by Ronalisa Laron-Quintin (BIBAK-Ireland)
“The resource speaker is a retired College Professor at the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College and has been an advocate of the Igorot culture as evidenced by her active participation in the Lang-ay in Bontoc, Lang-ay in Toronto and in other Igorot festivals around the world. Most of her researches and book publications also deals with culture.
After retirement, she was hired on job order by the former Governor Maximo B. Dalog (now Congressman) as Executive Assistant on Cultural and International Affairs from October 2008 to June 30, 2010. Then on March 2011, she was hired by Governor Leonard G. Mayaen as Executive Assistant to coordinate and facilitate external affairs (Medical Missions, scholarships, donations overseas, etc.) and research-related activities. She is Chairperson of the Scholarship Program of IGO and Chairperson of the Association of Retired Mentors of Bontoc.
Our speaker is a mother of eight children and six children-in-law, a grandmother of two boys and seven girls. She was born in Besao, Mountain Province and her late husband is from Barlig. I am honoured to present to you Dr. Caridad B. Fiar-od.