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)

9 towns remain COVID-free in Cagayan

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 22 (PIA) - - Nine of the 28 towns and one city of this province remain to be free from Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as the number of positive cases regionwide is continuously increasing.


Gov. Manuel Mamba lauds efforts of LGUs in implementing quarantine protocols to returning stranded individuals and OFWs.

In the latest report of the Department of Health (DOH) region 2 as of 8:00 AM today, the municipalities of Abulug, Aparri, Ballesteros, Buguey, Calayan Island, Claveria, Pamplona, Sta. Praxedes and Sta. Teresita are the towns that have no positive case yet.

As of press time, Tuguegarao City has the highest number of recorded positive cases with 15; followed by Iguig with 13 cases; Baggao and Lal-lo have 11 cases each; Enrile and Tuao with 10 cases each; Solana with 8 cases; Amulung, Alcala and Camalaniugan with 3 cases each; Lasam, Peñablanca, Piat, and Sanchez Mira have recorded 2 cases each; and one case each for Allacapan, Gattaran, Gonzaga, Rizal, Santa Ana and Sto. Nino towns.

One of the cases from Tuao town died while a construction site in Iguig town is now under close monitoring following the report that the construction workers who came from the National Capital Region and City of Ilagan, Isabela were tested positive for COVID-19. 

Governor Manuel Mamba lauded the efforts of the local officials in implementing strictly the quarantine protocols to returning Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

He said most of the positive cases from June to July are LSIs and OFWs who came from areas with local transmission.

"It is good that we detect early who among them are carriers of the virus before they go home to their communities. At least in this way, we avoid community transmission," the governor said in his daily radio program.

He also urged local officials and authorities to strictly enforce checkpoints so that no one from infected areas can enter the province without passing through the quarantine zones.

Based from the report of DOH, 48 percent of the cases in the whole Cagayan Valley region are LSIs, 25 percent are returning OFWs, 20 percent have no travel history or have traveled within the region only, while the other seven percent are health care workers. (MDCT/OTB/PIA 2-Cagayan) 

By Oliver T. Baccay




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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