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)

Benguet shows its best practice on protocol for returning residents to WHO-DOH

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 16(PIA) -- The Benguet provincial government showed its   best practice on COVID 19 response particularly on protocols for returning residents to representatives from the World Health Organization and the Department of Health here last week.


Governor Melchor Diclas shared during the Laging Handa Network Briefing hosted by Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar that the WHO and DOH officials visited their Temporary Provincial Quarantine Facility in Wangal, La Trinidad on July 10. This was   part of the  mission to  learn and understand the situation, efforts and practices of Cordillera, to learn more from what the LGUs of Benguet and Baguio have accomplished in terms of COVID – 19 response, and to look on where DOH could provide further technical assistance and recommendation to sustain the good practices.  

Diclas said the local government units   of Benguet welcome   locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (RFOs) with complete documents but may subject them to local health protocols and procedures,
Usually the provincial government fetches ROFs and LSIs from Manila and other areas. Upon arrival, they are brought directly to the triage facility where they are checked of their documents and swabbed. If with negative result, they call the concerned LGUs to bring home their respective residents.  
If they need to be quarantined, they will stay at the Temporary Provincial Quarantine Facility, he said.   

“Agree naman  ang WHO dito. Ang sina-suggest lang nila is magdagdag pa ng quarantine facility,” Diclas said.

The Governor informed that the PLGU is now preparing another  quarantine facility which is  a 40-bed capacity.  

Meanwhile,   Diclas thanked the national government for the  Bayanihan Grant to Provinces. equivalent to half month Internal Revenue Alllotment. The P50 million released to the province which was used primarily to purchase   ventilators, and   personal protective equipment for frontliners at the   Benguet General Hospital and district hospitals,     is a big help in the province’s efforts against COVID-19.(PIA - CAR)  

Vist of WHO and DOH officials  at the Temporary Provincial Quarantine Favility in Wangal, La Trinidad. (Camilo Alumit-PGO)





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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