Best in Reading Comprehension. DepEd - CAR Officials headed by Regional Director May Eclar awarded a Certificate of Recognition to the Baguio City National High School represented by Principal Brenda Cariño for being the top school, nationwide in the Reading Comprehension Category of the 2018 Program for International Students Assessment. The awarding was part of DepEd CAR's READ to LEAD Project launching through s Reading Exhibit and Reading Fiesta at the Regional Office in Wangal La Trinidad, Benguet, Friday. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Cordillera Culture. Cultural performers of the University of the Cordilleras in a photo opportunity with Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta after their performance at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Convention at Newtown Plaza Hotel, Baguio City, Friday. Peralta in his keynote message calls for support and active role from IBP in bringing reforms to the judiciary. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Critical Thinking. Education Secretary Leonor Briones in her keynote message during DepEd - CAR's launching of their READ to LEAD Project through a Reading Exhibit and Reading Fiesta at the Regional Office in Wangal La Trinidad Benguet, Friday outlined that as DepEd is working on the challenges of quality education through the Sulong EduKalidad program, the challenge now is for a united front in teaching our children with critical thinking and on how to prepare them on the realities of life. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Cordillera welcome. Officials of the IBP Baguio Benguet giving a Cordillera garment, shield and spear to Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta as a welcome token and in appreciation for their guest of honor for the IBP convention at Newtown Plaza Hotel, Baguio City, Friday. Peralta in his keynote message calls for support and active role from IBP in bringing reforms to the judiciary. (CCD/PIA CAR)

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)

IBP leadership. Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta administering the Oathtaking of the IBP 25th House of Delegates Convention officers headed by National President Domingo Eyan Cayosa during the IBP Convention at Newtown Plaza Hotel, Baguio City Friday. Peralta in his keynote message calls for support and active role from IBP in bringing reforms to the judiciary. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Salakot ng Iloko. As a token of appreciation, the IBP Ilocos Region gives Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta a native Salakot (Hat) for being the guest of honor in the IBP convention at Newtown Plaza Hotel, Baguio City, Friday. Peralta in his keynote message calls for support and active role from IBP in bringing reforms to the judiciary. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Baguio hosts public consultation on IRR of Safe Spaces law

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 24 (PIA) - - The finalization of  the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act is set into motion with the first public consultation held at the University of the Philippines –Baguio campus  here last week.

 

PCW, the Plan International and other partners present the provisions of the draft IRR of the Safe Spaces Act for comments and suggestion of North luzon stakeholders. (CCD/PIA CAR)


 
The series of a countrywide public consultation for government and civil society stakeholders is spearheaded by the Philippine Commission on Women and Global Humanitarian and Development Organization  and Plan International Philippines.
 
The Safe Spaces Act defines all acts gender – based sexual harassment in streets, public spaces, online (all platforms), workplaces and education or training institutions  as well as the protective measures and the corresponding penalties.
 
Public spaces refer to streets and alleys, public parks, schools, buildings, malls, bars, restaurants, transportation terminals, public markets, spaces used as evacuation centers, government offices, public utility vehicles, as well as private vehicles covered by App-based transport network services, and other recreational spaces such as cinema halls, theaters and spa, among others.
 
Gender – based streets and public spaces sexual harassments  includes catcalling, wolf-whistling, unwanted invitations, misogynistic, transphobic, homophobic and sexist slur, persistent uninvited comments of gestures on a person’s appearance, relentless request for personal details, statement of  sexual comments and suggestions, public masturbation or flashing of private parts, groping or any advances, whether verbal or physical, that is unwanted and has threatened one’s sense of personal space and physical safety.
 
For gender – based online harassments, it includes acts that use information communication technology in terrorizing and intimidating victims through physical, psychological and emotional threats; unwanted sexual, misogynistic, transphobic, homophobic and sexist remarks and comments online, whether publicly or through direct and private messages.
 
Invasion of victim’s privacy through cyberstalking and incessant messaging; uploading and sharing without the consent of the victim; any form of media that contains photos, voice or video with sexual content; any unauthorized recording and sharing of any of the victim’s photos, videos or any information online; impersonating identities of victims online or posting lies about victims to harm their reputation; or filing false abuse reports to online platforms to silence victims.Signed into law on April 17, 2019 and became effective last August 3, RA 11313 will be fully implemented with the scheduled release of its IRR on October 28.

