Acknowledgments By Yvonne Belen

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9th Igorot Cordillera BIMAAK Europe (ICBE) Consultation
Rome, Italy
April 28 – May 1, 2017  


By Yvonne Belen

The officers, members and Board Members of Cordillerans in Rome (Cordi-Rome) for hosting the 9th ICBE Consultation held in Rome, Italy on April 28-May 1, 2017.

Rosmar Smith and Grace Banto arranged the venues of the participants’ accommodation and the Igorot Cordillera European Cultural Night (Cultural Night).

Crsipin Cornel prepared tiramisu for our during the dinner on Friday, April 28th..

Cesar T. Taguba and Gil Tiban Catimo gave input on Benguet culture.

Rhema Baptist Church, International, handled the church service on Sunday, April 30th

Crispin Cornel gave the homily during the worship service on Sunday, April 30th

The “Friends of Cordi-Rome” who came on April 30th to attend the conference sessions and Igorot Cordillera European Cultural Night.

Ms. Marie Venus Q. Tan, Regional Director, Department of Tourism, Cordillera Administrative Region---though unable to come---sent us the text of her speech on “Tourism and Sustainable Development.”

Ms. Doris B. Wilson for reading the speech of Director Marie Venus Q. Tan.   

Members of different Igorot/BIBAK/Cordillera organizations in Europe, who attended the Igorot Cordillera European Cultural Night and showcased their performances.

Grace Banto collected the registration fees.

Rosmar Smith, Grace Banto and Marjorie Guidangen-Akistoy for photocopying.

Ric Cuyob designed the Igorot Cordillera European Cultural Night Programme’s front and back cover.

BIBAAK Madrid volunteered to take care of the conference’s photo documentation.

Members of the Documentation committee: Igorot Austria; BIBAAK Madrid; Cordi Bel; Igorot UK; BIBAK Barcelona; Jane Klee of Germany; Cordillerans in Italy of Bologna and Modena; MABIKAs Foundation - The Netherlands.

The participants from different countries of Europe: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom. They gave their time, talent and treasure to make the conference a success. Their presence and participation made the conference complete.

Ms. Joanne and Mr. Joel Casasiempre for donating a lechon during the picnic at Villa Borghese Park on May 1, 2017.

To those I failed to mention and who, in one way or another, contributed in making this conference a fruitful one.   

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again during the 10th ICBE Consultation to be held in The Netherlands in 2019.

Matago-tago am-in!

11 May 2017

(Revised version of the “Acknowledgments” read during the Igorot Cordillera European Cultural Night, Rome, Italy, April 30, 2017.) 

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