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)

Baguio all set to receive VISITA-registered tourists from Reg. 1

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 30 (PIA) - - The City of Pines is all set to receive   local tourists   from Region 1 this Friday(October 2) under the  Baguio – Pangasinan - La Union Ilocos Sur – Ilocos Norte Travel Corridor  arranged in partnership with the Department of Tourism(DOT).

 

City Tourism Officer Aloysius Mapalo, in a Kapihan media forum here, affirmed the readiness of Baguio to receive local tourists from the Ilocos Region with health and safety mechanisms in place to ensure minimum exposure for both tourists and the city folks.

Mapalo shared that Baguio’s online system – VISITA (Visitors Information and Travel Assistance) has opened registration since September 22. To date, there are already 487 accounts registration and 66 travel requests   with 39 are from Region 1, 18  from NCR, one from Region 2, six from Region 3 and two from Region 4.    

Only visitors from Region 1 are allowed come up to Baguio for now and the first visitors approved are set to come up this October 2, Mapalo said.

He  clarified  that as health and safety precaution against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID – 19), Baguio visitors must have booking on travel agencies or hotels and are only allowed to stay in DOT- certified hotels and with controlled itinerary that include visits to identified parks and DOT- certified commercial centers and food establishments.

We do not allow tourists on the public market and residential areas, but their family and friends (Baguio residents) can visit them in their hotels or within the area in their itinerary, Mapalo said. 

Baguio City Police Office Director PCol. Allen Rae Co  in the same forum assured that the city police personnel are all set to receive and assist Baguio visitors in checkpoints along Marcos Highway and Naguilian Road.  They have to present their approved visitor’s QTP (QR - Coded Tourist Pass), valid IDs and pre - booking accommodation. Only those who have approved travel permits and tourist application are allowed to enter Baguio, he stressed.

 Mapalo and Co solicit the support of the Baguio citizens and visitors for the re-opening of the city’s economy in line with the Baguio’s campaign slogan of “Be safe, Be Sure and Be Responsible Tourists”.

For more information on the re-opening of Baguio’s tourism, please visit the facebook pages Baguio Tourism or Baguio Visita.  For tourist registration/application, log on to www.visita.gov.ph. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar

 

Baguio

  • Interventions crucial in reduction of stunting

    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.

  • Bayanihan 2 to boost TTMFs in Cordillera

    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.  

Benguet

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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