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)

Bonifacio overpass to be completed by next year

BAGUIO CITY  – An official of the Department of Public Works and Highways–Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO) informed city legislators that the multi-million overpass being constructed along Bonifacio St. will be completed next year.

 

DPWH-BCDEO construction division head Engr. Alfredo Bannagao, Jr., who appeared during the regular session of the City Council, said the P2.5 million earlier earmarked for the project that came from a party-list group and the congressman of the city was not enough to finish the project, thus, the remaining uncompleted works.

Bannagao claimed for 2020, some P3 million was included in the agency’s regular infrastructure fund to complete the project, including the staircase and the widening of the portion of the road for sidewalks going into the property of the St. Louis University.

The overpass project has been subject to criticisms by citizens in the social media and mainstream media because of the absence of the staircase in both ends of the structure that rendered the same still not useful for the needs of the people crossing one of the city’s main streets.

Bannagao explained the problem with the construction of the overpass was the insufficiency of project funds thus the agency proposed the allocation of more funds under its annual budget next year for the completion of the project to make it functional and contribute in providing safer areas to walk for pedestrians wanting to go to the opposite end of the road.

In a related development, the City Council passed a resolution for the public works department to conduct a verification survey of the road-right-of-way of Bonifacio St. and for the agency to reclaim the same to allow the construction of the appropriate staircase of the overpass and provide spaces for people to use along the sidewalk.

Further, the it also requested the public works department to closely coordinate with the city government’s engineering office in the prioritization of the projects to be funded by the agency’s regular infrastructure funds to prevent the duplication on the provision of funds for the identified priority projects and have funds for other projects.

However, Bannagao claimed it has been a long-standing practice of the agency to coordinate with the city government in the prioritization of the high-impact development projects to be funded by the agency through its available regular infrastructure fund.

He stated the agency gets the list of projects to be funded from the agency’s regular infrastructure fund from the city’s annual investment plan (AIP), a product of the priority listings from the city’s 128 barangays usually passed upon by the city legislative body.

Under the provisions of the Local Government Code, local governments are required to have their own annual investment plans that serves as a shopping list of priority projects for funding either by the available local funds or through funding assistance from concerned government agencies.

By Dexter A. See

 

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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