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 backs call for nationwide clean-up drive vs dengue

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) calls for convergence in the conduct of a regionwide clean–up drive of dengue mosquito sites in support to the Department of Health’s declaration of National Dengue Epidemic.

 

CRDRRMC Chair and Office of Civil Defense – Cordillera Regional Director Albert Mogol, in a memorandum enjoined all council member agencies and local DRRM councils to actively participate in the DOH’s nationwide campaign for simultaneous search and destroy of mosquito breeding sites.

Mogol also called for community support in cleaning up their surroundings highlighting the importance of convergence in ensuring a disaster-resilient and healthy Cordillera.

CRDRRMC, in response to the July 15  DOH's National Dengue alert declaration, had convened a Regional Task Group for the surveillance, mitigation and counter measures in reducing dengue cases in the region.

Last August 6, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III declared a National Dengue Epidemic in the country with dengue cases reaching 146,062 with 622 deaths from January to July this year, a 98 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

Duque said the DOH declaration will help in identifying where a localized response is needed and to enable the local government units  to use their quick response fund to address the problem.

With the national epidemic declaration, DOH launched the “Sabayang 4 O’Clock Habit para Deng-Get Out” that calls for a nationwide, simultaneous clean–up drive against dengue.

DOH - CAR Family Health Cluster Head Dr. Anachris Kilakil (left) and Geeny Anne Austria of the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit, give update on Dengue and other regional health programs in a kapihan media forum. (CCD/PIA CAR)
 

For dengue update in Cordillera, DOH–CAR record shows 3,944 dengue cases with nine deaths from January 1 to July 27, a 19 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

DOH–CAR Family Health Cluster Head Dr. Anachris Kilakil said dengue cases in Cordillera though high are not on the alert threshold yet.  But with the increasing cases especailly this rainy season, she stressed on the need for continuous cleaning of  breeding sites as  without the vector (Dengue mosquito), there will be no transmission of the disease.

Kilakil reiterated the “4S” campaign against Dengue  which  include  “Search and Destroy”,  “Self – protection”, Seek early consultation”, and “Support spraying/fogging in the community if there is an increasing cases or impending outbreak”. (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.

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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