Stronger Bilateral Ties. Honorable Zhou Youbin, Consul and Head of Post, Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Laoag City, in his keynote message during the June 10 Filipino – Chinese Friendship Day celebration at the Botanical Garden congratulates the City Government and the Baguio Filipino Chinese Community for showing a strong partnership that showcases the good relationship between China and the Philippines. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Women personnel of the Philippine National Police joins the Independence Day parade in Baguio City. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

PRO - Cor Regional Director P/BGen. Israel Ephraim Dickson, in his keynote message during the City of Government Baguio led Independence Day 2019 celebration calls for bravery and unity in ensuring peaceful and progressive communities to live in, especially for the younger generations. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Convergence for peace and development. Officials from the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTC - ELCAC) headed by Cabinet Officer for Regional Development (CORD) for Cordillera and Department of Budget and management OIC Undersecretary Janet Abuel and National Security Adviser Deputy Director General Rufino Lopez Jr. and Cordillera Regional Development Council members affirm their partnership and convergence in pushing for peaceful and progressive communities. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Filipino - Chinese Friendship Day. Student performers showcases Cordillera culture during the June 10 Filipino – Chinese Friendship Day celebration at the Botanical Garden that was spearheaded by the City Government and the Baguio Filipino - Chinese community. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Filipino Chinese Friendship Day. A Dragon Dance Performance from students of Chinese Patriotic School opens the 2019 Filipino - Chinese Friendship Day program at the Botanical Garden that was spearheaded by the City Government and the Baguio Filipino - Chinese community. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

SLU Cultural performers in an intermission during the City of Government Baguio led Independence Day 2019 celebration at PFVR Gym. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Balik Pinas, Hanapbuhay. OWWA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuela Peña, during the Migrant Workers Day program at the Benguet Sports Complex June 8, awards P20,000 (each) livelihood assistance check to returning OFWs under their Balik Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay program. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Itogon LGU conducts IEC on disaster preparedness in barangays

ITOGON, Benguet, June 10 (PIA) -- The municipal government here is set to conduct a massive and intensive information education and communication (IEC) campaign on disaster preparations and readiness in the different barangays with the upcoming rainy season.

 

Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRMO) Engr. Cyril Batcagan said the IEC campaign on the disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) plans aim to heighten the awareness and to prepare the people for the coming rainy season and the typhoons that may hit the municipality.

 “We are focusing to make sure that the people of Itogon will be more prepared and will follow the redesigned disaster plans to avert loss of lives and properties and so that the incidents that occurred in the past typhoons will not happen again,” Batcagan said during the Emergency Response and Preparedness Meeting here last week.

 Itogon was the hardest hit municipality during typhoon Ompong in September last year and this made a very big impact to the people of Itogon and even those outside of the area. 

It could be remembered that several landslide incidents occurred in Itogon town with death toll reaching more than 100. The worst incident was at the massive landslide at Barangay Ucab particularly at Level 070 burying alive at least 80 individuals. This also led to the stoppage of small scale mining activities in the entire region that affected the livelihood of many  people and other stakeholders in the small scale mine industry.

 Batcagan said that the municipal government thru the LDRRMO  starts the IEC campaign with the meeting of the different barangay officials and members of the Itogon MDRRMC on June 10 at the Itogon Training Center to present the DRRM plans.

With the typhoon Ompong experience, Batcagan said the DRRM plans from  preparedness, response, recovery and rehabilitation have  been rehashed based on the needs  and impact  with those kinds of disaster .  

With most of the schools in the municipality affected by TY Ompong and at least 14 schools identified as high risk or vulnerable to heavy rains and earth movement, the LDRRMO with the different school heads and disaster coordinators also devised mechanisms that would lessen the risk of students during the rainy season.

Itogon Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Engr. Cyril Batcagan (l) presents  the DRRM plan during the Emergency Response and Preparedness  meeting in Baguio City. (RMC- PIA CAR) 

As part of the DRRM plan, pre-emptive evacuation or possibly forced evacuation will be strongly be implemented to ensure that people living in the geo-hazard areas particularly along landslide- prone and flashflood- prone areas will be safe during calamities.

Batcagan added that they also made several disaster response plans as well as rehabilitation and recovery plans based on the effects of Ompong.

All these will be discussed during the IEC activities that will be conducted in every barangay to ensure that everybody will be informed and updated on the disaster plans for everybody’s safety and concern.

