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 Gov stresses on sticking to essential travel,health protocols this MGCQ

KAPANGAN,Benguet, July 16(PIA)—As the province transitions  from general community  quarantine(GCQ)  to modified GCQ effective today, Governor Melchor Diclas  calls on the  people of Benguet to  only go for essential travels  and to  stick  to  health  standards.


"Sa mga kababayan natin sa Benguet, nananawagan po tayo ulit na essential travel sana,  hindi ‘yung basta-basta na lang namamasyal para at least hindi na mag-bloat itong mga kaso natin. May mga health requirements pa rin ‘yung paggamit ng mask, paghugas ng kamay, palakasin ang resistensya,” Diclas said in the Laging Handa Network Briefing this morning hosted by PCOO Secrertary Martin Andanar.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry announced last night the  status of  community quarantine of local government units  from July 16-30  in which  in the Cordillera Region, Benguet is placed under  MGCQ (with strict local action)  along with Baguio City. The provinces of Abra, Apayao, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province are under MGCQ low risk category.

Diclas  said   under the MGCQ,   community quarantine protocols maybe  more lax  but  some rules  especially on the controlled movement  of people  will  remain   in efforts to  control the spike of  COVID-19 cases in the province.   

Under the MGCQ, Diclas said schedule of marketing will be maintained so with the schedule by cluster of the delivery of vegetables to the trading posts in the capital town of La Trinidad.  Those 21 years and below and 60 years old and above should stay at home. Checkpoints will also be sustained.  

“Ime-maintain pa rin natin ang schedule ng marketing, babantayan pa rin natin ‘yung mga below 21 years old at 60 years old and above, pinaiigting pa rin natin ang mga checkpoints, at binawasan na natin ang mga nagde-deliver ng vegetables natin kasi may clustering ‘yan – MWF at TThS. Kalahati ‘yung nagde-deliver sa isang araw at saka sa isang araw. ‘Yung ang ipagpapatuloy pa natin for this MGCQ,” he said.

Diclas also clarified that tourism activities are not yet allowed in the province. Provincial  and  municipal  tourism officers are  discussing that  in the event  the  province  opens up its tourism  industry,  tourists are required to do pre-registration to determine the number of those  planning to visit.

Benguet at the moment has 10 active COVID-19 cases. The province has a total of 49 confirmed cases with 39 recoveries. (PIA CAR)





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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