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)

No need to refer asymptomatic patients to hospitals-DOH

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 5 (PIA) - - The Department of Health (DOH) here recently issued a memorandum to all Local Government Units (LGUs) and health institutions informing them that asymptomatic COVID-19 cases should no longer be brought to DOH referral hospitals to prevent congestion.


DOH regional director Dr. Rio Magpantay. (Photo by DOH-2)

According to Dr. Rio Magpantay, DOH regional director, all asymptomatic positive patients will be managed in the temporary treatment and monitoring facilities or community isolation units provided by the LGUs which are equipped, functional and capable of isolating COVID-19 cases as per DOH standards.

Magpantay said due to the increasing COVID-19 confirmed cases in region 2, who are mostly locally stranded individuals and returning overseas Filipinos, it is very important to manage the surge capacity of health facilities.

He said part of the surge capacity plan of DOH is to prevent the congestion in the DOH referral hospitals for COVID-19 regionwide.

"We need to reserve our hospital beds for severe and critical cases as we anticipate a surge of cases here," Magpantay said.

He also ensured the functionality, capability and cleanliness of the quarantine or isolation facilities maintained by the LGUs.

At present, Cagayan Valley region has already recorded 115 confirmed cases, of which 60 are active cases but are asymptomatic, 41 fully recovered, 13 clinically recovered and one recorded death. (ALM/OTB/PIA-2)

By Oliver T. Baccay




Mt. Province


  • Soldiers turn idle lands into vegetable gardens

    ASIPULO, Ifugao, Aug. 7 (PIA) - - Soldiers assigned in the province have started turning idle lands productive, environment friendly and as source of vegetables for the troopers.

  • 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.





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