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)

Mr. Iori Kato from UNFPA and hospital staff of Santa Ana Hospital poses in front of triage tent for patients with COVID-19 symptoms donated by UNFPA supported by the Government of Australia to help the hospital with infection prevention and control.

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)

UNFPA representative meets with the Chief of OB GYNE and Head of WCPU from Batangas Medical Center where UNFPA provided emergency maternity tent facility, WCPU tent and COVID-19 triaging tent to make their services more accessible to mothers, women, young people and COVID-19 patients.

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

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)

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.


The 170 males and 30 females who are among the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) the products of the Regular Recruitment Program quota for 2020 trooped to the regional headquarters here for the first day of their six-month training.

OATH-TAKING. A total of 200 new police officers composed of 170 males and 30 females take their oath as members of the Philippine National Police on Wednesday at the Police Regional Office Cordillera grounds. They will undergo six months of training at the regional training school at Teachers Camp in Baguio City and

PROCOR chief Brig. Gen. R’Win Pagkalinawan, who administered the oath to the new police officers, urged the members to help in the anti-criminality campaign of the organization.

“You must be a good example and not be the scalawags who are being hunted down. Endeavor to do the right thing under every circumstance because only in this way that you will be able to provide the level of service the community deserves and to really begin the work of making a difference in the lives of others” Pagkalinawan said.

He also told the new policemen to work together to be the officers that the public demands and expects them to be.

During the activity, the new policemen were also handed their new Landbank of the Philippines ATM cards where their salaries as patrolmen and women will be deposited.

As patrolmen and patrolwomen, they will receive a basic monthly salary of PHP29,668, aside from allowances and other non-cash benefits.

They will be turned over to the Cordillera Administrative Region Training School at Teachers Camp in Baguio City where they will undergo the Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC) for six months.

It would be followed by another six months of the field training program, which will qualify them for permanency.

The new police officers will fill up the vacant slots as a result of the death, dismissal, and retirement of personnel assigned in the region. (PNA)

By Liza Agoot




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