City Council Committee on Laws chairperson Betty Lourdes Tabanda, in welcoming the convenors and participants of the consultation, affirmed the city government of Baguio’s strong commitment towards the protection of the rights and welfare of women and children. She assured that the city council will align the existing ordinance on the safe spaces to RA 11313. (JDP/CC-PIA CAR)

Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda, chairperson of the City Council Committee on Laws ,assures that Baguio will amend its Safe Spaces ordinance to confer with the newly passed Safe Spaces Act of the country. (CCD/PIA CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar

 

Baguio

  • OWWA –CAR releases P1.94M aid to stranded OFWs due to COVID

    BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 13 (PIA) - - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in the Cordillera Region   has provided  at least  P1.94 million financial assistance to stranded Overseas Filipino Workers or those who have failed to return back to their employers China, Macau and Hongkong  because  of  the  temporary travel ban  due to the 2019 novel coronavirus diseases (COVID - 19).

  • Youngest quarantined patient recorded in Cordillera

    BAGUIO CITY, Benguet, Philippines — Two of the country’s youngest patients under investigation (PUIs) for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are in the Cordillera, with the inclusion of a 10-month-old baby girl whose plane had to land in Taiwan for a layover on its way to Manila, the Department of Health (DOH) said here on Wednesday.

  • Piston stages rally vs jeepney modernization act in Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY –– Members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston) here called the government “heartless” during a protest rally on Valentine’s Day.

  • DSWD Sec lauds partners for effective delivery of social services

    BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 11 (PIA) - - Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista commended  the DSWD Cordillera Administrative Region(CAR) and its partners for the effective delivery of social protection services and calls for  continuing partnership for the social integration of the people  especially those in geographically isolated and displaced areas of the region.

  • DOH calls for better health seeking behavior for flu- like illnesses

    BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 12(PIA) - - With the cold weather being experienced  these days, the Department of Health reminds the public to exercise better health seeking behavior to  fight off  influenza and other  flu- like illnesses  including the 2019 Novel Corona Virus(nCoV)

Benguet

  • Task Force depopulates pigs to curb spread of ASF in Benguet

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb. 12 (PIA) – About 404 pigs were depopulated in the at least three areas in Benguet in efforts to   contain the spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in the province.

  • Gov orders temporary lockdown of live pigs in Benguet

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb. 7(PIA) --  Governor Melchor Diclas ordered temporary ban on the entry of live pigs in the entire province following the confirmation of African Swine Fever(ASF)  cases.

  • Benguet caretaker assures continuity of programs of Fongwan

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet , Jan. 29 (PIA) -- Projects and programs for the province of Benguet which were started by the late Congressman Nestor Fongwan Sr. will continue thru the leadership of the new caretaker. 

  • Benguet welcomes Cong. Yap as caretaker

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 31 (PIA) - -  Benguet  officials and  government  employees warmly welcomed  Benguet Caretaker Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support Partylist (ACT-CIS) Party List Congressman Eric Go Yap   when he visited  the province on January 29.

  • DepEd Sec lauds BCNHS for topping PISA Reading Comprehension

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 31 (PIA) - - The Department of Education awarded the Baguio City National High School for being number one  nationwide  in the reading comprehension category in the 2018 Program for International Students Assessment (PISA) for 15 years old students.

Mt. Province

  • 2 centenarians in Mountain Province recognized

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 30 (PIA) -- The provincial government  recently  recognized two more centenarians in the province.  were recognized by  the awarding of a plaque of recognition, a congratulatory resolution and a check amounting to P30,000.00.

  • PCPC cites most functional school-based child protection committees

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 21 (PIA) -- Schools are considered as the second home of pupils and students.  It is in the schools that students spend most of their time so providing safe learning environment is very important.

  • Healthiest places in Mt. Province recognized

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 20 (PIA) -- The provincial government recently recognized winners of the 2019 Provincial Search for the Healthiest Places.

  • 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.

IFUGAO

  • Ifugao dads okay teen pregnancy reduction program ordinance

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Feb. 12 (PIA) - - Provincial officials  have  adopted an integrated and comprehensive reproductive health care plan  that specifically deals with adolescents to help them achieve their goals for a better life.

  • DepEd Ifugao pursues collaborative efforts for ALS

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Jan. 22(PIA)- -The Department of Education(DepEd), the local government units and other  and stakeholders  continue their collaborative efforts  for the successful implementation of Alternative Learning System (ALS) projects and activities in the province.  

  • Ifugao retirees savor moments together

    LAMUT, Ifugao, Jan. 23 (PIA) - - After years of working, retirees can now pursue   interests that have been put in the back burner  while  at the same time ensuring  their welfare.

  • BOSS ups business registrants, revenue collection in Ifugao town

    TINOC, Ifugao, Jan.30 (PIA)- - The Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) that aims to streamline the business permits and licensing system (BPLS) in local government units  is proving  to be  an effective way of delivering government service while  increasing  revenue  collections in  this remote town.

  • Ifugao PNP launches BMI fitness program

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Jan. 23(PIA) -- Personnel of the Ifugao Provincial Police Office (IPPO) and the municipal police stations    launched   last week the Philippine National Police fitness program for body mass Index (BMI).

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