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Mayor Benjamin Magalong in a public address calls on Baguio citizens' active support and adherence to the General Community Qaurantine guidelines set by the city government. (Mann Sortejas/PIA Baguio)
Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey (c) with Sangguniang Bayan member and Chairperson on Committee on Health Jerome Tudlong, Jr., and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Johanna Padaen inspect the Rapid Test Kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided by the National Task Force to the Municipality of Bontoc. (Bontoc LGU photo)
Gov. Melchor Diclas leads the relief operation in far flung sitios in Itogon, Benguet .
Relief goods are delivered to far flung villages in Benguet that could be reach by hours of walking, thanks to the Philippine Air Force Tactical Operations Group Baguio(RMC-PIA CAR)
Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey and Sagada Mayor James Pooten(r) expressed their gratitude to National Task Force for COVID-19 Chief Implementor Sec. Carlito Galvez(l) for the test kits and personal protective equipment during the Joint NTF-RTF meeting in Baguio City. (RMC- PIA-CAR)
Baguio now has 10 COVID cases, Abra cases up to 2, Benguet has 2
BAGUIO CITY –– The number of Baguio patients infected with the coronavirus disease has risen to 10, while Cordillera’s first COVID-19 case may have infected a second patient in Abra province, the Department of Health announced on Saturday (March 28).
Benguet province has also recorded its first two infections, increasing the number of cases in the Cordillera to 14.
Seven of the Baguio patients came from Manila, a reason why the Baguio administration shut down its borders on Saturday to prevent people, including Baguio residents outside the summer capital, from entering the city for the next two weeks.
One of the Baguio patients is a 61-year-old woman, who returned from Italy, but who was immediately sequestered and confined by medical workers.
Another Baguio patient, a 67-year-old man, apparently contracted the virus after interacting with a COVID patient, while the tenth Baguio case, a 52-year-old man, was classified as the city’s first patient infected through the local transmission.
A 55-year-old woman who died on March 19, after a trip to Manila, is considered a presumptive COVID-19 patient, but results of her confirmatory tests have not yet been released at press time.
In Abra, a second COVID case has been reported. The 48-year-old man was described as a close contact of their first patient, a 39-year-old migrant worker, who returned from the United Arab Emirates on the first days of March.
DOH did not say which towns the two Benguet cases come from but describes one of them as a 6-year-old girl who traveled from the Calabarzon (Region IV-A), while the other patient is a 34-year-old woman from abroad.
BAGUIO CITY, May 29(PIA) -- Another set of relief goods reached the far flung areas in Bokod, Benguet recently.
The Philippine Air Force thru the Tactical Operations Group 1- based in Baguio City with the coordination of the Philippine Red Cross – Benguet Chapter and the Office of the Civil Defense – Cordillera airlifted another set of relief goods to areas in the municipality of Bokod which are very hard to reach.
Relief goods were airlifted from Loakan Airport and the Benguet State University Bokod Campus in Ambangeg to Barangay Nawal; Sitios Bakian and Naswak in Barangay Ekip and Sitio Bisal in Barangay Bobok-Bisal on May 23 and 25, 2020.
Barangay Nawal received 120 sacks of 25-kilogram rice, one cavan of sugar and two cavans of NFA rice while sitio Bobok in Bobok-Bisak received 40 cavans of rice and one cavan each of sugar and NFA rice.
In Barangay Ekip, Sitio Bakian received 20 sacks of 25-kilogram rice, one cavan NFA rice and one cavan sugar. Sitio Naswak received 30 sacks of half cavan rice and one cavan of sugar.
The Philippine Red Cross-Benguet Chapter also distributed more than 200 food packs to the different areas and several boxes of Ready to Use Food Supplement for children and adults.
The relief goods came from the Provincial Government of Benguet, the office of the Benguet Caretaker Cong. Eric Go Yap, Board Member Nestor Fongwan Jr., and the municipal government of Bokod and the PRC Benguet Chapter.
