Constitutional Reform. DILG - CAR Regional Director Marlo Iringan, 1987 Constitution Review Consultative Committee member and former Kalinga Congressman Atty. Laurence Wacnang and constitutional reform speaker’s bureau member Professor Alfredo Sureta Jr., in a press briefing facilitated by Joseph Zambrano of PIA - CAR, outlined the government's push to amend the constitution not only for political and electoral reform but more importantly for progress and development of the country and the people. DILG - CAR brings at the Benguet Sports Complex in Wangal La Trinidad, the

Earthquake drill. Emergency responders of the Itogon Municipal DRRM Council provided medical assistance to an injured person during the earthquake drill, Thursday. Itogon is the 4th quarter 2019 NSED regional pilot area for the Cordillera DRRM Council which tested the response capability of their MDRMMC in a multi - incident scenarios which aside from earthquake evacuation procedure also include fire suppression, vehicular accident, landslide involving a residential house and Search and Rescue. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Earthquake drill. Emergency responders of the Itogon Municipal DRRM Council during the Search and Rescue operation drill, Thursday. Itogon is the 4th quarter 2019 NSED regional pilot area for the Cordillera DRRM Council which tested the response capability of their MDRMMC in a multi - incident scenarios which aside from earthquake evacuation procedure and SAR, the drill also include fire suppression, vehicular accident and landslide involving a residential house>(Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Statistics whiz. Sid Paolo Sta. Teresa (left), a first year BS Computer Science student of University of the Philippines - Baguio wins the PSA - CAR led 2019 Philippine Statistics Quiz regional finals at the Baguio Central University last November 12 and aside from plaque and P15,000 cash prize, will be representing the region in the national tilt. Winning 2nd and 3rd place are Jeric Narte BS Computer Science UP Baguio (middle) and Lester Espineli (right) BS IT from the University of the cordilleras. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Security plan for the 30th SEA Games in La Union in place

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Oct. 31 (PIA) - - Law enforcement authorities and the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) have prepared a security plan for the conduct of the surfing tournament of the 30th South East Asian (SEA) Games set at the beach shores of San Juan, La Union on December 1-10, this year.

 

Colonel Ysmael S. Yu, the deputy regional director for the operation of the Police Police Regional Office 1 (PRO 1), said that the Task Group La Union headed by Brigadier General Joel S Orduña was created to systematize the security preparation for the surfing tournament.

Colonel Ysmael S. Yu, the deputy regional director for operation of the Police Police Regional Office 1 (PRO 1), presides the recent coordination meeting on the security preparation for the conduct of the surfing tournament for the 30th SEA Games set at the beach shore of Barangay Urbiztondo San Juan, La Union on December 1-10, 2019. The meeting was held at Camp Diego Silang, City of San Fernando, La Union. (Photo by Roland Naoe/PIA 1)

The designated deputy task group commanders are Colonel Ysmael Yu for the on-ground security and public safety; Commodore Caesar Bernard N. Valencia, the commander of Naval Forces Northern Luzon (NFNL), for water security and safety; and Director Melchito M. Castro of the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) for the emergency preparedness and response.

“The members of the Task Group La Union will provide the safety and security plans for the identified clusters during the event that include the traffic cluster, the parking cluster, the billeting cluster, and the evacuation cluster,” said Yu.

Meanwhile, Colonel Yu said that at least 40 athletes from the different nations in South East Asia are expected to participate in the surfing competition of the 30th SEA Games.

“Some of the athletes are expected to arrive at the tournament venue starting November 24 to familiarize themselves with the environment and on the local prevailing weather condition,” said Yu.

He also anticipated the daily crowding of at least 4,000 foreign and local tourists at the surfing venue on December 1-10.

“We are seriously preparing the contingency plans to secure all the athletes and the viewers of the surfing tournament considering that this is the first time for San Juan, La Union to host an event for the SEA Games,” said Yu.

This year’s biennial regional multi-sport event, which will be hosted by the Philippines from November 30 to December 11, 2019, marks the first major decentralization in the history of the games.

The competition’s venues are spread out in the 23 cities across the country, divided into 4 clusters, all located on the island of Luzon (Metro Manila, Clark, Subic/Olongapo, and a fourth cluster consisting of stand-alone venue like in San Juan, La Union.

This is the fourth time that the Philippines will host the games and its first time since 2005. Previously, it also hosted the 1981 and 1991 editions of the games.

This year’s SEA Games is most notable for being the first edition to include e-sports and obstacle courses, as well as having the highest number of sports in the history of the games at 56.

Eleven member-nations of the Southeast Asian Games Federation (SEAGF) are expected to take part in the 2019 SEA Games to include Brunie, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, East Timor, and Vietnam.

A record of 529 events in the 56 sports have been approved for competition for the 2019 SEA games making this edition as the largest Southeast Asian Games in terms of the number of sports and events contested. 

To institutionalize the government preparation of the 2019 SEA Games, the Office of the President had issued earlier a Memorandum Circular No. 56 directing all government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned or controlled corporations and encouraging local government units to extend their support to the Philippine SEA Games Organization Committee Foundation Inc. in the preparation, organization and holding of the 30th SEA Games.

The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) spearheads the overall preparation for the successful conduct of the SEA Games in the country. (JCR/FGL, PIA 1)

By Freddie G. Lazaro

 

Baguio

  • Bantay ASIN TF monitors iodinization plant, public market

    BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 21(PIA) --The Regional Bantay Asin Task Force (RBATF)  recently conducted its annual monitoring of existing iodization plant, repacking site and public market in the city and in Benguet.

