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)

Gov orders temporary lockdown of live pigs in Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb. 7(PIA) --  Governor Melchor Diclas ordered temporary ban on the entry of live pigs in the entire province following the confirmation of African Swine Fever(ASF)  cases.

 

Diclas issued on February 5  Executive Order No. 020 – 010  declaring the temporary lockdown on the entry of live pigs into the province of Benguet until such time a declaration is made by the Bureau of Animal Industry - Department of Agriculture (BAI-DA) of the assurance of the safety of the swine industry.

He explained that with the lockdown, there will be no transport and sale of live pigs to the province. The interagency Task Force on ASF composed of the Provincial Veterinarian, Quarantine Officers, Municipal Agriculture Offices, Bureau of Animal industry – Quarantine, DA-Regional Field Office and the Police Regional Office – Cordillera are enjoined to strictly enforce the animal quarantine protocols and food safety measures in the province specifically the major roads coming in and out of the province.

 The temporary lockdown on the entry of pigs include ASF affected areas in Luzon particularly Pangasinan which is the ground zero of ASF nearest the province.

Diclas said the ASF virus has reached the province as confirmed by the Animal Disease Diagnostic Reference Laboratory, Bureau of Animal Industry. Samples obtained from a commercial piggery in Camp 1, Tuba and in Beckel, La Trinidad   showed positive results for ASF virus.

The Governor said   the entry of ASF virus was due to unscrupulous shippers who resorted to deceitful acts such as the transport of undocumented pigs using private vehicles to evade checkpoints, fake documents, misdeclaration of sources, unauthorized reproduction of ASF negative tests in order to bring in their commodities into the province.

 Diclas issued on September 17, 2019  Executive Order 2019-36 declaring a temporary ban on the entry of live pigs, fresh and frozen pork and all pork products from provinces and cities affected by ASF.

Swill feeding was also banned to ensure safety of the pigs in the province but some devious swine raisers continually patronize food leftovers from restaurants in Baguio City.

These efforts complemented the   intensified efforts of the provincial government in the implementation of Provincial Ordinance No. 18-227 or the Animal Quarantine Regulations of the Province of Benguet that delayed the entry of ASF virus in the province.

Meanwhile, Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Merriam Tiongan said they are doing surveys for the implementation of the 1-7-10 Protocol to contain the virus in affected areas.

The 1-7-10 protocol means   within one-kilometer radius from the site of infection or ground zero, hogs will be prohibited from entering or leaving the area, and the site will be eventually depopulated. In a seven-kilometer radius, hogs would be under surveillance with restricted movements, and blood testing would be done. For the 10-kilometer radius from ground zero, mandatory monitoring and reporting of swine disease occurrences shall be implemented. (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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