Bokod Mayor Thomas Wales Jr. said that the areas where the relief goods were delivered are considered as the most remote areas in the municipality as these areas could only be reached thru hiking across mountains for several hours.
“The sitios of Bakian and Naswak of Barangay Ekip, Bisal of Barangay Bobok, and Barangay Nawal are the most far flung areas in Bokod and are the most difficult to be reached due to lack of road and transportation means,” Wales said.
“We are grateful for the two helicopters of the Philippine Air Force which were sent in the municipality to help us bring the relief goods to the said areas,” the Mayor added.
The relief operations were joined by PRC- Benguet Chapter Administrator Oscar Paris, Board Member Nestor Fongwan Jr., and the Bokod Municipal Police Station led by PCapt. Ruben Tamiray with the PAF TOG-1 led by Lt. Col. Alan Macatingrao and Lt. Col. Jack Ray Mosomos.
Last week, Benguet Gov. Melchor Diclas personally delivered hundreds of food packs to the far flung areas of Ekip in Bokod as support of the province to the residents during the time of the COVID-19 crisis.
In the past weeks, the PAF with the provincial government of Benguet and the PRC-Benguet Chapter have been conducting airlifting of relief goods to the different remote areas in the province mostly those that could be reached thru hiking to ease the burden of bringing sacks of relief goods to their homes. (JDP/RMC- PIA-CAR)
BAGUIO CITY – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Cordillera and the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) have partnered to provide face masks to the public using old police uniforms.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The machines donated by ACT-CIS and Benguet caretaker Rep. Eric Go Yap to the provincial government supposedly for the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) has been stationed at the Baguio General Hospital Medical Center (BGHMC), boosting the hospital’s capability in detecting coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, May 22, (PIA) -- Governor Melchor Diclas is thankful that the province of Benguet was spared by typhoon Ambo over the weekend and the provincial government shifts back its attention to COVID-19.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, May 23(PIA) - - With the province now under General Community Quarantine, all projects under the Department of Public Works and Highways(DPWH) are given the green light to proceed but must comply with construction safety guidelines.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, May 22(PIA) -- The Police Regional Office – Cordillera (PRO-Cor) has provided relief assistance to more than 13, 000 indigent families in the Cordillera region thru the “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko! Adopt-A-Family Program.”
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.
BAGUIO CITY, May 22(PIA) -- Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey and Sagada Mayor James Pooten expressed their gratitude to National Task Force for COVID-19 Chief Implementor Secretary Carlito Galvez for the test kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) they received recently.
BONTOC, Mountain Province-- In the province’s aim to come up with a set unified guidelines for all municipalities in the province for the next phase of community quarantine from May 16 to 31, 2020, the Provincial COVID-19 Task Force (PCTF) met with the League of Municipalities-Mountain Province Chapter (LMP-MP) on May 15 at the Mountain Province Disaster Operations Center.
BONTOC, Mountain Province, May 3(PIA) – With the province now under General Community Quarantine (GCQ), work for frontline services at the provincial local government unit (PLGU) will resume on Monday May 4.
LAGAWE, Ifugao, May 20(PIA) - - Amidst the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), more than a thousand families in the province were provided assistance by the Philippine National Police (PNP) through its charitable program.
LAGAWE, Ifugao, May 20 (PIA) - -As precautionary measure against COVID-19,the provincial government has started on May 18 the conduct of rapid triage assessment for its workforce and capitol-based agencies including clients and visitors with the province now placed under the general community quarantine.
LAMUT, Ifugao, May 15(PIA) - - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the province enjoined Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine to avail of the agency’s Enterprise Rehabilitation Financing (ERF) facility.
LAMUT, Ifugao, May 14 (PIA) - - The local government here reiterates to the public to follow guidelines such as staying at home, practicing proper hygiene, wearing protective mask and observing social distancing as the municipality recorded its second confirmed COVID-19 case.