Food security in the countryside. Police Regional Office - Cordillera Regional Director PGEN R’Win Pagkalinawan and DA - CAR OIC Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey, with DA Secretary William DAR as witness signing a MOA for the “Binhi ng Pagpapapala” program, wherein PRO-Cor through the Regional Mobile Force Batallion will distribute agricultural inputs and assist in backyard farming of DSWD 4Ps household members and people in identified ELCAC barangays. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Urban Agriculture. BFAR - CAR Lilibeth Signey and DA - CAR Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey with Agriculture Secretary William as guest of honor, awards a Solar Powered AquaPhonics System for Miss Earth Philippines Roxanne Allison Baeyens for being DA - CAR';s ambassador for Urban Gardening. The AquaPhonics System was received by her mother Julia Baeyens. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Gulayan sa Barangay. Agriculture Secretary William Dar, assisted by DA - CAR officials headed by OIC Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey, awards agricultural inputs and gardening equipments with a total amount of 769,596 for vegetable gardeing projects of 12 barangays in La Trinidad Benguet. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

CRDRRMC goes online in strengthening disaster resilience in CAR

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 28 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC) engages local DRRM stakeholders for the second year of the Cordillera Resilience Caravan via an online platform.


The Office of Civil Defense in 2019 led the conduct of Provincial DRRM Caravans in the region which served as a platform for the Regional and the Provincial DRRM Councils to interface and discuss important matters pertaining to the implementation of various DRRM-related programs and activities, as well as for CRDRRMC to update stakeholders on the programs, projects and activities being implemented in the region.

This year  in embracing the “new and better normal” resulting from the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19), OCD – CAR led the first of two -scheduled Cordillera Virtual Resilience Caravan last August 25 that was participated by provincial and municipal DRRM officers of  42 LGUs in the provinces of Apayao, Benguet, Kalinga, and Ifugao.

In said event, OCD Director for Policy Development and Planning Service Tecson John Lim gave updates on the move to create a Department of Disaster Resilience and on the Accredited Community Disaster Volunteers initiative.

At the Regional level, Frankie Cortez of OCD – CAR Operations Section, provided updates on COVID – 19 responses in the Cordillera. Representatives from the regional offices of Bureau of Local Government Finance, National Economic Development Authority and Department of the Interior and Local Government presented a status report on the Bayanihan and Local DRRM funds, the Cordillera Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan for COVID – 19 and the preparedness initiative for hydromet hazards amidst the COVID pandemic, respectively.

CRDRRMC Chair and OCD – CAR Regional Director Albert Mogol outlined the importance of the activity which is to impart relevant information, strengthen harmony and intensify convergence among all stakeholders from the national, regional to local DRRM stakeholders .    

 In response, Kalinga Provincial DRRM Chairperson Governor   Ferdinand Tubban lauded OCD - CAR and the CRDRRMC for spearheading such activity that is very important in sharing knowledge, experiences and good practices, as well as for exchange of ideas and analysis that will help ensure a maximum level of preparedness through harmonization of strategies and approaches.

Tubban also assured that the Kalinga provincial government and DRRM Office will do their part as we embrace the new normal brought by the COVID pandemic and in preparedness and response for possible ible hydromet hazards that the rainy season may bring.

National DRRM Council Executive Director and OCD National Administrator USEC Ricardo Jalad, in a video message, commended OCD – CAR, the CRDRRMC, Cordillera LGUs and other partners in pushing for a safer, adaptive and disaster- resilient Cordillera as the danger posed by the COVID pandemic can further be aggravated by other natural hazards.

The second Regional Resilience Caravan is set on September 1 to be joined by DRRM stakeholders in 40 LGUs from the provinces of Abra and Mountain Province and Baguio City. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)   

CRDRRMC chairperson and OCD - CAR Regional Director Albert Mogol, in the virtual Cordillera Resilience Caravan 2020, calls for a continuing partnership and enhanced collaboration among regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management stakeholders in ensuring disaster- resilience Cordillera given  amd the COVID - 19 pandemic and  possible hydromet hazards this rainy season .  (photo by  OCD - CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar




Mt. Province

  • DA-BFAR-CAR boosts fishery in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct. 23(PIA)  –  Fish production  in this landlocked province is gaining headway as the  Department of Agriculture (DA) - Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), in partnership with the provincial government continue to provide interventions.

  • TESDA-led Project 'ESEK' benefits 45 farmers in Besao

    BESAO, Mountain Province, Oct. 14 (PIA) -- Forty-five farmers in barangay Tamboan in this municipality are engaged in the training on organic agriculture production and are expected to pursue it as a livelihood.

  • DILG family supports DepEd, learners in Paracelis

    PARACELIS, Mountain Province, Oct. 7(PIA) -- The Department of the Interior  and Local Government  tri-bureau of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Philippine National Police   are working together to support the learning continuity plan of the Department of Education in this town  during this COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 26 former rebels in Mountain Province receive livelihood aid

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct. 7(PIA) -- At least 26 former rebels here received financial assistance from the government.

  • 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.


  • Ifugao PLGU provides financial aid to landslide victims

    BANAUE, Ifugao, Nov.19 (PIA)--The provincial government released a total of Php440, 000.00 as financial aid to the victims of typhoon Ulysses in the province and a nearby province.

  • DSWD provides Php1.4M financial assistance to Ifugao FRs

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Nov. 13(PIA) – More than P1.4 million financial assistance was awarded  to  former rebels from the province  who surrendered to government authorities  and embraced peaceful life in their respective communities.

  • OCD turns over financial aid to 12 Ifugao typhoon-affected families

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Oct. 19 (PIA) - - Twelve families affected by typhoon “Ompong” in the  municipalities of  Mayaoyao and Tinoc received financial assistance from the government through the Office of the Civil Defense – Cordillera Administrative Region (OCD-CAR).  

  • Ifugao town resumes market days with compliance to health protocols

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Oct. 20(PIA) - - Regular market days in this municipality resumed recently with strict compliance to  the mandatory proper wearing of face mask/shield and physical distancing ordinance and other issued health protocols.

  • Ifugao reorganizes Provincial Task Force-ELCAC

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Oct. 14 (PIA) - - The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Development Council (PDC) passed Joint Resolution No. 2020-01 reorganizing the membership of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC).





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