BFP Abra teaches students fire safety

BANGUED, Abra, March 16 (PIA) -- “Ligtas na Pilipinas ang ating hangad, pag-iingat sa sunog at sa sarilii patupad.” This year’s Fire Prevention Month theme is an encouragement that every Filipino must be responsible in keeping a fire-safe environment.


‘Bato’ advises youth to veer away from drugs

BANGUED, Abra, Feb.12 (PIA) -- Philippine National Police Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa appealed to Cordilleran youth to help the police in their campaign against crime and corruption by veering away from illegal drugs.


Unified CPLA slam impostors for lying

BANGUED, Abra  – The unfied Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) strongly denounced some alleged impostors and federalism advocates for alleged lying just to convince people in the hinterlands to support their failed cause just to gain the sympathy of concerned government agencies to support their plight.


Villaviciosa opens new fire station

VILLAVICIOSA, Abra, March 16 (PIA) -- The Villaviciosa fire station located at Brgy. Poblacion is now open and ready to serve the citizens of the municipality and the neighboring towns of San Isidro and Pilar.


Chief PNP attends CARAA opening in Abra, vows to solve grenade blast case

BANGUED, Abra, Feb.12 (PIA) -- Philippine National Police Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Sunday, February 4, was present in the opening ceremonies of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletics Association (CARAA) meet 2018 in this capital town to stand with the officials and show that Abra is a peaceful province.


DOST capacitates welders, mechanics in Abra

BANGUED, Abra, Jan. 30 (PIA) -- As the number of vehicles and building constructions increase, technological capacities have to be improved to meet demands for their services.


Abra Women’s Day celebration features dance craze

BANGUED, Abra, March 12 (PIA) -- The women of Abra danced their hearts out to shake off extra pounds and inches on their bellies on March 8, 2018 in celebration of International Women’s Day and Abreñean Kawayan Festival.


Red Cross- Abra trains ambulance drivers

BANGUED, Abra, Feb. 2 (PIA) -- For an ambulance driver, it is not enough to know how to drive and know road traffic safety as the ambulance is a specialized vehicle used to transport sick or injured people to medical treatment facilities. He should also know emergency medical care for his patient on board.


Abra Rep. calls on cops to be passionate in their work

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 30 (PIA) -- Abra Representative Joseph Sto. Niño Bernos encouraged police officers to make passion for public service as their guide in serving the Filipino people.


SSS implements real-time posting of contributions

BANGUED, Abra, Feb. 28 (PIA) -- Social Security System members will no longer  wait for days before their contributions are posted as it is now done on real time.


NEA takes over Abra coop

BANGUED, Abra – The National Electrification Administration (NEA) formally took over the ailing Abra Electric Cooperative (ABRECO) to allow the rural electric cooperative to undergo a rigid rehabilitation.


Abra Provincial Hospital gets DOH accreditation

BANGUED, Abra, Jan. 19 (PIA) -- The Abra Provincial Hospital finally gets Department of Health accreditation that standardizes the quality of health care in both public and private hospitals in the country.


NCIP-Abra brings medical mission to remote IP community

SALLAPADAN, Abra, Feb. 28 (PIA) -- As part of its mandate of recognizing, protecting and promoting the rights and well-being of the Tingguians of Abra, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) provincial office recently conducted a medical mission in Ud-Udiao here, one of the remote IP communities in the province.


OPAPP to dialogue with unified CPLA in Abra

Batasan, Quezon City  – Presidential Adviser on the Peace process Jesus G. Dureza assured leaders of the unified Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) that the government will continue to dialogue with them to ascertain what appropriate assistance could be extended to the remaining men and women who were reportedly excluded from the controversial closure agreement entered by the previous administration with certain officials of the armed group.


Bamboo leaves as chicken feed and fodder

The bamboo has multifarious uses from its roots to its tips. It is an alternate raw material for wood furniture industry or engineered for construction building materials, furniture and fixtures, handicrafts and various novelty items. Its roots have medicinal properties and its fiber can be loom-woven into smooth garment.


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Baguio Latest News

Parking exemptions to building owners to be revoked

BAGUIO CITY  – The City Council is studying the possibility of revoking all the previous exemptions granted by the local legislative body to several building owners to use the Ganza parking area and other private parking areas in the city as their off-site parking spaces to correct their deficiencies in parking slots within their structures.


Senate to tackle Cordi autonomy bill

BAGUIO CITY  – Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III vowed to work on the deliberations of Senate Bill (SB) No. 1678 or the Senate’s counterpart bill for the establishment of an Autonomous Region in the Cordillera (ARC) while the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is still being discussed on the committee level.


Two Cordillerans in PMA Top 10

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 16 (PIA) -- Two Cordillerans are  among the Top 10 of the graduating cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Alab Tala Class of 2018.


Baguio holds Luzon Culture and Arts Festival

BAGUIO CITY, March 16 (PIA) -- A showcase of the rich culture and tradition of the Cordillera region kicked off the Luzon Culture and Arts Festival on Wednesday (March 14) at the University of Baguio (UB) carpark area.


Ilonggo Tops 2018 PMA Graduating Class

BAGUIO CITY, March 15 (PIA)  --  Cadet First Class Jaywardene Galilea Honotria of Balabag, Pavia, Iloilo tops the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Alagad ng Lahing Binigkis ng Tapang at Lakas (Alab Tala) Class of 2018.


Kalinga Latest News

P220M earmarked for Kalinga tourism road projects

TABUK CITY, KALINGA – The provincial government was able to acquire a grant from the national government amounting to more than P220 million under the Department of Tourism- Department of Public Works and Highways (DOT-DPWH) convergence program which will be used for the development of vital roads leading to various tourism sites in the different parts of the province.


Tabuk City honors 4 centenarians

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Jan. 15 (PIA)  -- The city government honored four centenarian residents and gave them cash gifts in 2017.  


Sen. Villar asks farmers to help achieve food sufficiency

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, March 13 (PIA) -- Senator Cynthia Villar challenged farmers to contribute in achieving food sufficiency in the country, sustain the source of healthy foods for a productive Filipino, build the cooperative as partner of social institute for poverty alleviation and governance and to make life better.


P15-M marijuana uprooted in Kalinga

In its efforts to win the battle against illegal drugs, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Cordillera scored anew after eradicating a marijuana plantation in the province of Kalinga.


Kalinga ComNet trains on basic journalism

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Dec. 29 (PIA) -- Twenty five designated information officers from the Kalinga Provincial Government Communication Network recently participated in basic journalism training here.