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)

Kalinga villagers stage rallies, condemn CPP-NPA-NDF

PINUKPUK, Kalinga, Sept. 25 (PIA) - - Saying “enough” of the lies and deception of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), villagers in three communities of this municipality   held  street march dubbed “walk for peace” against the state enemy.   


The peace rally with the theme: “Lakad Tungo sa Kapayapaan, Iwaksi ang Terrorismo at Karahasan,” was staged in Baay on September 22, at Limos on Sept.  23, and in Apatan  on Sept.  24. These are   NPA less-influenced barangays for more than three decades and are now identified as End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) areas.

Spearheaded by the 50thInfantry Battalion under the unit’s Community Support Program, the series of march rallies was fully supported by the municipal local government unit headed by Mayor Irving Dasayon, barangay officials and sectoral groups.

On their march around their respective villages, they carried banners and streamers denouncing the CPP-NPA-NDF as purveyors of a “useless and meaningless ideology”,   burned the CPP-NPA-NDF flag, effigy of CPP founder Jose Maria Sison and images of NPA leaders from Kalinga.

Villagers signed a covenant of support to the Municipal ELCAC Task Force and to the government with three associations organized by the alleged left-leaning Timek dagiti Mannalon ti Kalinga (TMK)  withdrawing their connection to TMK and pledging commitment to stay on the side of government.  

The Baay Farmers Association, Mannalon iti Limos Urnos Dur-as ken Alluyon, and the Apatan Farmers Convoy Alluyon after understanding the true intent, color and fake ideology turned their back to TMK condemning the group for false hope and promises.

A former rebel from Baay also spoke of his experiences while with the NPA. Stressing the deception of the NPA and its allied organizations, he called for the condemnation of these   groups.  

Dasayon said the intensified CSP activities, the efforts of Pinukpuk Municipal TF-ELCAC and the support from the community   complement each other resulting to the success of this activity against the CPP-NPA-NDF. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

By Peter A. Balocnit




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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