Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong inspects the first Rolling Store implemented at Barangay Bayan Park on Friday. RMC PIA-CAR

DOH - CAR OIC Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, calls for compassion for health workers who are in the frontline in the fight against COVID - 19. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Agricultural products such as meat, fish and lowland and highland vegetables are also available for the market goers thur the DA-CAR during the Rolling Store in Bayan Park in Baguio City on Friday. RMC PIA-CAR

Benguet Congressional District Head Coordinator Anthony Kuan inspects the PPEs turned over to the Benguet General Hospital. (photos by the Office of the Congressman)

Benguet Red Cross Chapter Honchos in Action. PRC Benguet Board Chairman Robert Marcos Namoro together with Board of Director Maria Carantes led the distribution of face masks, alcohol, disinfectant, surgical gloves, medicine and snacks to frontliners at Sablan, Tadiangan, San Pascual, Marcos Highway and Kennon Road. (PRC Benguet Chapter)

Truckers transporting vegetables will no longer be hampered with the Department of Interior and Local Government ,s directive aligned with the National Inter-Agency Task Force guidelines that barangay checkpoints be dismantled. But they still have to pass through established Philippine National Police checkpoints and follow o other procedures in line with the Enhanced Community Quarantine. (photo by RMC-PIA-CAR, Benguet)

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TESDA lines up trainings in CTG-affected areas in CAR

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 6(PIA) - - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in the Cordillera has pipelined various activities to address the identified needs in Communist Terrorist Group(CTG) –affected areas in the region  based on their  respective barangay development plans.


TESDA spearheads the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood & Employment Cluster  of the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC). The ELCAC created under Executive Order 70 provides  efficient mechanism for the whole-of –nation approach to help in the  realization of sustainable peace in the country.

TESDA-CAR Division Chief of Operations Marlyn Necesito said their regional office committed to address the identified needs of the CTG areas in accordance with TESDA mandate.

She presented  in a recent meeting their agency plans with a budget of about P7 million earmarked  to fund  a total of 28 proposals in 19 CTG-identified barangays in the region.  Funds will be apportioned in terms of trainings and trainers training.

TESDA Provincial Offices will implement the trainings together with partner agencies, said Necesito. All the trainings will include the conduct of competency assessment through Institution-Based Training, Enterprise-Based Training, and Community-Based Training programs.

For the province of Abra, lined up trainings include  on Computer Literacy in Talampac in  Lacub municipality; entrepreneurship training in brgy.  Gacab, improvement of soft broom and basket making in Mataragan,  basket making in Pacqued,  all in Malibcong; food processing in Dilong, and  mushroom production in Kili, both in Tubo.

In Mountain Province, barangays Bagnen Proper and Bagnen Oriente in Bauko proposed several needs which TESDA allotted budget . Among these are  skills training for the establishment of village-level blacksmith industry,  and  wood craft production, enhancement of handicraft production center, meat processing, wellness/massage, haircut, eco-guide training, basic mountaineering course, and training on basic life support. For barangay Otucan Norte, also in Bauko, is training on enhanced sewing.

In the municipality of Besao, trainings to be provided in barangay Tamboan would be on welding and organic agriculture production. In barangay  Gueday  would be trainings on bread and pastry making, manicure and pedicure, tailoring, welding, electrical (house and car wiring), carpentry, wood carving, and beekeeping.

For the municipality of Sagada, also in Mountain Province, TESDA will conduct   training on meat processing and designing on thread weaving in barangay Aguid while barangay Bangaan will have livelihood projects/trainings in weaving, sewing, masonry, building wiring installation, and auto electrical.

Barangay Madongo will be provided training on weaving while barangay Fidelisan will have trainings on bread and pastry-making, tailoring and weaving and handicrafts.

For the province of Ifugao, barangay Camandag in Asipulo would be provided with trainings  on organic agriculture, herbal medicine, seedlings production and Arabica Coffee production, carpentry, masonry, manicure and pedicure.

Barangay Cawayan, also in  Asipulo  would be provided trainings on weaving, sewing/tailoring, carpentry, masonry, haircutting, manicure/pedicure, handicrafts, food processing and mushroom production), dress making, cooking and baking, electrical wiring, auto-mechanic with practical driving, automotive with practical driving.   

