Duterte to certify final version of autonomy bill

BANGUED, Abra  – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus G. Dureza assured Cordillera leaders that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will fulfill his promise of certifying as urgent House Bill (HB) 5343 or the bill that seeks to establish the Autonomous Region in the Cordillera (ARC) once the final version of the proposed law will be agreed upon in Congress.


Autonomy is template for federalism

BANGUED, Abra  – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza underscored that autonomy is the template for federalism that is why President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) for Mindanao and the Autonomous Region in the Cordillera (ARC) be in place before the planned shift from the present unitary to federal form of government.


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.


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.


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.


Recruitment for security force illegal

BANGUED, Abra  – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus G.Dureza vehemently denied having authorized self-styled individuals and groups to recruit purported combatants from the different parts of the region to become members of the so-called regional security force once federalism will be in place.


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.


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.


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.


RNC brings nutri education tool to 4 Abra towns

BANGUED, Abra, Sept. 25 (PIA) -- The Regional Nutrition Committee(RNC)-Cordillera is expanding the implementation of an interactive education tool in nutrition to address malnutrition in four towns of Abra with high percentage of malnourishment rate and press on towards health development for the whole province.


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