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 drafts Regional Disaster Response Plan for Pandemic

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 13 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC)  is   set  to convene  a technical working group that will work on the drafting of the Regional Disaster Response Plan (RDRP) on Pandemics and Emerging/Re-emerging Infectious Diseases.


The RDRP aims to ensure timely, effective and coordinated response to pandemics and other major health emergencies by the RDRRMC at all levels including all instrumentalities by providing support assistance to affected areas or local government units.

The RDRP’s policy will be formulated and conducted based on five key principles namely Prioritizing Human Safety; Consider Social and Economic Factors; Emphasizing Integrated Efforts of all components; Compliance with National and International Agreements and Standards,  and Preparedness and alertness in anticipating worst – case scenarios.

Is  main body will be the Cordillera Regional Disaster Response Plan; Institutional arrangements on strategic and policy level; operational and tactics level and crisis communication; Activation and Deactivation of the plan; and Operational Guidelines and Protocols.The Office of Civil Defense (OCD – CAR) as the lead agency  already conducted an initial coordination meeting for this undertaking.

OCD Regional Director  Albert Mogol , Chairperson of the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Council  presides  a coordination meeting to discuss the crafting of a regional disaster response  plan  on pandemics and emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases.

CRDRRM Chairperson and OCD – CAR Regional Director Albert Mogol said the different CRDRRMC member agencies are already doing very good in implementing their own response plans, and the RDRP will just consolidate all of these into a unified regional response plan, which will serve as operational and tactical guide for timely, effective and coordinated response to pandemics and other major health emergencies.

Writeshop (writing workshop) for  the RDRP formulation is set on September 16 to 18.  TWG members will be divided into groups  to  draft each disaster response cluster’s part in the RDRP.

Mogol  said  the National Task Force has been recognizing Cordillera for its effective and efficient responses, which  is partly attributed  to the committed efforts and synergy of the CRDRRMC/RTF, the LGUs/Local DRRM Councils and the people in the Cordillera.

The CRDRRMC already hasthree RDRPs, one for Hydromet Hazard, one for Earthquake and one for Human – Induced Hazard and Terrorism. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

By Carlito 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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