AmAmong. Healthier Philippines. DOH USECs Myrna Cabotaje (2nd from left) and Mario Villaverde (3rd from left) with DOH - CAR OIC Regional Director Amelita Pangilinan (left) and Philhealth Regional VP Jerry Ibay (right), answers questions on the Universal Health Care Law and the Fourmula 1 Plus of the Health Department that aims to ensure better health outcomes, more responsive health system and equitable health care financing for all Filipinos. The open forum is part of the DOH - CAR led 2019 Am - Among for Health Plus,

Best DRRM implementer. Officials of the University of the Cordilleras receiving their Gawad Kalasag award - Best DRRM Higher Education Institution from the Cordillera Regional DRRM Council headed by chairperson Albert Mogol. UC will join five other regional winners for the 2019 National GK tilt. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Senior Citizen Booklet. DOH - CAR Regional Director Amelita Pangilinan and PhilHealth Regional VP Jerry Ibay led the launching of the Senior Citizen Booklet and the MOA signing with City Health Office and Senior Citizen Federation for its pilot testing in Baguio City. The booklet, launched at 2019 Am - Among for Health Plus, a regional health forum for Cordillera stakeholders held at Crown Legacy Hotel, Baguio City Dec. 5, aims to ensure that discounts and other related benefits for senior citizens are properly documented and recorded. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Gawad Kalasag. The educational institution finalists in the 2019 Cordillera Gawad Kalasag in a photo opportunity with members of the Cordillera Regional DRRM Council headed by chairperson and OCD RD Albert Mogol. Top regional GK school awardees are the University of the Cordilleras for HEI category, Manabo Abra National HS for public high school, Mt. Data Elementary School for Public ES and Epiphany Christian Academy of La Trinidad Benguet for Private ES. They will join the Mountain Province Provincial DRRM Council and La Trinidad Benguet Municipal DRRM Council for the National Gawad Kalasag Search. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

HIV/AIDS Awareness. Members of the Baguio Association of Bars and Entertainers Society (BABES) join the Walk for HIV during the AIDS Watch Council led observance of World AIDS Day in Baguio Friday (December 6). This year's WAD observance adopts the theme,

Best DRRM Council. La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda leads other officials and members of the DRRM Council of the municipality in receiving their award as the Best DRRM Council for 1st to 3rd class Municipalities category during the 2019 Gawad Kalasag Regional Awarding at Crown Legacy hotel last Nov. 29. La Trinidad will join 5 other Cordillera GK awardees in the national tilt. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

P’que Mayor named new RPOC chair for NCR

QUEZON CITY, Nov. 8 (PIA) – Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez was named the new head of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) of the National Capital Region.  

 

RPOC-NCR Vice Chairpersons PNP NCRPO Chief Debold Sinas and JTF-NCR commander Brig. Gen. Alex Luna together with RPOC-NCR Head Secretariat DILG-NCR Regional Director Maria Lourdes Agustin, Assistant Regional Director Juan Jovian Ingeniero paid a courtesy call to Olivarez in Parañaque City Hall Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of DILG)

Mayor Olivarez received his appointment as chair of the RPOC from the Palace last October 28. Vice Chairpersons are PNP NCRPO Chief Debold Sinas and JTF-NCR commander Brig. Gen. Alex Luna, with DILG-NCR Regional Director Maria Lourdes Agustin as the council’s head secretariat.

The 2019-2020 RPOC-NCR Peace and Development Roadmap and Sustainability Plan was presented to Mayor Olivarez, which focuses on the achievement of the following goals: strengthen RPOC Council and its Secretariat; contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Philippine Development Plan Goals; improve efforts to combat crime and disorder; strengthened actions to resolve conflict, reduce impact of insurgency, prevent and counter violent extremism; and building drug-free communities.

The new RPOC chair signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) granting a P10 million support to the council. The fund will be utilized to help the council perform its mandate in promoting peace and order as well as providing and creating venues for convergence among different stakeholders.

RPOC-NCR is a recommendatory body to the National Peace and Order Council led by the President and members of the Cabinet which formulates policies and strategies to respond to peace and order problems, and responsible in providing a forum for dialogue to thresh out concerns in the region affecting peace and order, as well as initiatives to further strengthen measures for peace and order and public safety.

