The Baguio Filipino - Chinese Community and the City Government launches the scheduled events and activities for Spring Festival 2020, an institutionalized celebration in Baguio City which is now on it's 27th year, Highlighting the festivities will be the colorful parade in the afternoon of January 27. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Artistic Baguio. Museum visitors and students looks at the artistic works of the Baguio City National High School Special Program in the Arts students. BCNHS, in partnership with the Baguio Museum, opens Friday (Jan. 17) an Art Exhibit dubbed as “Tales of our City: Retold by the youth that features literary, media, visual arts and crafts produced by the BCNHS - SPA students and for the opening program they also showcased band and rondalla performance. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Spring Fest 2020. The Baguio Filipino - Chinese Community and the City Government launches the scheduled events and activities for Spring Festival 2020, an institutionalized celebration in Baguio City which is now on it's 27th year, The Traditional Chinese Dragon dance will be among the highlights in colorful parade set in the afternoon of January 27. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Baguio young artists. Special Program in the Arts students in a photo opportunity with known Baguio - based artist Tor Alvarez Sagud, the author of the Illustrated guide book,

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)

Cordillera Athletic Meet. Officials from the Department of Education and the City Government of Baguio and other key stakeholders affirms their commitment of support, as they launched the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) 2020 in a Kapihan media Forum at the Baguio City Hall, Wednesday. Around 6,000 student athletes and school officials are expected to join the regional athletic meet setin February 16 to 21. (Carlito Dar//PIA CAR)

Members of the Baguio City National High School Special Program in the Arts showcases the theme song, specifically prepared for the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) that is set to be hosted by Baguio City on February 16 to 21 with over 6,000 student athletes and school officials participating.

Baguio young artists. Special Program in the Arts students in a photo opportunity with known Baguio - based artist Tor Alvarez Sagud, the author of the Illustrated guide book, "Igorotak". BCNHS, in partnership with the Baguio Museum, opens Friday (Jan. 17) an Art Exhibit dubbed as “Tales of our City: Retold by the youth that features literary, media, visual arts and crafts produced by the BCNHS - SPA students and for the opening program they also showcased band and rondalla performance. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Quezon City DRRMC tops 21st Gawad Kalasag for highly urbanized city

PASAY CITY, Dec. 9, (PIA)--Quezon City bested Angeles City and Iloilo City in this year’s Gawad Kalasag in highly urbanized city category.

 

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and QC DRRRMC  headed by Karl Michael Marasigan  receive the Gawad KALASAG for highly urbanized city. Also in photo are Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana,  DILG Usec. Bernardo Florece Jr., OCD ADminsitrator Ricardo Jalad also the executive director NDRRMC, Director John Lim Tecson, OCD Policy Development & Planning Service. (Photo by Joedie Mae D. Boliver/PIA-NCR)

The City’s Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council was cited for implementing programs and policies that address the four thematic areas: disaster mitigation and prevention, response, preparedness, and rehabilitation and recovery.

Other winners in the National Capital Region in other categories are: Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment System & Tzu Chi Foundation (Gawad Kalasag Special Recognition); Barangay Arkong Bato, Valenzuela City (finalist Urban Barangay DRRM Committee Award); People 360 Consulting Corporation (Best Volunteer Organization); Philippine Children’s Medical Center (Government Specialty Hospital Awardee); and Xavier School (Private Elementary School Aawardee).

Barangay Arkong Bato, Valenzuela City, finalist Urban Barangay DRRM Committee Award (Photo by Joedie Mae D. Boliver/PIA-NCR)

The 21st Gawad KALASAG (KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan, SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan) Awarding Ceremony was held Friday, December 6 at the Philippine International Convention Center in recognition of exemplary efforts in empowering communities to be capacitated and disaster resilient,

The GK Award is conferred to local government units, civil society organizations, schools, private sectors, hospitals, development centers and individuals who exemplified excellence in disaster risk reduction and management and humanitarian assistance.

Defense Secretary and NDRRMC Chairperson Delfin Lorenzana in his keynote address acknowledged the efforts of the national winners and promised to continue empowering and strengthening the DRRM system in communities to make people resilient in all kinds of disasters.

                  People 360 Consulting Corporation (Best Volunteer Organization) (Photo by Joedie Mae D. Boliver/PIA-NCR)

“More than the prestige and incentives, the very essence of Gawad KALASAG is the ultimate gift of preparedness and resilience to the communities that makes everyone a winner.” Lorenzana stressed.