  • 2019 PMSEA conference attracts more stakeholders

    BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 22( PIA) -- More  mining stakeholders and  exhibitors  are participating  in  66th Annual National Mine and Safety Conference (ANMSEC) held in the city from this week.

  • DA affirms strong market potential of Cordillera heirloom rice

    BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 22 (PIA) - - The Department of Agriculture is promoting the continuing production of heirloom or traditional rice in the region, not only for its cultural/historical value but also given its higher nutritional value and strong market potential.

  • Baguio hosts 66th Mine Safety & Environment confab

    BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 18 (PIA) --  The city will once again  host  the annual Mine Safety and Environment Conference  from  November 19 to 22 to be attended by  more than  a thousand mining stakeholders and other related industry players.

  • Malasakit Center for indigent patients now open at BGHMC

    BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 12 (PIA) - - Emergency medical assistance for indigent patients is now available at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) with the opening of the government’s 50th Malasakit Center here   on November 7.

Benguet

  • Benguet officials appeal on Kennon Road closure

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov.21 (PIA) - - The members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan met recently with the members of the Kennon Road Task Force to raise the concerns  of the provincial, municipal and barangay officials including the affected residents on the closure of the Kennon Road.

  • DSWD-CAR holds caravan in Benguet

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov.19 (PIA) - - The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the region  held a caravan advocating their programs, projects and services to the provincial government and creating a venue to showcase their accomplishments together with their partners in the government and the civil society organizations(CSOs).

  • DILG holds constitutional reform roadshow in Benguet

    DILG - CAR Regional Director Marlo Iringan(l) and resource speakers Atty. Lawrence Wacnang and Professor Alfredo Sureta Jr. with PIA Information officer Joseph Zambrano(R) during the media briefing that opened the "Balangayan" Constitutional Reform roadshow. (CCD/PIA CAR)

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov. 15 (PIA) - - The Department of the Interior and Local Government(DILG) brought  the government’s agenda of amending the 1987 Constitution towards development and progress of the country and the Filipino people thru  the constitutional reform provincial roadshow dubbed as “Balangayan 2019” at the Benguet Sports Complex here on Tuesday.

    Local government units and barangay officials from the 13 municipalities of the province, regional line agency and several community/civil society organization representatives attended the forum which had former Kalinga Congressman Lawrence Wacnang and constitutional reform speaker’s bureau member Professor Alfredo Sureta Jr. as resource speakers.

    DILG – CAR Regional Director Marlo Iringan said Balangayan is a provincial roadshow that DILG has been spearheading in the different parts of the country to provide more public awareness on the importance of the constitutional reforms and to provide a venue to talk about developmental issues and concerns of local communities.  It also aims to have a public dialogue and consultation on constitutional reforms that need to speed up progress for the nation.

  • Mankayan town embraces land banking for future use

    MANKAYAN, Benguet  – The municipal government embraced land banking as one of its main thrust that will allow the realization of the programmed expansion and future development projects that will move the municipality to greater heights.

  • Closure of Kennon road faces stiff opposition

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet  – The tremendous opposition to the proposed closure of the scenic and historic Kennon road to vehicular traffic for at least three years continues to snowball as the provincial board is on the verge of passing a resolution against the said plan.

Mt. Province

  • 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).

  • Mountain Province share national accounting awards limelight

    BONTOC, Mountain Province – The provincial government and three municipal governments stole the limelight in the recently concluded annual gathering of the Association of Government Certified Public Accountants of the Philippines as the same were adjudged for having the best accounting offices in their categories.

  • Consumers learn about sustainable consumption

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct. 29 (PIA)--Consumers in the province learned about sustainable consumption in a live kapihan among Consumernet-member agencies led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in coordination with Radyo Pilipinas in celebration of Consumer Welfare Month.

  • Sagada LGU bans entry of live pigs, pork meat and products

    SAGADA, Mountain Province, Oct. 25 (PIA)-- The entry of live pigs, pork meat and pork products is banned in this town to ensure that it remains free from the African Swine Fever (ASF).

IFUGAO

  • Lagawe officials approve anti-street obstruction ordinance

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Nov. 21 (PIA) - - Local officials here approved an ordinance prohibiting and penalizing any person causing obstruction on streets, sidewalks, avenues, alleys, bridges, parks and other similar public places.

  • Ifugao forms provincial census coordinating board

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Nov. 19 (PIA) - - The Provincial Census Coordinating Board (PCCB)  has been  formed here in preparation for the 2020 Census Of Population and Housing.

  • Ifugao students trained on basic life support

    HINGYON, Ifugao, Nov. 13 (PIA) - - Government agencies here are continuously providing enhancement training to students to be disaster first responders in the community to prevent the loss of lives and properties.

  • A. Lista stude tops 1st PhilHealth quiz bee in Ifugao

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Nov. 13 (PIA) - -  A student from Alfonso Lista topped  the “First PhilHealth National Quiz Bee”   conducted by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation in partnership with the Department of Education  in the province.

  • Ifugao PPOC,PDAC declare NPAs persona non-grata

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Nov. 8 (PIA) - - The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC)  passed a joint resolution declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army, National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF)  and other threat groups as persona non-grata.

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