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)

PH Navy's 'strongest' warship docks in Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) — The Philippine Navy’s newly-acquired and most powerful sea asset has paid a visit to Albay and will remain at Legazpi Port here until November 26 when it leaves for Mindanao.

 

The Pohang-class corvette ship, named Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Conrado Yap (PS-39) in honor of the Filipino soldier who fought in the Korean War, was welcomed by the Naval Forces Southern Luzon (Navforsol) last Saturday, November 23.

Dubbed “Show the Flag” mission, BRP Conrado Yap’s arrival in Legazpi City was a message to the public that the warship is now owned by the Philippines and that the Philippine Navy was making efforts to secure the coast and waters of the country, said Lt. Emmanuel  Agustilo, Navforsol spokesperson.    

According to the Philippine Navy, the ship measures 88.3 meters long, with a beam of 10 meters and a draft of 2.9 meters, with displacement at 1,216 tons full load.  It is rated for a crew of 118 personnel and can sustain operational presence for 20 days.

Considering its speed, which runs to a maximum of 25 knots for the distance of 4,000 nautical miles and its high artillery that included Oto Melara 76mm gun and variety of sensors including radars and sonars or sound navigation ranging, the BRP Conrado Yap is considered the Philippine Navy’s modern and strongest general purpose ship.

“Aside from its patrol functions, BRP Conrado Yap with its maximum speed can also help us in our humanitarian response and services especially in times of calamities,” Agustilo said.

The ship will enhance the Philippine Navy’s anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare capabilities, he added. 

The Philippine Navy’s “most powerful” warship, named BRP Conrado Yap, arrives in Legazpi City on Saturday, November 23, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Philippine Navy)

It will also serve as a transition platform to train the Navy ahead of the arrival of the country’s first frigate warships in 2020. It can also tandem with the new Agusta helicopters which also have anti-submarine detection capabilities.

The BRP Conrado Yap is manned by more than a hundred maiden crew of Philippine Navy who underwent 13 weeks of necessary operational and warfare trainings in South Korea.

Agustilo said the vessel will be open to public visit on Monday and Tuesday, November 25 and 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  It was open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. yesterday.  

“For those who want to visit the ship on the said dates, please bring at least one valid ID. The Philippine Ports Authority has security protocols so bringing a valid ID is a must to enter the ship,” he added. (PIA-5)

By Casandra E. Balala

 

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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