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)

Benguet lines up 73 events for 2019 Adivay festival

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The provincial government has lined up some seventy three activities for the month-long celebration of the 119th founding anniversary of the province and Adivay festival next month.


The month-long events fired off Thursday with the press presentation of the candidates for the Search for Mr. and Ms. Benguet wherein the members of the media were given a chance to select the Darling of the Press.

The theme of this year’s festivities is ‘HEALTHIER Benguet’ considering that the events that have been prepared were a mixture of health and wellness, livelihood, human resource development among others that focuses on the priority programs of the administration of Gov. Melchor D. Diclas.

The programmed volleyball invitational tournament will open on October 29, 2019 that will be followed by the conduct of a medical, surgical and dental mission on November 4-5, 2019

The 119th Benguet Anniversary and Adivay Festival will formally kick off on November 6, 2019 wherein the day will start with an ecumenical service followed by the kick off program and the pre-pageant for the Search for Mr. and Ms. Benguet.

On November 7, 2019, concerned officials will participate in the Amazing Race that will be conducted while the traditional mass wedding in the different municipalities that will be administered by the local chief executives will be held on November 8, 2019.

Sports events such as the sepak takraw and bodybuilding and men’s physique competition will be conducted on November 9, 2019 while the opening of the trade fair and Acoustic Night will follow on November 10, 2019.

The awarding ceremony of Benguet’s micro, small nd medium enterprise best and Cities and Municipalities Competitve Index (CMCI) will be simultaneously held on November 11, 2019 which will be followed by a jobs fair on November 12-13, 2019.

On November 14, 2019, the province will be conferring the coveted Environmental Awards to deserving individuals and groups aside from another round of mass wedding that will be done in the different municipalities on the same day.

The 2nd Adivay Golf Tournament, the pre-pageant for the Search for Mr. and Ms. Benguet and the newly introduced Senior Citizen Adivay Show will all be held on November 15, 2019 which will be followed by the parade of the Benguet Rodeo and Dumba ni Kabajo, Muay Thai invitational, opening of the Benguet Rodeo, Benguet cultural dance performances and high school musical battle of the bands will all be held on November 16, 2019.

The Shinshin Karatedo Adivay championship, Kapeterya, mountain bike fun race and the closing of the Benguet Rodeo and Dumba ni Kabajo will be done on November 17, 2019 which will be followed by the newly introduced mascot competition and the grand opening of the agri-tourism fair will be conducted on November 18, 2019.

The Farmers’ Day, medical and dental services, free rabies vaccination and sports fest will be held on November 19, 2019 while the Provincial Skills Competition, elegant floral designs contest, still life canvass painting contest, minor surgical health fair and Balik Probinsiya will highlight the activities on November 20, 2019.

The Rice Road Show, indigenous peoples games, minor surgical health fair, nutri-snack and final pageant for Mr. and Ms. Benguet will be done on November 21, 2019 which will be followed by the oral health program, free rabies vaccination, eye check-up screening day, fruit and vegetable preparation contest, natural juice preparation, rice-corn blend orientation and taste-testing and Benguet awards will be held on November 22, 2019.

On November 23, 2019, the founding anniversary of the province, among the activities that have been lined up for the busy day include civic and float parade, cañao, invitational arnis tournament, football kasibulan, Milsim airsoft invitational, pinka-best fruit and vegetable and battle of the bands.

The trade fair will formally be closed on November 24, 2019 aside from the Cordillera variety show, invitational arnis tournament, football kasibulan wherein the activities will be capped by the closing of the agri-tourism fair, Thanksgiving Day and variety show.

On November 25-26, 2019, there will be a bilateral tubal ligation that will be provided by the health experts to females wanting to undergo the same.

There will also be the traditional Environmental forum, fun shoot and Employees Night on November 29, 2019 while the taekwondo invitational, and 4×4 off-road challenge will be held on November 30, 2019.

The month-long activities will be capped by a mixed martial arts competition on December 14, 2019 while the closing ceremonies will be announced later.




  • 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 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).


  • 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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