Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

The 43 Cordillera honor graduate scholars of DOST - SEI in a group photo session. (Photo by DOST - CAR)

CHED Chairperson Prospero De Vera III (left) joined by CHED - CAR OIC Regional Director Ma. Geraldine Casipit (2nd from left) and officials from the different SUCs and premier universities in Cordillera answer queries in an open forum during the Regional Higher Education Summit. (CCD/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuel Wong with partners from DOLE, DTI and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, promotes the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

PMA Host Parent Assn at 40. PMA Host Parent Association officials headed by chairperson and former Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan with Guest of Honor and Speaker Mayor Benjamin Magalong and PMA officials give recognition to their Pioneer members who started the foster a cadet program in 1979, during the t 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association, Saturday. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR Regional Director Manuel Wong and DTI Baguio - Benguet Director Freda Gawisan leads other partners from DOLE and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, to promote the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Magalong downplays possible terror attack

BAGUIO CITY--Mayor Benjamin Magalong downplayed on Thursday the possible terror attacks here, assuring that the region's security forces are on top of the situation.

 

Magalong, the incoming Regional Peace and Order Council chairman, said both the military and the police have put in place necessary measures to counter any terrorist threat.

“We conferred with the military and PNP commanders...and we discussed the threat and there is no doubt that the memo is authentic but still subject for validation," he said on the sidelines of the 3rd quarter meeting of the Regional Development Council- RPOC, referring to the "leaked" memorandum from an intelligence officer of the Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom).

Based on the supposed memo dated August 2, all military units are directed to heighten intelligence monitoring and issue a red alert status on August 11-12, as the alleged ISIS-led attack might be launched on business centers and churches in Laoag City, Vigan City, Manaog Pangasinan, and Tuguegarao City.

While Baguio and the Cordillera were not mentioned, Magalong stressed the need for residents of Baguio, being the seat of power in the region, to stay calm and continue with their daily lives.

He also called on the public to be vigilant and report the presence of suspicious individuals in their communities to the nearest police station or to the military.

"Measures are already being undertaken to make sure that we are hardening our targets, making it difficult for the terrorists to launch an attack or its plans,” Magalong added.

In a separate interview, NolCom Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. Arwel Oropesa the report should have been classified and only for the consumption of the military and police, which is subject for confirmation but urged the public to be cautious and report anything unusual and suspicious.

“The report should not cause alarm,” he said.

In terms of the peace and order situation in the Cordillera, Oroposa said the region’s situation is manageable, compared to other regions.

“What we just need in the Cordillera is to participate and cooperate in the maintenance of peace and order,” he said.

He also said the terror threat from the New People's Army is always there but the AFP is addressing the situation.

Meanwhile, Police Regional Office Cordillera Deputy Director for Operations Col. Madeline Bazar assured the public of the regional police's readiness to act against terror threats in Baguio City and the whole region. (PNA)

MAGALONG AS RPOC HEAD. Members of the Cordillera Administrative Region’s highest policy-making bodies, the Regional Development Council and the Regional Peace and Order Council, meet to discuss development issues - as well as Cordillera’s peace and order situation in Thursday’s meeting at The Mansion. Baguio City mayor Benjamin Magalong (5th from left) has been appointed to head the RPOC. (PNA photo by Liza T. Agoot)

By Liza Agoot

 

Baguio

  • CHED calls on CAR HEIs' support for successful UAQTEA implementation

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 15 (PIA) - - The Commission on Higher Education(CHED)  calls for a stronger partnership with Cordillera stakeholders for the successful implementation of Republic Act 10931 and in ensuring that more young people will have equitable access to free quality tertiary education.

  • DOST honor graduate scholars in Cordillera feted

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 16 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology – Cordillera Regional Office (DOST-CAR) feted 43 honor   graduate scholars for their excellent academic achievements.

  • Muslims offer to guard churches in Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY—Churchgoers were surprised on Sunday morning when Muslims joined them for a Mass at the Baguio Cathedral, a site popular among residents and tourists.

  • Window hours set for Kennon Road residents only

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug 9 (PIA) -- Despite the closure of Kennon Road, the Cordillera Region Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CRDRRMC) has set window hours to allow residents to pass through the landslide affected area in Barangay Camp 6, Sitio Camp 5 in Tuba, Benguet.

  • PIA develops strategic communications curriculum for PMA

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) explored areas of cooperation on developing a curriculum on communication and public information for the Academy.

Benguet

Mt. Province

  • Healthy mom and baby, cooking contests mark Nutri Month

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 6(PIA) -- To raise community awareness and to inculcate health and nutrition habits for children at an early age for healthy living, the provincial government conducted Healthy Mother and Child   and cooking contests in celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month.

  • Provincial livelihood program benefits more individuals

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The Provincial Livelihood Program (PLP) of the Provincial Government here continues to provide livelihood assistance to qualified individuals in the province.

  • PCSO, PLGU provide free assistive devices to PWDs in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The provincial government through the Provincial Persons with Disability Affair Office (PDAO) has partnered with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and MVRN Prosthesis Center in helping orthopedic persons with disabilities acquire the appropriate assistive devices.

  • 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.

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