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)

DILG launches 'Disiplina Muna' advocacy campaign in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY, July 22 (PIA) - - The Department of Interior and Local Government Cordillera Regional Office (DILG – CAR) led today the regional launching of the “Disiplina Muna” advocacy campaign, which aims to instill the virtue of discipline as a key strategy in ensuring good governance and active citizens’ participation towards nation building.


DILG - CAR Regional Director Marlo Iringan leads the Regional launching of Disiplina Muna Advocacy Campaign in Cordillera. (CCD/PIA CAR) 

The program also highlighted   the recognition of Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong as the “Disiplina Muna” Ambassador for Cordillera.

 DILG – CAR Regional Director Marlo Iringan with partners from other regional line agencies unveiled the 7 pillars of “Disiplina Muna” messaging for Cordillera. These are Road Clearing, Disaster Preparedness and Resilience, Anti – smoking, Ease of Doing Business, Liquor Ban, Environmental or tourist spots cleanup, and Anti – Drug Abuse Campaign.

DILG - CAR Regional Director Marlo Iringan (3rd from left) and partners during the ceremonial unveiling of the standee/icon of Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong (4th from left), as the "Disiplina Muna" advocacy campaign ambassador for Cordillera. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Iringan outlined that the advocacy campaign is a very good and important program in pushing for a culture of discipline towards good governance and inclusive growth, as well as in the fight against the COVID – 19 pandemic.

“In every facet of governance and in every facet public service discipline should be embraced by each and everyone of us. In every part of our personal life, if we can embrace discipline we can move forward better and faster. More importantly during this time of pandemic, discipline is our best weapon against the COVID – 19, by simply complying with the basic minimum health requirements,” Iringan said.

Magalong, in his keynote message, calls for continuing partnership in the Cordillera in putting discipline as a key strategy in the fight against COVID – 19.

“Discipline is what is defining us from other compatriots on what we ought to do, moving ahead, as the pandemic threat continues to lurk everywhere. Discipline is what will carry us through to the very end, as we remain steadfast to priceless values which measure us from what others are,” Magalong stressed.

“Kaya naman and panawagan sa panahong tulad ngayon: Sa hirap at ginhawa, disiplina muna! Nandyan ang ating pag-asa!,” he added

Press conference for the regional launching of the DILG's Dispilina Muna advocacy campaign with (from left to right) Jesus Sison of the Civil Society Organization - Council for the Restoration of Filipino Values, BGEN Henry Dayaoen of the AFP's 503rd Brigade, DILG RD Marlo Iringan, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, PLTCOL Francisco Bulwayan of the Police Regional Office Cordillera and Baguio SK Federation President Councilor Levy Lloyd Orcales. (CCD/PIA CAR

In the same program, Jesus Sison of the Council for Restoration of Filipino Values; BGEN Henry Dayaoen of the AFP 503rd Brigade; and Baguio City Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President – Councilor Levy Lloyd Orcales, also delivered their message of support to the DILG “Disiplina Muna” advocacy campaign.

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, along with the governors from the different provinces of Cordillera also shared video messages during the program.   

Guests and invited participants also joined in the ceremonial reading and signing of the Oath of Commitment. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar




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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