CORDS for CAR and DA Secretary William Dar with officials of the Cordillera Regional Development Council join the toast of rice wine as part of the

Regional Development and Security. DA Secretary William Dar, in his capacity as the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for CAR, presided a joint meeting of the RTF - ELCAC and the RPOC at Baguio Country Club. Dar was joined by Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong at the main table as the chairperson of the Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Agriculture Secretary William Dar stresses Cordillera's strong potential for regional progress and advancement as strong partner for economic development and nation building. (CCD/PIA CAR)

DOH - CAR OIC Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan reminds the public that as the Modified General Community Quarantine in Cordillera continues, all must stay vigilant and prioritize health and safety measures needed to protect themselves, their families and the communtiy from the COVID virus. CCD/PIA CAR)

Agricultural Development. DA Secretary William Dar (3rd from left) awards the Special Program for Agricultural Development (SAAD) projects to Sabangan Mayor Gabino Gangganan for P6.86 million worth of agriculture projects that aims to improve food production and reduce poverty in the municipality. Dar as the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for CAR, includes 163 barangays, mostly Communist Armed Conflict affected areas, in 25 municipalities in the province of Apayao, Kalingan and Mountain Province in the DA SAAD program. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

End Local Communist Armed Conflict. Sabangan Mayor Gabino Ganggangan raised to the joint RTF ELCAC and RPOC body, his campaign to declare all front organizations of the CPP - NPA as persona non grata or unwelcome in their municipality. DA Sec. William Dar as the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for CAR presided joint meeting of the RTF - ELCAC and the RPOC at Baguio Country Club here, Friday. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

RTF COVID-SecDar. Cordillera Regional DRRM Council and Regional Task Force COVID - 19 chairperson Albert Mogol with directors of the RTF member agencies handing over to DA Secretary and Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for CAR William Dar the accomplishments of the task force in COVID control and prevention efforts in the region. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

DA pushes for backyard gardening in ensuring ample veggie supply

BAGUIO CITY, June 11(PIA) - - The Department of Agriculture reiterates its call to the public to engage in urban/backyard gardening  as this will help households  in ensuring readily available vegetables for their cooking needs.

 

DA - CAR Regional Director Cameron Odsey aside from promoting urban/backyard gardening also calls on Local Government Units to ease their restriction on farmers movement, as going to their farm work is essential in ensuring continuing food production in the region. (CCD/PIA CAR)

DA – Cordillera  Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey, in a Kapihan media forum here, said   promoting urban agriculture, revitalized Gulayan sa Barangay and backyard gardening  are among the strategies of the DA in  ensuring food security   especially during this time of COVID pandemic.

DA – CAR has  a total allocated funds of P13.28 million for the provision of free vegetable seedlings. So far, they have already reached out  to 36,434 households or 95.87 percent of the 38,000 target household beneficiaries regionwide.

Odsey also called  for continuing partnership with all stakeholders in  the agriculture sector  in embracing the new normal that includes ensuring agricultural service continuity amidst the  community quarantine.

DA – CAR Regional Technical Director for Operations Danilo Daguio, in the same forum, presented the agriculture department’s ALPAS (Ahon Lahat Pagkaing Sapat) Kontra COVID Program.

Daguio shared that promotion of urban/backyard farming and Gulayan sa Barangay is part of ensuring continuing food production and food availability, one of the four key components  of the food security strategies of ALPAS Kontra COVID.

Under the same component  is the Rice Resiliency Project (RRP) that aims to increase the region’s rice sufficiency level by distributing high quality seeds and fertilizers to around 140,000 rice farmers  tilling  68,047 hectares of rice farms  by the end of June. The project  has  total funding allocation of P261,926,000, he said.  

Other key components  of ALPAS Kontra COVID  are ensuring food accessibility, food affordability and price stability.

DA - CAR distributes  free vegetable seedlings/saplings to residents of Sto. Niño barangay, Baguio City. (RMC/PIA CAR) 

Daguio reported that for ensuring accessibility, DA has  the Kadiwa Express wherein farmers are assisted in selling their products by directly connecting them to buyers  such as local government units, government entities and non – government organizations   as well as through a Kadiwa retail store  at  the DA – CAR Regional Office.

For affordability and price stability, Daguio   said regular monitoring activities through the Regional Bantay  Presyo Monitoring Team, in coordination with the Local Price Monitoring Councils are continuously being implemented. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR) 

By Carlito C. Dar

 

Baguio

Benguet

  • EU-funded civil society empowerment project launched in Itogon

    ITOGON, Benguet, July 27 (PIA) – A  project that seeks to empower civil society organizations (CSOs) in the area and take part in the undertakings of the local government on climate and disaster risk resiliency was recently launched in this town.

  • DOST,DepEd-CAR introduce interactive learning tool for Math & Science in 'new normal'

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 19-- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Cordillera Region  joined forces in  introducing  the DOST Courseware to science and mathematics teachers in the region as an interactive  learning tool  in the “new normal.”

  • Gov bares economic recovery measures for Benguet farmers

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet,July 17 (PIA) - - Governor Melchor Diclas said the provincial government earmarked some amount for  affected cutflower and vegetable farmers as part of its economic recovery program on agriculture for those affected  by  the COVID-19 crisis.

  • 2 NPA members surrender in Benguet on Cordillera Day

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 17(PIA) -- The Benguet Provincial Police Office presented two rebels who surrendered to government authorities at the Benguet PPO Headquarters at the Camp Bado Dangwa here on July 15 as the Cordillera Administratove Region  commemorated its 33rd  foundation anniversary.

  • Benguet Gov stresses on sticking to essential travel,health protocols this MGCQ

    KAPANGAN,Benguet, July 16(PIA)—As the province transitions  from general community  quarantine(GCQ)  to modified GCQ effective today, Governor Melchor Diclas  calls on the  people of Benguet to  only go for essential travels  and to  stick  to  health  standards.

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

  • DTI-Ifugao launches 'Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay' program

    KIANGAN, Ifugao, July 24 (PIA) - - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched   the  "Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay" (NSB) in the province to help propel economic growth in the grassroots.

  • Lagawe town on temporary lockdown for 2 days

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 20 (PIA) - - Mayor Martin Habawel, Jr  placed  this morning the whole municipality under temporary lockdown  for two days to facilitate contract tracing, testing and disinfection after three new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded today.

  • Ifugao LSP recipients commit for economic progress

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 17 (PIA) - - Beneficiaries of the Livelihood Seeding Program (LSP) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) committed to use the assistance to grow not only for their enterprises or organizations but for the whole community to  achieve economic progress. 

  • DA,Philmech award machineries to 6 Ifugao farmers groups

    LAMUT, Ifugao, July 10 (PIA) - - Six farmers organizations in the province recently received agricultural machineries from the Department of Agriculture (DA) under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) mechanization program to improve their farming systems and be competitive.

  • DA purchases tons of assorted crops directly from Ifugao farmers

    ASIPULO, Ifugao, July 10 (PIA) - - More than 100 tons of agricultural crops from the municipalities of Asipulo and Tinoc were purchased by the Department of Agriculture in the  Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-CAR) in separate occasions recently.-

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