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)

Pasig City expands centralized quarantine facility, need more healthcare workers

PASIG CITY, July 27 (PIA) – The City Government of Pasig is planning to expand the operations of its centralized quarantine facility. 


Pasig City's Centralized Quarantine Facility located at the Rizal High School. (File photo courtesy of Mayor Vico Sotto's Facebook page)

On his Facebook page on Sunday, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said that they are in need of more healthcare professionals as the local government expands its centralized quarantine facility after a meeting with the city’s Beat Covid Team.

“Marami kaming ginagawang adjustment sa sistema/protocols para mapabilis ang pag responde natin, lalo na ngayon na nag-spike ang bilang ng mga positibo sa lungsod at sa rehiyon.”

According to Mayor Vico, the city needs additional 65 nurses, 35 doctors (GPs) and two (2) medical technologists.

Interested healthcare professionals are advised to email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Earlier, Sotto said that mild and asymptomatic patients are being treated at the Rizal High School, which serves as the centralized quarantine facility that can accommodate up to 1,000 patients.

The move aims to provide non-stop basic services to its residents who have contracted the dreaded COVID-19, as well as constant medical support to the healthcare workers and other front-liners.

The city's centralized quarantine facility is complete with equipment to ensure COVID-19 patients are properly treated. (PIA-NCR)

By Jimmyley E. Guzman




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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