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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No lockdown in Abra but COVID precautionary measures strictly implemented

BANGUED, Abra, Mar. 13(PIA) -- Abra Governor Jocelyn Bernos clarified  that the province is not on a lockdown but precautionary measures are being strictly implemented to ensure the safety of Abrenians against the 2019 corona virus disease (COVID-19).

Following the emergency meeting of the Abra Provincial Interagency Task Force on the COVID-19 on Thursday, Bernos issued Executive Order No. MR-05 series of 2020 -“Directing the Implementation of Precautionary Measures at the Entry Points of the Province of Abra.”

The EO provides that all individuals, both residents and those visiting Abra are directed to execute a Health Declaration Form to be submitted at each entry point of the province stating their personal details and contact details, including their recent travel history to foreign countries and local cities or provinces in the country in the past three weeks. Individuals should also declare illness in the past month and if experiencing flu-like or COVID-19 signs and symptoms.
The EO states that any individual who will refuse to declare as required by this order or who will provide false information shall be dealt with accordingly as provided by law.  

Abra Gov. Jocelyn Bernos stresses a point during the Provincial Interagency Task Force on COVID-19 Emergency Meeting in Bangued, Abra on Thursday, March 12,2020. (Abra LGU photos) 

The Abra COVID-19 Task Force with the different local government units will establish checkpoints at the different entry points of the province and manned by one each from the   Municipal and Barangay COVID Task Force with the Abra Provincial Police Office. The task force with the provincial and municipal health offices and other agencies shall conduct thermal scanning and other available diagnostic procedures in each entry point to determine individuals who may be considered as Persons Under Monitoring or Persons Under Investigation.

Among the entry points with checkpoints are the Abra-Ilocos Sur Road in Barangay Tangadan, San Quintin; Abra-Ilocos Norte Road in Barangay Nagaparan, Danglas; Abra-Cervantes Road or the Quirino-DilongRoad in Barangay Dilong, Tubo; Abra-Kalinga Road in Barangay Nalbuan, Licuan-Baay; Tubo-San Emilio Road in Barangay Supo, Tubo; Pilar-Ilocos Sur Road in Pilar and the Luba-San Emilio Road in Luba.
Bernos added that curfew will also be strictly imposed where all public and private vehicles bound to the province will not be allowed entry from 12 midnight to 3:59 in the morning. Entry of vehicles and individuals will only be allowed from 4AM to 11:59PM but all individuals should be checked and submit the health declaration form.
The Governor also issued EO No. MR-04 declaring the temporary suspension of all crowd drawing activities, tourism activities including meetings and functions in the entire province effective immediately.
Activities which are temporarily suspended include fiestas or festivals, school reunions or homecoming, family reunions, athletic events, and all merriment and mass gathering or assembly but daily routines such as grocery, market day and the like are not included  in the suspension provided that precautionary measures shall be observed during the daily activities.  

Health officers conduct thermal scanning to individuals entering the province of Abra as part of the precautionary measures against the COVID-19 in Abra. (Abra LGU photos)  

For tourism activities, all tourist groups and guides are directed not to receive guests, be it local or foreign for any purpose,  while tourists and other visitors who are now present in the province shall be directed to report to the nearest health facility and be advised to leave the province until suspension has been lifted.
Bernos also declared suspension of classes effective March 16, 2020 in all levels in both private and public schools until further notice. Activities in schools such as recognition day, graduation or commencement exercises and all crow-drawing school activities shall be temporarily suspended until further notice as well.
The governor called on her fellow Abrenos to understand and cooperate with the new orders implemented in the province to ensure safety of the all.

“As the mother of the province, I am prioritizing the protection of all the Abrenios from the COVID-19 virus thru the various measures effective immediately,” she said. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)


By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis



  • 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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