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)

Region 1 prepares for Dagyaw 2020

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Sept. 26 (PIA) -- Lead agencies in Region 1 for the conduct of Dagyaw 2020 kick-started the series of coordination meetings to ensure the success of this year’s regional event.


On Friday, Sept. 25, representatives from the regional offices of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) had their first Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) Meeting at the DILG Conference Room, this city.

Dagyaw, a Hiligaynon word that directly translates to “togetherness”, was chosen as the event brand because it exemplifies the Filipino spirit or bayanihan.

The event started in 2018 when the Participatory Governance Cluster of the Cabinet (PGC) led the annual regional town hall meetings attended by groups and individuals from government and non-government sectors.

In 2019, by virtue of PGC Resolution No.02-S2019, these townhall meetings were re-launched as Dagyaw: Open Government and Participatory Regional Town Hall Meetings.

This year, the activity shall be re-branded as Dagyaw 2020: Virtual Town Hall Meetings.

“The main goal of the activity is to build mutual trust between the government and the Filipino people by providing an open, neutral, and protected space for dialogue on key national and local issues and plans,” Leslie Isip, Local Government Operations Officer VI of the DILG Region 1, said.

She added, “The conduct of Dagyaw 2020 shall be anchored in the objective of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 Sub Task Group on Governance which is to ensure people-centered, clean, technology-enabled, and responsive governance in addressing COVID-19 and to restart social and economic activities.”  

During the meeting, a menu of related topics to be discussed in the Region 1 event was presented.

As suggested by PIA-1 Regional Director Jennilyne Role, the regional event will focus on the impact of COVID-19 in people’s livelihood, hence it was agreed that resource speakers will come from the Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.

The National Economic and Development Authority will also be invited to present the Ilocos Region’s Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan focusing on livelihood component.

At the national level, the first episode of Dagyaw 2020 will be held on Oct. 8 which will tackle education under the new normal.

Meanwhile, the event for Region 1 is tentatively set on Oct. 21 to be participated in online by a minimum of 500 attendees from various sectors. The program shall start at 9 a.m.

Last year, the regional event in the Ilocos was conducted at the Sison Auditoritum in Lingayen, Pangasinan. It was attended by some 800 stakeholders.

On Oct. 9, the members of the RTWG along with the identified resource speakers will meet again for the next coordination meeting. (JCR/JPD, PIA La Union)

By Joanne Namnama P. Dilim



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    BAGUIO CITY, Oct.  24(PIA) - - Some interventions are crucial in sustaining the gains in the reduction of stunting which is one of the nutrition concerns in the country.

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    BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 24 (PIA) –The Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 is set to boost COVID-19 Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMFs) in the Cordillera as TTMF occupancy rate in Baguio City hits ‘danger zone.’

  • CRDRRMC calls for heightened alert for TD 'Pepito'

    BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 20 (PIA) - - Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chairperson and Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Albert Mogol calls for a synchronized heightened alert among the CRDRRMC member agencies  down  to  the barangay level for the possible effect of Tropical Depression Pepito.

  • DSWD pours out programs, services to conflict areas in CAR

    BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 19 (PIA) - -  Anchored on the government’s whole of nation approach under Executive Order 70 in ending local communist armed conflict (ELCAC), government agencies are  pouring in programs and services in various forms in identified conflict-affected barangays.

  • Rotary backs polio eradication campaign

    BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 19(PIA) – The Rotary Club continues to support  the  polio eradication  campaign of the government.  


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.






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