The Baguio Filipino - Chinese Community and the City Government launches the scheduled events and activities for Spring Festival 2020, an institutionalized celebration in Baguio City which is now on it's 27th year, Highlighting the festivities will be the colorful parade in the afternoon of January 27. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Artistic Baguio. Museum visitors and students looks at the artistic works of the Baguio City National High School Special Program in the Arts students. BCNHS, in partnership with the Baguio Museum, opens Friday (Jan. 17) an Art Exhibit dubbed as “Tales of our City: Retold by the youth that features literary, media, visual arts and crafts produced by the BCNHS - SPA students and for the opening program they also showcased band and rondalla performance. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Spring Fest 2020. The Baguio Filipino - Chinese Community and the City Government launches the scheduled events and activities for Spring Festival 2020, an institutionalized celebration in Baguio City which is now on it's 27th year, The Traditional Chinese Dragon dance will be among the highlights in colorful parade set in the afternoon of January 27. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Baguio young artists. Special Program in the Arts students in a photo opportunity with known Baguio - based artist Tor Alvarez Sagud, the author of the Illustrated guide book,

Galant Police. Baguio City officials headed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Congressman Mark Go awards citation to Patrolman Julius Walang for his gallantry in apprehending a taxi driver who tried to speed away and almost ramming the police. Similar citation was also awarded to rider Jaazerdallas Bandonil Chommog who assisted Walang in the incident. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Cordillera Athletic Meet. Officials from the Department of Education and the City Government of Baguio and other key stakeholders affirms their commitment of support, as they launched the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) 2020 in a Kapihan media Forum at the Baguio City Hall, Wednesday. Around 6,000 student athletes and school officials are expected to join the regional athletic meet setin February 16 to 21. (Carlito Dar//PIA CAR)

Members of the Baguio City National High School Special Program in the Arts showcases the theme song, specifically prepared for the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) that is set to be hosted by Baguio City on February 16 to 21 with over 6,000 student athletes and school officials participating.

Baguio young artists. Special Program in the Arts students in a photo opportunity with known Baguio - based artist Tor Alvarez Sagud, the author of the Illustrated guide book, "Igorotak". BCNHS, in partnership with the Baguio Museum, opens Friday (Jan. 17) an Art Exhibit dubbed as “Tales of our City: Retold by the youth that features literary, media, visual arts and crafts produced by the BCNHS - SPA students and for the opening program they also showcased band and rondalla performance. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

CHSO strengthens convergence for smoke–free Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 30(PIA)-- The city government through the City Health Services Office(CHSO)   in partnership with  the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease gathered  local stakeholders for the first ever  Smoke – free Convention   with  the  theme, “Communities Converge for Empowered Smoke – free Baguio.”

 

 Assistant City Health Officer Dr. Celiaflor Brillantes stressed the importance of strengthening convergence for the attainment of a 100 percent smoke- free Baguio to the more than 200 participants from the different health district centers, city barangays and other community stakeholders. 

Assistant City Health officer Dr. Celiaflor Brillantes givies  a backgrounder on the Smoke - free Baguio initiative that led to the passing of a Comprehensive Ttobacco Control Ordinance in 2017. (CCD-PIA CAR)

The participants were presented with an overview of the Global Tobacco Epidemic from the World Health Organization (WHO), and   briefing on the National Tobacco Control Program of the Department of Health.

They were also oriented on the different smoke – free initiatives and strategies in the city.

City Ordinance No. 24 series of 2017, Baguio’s comprehensive anti - smoking ordinance, is very much alive. Since its implementation, the prevalence rate of smoking was reduced by half or from 34 percent to 17 percent, Brillantes said.  

It is comprehensive that it includes smoke free environment; access restriction; comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; smoke cessation; e cigarette and other tobacco products included, and no deal with tobacco industry policy, she added.

There were also sharing of good practices from some barangays that have excellent tobacco control programs in terms of policy, advocacy, ownership, compliance and monitoring/enforcement.

 Councilor Jernie Jett Nisay of Balanga, Bataan also shared their excellent tobacco control experience.

WHO Tobacco -Free Initiative Officer Dr. Florante Trinidad  lauded the Comprehensive Smoke Free Ordinance of Baguio, outlining that it protects  the people in the city  as they are now covered by at least four MPOWER measures at the highest level of achievement.

Dr. Florante Trinidad of WHO discloses that though tobacco control programs are gaining ground in the Western Pacific Region, still only  one  in every  five  people is  protected from complete smoking ban   indoor public and in  work places. (CCD-PIA CAR)

 MPOWER is a package of six proven policies to fight the tobacco epidemic, namely Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies; Protect people from tobacco smoke; Offer help to quit tobacco use; Warn about the dangers of tobacco; Enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and Raise taxes on tobacco.

Trinidad shared that in the Western Pacific Region,  one  in every four  people or around 485 million people are covered by at least one best practice tobacco control measure with 24 countries (including the Philippines) already adopting or implementing (at least 1) the WHO MPOWER measures. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar

 

Baguio

  • Filipino – Chinese community, Baguio LGU launch Spring Fest 2020

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) - - Strong community ties and partnership  is  showcased again by the Filipino – Chinese community and the City Government of Baguio  as they launched the Lunar or Spring Festival 2020 at the regular flag raising ceremony at the City Hall grounds Monday morning.

