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)

Baguio imposes temporary travel restriction to residents of 4 Benguet towns

BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 20(PIA)- - Mayor Benjamin Magalong issued  on Thursday a public advisory on the city's  temporary  travel restrictions  to residents of    nearby Benguet municipalities of La Trinidad, Tuba, Tublay and Sablan to Baguio City.


For La Trinidad, only  individuals  who are working in Baguio, both in government and private establishments,  and those with medical appointments or health emergencies,  are allowed to enter Baguio provided  they present valid government ID as proof of residence, any valid document as proof of employment or business in Baguio, and health certificate from the provincial or municipal Heath office stating that the resident is not a possible, probable or suspect case and that he or she did not exhibit flu – like symptoms in the last 5 days.

For Tuba, Tublay and Sablan, same restrictions and entry requirements are imposed on workers of government or private establishments.  The advisory  also stated that people in the said municipalities who need  to come to Baguio for essential goods and services will also be allowed entry  provided  they present barangay quarantine pass along with the health certificate required of  workers.

In case the person  does not have medical certificate, he/she will be directed to the central triage unit at the Baguio Convention Center  for proper health assessment.

Only members of provincial or municipal contact tracing teams and personnel of the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines and Bureau of Fire Protection are exempted from the travel restrictions.

The Baguio City temporary restriction advisory will take effect  from November 21 up to December 4, 2020.

The city government also advises people of Baguio  to limit travel to the four mentioned Benguet municipalities and offices and establishments  that  have workers in these areas  are  encouraged to implement work from home or alternate work arrangement during the restriction period.

The temporary access restriction is in line with the PDITR (Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat and Reintegrate) strategy of Baguio and implemented in consultations with the Regional Task Force COVID – 19 and in agreement with the provincial government of Benguet.

The advisory may be changed, amended or revoked pursuant to subsequent agreements with the provincial government, the local chief executives of BLISTT, or when necessary according to the COVID – 19 situation in the BLISTT areas. (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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