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)

Hatid Tulong brings home 8 Kalinga LSIs

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, July 27 (PIA) - - Eight Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI) arrived home today through the Hatid Tulong program of government.

From the Rizal Memorial Stadium  in Manila where the LSISs were assembled, the iKalingas along with other LSIs from the Cordillera Region and Cagayan Valley boarded  last night  Partas buses to bring them to  their home provinces.


Five LSIs composed of a  family were dropped  off at the Cagayan Sports       Coliseum at Tuguegarao City while  three  others  alighted  at Abbut, Quezon,   Isabela where they were fetched  by  vehicles of the provincial local   government unit and  brought them to their hometown in Pinukpuk.

The Jarabejo‘s with their three children arrived with their whole household     wares after deciding to leave Dasmariñas, Cavite where they resided for six   years.   

 Loida Jarabelo is an elementary teacher at a private school but since the no-   work no-pay rule in the private employment applies, she resigned. Raul is a   construction worker whose job was affected by the lockdown due to COVID-   19.
 She expressed her family’s gratitude to the government for safely bringing   them home.  She related that they applied for the Hatid Tulong in May and   were just accommodated this July because of the tedious processing of   requirements.

 Loida said she plans to engage in micro entrepreneurship if she finds capital.

On the other hand, Klimer Baluyan, Reden Madayag and Ismael Allon were   applying in the Armed Forces of the Philippines when they were locked down   in Taguig City. They learned about the program through a friend.

 “We have no food, no more money. Everything was exhausted during the   quarantine period. We are lucky to be included in the Hatid Tulong program,”   said Baluyan.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development- SWAD     gave each of the LSIs food packs and hygiene kit.

The 8 LSIs who arrived today are the second batch of stranded individuals brought home to Kalinga under the Hatid Tulong Program. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)





The DSWD-SWAD   provided the  locally stranded individuals who just arrived with foodpacks and hygiene kit.  

By Peter A. Balocnit




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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