It is composed of 56 members, which include the region’s mayors, regional counterparts of the departments, offices, agencies and representatives of the private sector.

The Council has been previously cited as one of the best RPOCs in the country. Among its notable achievement is its hosting of the Peace and Order International Summit in 2018 which brought together peace advocates and security experts from the country and abroad for knowledge exchange. (DILG-NCR)

By Jimmyley E. Guzman

 

Baguio

  • NCIP holds ELCAC action planning with Cordillera IPs

    BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 10 (PIA) - - The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples gathered leaders of the indigenous cultural communities/indigenous peoples (ICCs/IPs) and government stakeholders in the Cordillera region for a three-day event to draw issues and concerns from the lens of  the IPs on the Whole-of-Nation Approach program of the government to end local communist armed conflict (ELCAC).

  • Cordillera bats anew for zero firecracker injuries

    BAGUIO CITY-- The health officials in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) urged on Tuesday residents not to use firecrackers and pyrotechnics in greeting the holidays as they gear for a zero firecracker-related casualty.

  • Mercury drops 11.8; Cordillera residents warned of illnesses

    BAGUIO CITY-- Health officers here on Tuesday advised locals and tourists to keep themselves warm as the temperature in the city continues to drop to 11.8 degrees Celsius-- the lowest recorded this month.

  • 2019 Cordillera regional Gawad KALASAG awardees feted

    BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 5(PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC) recognized   disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) champions in the region with its annual Gawad Kalasag  awards.

  • CORDS-CAR supports autonomy as driver of reg'l development

    BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 6 (PIA) - - The Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security for Cordillera (CORDS – CAR) expressed his support for the region’s pursuit of regional autonomy as a driver of development and encouraged  Cordillera leaders and key stakeholders to work together for its realization.

Benguet

  • Benguet people donate vegetables, non-food items to Apayao

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Dec. 6(PIA) -- Benguet farmers and other stakeholders of the La Trinidad Trading Post donated tons of vegetables and other non-food items to disaster- affected province of Apayao.

  • Salda intervenes in HEDCOR, landowners rift

    La Trinidad, Benguet– The timely intervention of Mayor Romeo K. Salda defused the brewing tension between the management of the Aboitiz-owned Hydroelectric Development Corporation (HEDCOR), Inc. and more than twenty landowners that nearly caused the stoppage of operation of the company’s 19-megawatt Bineng Hydroelectric Power Plant that was recently commissioned.

  • Benguet ‘avang’ sustains ritual ties to swine trade

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Burly men representing the 13 towns of Benguet province threw themselves into a giant pig pen on Saturday (Nov. 23) to catch the biggest hogs, called “avang” by Ibaloys and “depap” by Kankana-eys, during the 119th Benguet Foundation Day celebration here.

  • 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).

Mt. 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).

  • 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.

IFUGAO

  • Rice terraces in critical state

    IFUGAO, Philippines — The Ifugao Rice Terraces are now in a critical stage of deterioration and do not allow the local communities to overcome the poverty line, according to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

  • Ifugao Census Coordinating Board prepares for 2020 CPH

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Dec. 9(PIA) - - The Provincial Census Coordinating Board is conducting early measures for the upcoming 2020 Census of population and housing (CPH) in the different municipalities.

  • DOST conducts SFTP Caravan in Ifugao

    LAMUT, Ifugao, Dec. 10(PIA)- - The Department of Science and Technology-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOST-CAR) conducted a Science for the People (SFTP) Caravan at the Ifugao S&T Center here featuring the Philippine Carabao Center’s (PCC) technologies on carabao production and milk products.

  • DILG-Ifugao conducts constitutional reform roadshow

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Dec. 5(PIA)- -The Department of Interior  and Local Government (DILG) provincial office  province conducted  Constitutional reform provincial roadshow at the Ifugao State University (IFSU)-Lagawe Campus open gym here on  December 2.

  • SNAP-Magat cites host communities

    LAMUT, Ifugao, Dec. 6 (PIA) - - Host communities of SN Aboitiz Power – Magat (SNAP-Magat) in the province were cited  for the support toward the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs particularly for their conformance to the CSR 2.0 principles, activity engagement and exemplary watershed management. 

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