Governor Marfia Jocelyn Bernos(left), DTI-Abra Director Samuel Gallardo(3rd from left) and representatives from partner agencies awrd livelihood kits to beneficiaries in conflict-affected areas in the province.

Itogon municipal officials led by Mayor Victorio Palangdan pour bottles of gin in a container for disinfecting and cleaning of the Itogon municipal grounds and vehicles over the weekend. (Itogon LGU photos)

Distribution of the additional ESP-SAP in Kapangan, Benguet led by DSWD Undersecretary Jose Ernesto Gaviola and Cordillera Regional Director Leo Quintilla with DILG-CAR Regional Director Marlo Iringan assisted by Kapangan Mayor Many Fermin. (RMC- PIA-CAR)

CRDRRMC in parnership with the City Government of Baguio and Provincial LGU of Abra facilitate the return of LSIs to their residences. (RMC/PIA CAR)

Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan sprays gin at the municipal grounds in Poblacion, Itogon, Benguet. The disinfectant being used came from the confiscated alcoholic drinks by the Itogon PNP since the start of the enhance community quarantine. (Itogon LGU photos)

DSWD Undersecretary Jose Ernesto Gaviola turns over SAP emergency cash assistance to , 92-year old Ana Amoy Taag at her residence in Labueg, Kapangan, Benguet, (RMC- PIA CAR)

2 Ifugao LGUs impose 4-day work week

ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao, Mar. 15 (PIA) - - Two local government units  (LGUs)  in  the province are set to adopt a four-day work week starting Monday, March 16, 2020 as a precautionary  measure amid the threat of the  2019 Coronavirus Disease(COVID -19).


 

The bird watching site and the Eco Park 1000  steps of the Municipality of Alfonso Lista will be temporarily closed to public until March 31, 2020   as a preventive measure  against  the spread of the  Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Alfonso Lista Mayor Edralin Alipio through Executive Order (EO) No. 2020-29, directed all municipal officials and employees including job orders to report to office from 7:30 in the morning until 6:00 afternoon  from Monday to Thursday except  for arranged schedules of the rural  health unit, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Office (MDRRMO), Alfonso Lista Peace and Order Safety and the Water and Sanitation Authority.

Lagawe Mayor Martin Habawel also issued EO No. C-13 implementing  a  four-day work week for all offices of  LGU- Lagawe  except the municipal health office, MDRRMOand other  frontline offices.    Employees will report  for work from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday to Thursday 

The shortened work week is also pursuant to the Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 07 that provides the interim guidelines for alternative work arrangements and support mechanism for workers in the government for the duration of the State of Public Health Emergency pursuant to Proclamation No. 922 issued by President Duterte  on March 8, 2020.

 Alipio also enjoined barangay chairmen to monitor those who arrived from abroad including people came from places with infection to have a 14-day self-quarantine, monitor health condition and report immediately to health authorities if there are symptoms of infection.
 
Other preventive measures adopted by the Alfonso Lista LGU include   the closure of the Eco Park 1000  Steps and bird watching site until March 31, 2020; avoid travelling outside Alfonso Lista if not necessary or unless an emergency case; cancel social gathering and meetings or crow-drawing events; proper distancing, hygiene and sanitation.
 
 

For Lagawe LGU, the  inter-agency taskforce on COVID-19 decided  to  implement  the  establishment of a check-point at Ibulao Bridge to identify incoming people for monitoring; strengthen referral system, conduct full blast information drive for self protection against  the coronavirus,  strenghten  referral system, strictly implement home quarantine to people came from abroad and Manila and encourage everyone to stay at home. 
 
Only Tuesday is declared as  oficial market day and only local sellers are allowed to sell their products.However, deliveries from outside the province are allowed. All establishments  in the capital town are  also mandated to provide hand washing places or hand sanitizers to be used by their costumers. (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)
 

By Marcelo B. Lihgawon

 

Baguio

  • STARPAY DIGITIZES AYUDA FROM DSWD

    MANILA, PHILIPPINES--- Beneficiaries of the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) will now have the opportunity to receive their government subsidies through accredited Financial Service Providers (FSP). Recipients identified by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be able to use and withdraw their stipends in accredited banks and institutions in a faster, easier, and safer process.

  • 5 LGUs in CAR remain COVID-19 moderate risk areas

    BAGUIO CITY, July 1(PIA)- -  Five   local   government units(LGUs)  in the  Cordillera Region are still classified as moderate risk areas of COVID 19 while two LGUS  are categorized as  low-risk areas  and placed  under   moderate community quarantine(MGCQ) from July 1 to 15.

  • Unity, strong leadership highlighted as key points of CAR resiliency

    BAGUIO CITY, July 2 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC)  stressed on strong leadership  and unity as key points of Cordillera  resiliency as it launched   July observance of National Disaster Resilience Month with a simple ceremony highlighted by a thanksgiving and multi – faith ecumenical prayers.