  • CHSO reminds parents on importance of child vaccination

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA) - - The City Health Services Office( CHSO) stressed the importance  of child vaccination  and  reminded  parents to check the vaccination records of their  children to assure  their  protection from vaccine preventable diseases.

  • UC, Cauayan HS win Cordillera, Region 2 NBTC plums

    BAGUIO CITY – The University of the Cordilleras (UC) survived on Friday a gritty University of Baguio High School (UBHS) then went on to stop Tabuk City, 78-62, to win the National Basketball Training Camp (NBTC) regional finals for Cordillera and Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) at the UB gym.

  • TIEZA funds rehabilitation of Burnham Park, Banaue Hotel

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 7 (PIA) -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority(TIEZA)   is  set  to  fund  the rehabilitation works at the  Burnham Park here and the Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel in Ifugao  in line with its mandate to ensure sustainable tourism infrastructure development.

  • CSC reminds Jan. 15 deadline of application for March Career Service exams

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 8(PIA) -- The Civil Service Commission – Cordillera(CSC-CAR) is encouraging individuals interested to enter government service to apply now  for the March 15, 2020 Career Service Examinations (CSE)  while slots are  still available.

Benguet

  • CAR farmers appeal to Mayor Isko on Divisoria closure this weekend

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 15(PIA) -- Vegetable farmers and traders from the Cordillera region are appealing to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso to allow them to deliver and sell their produce amidst the planned three-day closure of the roads going to the Divisioria Market this weekend.

  • La Trinidad flood study underway

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 16 (PIA) - - The local government is undertaking an evaluation  of  the flood situation of this  capital town as an initial step for a full-blown study that would address the perennial flooding problem in the valley.

  • Mayor Isko allows highland vegies in Divisoria during Sto Nino feast

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 17(PIA) -- Cordillera farmers may be allowed to deliver and sell their produce at the Divisoria Market during the Feast of the Santo Niño de Tondo this weekend.

  • Kibungan LGU crafts FOI measure

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 8 (PIA)  - - The local government of Kibungan crafted its Freedom of Information (FOI) measure in recognition of the importance of people’s right to government information.

  • BFAR-CAR turns over fiberglass boats to Ambuklao fisherfolks

    BOKOD, Benguet, Jan. 10(PIA) -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Cordillera (BFAR-CAR)  last week turned-over motorized fishing boats made from fiberglass to fisherfolks of Sitio Kiweng, Barangay Ambuklao   this town.

Mt. Province

  • 11 CTGs surrender in Mountain Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 17(PIA) -- At least 11 members of the communist terrorist group(CTG)  who surrendered to government forces were presented on Wednesday(Jan. 15 ) at the Camp Montes here.

  • Poblacion Bontoc is outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 10(PIA) – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the provincial government extol the lupong tagapamayapa in their crucial role in conflict resolution in the barangays as they awarded recently the barangay justice committee of Poblacion of this capital town as the outstanding   in the province.

  • Solar-powered rice insect trap leads winners in RICE 2019

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 22 (PIA) - - A solar-powered light trap for rice insect created by three students from Camalog National High School of Pinukpuk, Kalinga wins the SIBOL Award – Student Creative Research for High School category of the 2019 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) held  on November 19 – 20 here.

  • DOST brings Reg’l S&T roadshow to the people of Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 21 (PIA) - - In line with its  goal of bringing science for the people, the Department of Science and Technology(DOST),  holds the annual Regional S&T Week here that generally aims to promote science, technology and innovation as a driver of development especially in the countryside.

  • Besao LGU confiscates frozen pork products

    BESAO, Mountain Province, Nov. 22(PIA) -- The local government here showed that it is serious in implementing the provincial ban on the entry of live swine/pigs, fresh and frozen pork, and pork products into the province to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF).

IFUGAO

  • Ifugaos honor their sports champions,achievers

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Jan. 16(PIA) - - Ifugaos honored their local sports champions and achievers in an honorary victory motorcade and “Heroes” welcome on Saturday, January 11.

  • NPA supporter surrenders in Tinoc

    TINOC, Ifugao, Jan. 16 (PIA) - - The Militia ng Bayan (MB) member  here has surrendered to authorities to have a peaceful life.

  • DSWD officials enjoin RDPs to aim for better life, community

    KIANGAN, Ifugao, Jan. 10 (PIA) - -Top officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) enjoined recovering drug personalities (RDPs) in the province to aim high in life for community and nation building.

  • DOLE reminds Jan. 15 deadline of 13th month pay report

     LAGAWE, Ifugao, Jan. 10 (PIA) - - Private employers and establishments in the province are reminded to submit  until January 15 report to Department of Labor and Employment-Ifugao (DOLE-Ifugao) on  their  compliance to  the 13th-month pay law.

  • Ifugao social workers oriented on Alternative Parental Care

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Dec. 26 (PIA)- -Social workers from the different Municipal Social Welfare and Development Offices (MSWDOs) were  recently oriented on the Alternative Parental Care Program (APCP) of the government  to  equip them  with better knowledge and skills towards the better implementation of the program.

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