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

CRDRRMC, Baguio City all set

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 6 (PIA) - - The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is all set to join the 2019 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED)  on Thursday, August 8, with the city hall as the main staging area.

 

Cordillera Regional DRRM Council  chairperson and OCD - CAR Regional Director Albert Mogol presides  a meeting  to look into the plans and preparations for the 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill  set at 2:00PM of August 8. (CCD/PIA CAR)

In a coordination meeting with the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC), Julius Santos of the City DRRM office presented Baguio’s earthquake drill wherein the scenario is based on a magnitude 7 earthquake.

The CRDRRMC will provide the umpire and assessment teams to evaluate the City Hall’s readiness to perform duck, cover and hold and proper evacuation procedure  as well as the Baguio DRRMC’s preparedness to respond on a collapsed structure search and rescue scenario and the setting of emergency operation center and incident command post.

Aside from the City Hall, SM City Baguio and all public elementary and high schoosl in the city will join the NSED that will commence at 2:00PM on Thursday.

CRDRRMC chair and OCD – CAR Regional Director Albert Mogol outlined the importance of the conduct of such earthquake drill patterned to the 1990 Luzon earthquake incident, in preparation for crafting a comprehensive earthquake preparedness plan for Baguio that he and Mayor Benjamin Magalong are pushing for.

With Baguio as a mountain resort, a highly urbanized city and one of the top tourist destinations in the country, a comprehensive earthquake preparedness plan that involves all sectors of society is very important, Mogol said.

NSED is a quarterly activity being spearheaded by the National DRRM Council with its regional counterparts that generally aims to test the government’s capability on disaster response, intensify local communities’ preparedness and increase commitment of local government units in building disaster resilient communities.

For the 3rd Quarter NSED in Cordillera, Mogol said that the pilot area is the municipality of Lamut, Ifugao in partnership with the municipal DRRM Council.

The NSED implementation plan is a municipality-wide earthquake drill wherein aside from the conduct of duck, cover and hold and evacuation procedure, there will also be earthquake – related scenarios that include a vehicular crash at Kinawayanan bridge, a collapsed building at the Ifugao Philippine Science High School campus and an electrical fire incident at the Ifugao State University. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar

 

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.

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  • 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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