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)

‘Parents are our partners in this new normal’ - DepEd

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Oct. 6 (PIA) – Child rights and protection, child protection in the time of COVID-19, practicing positive discipline in education for parents and guardians, "gabay-bahay" (home guide) online parenting series were among the online webinars offered by the Department of Education (DepEd), in partnership with other non-government organizations, for both parents and guardians.


Parents and guardians are considered as learning facilitators at present because of the home-based learning and these are among the webinars initiated by DepEd to help capacitate and support them.

In 2015, three in every five children experienced abuse or violence.

Most of which happens at home and in some instance, inside the schools and communities.

Thus, child rights and child’s protection are essential learning for both students, and the parents and guardians.

Among the challenges of parents are those with fulltime job who might have difficulty assisting their children with their study.

But for Cristy Hipona, mother of three and two of which are in grade school, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges that it brought to every family, she believes that education for her children must continue.

She said, “Kailangan tulungan ang ating mga anak, tayo bilang mga magulang at kapamilya ay katuwang ng mga teacher para maghatid ng kaalaman (We must help our children learners, we as parents and family members must help our teachers continue educating our children)."

Meanwhile, the DepEd advised parents to encourage their children to: watch educational shows in the DepEd TV channel; access the DepEd Commons; watch educational videos; make it a habit to read in both English and Filipino; read books; practice and enhance writing skills; enhance arts skills and other interests or hobbies; and exercise.

The DepEd will implement modular distance learning, online distance learning, radio and television-based instruction, and blended learning as modalities.

This school year, a total of 1,230,542 learners from the public, private, state colleges and universities, and non-graded or special education have enrolled in Ilocos region. (JCR/AMB/JDS/PIA/La Union)

By Joanna P. Diaz-Sabado



  • 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.  


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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