 Batcagan said  they will  invite  resource speakers from the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council (CRDRRMC) such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Dept.  of Science and Technology, Office of Civil Defense, Philippine National Police and other agencies  to discuss technical aspects on the situation of Itogon.

 Meanwhile, CRDRRMC Chairperson, OCD-CAR Regional Director Alberto Mogol said the council is working closely with the Itogon LGU and the MDRRMO to ensure that their DRRM plans during disasters  will be swiftly implemented  to avoid  mass casualty incidents. 

The CRDRRMC has also conducted provincial DRRM caravan to check on the DRRM plans of LGUs and make sure that these plans are right and equipped for the concerned LGU. (JDP/RMC –PIA CAR & Harley Sibuma- UC Intern)

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis

 

Baguio

Benguet

  • PRO-COR confers proficiency awards to 35 police units

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 13 (PIA) - - The Police Regional Office – Cordillera (PRO-COR) conferred  Proficiency awards to 35  police units in three provinces  in the Cordillera on Monday, June 10 at  Camp  Bado Dangwa here.

  • La Trinidad celebrates 69th Foundation Day

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 10 (PIA) --This capital town is set to celebrate its 69th Foundation Day on June 14 with indigenous rituals and recognition of its outstanding citizens. 

  • Itogon LGU conducts IEC on disaster preparedness in barangays

    ITOGON, Benguet, June 10 (PIA) -- The municipal government here is set to conduct a massive and intensive information education and communication (IEC) campaign on disaster preparations and readiness in the different barangays with the upcoming rainy season.

  • La Trinidad celebrates 69th Foundation Day

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 10 (PIA) --This capital town is set to celebrate its 69th Foundation Day on June 14 with indigenous rituals and recognition of its outstanding citizens. 

  • OWWA leads Migrant Workers Day

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 7(PIA) - - Around 500 Overseas Filipino Workers, OFW Family Circles and their dependents are expected to join this year’s celebration of Migrant Workers Day this Saturday, June 8.

Mt. Province

  • RNET-CAR conducts M&E using new tool

    BONTOC,  Mountain Province, June 3 (PIA)- -The National Nutrition Council (NNC) and the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) in the region  are currently   conducting   nutrition monitoring and evaluation (M &E) activity using the new and revised nutrition evaluation tool  dubbed Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation Protocol (MELLPI-Pro).

  • Sagada folks ask “where’s the 36M Boasaw waters”

    SAGADA, Mountain Province – “Where’s the Boasaw waters” is a much questioned issue during Sagada’s synchronized political rallies especially here at the Poblacion area.

  • CSC awards posthumous award to police officer

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, May 13 (PIA) -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Cordillera Regional Director  Marilyn E. Taldo awarded the posthumous Pamanang Lingkod Bayani (PLBi) to the family of the late Police Officer II Henry T. Dion in recognition of his dedication, selflessness and sacrifice in the performance of his duties during Monday's  flag raising ceremony  held at the Provincial Plaza here. 

  • DTI confers Bagwis Award to 7 business establishments in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, May 13 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) conferred the Bagwis Bronze Award to seven business establishments in the province. 

  • Mountain Province remains peaceful

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, April 15 (PIA) -- Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan Jr. assured residents and tourists that the province is peaceful and orderly amid the recent firefights.

IFUGAO

  • DTI launches 'Negosyo sa Barangay' in Ifugao

    LAMUT, Ifugao, June 10 (PIA) - - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the province launched Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (NSB) last week  in this municipality.

  • Ifugao LGU provides incentives to 27 nonagenarians

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 13 (PIA) - - Twenty seven nonagenarians here received incentives from the local government unit (LGU) in recognition for their long lives.

  • Ifugao MPS initiates fund raising event for ailing boy

    HUNGDUAN, Ifugao, June 7 (PIA) - - The Municipal Police Station (MPS) here has initiated   “run for a cause”   to help the family of an ailing boy for his medication.

  • PNP – Ifugao all set for opening of classes

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 3 (PIA) - - Members of the Philippine National Police in the province are ready for the opening of classes on Monday, June 3, the acting provincial director assured.

  • IFSU strengthens international ties with Taiwan's NCCU

    LAMUT, Ifugao, June 3 (PIA) - - The lone state  university in the province  here is strengthening its international linkages for academic cooperation and research collaborations with  foreign universities towards the fulfilment  of its vision  of a globally recognized University upholding excellence amidst rich cultural heritage.

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