Awesome Abra. Colorful and cheerful dancers during the Abra Kawayan Festival Street Dancing Competition that opening day of the March 5 to 9 Abra Kawayan Festival 2020. All 27 municipalities of Abra send in contingents for the competition. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Educational assistance. OWWA - CAR Regional Director Manuela Peña and OWWA Deputy Administrator Esther Margaux Uson posts with beneficiaries of Tuloy Aral Program, an educational grant for dependents of OFWs who experienced difficult circumstances to ensure that their schooling in public elementary and high schools will continue. The awarding was part of the Reaching Out to OWWA members and beneficiaries at Hotel Supreme, march 10. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Outstanding Women Leaders. Baguio City Mayor Benjamin magalong administers the oath taking of the Outstanding Women Leaders (OWLs) Inc new set of officials, namely: President - Emerita Fuerte, VP - Jennifer Mejia, Secretary: Mary Ann Tresmanio, Treasurer - Maria Christine Ponce Garcia, PRO - Maria Victoria Bugasto, Business Managers - Mila Lingbawan Singson & Jocelyn Mariano and Board of Advisers - Marlene Baltazar De Castro, Patricia Ann Gallardo Marcelo, Perlita Chan Rondez, Leah Fariñas & Imelda DC Bisnar. The City Officials and OWLS also lead the launching of the Kababaihan Festival 2020 during the Flag Raising Ceremony, Monday March 3. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Awesome Abra. Colorful and cheerful dancers during the Abra Kawayan Festival Street Dancing Competition that opening day of the March 5 to 9 Abra Kawayan Festival 2020. All 27 municipalities of Abra send in contingents for the competition. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

United Front vs COVID. DOH - CAR OIC Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan affirms that as of March 13, Cordillera remains zero or no confirmed case of COVID - 19 and there are 12 Person Under Investigation that are admitted to various health facilities, wherein four of the already tested negative. She also calls for public cooperation, as she assured that DOH, along with their partner government agencies and hospitals are ready to respond to any eventuality. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

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.

 

Provincial Administrator Winston Calde presented the personalities that included two women  to the members of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC).

The CTG members also turned over various firearms and assorted improvised explosive devices as sign of their sincerity to leave their old life as rebels in the mountains. The firearms were received by Calde together with 54th Infantry Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Narciso Nabulneg Jr., and Mountain Province Provincial Police Office Director Col. Clarence Casillo.

The surrenderees reportedly belonged to the Kilusang Larangang Guerilla Marco (KLG-Marco), Ilocos Cordillera Regional Committee (ICRC) operating in the Cordillera region and boundaries of the Ilocos Region.

The rebel returnees pledge their allegiance to the flag of the Philippines during their  presentation  on January 15 in  Bontoc,  Mountain Province.(RMC- PIA CAR) 

Calde welcomed the CTG members to the mainstream community and thanked them for embracing peace to assume normal life. He also congratulated the PNP and AFP for their efforts in convincing the rebels to surrender.  

Casillo expressed gratitude and happiness for these brothers and sisters who decided to go back to mainstream society  to live  normal life.  He stressed that their surrender signals a better opportunity for the province and its people for progress and development which has been hindered by the problem on insurgency.

While the province is generally peaceful in terms of petty crimes, Casillo said the insurgency problem has caused many deaths between and among fellow Cordillerans due to the many encounters between the rebel forces and the government forces.  This should now stop, he said.

“I commend everyone who wholeheartedly negotiated with our new peace partners in the area and together with the very active PTF-ELCAC members of Mountain Province for working together to finally bring peace and development in Mountain Province. I also applaud the bravery of our new peace partners who are now ready to stand against insurgency and choose peace instead of disorder,” Nabulneg said.

He added that these were just victims from the brainwashing scheme and deceptive recruitment of the CPP-NPA-NDF as he  encouraged every member of the community to know the truth on the real intents of the CPP-NPA-NDF  and be a part of the government’s nation-building programs and efforts.

Nabulneg Jr. said that the mass surrender ceremony of the CTGs was thru the Retooled Community Support Program of the PTF- ELCAC led by the 54th IB and the Police Provincial Office with the DILG and the provincial government. (JDP/ RMC- PIA CAR)

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis

 

Baguio

Benguet

  • Vegetable shipments from La Trinidad suspended due to COVID-19 precautions

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Fresh vegetables from this part of the country would not be shipped to Metro Manila and other Luzon markets until Tuesday (March 31) after local officials placed the entire town on extreme enhanced community quarantine.

  • La Trinidad enforces extreme enhanced community quarantine

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Mar. 29(PIA)--  Mayor Romeo Salda has placed   the entire municipality under Extreme Enhanced Community Quarantine (EECQ) from March 30 to March 31, 2020    following the confirmation of two COVID-19 positive cases    in the capital town  by the Department of  Health on Saturday.   

  • Cordillera farmers throw away veggies due to lack of buyers amid COVID-19 quarantine

    Some Cordillera farmers went home with empty pockets after failing to sell their harvest at the La Trinidad Trading Post in Benguet due to low demand in vegetables in the region for the past days.

  • Benguet caretaker donates 1M to help fight coronavirus

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Mar. 27(PIA) -- House of Representative Committee of Appropriations Chairperson and Benguet Caretaker Cong. Eric Go Yap donated P1 million to augment the financial resources of the province during the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon due to the threat of the COVID-19.

  • Handwash stations now a must in gov't offices,establishments in Benguet

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Mar. 27 (PIA) - - With proper handwashing as one of the preventive measures against the pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, all  government offices  and business establishments in Benguet province are  now required to provide  hand wash stations  accessible  to all clients and employees.

Mt. Province

IFUGAO

  • Lamut town closes gateways due to COVID concerns

    LAMUT, Ifugao, Mar.  27 (PIA) - - After a week of the implementation of  the enhanced  community quarantine CQ and with   confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases  in  nearby areas,  the local chief executive   announced that  all entries  to and from this   municipality  dubbed the “Gateway  to Ifugao”   will be closed for the protection of everybody.

  • Ifugao includes more stakeholders in TF COVID-19

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Mar.  27 (PIA) - - With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)  fast spreading in different parts of the country , Governor  Jerry Dalipog  expanded  the membership of the COVID-19 Provincial Task Force (CPTF)  to include other stakeholders  to oversee and implement preventive measures  to stop the entry of  the dreaded disease in the province.  

  • 6 Ifugao cops receive Medalya ng Kagalingan

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Mar. 19(PIA) - - Six police officers received  citation for their  valued contributions in the arrest of wanted persons  in their respective area of assignments in the province.

  • Ifugao still COVID-free, urges vigilance to avert transmission

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Mar. (PIA) --The Provincial Health Office  enjoins the public to cooperate and report to their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Team  individuals who came from  corona virus disease (COVID-19)- affected places for proper action  and monitoring to prevent local transmission.

  • DA-CAR official affirms RTL is pro-farmer

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Mar. 20 (PIA) - - The Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) that took effect last year promotes the general welfare of farmers nationwide.

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