  • Former ranking CPP member in CAR receives E-CLIP assistance

    BAGUIO CITY, July 2(PIA) -- The government awarded financial assistance under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) to a ranking member of the Communist Party of the Philippines who surrendered recently.

  • DA inks MOU with Baguio City as pilot area for urban agri project

    BAGUIO CITY, June 27(PIA) - - As a strategy to ensure food security amid the COVID pandemic, the Department of Agriculture and the City Government of Baguio signed a memorandum of understanding adopting the city of Baguio as pilot area for the implementation of Urban Agriculture Project (UAP).

Benguet

  • Cordillera churns out 200 rookie cops

    CAMP BADO DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A total of 200 newly appointed Patrolman/Patrolwoman took their oath as members of the Philippine National Police in a simple ceremony on Wednesday.

  • La Trinidad LGU resumes operation after 1 week lockdown

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 26(PIA) -- The municipal government has resumed operation   effective June 25   after a week-long suspension to allow   intensive contact tracing and disinfection activities.

  • Benguet Gen. Hospital sends off 11 COVID-19 recovered patients

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 26(PIA) -- Eleven patients who recovered from COVID-19 were sent home from the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) on Thursday.

  • Mother and son rebels surrender in Cordillera

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 26(PIA) -- The Police Regional Office – Cordillera (PRO Cor) presented    two  members of the New People’s Army who surrendered to the fold of the law at the Camp Bado Dangwa  here on June 23.

  • DSWD employees donate P4M to Benguet Gen. Hospital to fight COVID-19

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 20 (PIA)-- Governor   Melchor Diclas  thanked the “angels in red wings”  for their  donation  to the Benguet General Hospital(BeGH) assuring that this will go  a long way  in helping the people of the province  especially in their health need.

Mt. Province

  • DOST-CAR assists community-based muscovado processing in Besao

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, June12 (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology – Cordillera Administrative Region  (DOST - CAR) through its Local Grants in Aid project continues  to provide appropriate science and technology intervention to micro, small and medium enterprises to increase productivity, improve the quality of their products, and strengthen product market competitiveness.

  • Police, APF, priest engage Mt. Province youth in songfest while under CQ

    SAGADA, Mountain Province, June 11(PIA)-- The  joint project  of the uniformed personnel and  a Catholic priest here to engage  the youth  creatively making  use of their time and improving  their  musical talent  while on community quarantine is a big success that a second round is set in motion.

  • Mt. Province declares CPP-NPA, other lawless elements 'persona non-grata'

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, May 31(PIA)- -  The  provincial government  joins the Sangguniang Bayan of the ten municipalities of the province in condemning the terroristic actions of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) and other  lawless elements in their respective jurisdictions.

  • Sadanga's culture, values of community solidarity,cooperation reaffirmed in COVID pandemic

    BAGUIO CITY, June 1 (PIA) -- For the people of Sadanga, Mountain Province,  the COVID-19 pandemic  reaffirmed that  their culture and values of community solidarity and cooperation are alive.

  • LGUs cooperate in bringing home LSIs,returning OFWs

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, May 27(PIA) --In  continuing efforts to expedite  the  return of the  locally stranded individuals (LSIs)  and overseas Filipino workers(OFWs) to be reunited with their families, the  provincial and  municipal local government units complement  each other.  

IFUGAO

  • Donors produce Php107,000 for Tinoc farmers

    TINOC, Ifugao, July 1 (PIA) - - A group of farmers here who opted to donate their tomatoes and other crops to the municipality of Lagawe and other towns had received more than  P100,000 cash assistance from kind-hearted individuals.

  • PTF-ELCAC sets community-based enterprise dev project in Tinoc

    TINOC, Ifugao, June 27(PIA) - - Members of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) will implement here a  seven-month training that will benefit the community and other special clients in support to Executive Order 70 or Whole of Nation Approach  to end Local communist armed conflicts.

  • CHED backs IFSU's anti-COVID-19 projects

    LAMUT, Ifugao, June 20(PIA) - - Five anti-COVID-19 projects of the Ifugao State University (IFSU) received   funding support of almost P4 million from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).   

  • Ifugao celebrates 54th founding anniversary

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 22(PIA) - - The provincial government held a   simple  celebration of the 54th Founding anniversary of the province  on Thursday(June 18) given the  restrictions under the  prevailing community quarantine  due to COVID-19.

  • PSTC-Ifugao innovates hand sanitation devices

    LAMUT, Ifugao, June 18 (PIA) - - The Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) of the Department of Science and Technology here innovated hand-free sanitation devices   for the protection of clients and staff from COVID-19.

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