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)

DWCB-Bangued allows use of dorm as isolation facility

BANGUED, Abra,July 20(PIA) -- A dormitory in Divine Word College of Bangued (DWCB) was freely opened by the church to serve as an isolation unit for the municipality.


DWCB President Rev. Fr. Gil Manalo said the Bangued local government unit headed by Acting Mayor Joaquin Enrico Bernos sought the assistance of the church, and since it is for humanitarian mission, the SVD (Societas VerbiDivini – Society of the Divine Word) congregation did not hesitate to allow the use of the dormitory in these trying times.

A memorandum of agreement was made between the Bangued LGU and DWCB that the Arnoldus Dormitory will be used for three months from July 1 to September 30, 2020. It is renewable depending on the Covid-19 situation.

The facility can accommodate 40 to 45 persons. The LGU would only pay for the electric and water consumption.

At the moment, there are more than 30 individuals who are housed at the dormitory for the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Fr. Manalo reiterated that Divine Word College of Bangued and the church are always willing to lend a helping hand especially in this COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to limited quarantine facilities, the provincial government with the approval of the IATF temporarily suspended the repatriation of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from Metro Manila from July 16, 2020 to July 31, 2020.  to let the LSIs finish their quarantine period at their respective isolation units. This is to give time for the LSIs and returning overseas Filipinos to complete their 14 day quarantine for the disinfection and sanitation of the facilities. (JDP/XADC/CAGT – PIA CAR, Abra)

Officials of the DIvine Word College-Bangued   willingly allowed the use of  their  Arnoldus Dormitory   as isolation facility for locally stranded individuals for their  14 day quarantine. as Together , we heal as one from this COVID-19.  

By Juliet D. Pilotin




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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