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)

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 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)

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)

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.

 

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) employees  have donated P4, 035,000.00 to BeGH as support in the fight against the COVID-19 in the province.
 
DSWD Undersecretary for General Administration and Support Services Jose Ernesto Gaviola  representing DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista,  and DSWD Cordillera Regional Director Leo Quintilla turned over the check to Gov. Diclas and BeGH Medical Chief Dr. Meliarazon Dulay in simple ceremony at the DSWD-CAR Training Center in Baguio City on Tuesday.

Gaviola said the donation came from voluntary contributions of the more than 25, 000 officials and employees of the DSWD in the central and regional field offices to provide support to their chosen beneficiary during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista represented by Undersecretary for General Administration and Support Services Undersecretary Jose Ernesto Gaviola (2ndfrom r) and Cordillera Regional Director Leo Quintilla (r) turn  over the check  amounting to P4,035,000.00 to Benguet Gov. Melchor Diclas and Benguet General Hospital Medical Chief Dr. Meliarazon Dulay in simple ceremony at the DSWD-CAR Training Center in Baguio City on June 16. The donation came from the voluntary contribution of the more than 25, 000 officials and employees of the DSWD in the central and regional field offices to provide support to hospital  during this   COVID-19 pandemic .(RMC -PIA CAR)

Bautista, in the message delivered by Gaviola, said the donation is a symbol of the collective efforts and bayanihan spirit among DSWD workers and a sign of their gratefulness to medical frontliners who are battling the pandemic.

“Helping the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized is not only our duty, but also our purpose. DSWD is one in giving premium to the work extended and sacrifices made by public servants, such as all of you here, all the more during this challenging time,” Bautista stated.

Gaviola said that DSWD conducted a survey in the central office and field offices and coordinated with the DOH to determine public hospitals with the most number of COVID-19 patients but the least available fund.

DSWD Undersecretary for General Administration and Support Services Jose Ernesto Gaviola 

BeGH, the only hospital in the province that treats  COVID-19 patients, was chosen as the recipient. The BeGH already catered to more than 20 COVID-19 patients. As of June 18, at least 18 COVID-19 patients are confined at the said hospital. 
 
“Maraming maraming salamat po dito sa sakripisyo ng mga empleyado ng DSWD. Alam natin na this is a sacrifice. Sweldo nila ang pinanggalingan. Malaking tulong po ito sa Benguet General Hospital natin. Ito yung gagamitin natin for our COVID-19 patients. Thank you very much. Papahalagahan po natin ito.” Diclas said.
 
 He  said  the amount  will be used to buy an ambulance that will service the patients of Benguet, and for  the supplies  needed  by  the frontliners and patients in  the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the province.

Dulay likewise thanked the DSWD for choosing their hospital as the recipient of their donation.
 
It’s an honor for Benguet General Hospital to be chosen as recipient of the DSWD COVID-19 donation from your employees, our angels in red vest, she said.  Dulay added that the DSWD has been a longtime partner of the hospital in giving assistance to their clients. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR) 

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis

 

Baguio

  • Malacanang declares July 15 as special holiday in CAR

    BAGUIO CITY, July 9(PIA) -- July 15, 2020 is a special non-working day in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to mark its 33rd founding anniversary.  

  • DSWD-CAR disburses P266.87M for social pension of sr. citizens

     

    BAGUIO CITY, July 10 (PIA) - - The Department of Social and Welfare and Development affirms that assistance to senior citizens remains to be a priority in this time of COVID-19 pandemic. 

    DSWD – CAR Assistant Regional for Operations Amelyn Cabrera, in the online Kapihan Sa Baguio media forum here, reported that social pension for the first semester of this year has already been released to 88,959 senior citizens in Cordillera who are enrolled in the program.  A total of P266, 877,000 has already been disbursed covering their stipends for January up to June.    

    The senior citizens  who  received their social pension include 21,070 are from Abra; 9,809 in Apayao; 1,777 in Baguio City; 18,625 in Benguet; 14,555 in Ifugao; 13,759 in Kalinga and 9,305 in Mountain Province.

    Under the DSWD Social Pension Program, enlisted beneficiaries are entitled to P500 stipend per month to augment their subsistence and other medical needs.  

    Cabrera  also disclosed that  to date, there are also 29 centenarians (100 - years old) in Cordillera that have already received P100,000 cash grant each from DSWD pursuant to the Centenarian Act of 2016. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

    La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda, (left), Baguio Congressman Mark Go (middle) and Asst. Regional Director Enrique Gascon (right) along with  other DSWD - CAR Officials give updates on their programs and services during the PIA Cordillera- led Kapihan media forum. (CCD/PIA CAR)

    By Carlito C. Dar

     

  • 66% of Cordillera learners enrolled for SY 2020-2021

    BAGUIO CITY – More than 309,000 of the expected 430,000 learners in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) have already enrolled for the school year 2020-2021.

  • 7 LSIs arrive in Baguio thru Hatid Tulong program

    BAGUIO CITY, July 6(PIA) – Seven residents of Baguio who were stranded in Manila   in the past months with the imposition of community quarantine due to COVID-19 are finally back in the city.

  • 48th Nutrition Month focuses on stunting reduction, nutrition amid COVID –19

    BAGUIO CITY, July 5 (PIA) - - The National Nutrition Council(NNC) leads the observance of the 48th National Nutrition Month which focuses on stunting reduction and the role of good nutrition in COVID - 19 prevention.

Benguet

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

  • 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.-

  • Ifugao records drop of crime volume for first sem of 2020

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 6(PIA) - - Crime volume in the province has decreased by 47% percent this first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period  last year, the Ifugao Provincial Police Office (IPPO) reported.

  • 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.

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