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)

Cordillera RDRRMC sets into motion ‘Oplan Tulong Cagayan’

BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 15 (PIA) - -  The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC) sets into motion “Oplan Tulong Cagayan”   to provide augmentation services and assistance to   Cagayan Region that  suffered massive flooding due to Typhoon Ulysses.


The CRDRRMC Operation Plan Tulong Cagayan aims to bring in inter-agency efforts to provide assistance in terms of human resources, trained search and rescue, ICS Cadre and Incident Management Teams as well as response equipment.

The Oplan will also bring   food and non food items through the reserves of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office CAR. The office already started a donation drive for such purpose.

The CRDRRMC Emergency Operations Center is also closely coordinating with the EOC of Cagayan Valley and well as with the National DRRM Council to look into the needed augmentation and technical assistance.

Per Initial report from DSWD FOCAR, they will bring family food packs to Cagayan Valley-1,600 from their reserves in Alliwa Gym in Luna, Apayao and 1,000 from their satellite warehouse inside the 503rd Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Kalinga.

For DOH – CAR, they are currently organizing WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) and Mental Health and Psycho – Social Services (MHPSS) teams for possible deployment to the Cagayan Valley.

Some local government units in the region have already started to provide support to Cagayan in terms of rescue teams and equipment as well as relief assistance.

For Kalinga, the provincial government and the local government units of Tabuk City and Tinglayan already sent teams to support Cagayan Valley.

“While doing our recovery efforts, the CRDRRMC is also in the forefront of providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations as part of our commitment to our neighboring Cagayan Valley Region. The strategy of 6Rs – respond immediately, regroup, re-organize, resume operations, reconstitute and return safe, is in effect through Oplan Tulong Cagayan”, CRDRRMC Chairperson and OCD Regional Director Albert Mogol Mogol said.

All CRDRRMC and LGU response actions are also supported by the regional commands of the Philippine National police, Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Bureau of Fire Protection. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar




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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