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)

172 barangays in Manila remain COVID-free since September 1

CALOOCAN CITY, OCT. 20 (PIA) -- Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso announces that 172 barangays in the City of Manila remain COVID-free since September 1.


"Nananatili pong zero ang COVID infections sa 172 na barangays sa lungsod, sana po ay ma-maintain nila ito sa pamamagitan ng pakikipagtulungan nila sa mga alituntuning ipinapatupad ng Pamahalaang Lungsod," Domagoso said.

To recall, the mayor announced last August 31 that the local government will award P100,000 to any barangay with zero new COVID-19 infection until the end of October.

In this regard, Manila City Health Officer Dr. Arnold "Poks" Pangan reminded Manileños to remain vigilant as the COVID-19 virus continues to infect people inside and outside Manila, aside from aspiring to get the P100,000 cash incentive.

"Hindi po tayo dapat maging kampante. Mahalaga po na mapanatili natin ang disiplina sa ating mga sarili. Ugaliin pa rin ang paghuhugas ng kamay, pagsusuot ng mask at pag-papractice ng social distancing. Tulong-tulong po tayo sa pagsugpo sa COVID-19," Dr. Pangan said.

Manila Barangay Bureau (MBB) Chief Romy Bagay also emphasized the importance of the city's continuous efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 through its consistent policies.

"Tuloy tuloy lang tayo sa pagpapatupad ng mga programa at panuntunan upang epektibo nating maiwasan ang paglaganap ng COVID-19 sa ating mga barangay, kabilang dito ang mga ordinansa mula sa Pamahalaang Lungsod," he said.

The department has provided assistance to the city government's mass testing and contact tracing efforts while it also led the enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines set by both the national and local government to the city's communities across its six districts.

Meanwhile, the City Government of Manila continue to intensify its COVID-19 response by conducting mass testing, improving its healthcare facilities, providing support to the medical frontliners and making sure that contact tracing is done effectively. (MPIO/PIA-NCR)

By Susan G. De Leon




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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