Popoy De Vera is “Alingag”, adopted son of Kalinga

Through SP Resolution No. 2022-046, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III was adopted son of the Province of Kalinga and dubbed him Alingag which means “to re-echo”.

The adoption of De Vera was conferred by Provincial Governor Ferdinand B. Tubban in the presence of some members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, KSU President Dr. Eduardo T. Bagtang and other guests during the cultural night held at the University Gymnasium last March 2, 2022 on the occasion of his visit to Kalinga State University.

According to the resolution, being an adopted son of Kalinga is a time-honored tradition of the province in consonance with customary indigenous ethnic practices and personages and is conferred to individuals who have singularly endeared themselves and contributed outstanding services to the people. The resolution further stated that “De Vera serves as an academician whose technical expertise helped policy-makers for the passage of legislative measures in educational development and other public services”.

Sons and daughters of the province are granted certain privileges including protection under the auspices of the Kalinga Peace Pact institution of the Bodong Justice System through the Pagta, the law of the Bodong.