In Tinoc, Ifugao, barangayTukucan will have a community-based training in bookkeeping and computer training, while in brgy.  Wangwang would be a community-based training in masonry, carpentry, welding, beauty care, hair cutting and handicrafts/weaving.

TESDA will conduct competency assessment after the  training to ensure that competency has been achieved. Assessed will be the individual's skills, knowledge, attitude and work values relative to a unit or cluster of units of competency.

Necesito also informed that financial assistance and scholarship grants for college students/technical vocational students as identified by barangays Tamboan and Gueday in Besao;   Dalican and Mainit in Bontoc and Aguid and Ankileng in Sagada in Mountain Province, will be endorsed to concerned agencies. (JDP/SCA-PIA-CAR)

National Intelligence Coordinating Agency-CAR Director Alden Masagca presented his piece in a meeting of the Department of Interior and Local Government - led clusters of the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict presided over by DILG Director Marlo Iringan (3rd left). (SCA-PIA-CAR) 

By Susan C. Aro



  • Seven COVID – 19 patients in Baguio recover

    BAGUIO CITY, Apr. 7 (PIA) - - The city government reported  the recovery of two more COVID -19 confirmed patients in Baguio bringing to seven or 50 percent of the 14 confirmed cases recorded in the city.

  • DOH, BGHMC gear up for COVID – 19 mass testing

    BAGUIO CITY, Apr. 8 (PIA) - - The Department of Health- Cordillera and the  Baguio General  Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC), a sub-national laboratory testing center for COVID -19,  are awaiting for additional test kits  and Realtime Polymerase Chain Reaction(RT – PCR) before the mass testing begins.

  • Baguio City rolls out rolling store during COVID-19 crisis

    BAGUIO CITY, Apr. 4(PIA) – The city government rolled out the Rolling Store project at the Bayan Park Basketball Court in the city on Friday in the midst of the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to help address the limited access of people to the market or groceries to buy their needed food supplies and other necessities.

  • Cordillera COVID-19 cases soar to 18 but recoveries are high

    BAGUIO CITY, Philippines  — The number of patients afflicted with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Cordillera has soared to 18 this week, but doctors also highlighted the recovery of many of these patients including a 6-year-old girl in Benguet’s capital town of La Trinidad.

  • DOH – CAR reports recovery of 4 COVID -19 cases

    BAGUIO CITY, Apr. 3 (PIA) - - Four of the COVID-19 positive patients in the Cordillera Region have recovered from the deadly disease.


  • Clustering scheme of veggie delivery at BAPTC, LT Trading Post now in effect

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Apr.8 (PIA) - - In continuing efforts to ensure that the flow of highland vegetable supply to Metro Manila and the lowland markets is assured while adhering to the protocols   of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) due to the threat of the deadly coronavirus 2019, the provincial government set a clustering scheme for the unloading or delivery of vegetables in the government-run trading posts in this capital town.  

  • DILG orders removal of barangay checkpoints to ease flow of goods

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Apr.5(PIA) - - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ordered the dismantling of barangay checkpoints installed along national and provincial roads established by the local government units to allow the smooth flow of traffic and unhampered movement of goods and essential commodities during  imposition of the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine.

  • Benguet hospital receives donated PPEs, supplies for frontliners

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Apr. 3 (PIA) -- ACT-CIS Representative and Benguet Caretaker Eric Go Yap donated more than P2.5 million-worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other hospital supplies for frontliners of the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH). fighting against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Kabayan PNP, LGU initiate 'adopt indigent families' program

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Apr. 3(PIA) - - The police forces are not only helping in peace keeping efforts but are also pooling their resources  to extend help to those in need.

  • Benguet Red Cross holds relief operations, ECQ health activities

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Apr. 3(PIA) - - The Philippine Red Cross Benguet Chapter carried out relief operations including the conduct of activities during the imposition of the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine to prevent the  spread of the coronavirus – 2019.  

Mt. Province


  • Ifugao town opens trading post to help farmers

    LAMUT, Ifugao, Mar. 30 (PIA) - - The local government unit (LGU) opened  the market facility  at barangay Mabato-bato  here to help farmers in the province sell  their products  after the closure of  all  gateways of the municipality  amid the threat of the coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19.

  • 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.





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