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)

Cong Yap files bill declaring Cordillera Day as a regular holiday

BAGUIO CITY, July 17(PIA) -- ACT-CIS Representative and Benguet Legislative Caretaker Cong. Eric Go Yap has filed a bill declaring Cordillera Day as a holiday yearly.


ACT-CIS Representative and Benguet Legislative Caretaker Cong. Eric Go Yap delivering his keynote message during the "Bituen ti Amianan" awarding ceremony and the "Agdan ti Laing" Coffee Table Book launching of the OCD-CAR and the Cordillera Regional RRM Council in Baguio City on  July 14.( RMC-PIA CAR) 

Yap filed House Bill 7089 which  seeks to declare  July 15 as a special non-working day throughout the Cordillera Administrative Region(CAR) for the  celebration of  the its  founding anniversary.

He made the announcement during the "Bituen ti Amianan" awarding ceremony and the "Agdan ti Laing" coffee table book launching of the Cordillera Regional Risk Reduction Management Council and Office of the Civil Defense -CAR   here on   July 14 where he was the guest of honor.

Yap noted that every year Cordillerans are clamoring for the President to declare July 15 as a special holiday.  The bill once approved, will give opportunity for the Cordillerans to celebrate the region’s founding anniversary   on July 15 of every year without asking for a special proclamation.

The CAR composed of the Baguio City and the provinces of Abra, Apayao,   Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province was created by virtue of Executive Order 220 signed by the President Corazon Aquino on July 15, 1987.

Every year, the Regional Development Council requests the President to declare July 15 as a special holiday in CAR to give a chance for Cordillerans to come together and renew the camaraderie and brotherhood among the different tribes, culture and people of the provinces and cities of the Cordillera. The Cordillera Day celebration is also an event to renew the call for regional autonomy and development.

This year, Malacanang issued Proclamation No. 977 declaring July 15, 2020 as special holiday in the entire Cordillera region for the people to celebrate but with some conditions given the prevailing state of public health emergency in the country due to the Corona Virus Disease 2019(COVID-19

Meanwhile, Yap lauded the Cordillerans for the celebration of its 33rd Founding Anniversary despite the COVID-19 pandemic. He stressed that that he is honored to be part of the Cordillera Day celebration, and one with the Cordillera as the legislative caretaker of the province of Benguet.

With this year’s theme, “One Resilient Cordillera: Embracing the New Normal Towards Recovery,” he said that it reflects the strength of the Cordillerans in bracing the unknown to secure the safety and well-being of our people.

“Amidst the global pandemic, we have proven once again that we are stronger together. Through our unity and resiliency, we have controlled the further spread of the COVID-19 in the region and we have provided for institutional mechanism to assist communities and individuals to adapt to the New Normal,” Yap said. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis




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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