Beneficaries of the AquaPonics solar - powered system in a photo opt with Mayor Benjamin Magalong (backrow second from right) and BFAR - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Lilibeth Signey ( frontrow left). (CCD/PIA CAR)

Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda and personnel at the TTMF led by Dr. Nora Ruiz leads simple send-off ceremony for six recovered patients discharged from the Provincial Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet.(photos from Benguet Governor’s Office)

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong commends the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for its Urban Aquaponics project with vegetable and fish production as he assures the city government's support to this project that helps ensure food sufficency and availability. (CCD/PIA CAR)

DA-CAR OIC Regional Director Cameron Odsey with ACT-CIS Representative anf Benguet Legislative Caretaker Eric Go Yap and Governor Melchor Diclas turn over assiatnce to farmer beneficiaries in the province of Benguet , and to DSWD-CAR for the implementation of the Gulayan sa Barangay for Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and rge Department of Education Benguet for the Gulayan sa Paaralan programon at the Benguet Capitol on August 27, 2020. (RMC-PIA-CAR)

Baguio LGU reiterates advice to public to take extra care vs COVID

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 11(PIA) - - The City Government of Baguio reiterates anew the importance of prioritizing health and safety by strictly adhering to the minimum health standards at home, workplaces and when going out of their houses  as COVID – 19 cases continue to rise.

 

Mayor Benjamin Magalong, in a health advisory posted by the City Public Information Office, appeals to the general public to exert more effort in protecting themselves and their loved ones given that several confirmed cases recorded were asymptomatic or showing no sign of symptoms of COVID infection

With notable number of elderlies among the COVID cases, the mayor also gently reminds senior citizens to take extra precautionary measures in protecting themselves particularly when they go out on Sundays.  (The City government permits SC to go out Sundays for important errands and short walking exercises) and for them to head home right away, once their errands have been completed.

“The virus is no longer a thing to be toyed with. In order to fight the virus as one, we should not falter in keeping all safety measures in place. Discipline saves lives. There’s a need to take responsibility over our family’s well-being. Ultimately our behavior will dictate the efficiency of mitigating the virus,” Magalong stressed.

As of August 9 data of the City Health Services Office, there are 162 recorded confirmed cases in Baguio with 58 active, 99 recoveries and 5 deaths.

Of the total number of confirmed cases, 27 are senior citizens and of the city’s five recorded deaths, three were dead on arrival at health facilities.

City HSO Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Donnabel Tubera also reminded the public of the importance of seeking early consultation when symptoms such as fever plus cough or sore throat and difficulty of breathing persist. This is especially so to those belonging to the high risk individuals that include senior citizens, pregnant women and people with medical conditions.

“This is not a time to fear the doctor. In this COVID time, we need to put our thrust on them”, Tubera added.

For added infection control and prevention measures, Magalong also issued an administrative order mandating all employees, workers and other personnel in business establishments, banks and government offices to wear face shields while on duty.

The mayor also extended the imposition of the liquor ban in Baguio until August 31.

Extensive contact tracing is continuously being implemented for any addition cases that also include the lockdown of the involved barangays for complete and efficient tracing of possible contacts of the confirmed patients. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar

 

Baguio

  • HPG collaborates with partners to better road safety in CAR

    BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 30 (PIA) - - The Regional Highway Patrol Group – Cordillera, in partnership with a Regional Advocacy Council and the Road Safety Marshall Association, calls  for community cooperation in ensuring road safety, which is more of a concern than hijacking and highway robbery in the national roads  in the region.

  • Baguio's Sunday bike run continues to gain support

    BAGUIO CITY, Sept.30 (PIA) ---The City’s regular bicycle Sunday which promotes health and wellness, environmental protection, camaraderie and bike as alternative and sustainable transportation, continues to gain support.

  • Baguio all set to receive VISITA-registered tourists from Reg. 1

    BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 30 (PIA) - - The City of Pines is all set to receive   local tourists   from Region 1 this Friday(October 2) under the  Baguio – Pangasinan - La Union Ilocos Sur – Ilocos Norte Travel Corridor  arranged in partnership with the Department of Tourism(DOT).

  • Cordillerans commemorate 34 years of peace

    National and local leaders, elders, autonomy advocates, and representatives from various sectors gathered last September 13, 2020, in Baguio City to recollect and discuss the deep meaning of the 34th Mt. Data Peace Accord of 1986.

  • Cordi gains new autonomy allies

    BAGUIO CITY – Cordillera gained three new autonomy allies in the person of National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., HOR Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, and Committee on Local Government Chair Noel Villanueva as the region celebrated its 34th Sipat Anniversary last September 13 hosted by the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR).

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Mt. Province

  • Farmers in ELCAC-identified brgys get livelihood intervention

    MOUNTAIN PROVINCE--Farmers from barangays affected by the issue on insurgency in the province recently received layer chickens and carabaos under the Special Area for Agriculture and Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Cordillera Regional Office.

  • Project ‘ESEK’ to benefit 45 farmers in Besao barangay

    BESAO, Mountain Province, Aug. 26(PIA)-- Forty-five farmers in barangay Tamboan in this municipality  are the initial  beneficiaries of  Project "ESEK" which was launched last month by  the Technical Education  and Skills Development Authority(TESDA)  in partnership with the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster  of the Provincial Task Force  on Ending Local Armed Conflict.

  • DOLE TUPAD benefits 857 informal sector workers in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain  Province, Aug. 20 (PIA) - - The Office of Congressman Maximo Dalog Jr., in partnership with the Department of Labor and Labor Employment (DOLE - CAR), provides work assistance to COVID – affected informal sector in the province through the TUPAD BKBK or the “Tulong Pangkabuhayan Para sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantage workers, Barangay Ko Bahay Ko” Program.

  • PDRRMC calls for consistency in observance of minimum health protocols

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 9(PIA) – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Council  enjoins the public to be consistent in their observance of the minimum health protocols as the province recorded two new COVID-19 cases today.

  • DENR, MENRO pursue Chico River Cleanup Program

    Following their mandates, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) continues to conduct a massive water cleanup along Chico river within the municipality of Bontoc.

IFUGAO

  • Banaue police nagtayo ng bahay para sa maralitang pamilya

    LAMUT, Ifugao, Sept. 28 (PIA) - - Isang maralitang pamilya ang tinayuan kamakailan ng Banaue Municipal Police Station (MPS) ng disenteng bahay sa tulong ng mga ibang police units at donors.

  • Ifugao town bans entry of live pigs, pork products

    AGUINALDO, Ifugao, Sept. 29 (PIA) - - Entry of live pigs, pork and related products and by-products, whether cooked or processed, is totally banned here as a measure   to prevent the further spread of African Swine Fever (ASF)   in the municipality.

  • Institutionalization of MOVE vs VAWC in Ifugao town sought

    KIANGAN, Ifugao, Sept. 30 (PIA)- -The ordinance institutionaling the Males Against Violence Everywhere (MOVE) as a strategy in advocating anti-violence against women and children and appropriating funds thereof to stop rape, domestic violence, child abuse and the protection of women and children in the municipality  is being mulled.

  • LGU-Lagawe locks down 3 barangays for contract tracing

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Sept. 26(PIA) - - The local government unit here conducts intensified contact tracing activities to abate the spread of the Coronavirus Disease – 19 (COVID)-19 as the municipality recorded its 11th case on Thursday.

  • DA-CAR holds Corn Derby Field Day in Ifugao town

    ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao, Sept. 22 (PIA) - - The Department of Agriculture – Cordillera (DA-CAR) initiated a corn derby field day at barangay Busilac in this municipality last week attended by corn farmers and other stakeholders.

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