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)

Pangasinan gov’t orders mandatory wearing of face shield

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, September 25 (PIA) – The Provincial Government of Pangasinan has ordered the mandatory wearing of face shield of all public commuters and drivers, and employees of  both government and non-government offices including commercial establishments in the province during the period of community quarantine or until lifted.


The Provincial Ordinance No. 242-2020, authored by Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Margielou Orange Humilde-Versoza, stated that the wearing of face shield is an important tool to reduce or stop the transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) particularly when used by the general public within a locality.

“The wearing of a face shield is on top of other health protocols imposed by the national and local authorities such as the wearing of masks and observance of physical distancing,” the ordinance stated. 

Under Section 3.A of the ordinance face shield is defined as a clear plastic shield covering the entire front of face which can serve as a protection or barrier against possible infection from COVID-19.

“Any person who fails to wear a face shield: a) if public driver or public commuter while inside the public utility vehicle; and b) if employee of both government and private offices while in the performance of one’s employment duty, shall be meted penalties,” Section 3 of the ordinance reads.

First offenders shall be fined P1,000 and/or shall attend awareness campaigns on COVID-19 for at least three hours as conducted by barangays and other local government offices.

 Second offenders shall be fined P2,500 or an imprisonment of not more than 30 days or both at the discretion of the courts.

Third and subsequent offenders shall be fined P5,000 or an imprisonment of not more than six months or both at the discretion of the courts.

“Any person apprehended for violation of this ordinance who does not wish to contest the violation and is willing to pay voluntarily the penalty imposed upon him or her to the filing of formal complaint shall be allowed to pay the said fine with the Treasurer’s office to avoid being prosecuted,” Section 4 of the ordinance said. 

Stated in Section 5 of the ordinance, the Philippine National Police in coordination with barangay officials and other force multipliers are mandated to enforce the full extent of this ordinance. (JCR/AMB/JNPD/EMA/PIA Pangasinan)

By Elsha Marie S. Arguel



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    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.

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  • 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

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    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.

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  • 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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