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)

DA-INREMP implements 8 projects in Kalinga

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Oct. 19 (PIA) - - Seven sub-projects under the Department of Agriculture-Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management Program (DA-INREMP)  in the province are on-going implementation while one is yet to start.


These are the rehabilitation of  three  farm-to-market roads , three footpaths , and  two communal irrigation systems  with total funding of P82 million.

The P32.3M rehabilitation of the 6.8 kilometers Mallango-Sumadel-Belong-Manubal FMR in Tinglayan is 71.26% accomplished as of September 8; the P7M rehab of the 1.6 kms. Tawang FMR in Balbalan is 74.17% completed as of Sept. 17, and the P17.5M improvement of 4 kms. Malucsad-Guinaang-Puapo FMR in Pasil is 35% done as of Oct. 8.

The footpath projects  are the  P2.8M-worth  Malusong-Mabongtot in Mabongtot, Lubuagan  which  is 27.53% accomplished as of Sept. 25; P4.3M Kela-Bangitan-Bacao-Duyaas in Upper Uma, also in Lubuagan ( 8.23% complete as of Oct. 7),  and the P7.3M –worth  project in Gaang in Tanudan which is  100% done based n original works as of Sept. 13. 

 The rehabilitation of the Pongod-Bawbaw-Bacog communal irrigation system in Upper Lubo, Tanudan amounting to P2.6M is already 100% accomplished based on original works. It is targeted to irrigate 12 hectares. Another CIS, the P1.1M improvement of Pingi-Codcodwe water works system in Gawaan, Balbalan   recently had its ground breaking. 

 Of the eight projects, three   will   benefit conflict areas.

DA is a partner of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Forest Management Bureau in the implementation of the INREMP. ( 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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