DILG Undersecretary Bernardo C. Florece, Jr., also cited the importance of the Gawad KALASAG in building national resilience and encouraged winners to pursue excellence in humanitarian assistance and disaster risk reduction and mitigation.

                      Xavier School (Private Elementary School Aawardee) (Photo by Joedie Mae D. Boliver/PIA-NCR)

“I implore everyone to honor the tradition of Kalasag and keep everyone safe for many years to come,"Florece said.

Gawad KALASAG is the country’s premier annual awards for excellent contributions in DRRM and humanitarian assistance. Through this, the NDRRMC recognizes programs, activities and projects that protect high risk communities against hazards and provide more capabilities in addressing vulnerabilities and coping from disasters.

        Philippine Children’s Medical Center (Government Specialty Hospital Awardee) (Photo by Joedie Mae D. Boliver/PIA-NCR)

The following are the winners for the 21st Gawad KALASAG six major categories:

Heroic Act and Special Recognition Awardees:

Individual 

Regalado Francisco – MIMAROPA

Group

18th Special Forces Company-MIMAROPA

Tactical Operations Group 3 PAF – Region 3

The Gallant 31 of the Ilocos Sur PDRRMC – Region 1

GAWAD KALASAG SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Individual Awardees

Mr. Hilario M. Olivo, Jr. – Region 1

Engr. Joseph Salvador Tan – Region 2

Pauline Ann M. Lamela – Region 6

Ben Frederick R. Rodriguez – Region 7

Dr. Arturo G. Valero – Region 12

TSG Jake P Belino PAF – CAR

Group Awardees

Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment System –NCR

Kabalikat Civicom, Novo, Nueva Viscaya – Region 2

Early Response Network– Lanao Del Sur– BARRM

Tzu Chi Foundation–NCR

Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation

LOCAL DRRMC CATEGORIES

Urban Barangay DRRM Committee Awardees

Quezon, Mainit, Surigao del Norte –Caraga- Finalist

Arkong Bato, Valenzuela –NCR- Finalist

Naggasican, Santiago City – Region 2 -Top winner

Rural Barangay DRRMC Awardee

Dingin, Pagsanjan, Laguna – Calabarzon- Finalist

Poblacion, Compostela Valley – Region 11 Finalist

Buenavista, Santiago City – Region 2 -Top winner

Municipal DRRMC (4th to 6th Class) Awardee

San Gabriel, La Union – Region 1 Finalist

Mainit, Surigao del Norte – Caraga Finalist

Saguday, Quirino – Region 2 Top Winner

Municipal DRRMC (1st to 3rd Class) Awardees

Baler, Aurora – Region 3 Finalist

New Bataan, Compostela Valley – Region 11 Finalist

La Trinidad, Benguet – Region CAR Top Winner

Highly Urbanized City DRRMC Awardees

Iloilo City – Region 6 Finalist

Angeles City – Region 3 Finalist

Quezon City – Region NCR Top Winner

Independent/Component City DRRMC Awardee

Bacoor City, Cavite – Region 4A Finalist

Cauayan City, Isabela – Region 2 Finalist

City of San Fernando, Pampanga – Region 3 Top Winner

Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Awardee

Mountain Province –CAR Finalist

Province of Quirino – Region 2 Top Winner

Best Civil Society Organization Category

Center for Empowerment and Resource Development (CERD), Inc. –Caraga- Finalist

Socio Pastoral Action Center of Daet Foundation, Inc. (SPACFI) – Region 5 -Finalist

Ecosystems Work For Essential Benefits (ECOWEB) – Region 10 – Top winner

Best People’s Organization Awardee

NAGSAMA Federation - Marihatag, Surigao del Sur –Caraga- Finalist

KAMI Sunoi, Inc. – Region 6 Top Winner

BEST VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION CATEGORY       

Private Business/Corporation Awardee

People 360 Consulting Corporation – NCR Top Winner

Volunteer Organization Awardee

United Medics Emergency Response Team – Region 8 Finalist

Tanay Mountaineers – Region Calabarzon- Finalist

Amity Volunteer Fire Brigade - Region 6 Top Winner

Amity Volunteer Fire Brigade - Region 6, Hall of Fame Award

GAWAD KALASAG FOR HOSPITALS

Government Specialty Awardees

Philippine Children’s Medical Center - NCR Finalist

Mariveles Mental Hospital – Region 3 Top Winner

Local Government Unit Hospital Awardees

Bunawan District Hospital - Region CARAGA Finalist

J.R. Borja Hospital – Region 10 Finalist

Biliran Provincial Hospital – Region 8 Top Winner

National Government Hospital Award

Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center – Region 1 Finalist Batangas Medical Center – Region CALABARZON Finalist

Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital – Region 5 Top Winner

Private Hospital Award

Callang Specialty Clinic – Region 2 Finalist

St. Anthony College of Roxas City Inc. – Region 6 Top Winner

Gawad Kalasag for Children Development Centers (CDC)

San Lorenzo Ruiz Daycare - Region 12- Top Winner

Wilson Early Childhood Care Development Learning Center – Caraga- Finalist

Brgy. 18 Child Development Center, Gingoog City – Region10 Finalist

GAWAD KALASAG FOR SCHOOLS

Public Elementary School Awardees

Alas Asin Elementary School – Region 3 Top Winner

Marbel 1 Central Elementary School – Region 12 Finalist

Rabat Rocamora Mati Central SPED – Region11 Finalist

Private Elementary School Awardees

Ephiphany Christian Academy of La Trinidad Inc. – CAR Finalist

Xavier School – NCR Top Winner

Public High School Awardees

Bayugan National Comprehensive High School – Caraga- Top Winner

Imus National High School – Calabarzon-Finalist

Bienvenido G. Celebre National High School – Region 8- Finalist

Private High School Awardees

St. Mary’s University, HS – Region 2 Top Winner

Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori School - Region 10 Finalist

GAWAD KALASAG FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION

Capiz State University – Region 6 Top Winner   

University of San Carlos – Region 7 Finalist

University of Cordilleras – Region CAR Finalist

GAWAD KALASAG FOR SPECIAL RECOGNITION – GOVERNMENT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Davao Central 911 Top Winner 

Gems Award Rescue 1124 Ilagan City- Finalist

Pagsanjan Emergency Rescue- Finalist

(PIA-NCR)

By Lucia F. Broño

 

Baguio

  • Phase 2 of Baguio-Benguet college sports league resumes

    BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League (BBEAL) will resume its second phase of games after the city’s hosting of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) meet that ends on February 21.

  • Filipino – Chinese community, Baguio LGU launch Spring Fest 2020

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) - - Strong community ties and partnership  is  showcased again by the Filipino – Chinese community and the City Government of Baguio  as they launched the Lunar or Spring Festival 2020 at the regular flag raising ceremony at the City Hall grounds Monday morning.

  • CHSO reminds parents on importance of child vaccination

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA) - - The City Health Services Office( CHSO) stressed the importance  of child vaccination  and  reminded  parents to check the vaccination records of their  children to assure  their  protection from vaccine preventable diseases.

  • UC, Cauayan HS win Cordillera, Region 2 NBTC plums

    BAGUIO CITY – The University of the Cordilleras (UC) survived on Friday a gritty University of Baguio High School (UBHS) then went on to stop Tabuk City, 78-62, to win the National Basketball Training Camp (NBTC) regional finals for Cordillera and Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) at the UB gym.

  • TIEZA funds rehabilitation of Burnham Park, Banaue Hotel

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 7 (PIA) -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority(TIEZA)   is  set  to  fund  the rehabilitation works at the  Burnham Park here and the Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel in Ifugao  in line with its mandate to ensure sustainable tourism infrastructure development.

Benguet

  • Cordillera cops urged to have sense of right and wrong

    CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Police in the Cordillera Administrative Region are reminded to get in the habit of doing good deeds daily, an integral part of the Philippine National Police's internal cleansing program.

  • CAR farmers appeal to Mayor Isko on Divisoria closure this weekend

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 15(PIA) -- Vegetable farmers and traders from the Cordillera region are appealing to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso to allow them to deliver and sell their produce amidst the planned three-day closure of the roads going to the Divisioria Market this weekend.

  • La Trinidad flood study underway

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 16 (PIA) - - The local government is undertaking an evaluation  of  the flood situation of this  capital town as an initial step for a full-blown study that would address the perennial flooding problem in the valley.

  • Mayor Isko allows highland vegies in Divisoria during Sto Nino feast

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 17(PIA) -- Cordillera farmers may be allowed to deliver and sell their produce at the Divisoria Market during the Feast of the Santo Niño de Tondo this weekend.

  • Kibungan LGU crafts FOI measure

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 8 (PIA)  - - The local government of Kibungan crafted its Freedom of Information (FOI) measure in recognition of the importance of people’s right to government information.

Mt. Province

  • 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.

  • 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.

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