Run 4 Resilience. Runners for the July 6 Run For Resilience at the Baguio Athletic Bowl warming up with a Zumba being led by DOH - CAR personnel.The CRDRRMC led fun run that gathered around 1,000 runners served the kick-off activity for the observance of National Disaster Resilience Month in Cordillera. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Cordillera Unity Gong. Baguio City Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan awards a symbolic key of Baguio to Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas who headed the province's delegates in turning over the unity gong to the city. In celebration of the 32nd Cordillera month RDC officials are leading a unity gong relay around the provinces of the region from July 9 up to the 14th, in time for the July 15 Cordillera Day celebration. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

NEDA Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia delivers his speech as the keynote speaker in the 2019 World Population Day Forum

Cordillera Unity Gong. Baguio officials headed by Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan (left side of the gong) receives the Cordillera Unity Gong from Benguet officials headed by Governor Melchor Diclas (right side of the gong). In celebration of the 32nd Cordillera month RDC officials are leading a unity gong relay around the provinces of the region from July 9 up to the 14th, in time for the July 15 Cordillera Day celebration. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Run for Resilience. Health and sports enthusiasts during the Cordillera Regional DRRM Council led Run for Resilience July 6 that starts and finished at the Baguio athletic bowl. The 5.4 kilometer fun run that was joined by around 1,000 runners servers the kick-off activity for the observance of National Disaster Resilience Month in Cordillera. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Run For Resilience. CRDRRMC chair and OCD - CAR Regional Director Albert Mogol awarding the top 10 finishers of the July 6 Run for Resilience that starts and finish at the Baguio Athletic Bowl. The CRDRRMC led fun run that gathered around 1,000 runners served the kick-off activity for the observance of National Disaster Resilience Month in Cordillera. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

NEDA Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia greets POPCOM Undersecretary and Executive Director Dr. Juan Antonio A. Perez III at the World Population Day Forum.

Tech4ED, TechForAll. DICT North Luzon 1 Director 3 Engr. Leo Ugto (seated at right computer) and Technical Operations Division chief Engr. William Rojas right back row) with DOTr Regional Director Francis Almora (left front Row) given a briefing on the Tech4ED (Technology for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs and Economic Development) computers during the formal launching of the DICT Benguet Provincial Tech4ED Center at the Baguio Post Office loop Building, Friday. The center will provide the public free access to information and online government services. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

POPCOM Undersecretary and Executive Director Dr. Juan Antonio A. Perez III tackles people-centered development as the core of the POPCOM’s advocacy on his keynote speech.

La Trinidad holds 1st Highland Veggie Week

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 8 (PIA) - - The  first La Trinidad Highland Vegetable Industry Week  which features  the launching of the one of a kind organic vegetable honesty stand, serving of highland vegetable salad toss and farmers’ forum spiced up with edible urban mini garden  showcase of highland vegetables and agri-skills competitions   is set this week.

 

With the theme, “Sustaining the vegetable industry for a vibrant economy,” the celebration   will run from July 10-12 at the Municipal Gym.

 Anchored on Municipal Ordinance Number 31-2018 declaring second week of July of every year as the Highland Vegetable Industry Week in the municipality, the event aims to unify all stakeholders and celebrate the industry’s contribution to the socio-economic development of the town and likewise secure its status as the highland vegetable trading capital of the region.

The three-day activity spearheaded by the local government is in partnership with the League of Associations at the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Area, Inc. (LTVTAI).

Newly elected Congressman Nestor Fongwan will be the guest speaker during the opening program on July 10.

After the program, the organic vegetable honesty stand will be launched.  Felicitas Ticbaen, head of the Municipal Agriculture Office, said this is a double-door chiller which   contains freshly processed and ready-to-eat highland veggies to be installed within the municipal building.

The store will be unmanned and payment is based on the honesty of the buyer as nobody will assist in the payment, said Ticba-en.  She encouraged buyers   to bring along loose change to enable them to pay the exact amount.

The project is in partnership with La Organica, an association of organic practitioners in the town and coursed through the town’s employees cooperative.

 An agro-bazaar will also be opened to showcase vegetables and processed products.

