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)

Manila DRRMO distributes free riding helmets and reflective stripes for bikers

CALOOCAN CITY, July 10 (PIA) --  The Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) on Thursday, July 9, together with the Batch 8 Brotherhood and Lions Club of the Philippines distributed high-visibility reflective stripes and riding helmets to the biking community in Lawton.


The Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) together with the Batch 8 Brotherhood and Lions Club of the Philippines distributes high-visibility reflective stripes and riding helmets to the biking community in Lawton. (Phto credit: PIO Manila)

MDRRMO Director Arnel Angeles led the distribution himself, emphasizing the importance of biking amidst the pandemic.

"Biking has been an integral part of my fitness regimen right before I went headfirst into public service," he said.

"When the pandemic hit and public transport was debilitated to a standstill, the only practical solution to get around was with a bicycle," he added.

He also shared his experience on how frontliners, like himself, travel their way in and out of city. Likewise, he also thanked the organizations that helped MDRRMO provide aid to the bikers.

"There were nights that I would go home from City Hall seeing frontliners in scrubs pedalling their way home. Being in their shoes, I empathize with the need for better biker awareness in the streets of Manila," Director Angeles said.

"That is why I thank our friends in the Batch 8 Brotherhood and the Lions Club who have generously allocated some of their resources to this cause which I hold close to my heart," he gratefully said.

Moreover, Angeles also shared that the city government is keen on developing safer streets for bikers and for every Manileño.

"We hope that in our little way, we are able to make a positive impact on our biking community to let them know that we care for them and the City is doing its best to make our street safer for everyone," he said. (PIO Manila/PIA-NCR)

By Susan G. De Leon




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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