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)

Bureau of Treasury offers new tranche of retail treasury bonds

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 30 (PIA) - - The Bureau of Treasury is offering a new tranche of retail treasury bonds (RTB) affordable to small investors.


Treasurer of the Philippines Rosalia De Leon with LBP First VP for Banking Investment Group Bong Bongolan (left) and DBP First VP and Corporate Finance Group Head Francis Nicolas Chua brief Baguio media on the Retail Treasury Bond 2020 during their information caravan at the Baguio Country Club on Jan. 29. (CCD/PIA CAR)

 Treasurer of the Philippines Rosalia De Leon led other partners in “RTB 2020, Kasama Mo sa Pag-asenso” information caravan at Baguio Country Club here Wednesday (January 29) to promote this investment scheme.

The 23rd tranche of RTB offering runs from January 28 to February 6, 2020. Investment starts with a minimum of P5,000 and in denomination of P5,000 thereafter, wherein maturity rate is at three years and with interest rate of 4.375 percent per annum, De Leon said.

The retail treasury bonds, she explained, is a regular government program that aims to promote a culture of savings and investment among Filipinos.  At the same time, treasury bond investors have the opportunity in helping the national government fund priority socio – economic development programs such as the Universal Health Care and key infrastructure projects that are important for bringing in progress to rural communities nationwide.

 Investing in RTBs is safe secure and backed by the national government or issued under the name of the Republic of the Philippines, De Leon added.

For RTB 2020, corporate, individual, cooperatives, retirement funds and provident funds can invest through the BTr partner banks namely the Land Bank of the Philippines, Development Bank of the Philippines, Chinabank, First Metro Investment Corporation (Metrobank group), PNB Capital, RCBC Capital Corporation and Security Bank Capital.

 It is also being offered online by LBP, DBP and the Metrobank Group to investors that have accounts with them.

De Leon disclosed that through the online offering, the BTr is now reaching Filipinos across the globe. Even in the comfort of their homes, people are now able to invest which is why BTR is encouraging their other partner banks to also open online portal.

 Last November 2019, BTr offered Premyo Bonds Para sa Bayan for small investors .Aside from the opportunity to invest with a minimum of P500, Premyo bonds investors also have a chance to win up to P1 million and other non – monetary prizes in a quarterly raffle  starting this March 2020.

 De Leon shared that in the said  Premyo bonds offering that  raised  P4.9 billion,  87 percent came from individuals  which translates to around 1,700 unbanked Filipinos who opened an account to invest.

For more information on RTB 2020, you can visit (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar




  • 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.

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  • 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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