Just like the giant vegetable salad served last July 13, 2017 spearheaded by the League of Associations at La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Area, Inc., the La Trinidad local government. in partnership with the same association will be serving for free  Highland Vegetabe Salad Toss expected to serve around 3,000 to 4,000 people 12 noon on July 12, 2019 at the Municipal Gym  in celebration of the La Trinidad ist Highland Veggie Week. (SCA-PIA-CAR, Benguet)  

In the afternoon will be a farmers’ forum at the Municipal Gymnasium. Among the lined up topics are updates on highland value crop development program (HVCDP) to be discussed by Department of Agriculture HVCDP Coordinator Joan Bacbac; updates from the office of the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority   by FPA Agriculturist II Rowena Billig, and updates on organic agriculture by Organic Agriculture Philippines Focal Person Lilibeth Paraoan.

Farmers and truckers will also have an audience with Fongwan on the food lane concerns in the transportation of produce.

An edible mini urban garden, a landscape of vegetables, herbs adorned with ornaments, upcycled materials and natural and other accessories will also be showcased starting July 10 as part of the competitions.  

The mini garden landscaping of at least six square meters is a showcase of urban gardening towards food security which is possible to make even in urban areas with limited space.  

The highland vegetable agri-skills competitions will take place July 11 with prizes courtesy of the League of Association at the LTVTAI.

Competitions include vegetable carving contest, vegetable salad making, vegetable pizza making, vegetable fun run, folk media contest, vegetable “pinaka” contest, musical solo contest.

The contests are open to barangays and all associations or groups of the various trading posts in town on a first come, first serve basis for the first 10 entries except for the “pinaka” contest, according to Ticba-en.

For the carving contest, the organizers will provide the vegetables such as carrots, raddish, sayote, cucumber, sugar beets, potatoes. Contestants will bring their own carving materials.

The vegetable salad making will be on-the-spot but contestants must bring their pre-washed vegetables and dressing.   

 Contestants to the vegetable pizza-making will have to bake the recipe at home and bring it with them during the competitions on July 11.

The vegetable “pinaka” contest is open to all farmers whose products will be prepared and on display before 7:30 am on July 11. “Pinaka” categories may be the biggest or heaviest or longest but of good shape and of natural color.

The Vegetable fun run is open to senior citizens and guests who are given the opportunity to get vegetables of their choice with minimum of five kinds.

For the folk media contest, it may be a drama, skit or a combination which entertains at the same time educational.

The musical solo contest must represent each barangay or association of the trading posts in the area.  It must be an original composition in English, Tagalog or the local dialect such as Ilokano, Kankana-ey or Ilokano.

On July 12 at 12 noon will be the serving for free of fresh salad out of   highland veggies which can serve around 3,000 to 4,000 people. Vegetables and ingredients will weigh about 600 to 800 kilograms, said Tisane.

The event is expected to be a yearly undertaking of the town to foster and sustain stakeholders’ role in the development and promotion of the town not only its economic but tourism development as well. (JDP/SCA-PIA-CAR, Benguet)

By Susan C. Aro

 

Baguio

  • Residents urged to compost own biodegradable wastes

    BAGUIO CITY, July 9 (PIA) --  Biodegradable wastes will be collected by the city government with the lifting of the closure of the Irisan dumpsite, however, city  residents  should learn to segregate and  compost their own biodegradable wastes at their households to lessen the wastes being  accumulated.  

  • DOH pushes for strengthening of immunization program in CAR

    BAGUIO CITY, July 12 (PIA) - - The Department of Health, in its goal to further strengthen the immunization program in Cordillera, gathered  key stakeholders for a regional project implementation review for “Oplan Culex” and the “Baby Come Back to Bakuna” campaign at Chalet Hotel here  last week.

  • Cordillera Unity Gong relay kicks off on July 9

    BAGUIO CITY, July 8 (PIA) -- The Regional Development Council (RDC) is all set for the Cordillera Unity Gong Relay with  featured  government services or programs   in celebration of the 32nd  founding annivery of the Cordillera Administrative Region.

  • Mayor rallies support for a better Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY, July 8 (PIA) -- City Mayor Benjamin Magalong rallied support for his administration to achieve a better Baguio.

  • TESDA leads consultation on draft IRR of CSITE Act

    BAGUIO CITY, July 2 (PIA) - - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA - CAR) gathered major Technical – Vocational Education and Training (TVET) stakeholders  here last week  for a public consultation on the draft Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 11192 or the Cordillera State Institute of Technical Education (CSITE) Act.

