
The second pair of LSVs chosen was best friends Annabel Recolito, 28, and Ma. Jean Deyto, 45, both sales ladies in a Chinese store in Greenhills, San Juan. Recolito hails from Misamis Occidental while Deyto is from Sorsogon.
The BCBC Lucky Summer Visitors experienced adventure (Zip –line and All - Terrain Vehicle ride) at Pugo Adventure (PUGAD) in Pugo, La Union and Strawberry picking at La Trinidad, Benguet, and tours on the tourist destinations in Baguio that include the Philippine Military Academy, The Mansion, Tam – Awan Village, Botanical Garden, Wright Park, Mines View, among others.
They also had a meeting/courtesy call with Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan who gave them a symbolic key to the Summer capital; La Trinidad, Benguet Mayor Romeo Salda; Tuba Benguet Mayor Ignacio Rivera, and Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso.
The four LSVs were provided free accommodation at Hotel Supreme and given free tours and meals until Sunday afternoon. They were also provided with a free van ride home.
Villanueva and Antiporda, during the send – off program at Camp Peppot (BCBC’s Holy Week camp) along Burnham Park, expressed their gratitude to the club and all their partners/sponsors for the LSV program and shared that they are indeed lucky to be selected, as their Baguio visit came with no exact plans and itinerary whatsoever.
Recolito and Deyto, for their part, also expressed their gratitude for being chosen among the LSV 2017, which they described as an experience of a lifetime that they will always be grateful of.
In their eagerness to visit Baguio, Recolito and Deyto endured standing in the bus from Manila until the time (11am) that they were picked as Lucky Summer Visitors in Rosario, La Union. (JDP/CCD/Pau Antonio-PIA CAR/ UPB Intern)