Benguet

  • 100 new fire officers boost BFP – CAR's manpower

    LA TRINIDAD Benguet, July 11 (PIA) - - The Bureau of Fire Protection Cordillera Regional Office gets manpower boost with 100 newly absorbed Fire Officer I.

  • La Trinidad holds 1st Highland Veggie Week

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 8 (PIA) - - The  first La Trinidad Highland Vegetable Industry Week  which features  the launching of the one of a kind organic vegetable honesty stand, serving of highland vegetable salad toss and farmers’ forum spiced up with edible urban mini garden  showcase of highland vegetables and agri-skills competitions   is set this week.

  • Valencerina challenges police officers to ‘walk-the-talk’

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 4(PIA)--The journey towards transformation is the building blocks to peace and development for generations to come, Brigadier General Cheston Valencerina said as he challenged police governance  proficiency awardees to walk the talk.

  • Ayong assures listening, caring leadership

    MANKAYAN, Benguet – Mayor Frenzel Ayong assured the constituents of this mineral-rich town that the present batch of local officials will be listening to their plight, caring for their needs that could be met by the available resources and bring government services closer to them.

  • Community volunteers serve as officials for a day in Kapangan

    KAPANGAN, Benguet, June 28(PIA) -- Community volunteers in this municipality got a chance to run the affairs of the local government here while the officials became community workers.  

Mt. Province

  • Mt. Province officials vow to work together for a common goal

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 8 (PIA) --Inspired by the fresh mandate given by the electorate in the province, the newly elected provincial officials publicly announced during their oathtaking to put aside politics and vowed to work hand in hand with one common goal- to move this province forward. 

  • MP sectors one skedy resolution of murder of 3 Besao youths

    Bontoc, Mountain Province – Members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council put their full weight for the speedy resolution of the killing of three natives of Agawa, Besao who reportedly went to hunt and fish but were found dead days later along the Lakanga creek within the vicinity of Baclingayan, a sitio of Tabacda, Tubo, Abra.

  • Bauko hospital to bid out P7 million solar project

    BAUKO, Mountain Province – The administration of the State-run Luis Hora Regional Memorial Hospital (LHRMH) is ready to bid out its P7 million solar project to tap renewable sources of energy to power to some of the government hospital’s facilities.

  • Funds for MP public works projects slashed

    BONTOC, Mountain Province  – The completion of unpaved national roads, restoration of road cuts and collapsed road sections, implementation of slope protection works among other priority public works projects will have to be stalled anew following the huge cut in the regular infrastructure fund of the Department of Public Works and Highways – First Mountain Province District Engineering office (DPWH-MPDEO) this year.

  • P90-M Cordillera flood control project ‘defective’

    BAUKO, Mountain Province: An anti-crime and corruption watchdog in the Cordillera Administrative Region has questioned the implementation of a P90-million flood control project in Tipunan, Monamon Norte in the Upper Chico river here.

IFUGAO

  • Prov’l dads assure healthy working relationship among themselves

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 11 (PIA) - - The newly-installed elected provincial leaders assured to promote a healthy working relationship among themselves for a progressive province in the coming years.

  • Farmers, IFSU studes learn free range chicken production

    ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao, July 5(PIA)- - More than 500 farmers and practicum students of the Ifugao State University (IFSU) Potia Campus here and Main Campus in Lamut Municipality   participated in a seminar on Back to Basics: Scientific and Sustainable Poultry Free Range Chicken Production.

  • Ifugao town officials sworn into office

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June  27 (PIA) - - Elected municipal  officials of this capital town of the province are now ready to assume their respective functions next week after they were sworn into office on Tuesday.

  • Ifugao Guv turns over PLGU’s properties to new officials

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 27 (PIA) - - Ensuring smooth local governance  transition  for continued service to the people, the outgoing  administration formally turned-over the properties, assets and documents of the provincial local  government unit (PLGU) to incoming elected officials in a ceremony held at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan hall here on June 25.

  • PVET holds rabies prevention seminar for BHWs,BNS

    KIANGAN, Ifugao, June 14 (PIA) - - As the frontline workers in the grassroots level, barangay health workers (BHWs) and barangay nutrition scholars (BNS) of this town attended the Rabies Prevention and Control Program Seminar.

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