Department of Agrarian Reform officials led by Secretary John Castriciones with La Trinidad officials led by Mayor Romeo Salda sprearhead the ribbon cutting and turn over ceremony of the solar power irrigation system in Barangay Alno, La Trinidad, Benguet on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The P800, 000.00 irrigation system was turned over to the Alno Rural Community Development Cooperative which is expected to provide water to more than 15 hectares of cut flower and vegetable farms in Alno. RMC PIA-CAR

POPCOM Regional Director Magdalena Abellera(3rd from left) and partner panelists in the forum push for a whole of society approach in addressing women's concerns including repruductive health in this time of health pandemic. (CCD/PIA CAR)

NCCA Chairperson Arsenio Lizaso (with mic) during the PIA Cordillera- led Kapihan media forumabout the first Montañosa Film Festival. Joining him (from left to right) are Film Academy of the Philippines chairperson Vivian Velez, Baguio City Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan, NCIP Chairperson Secretary Allen Capuyan (4th from left), NCIP Commissioner for Central Visayas Jennifer Pia Sibug-las and NCIP Commisioner for Region 1 and CAR Gaspar Cayat. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas presides over the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting on COVID-19 on March 29, 2021 at the Benguet Provincial Capitol attended by task force member agencies. (photo by RMC-PIA-CAR)

Tabuk City receives 5000 COVID-19 aid packs from DSWD

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Feb. 24 (PIA) – The city received 5,000 food packs  and 99 hygiene kits from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) during the  recent  three-week lockdown due to increase in COVID-19 cases.

Serbisyo caravan brings gov't services to barangays in Abra town

MALIBCONG, Abra, Apr. (PIA)--With the goal of bringing government services closer to the people, the Serbisyo Caravan  led by the  Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) reached  several barangays of this fifth class municipality.  

Construction of irrigation dam in Kalinga ELCAC area resumes

PINUKPUK, Kalinga, March 30 (PIA) - - Construction of the Wagod-Ammacian-Taggay Communal Irrigation Project (WATA-CIP) funded under the National Irrigation Administration’s Small Irrigation Project resumed after about two years of delay. 

RTF–RIATF pushes for stricter border control,human mobility in CAR

BAGUIO CITY, March 29 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Task Force and the Regional Inter-agency Task Force on COVID – 19, in a joint resolution moved for a uniform border control and or quarantine checkpoint policy in the region, in adherence to the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolutions 101 and 106 that aim to address the current surge in COVID – 19 in various parts of the country.

23 4Ps beneficiaries graduate in Asipulo

ASIPULO, Ifugao, March 30(PIA)- - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)  has graduated  23 household beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of this town  from the program.

Abra town inaugurates own Balay Silangan for drug offenders

DAGUIOMAN, Abra, Feb. 23(PIA) -- Drug offenders in this town can now take shelter in the newly established Balay Silangan where their reformation process starts.

NCCA, Baguio City sign MOU for cultural mapping project

BAGUIO CITY, April 1 (PIA) - - The National Commission on Culture and the Arts(NCCA)  and the City Government of Baguio are set to conduct consolidation of baseline data on cultural resources that are inherent in this  Summer Capital.  

Stay disciplined, do good deeds, new PRO-Cor chief tells cops

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet,April 16(PIA)-- The newly installed director of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera(PRO-Cor)  called on Cordillera police officers to continue to stay disciplined as he vowed  continue the good practices started by  his predecessors.

DA-SAAD turns-over agri inputs to Kalinga farmer groups

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, March 31 (PIA) - - The Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agriculture Development (DA-SAAD) recently turned over agricultural livelihood inputs to four  farmer organizations in the province  in  efforts to provide additional source of income to beneficiaries and attain food security especially this time of COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccines will give back confidence in health care, hospital admin says

BAGUIO CITY, March 7 (PIA) - - The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers will bring back confidence to the health care system, both to the public and the health care providers.

DSWD releases livelihood grant to 300 families in Kalinga

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, March 13 (PIA) - - More than three hundred beneficiaries from four municipalities affected by the pandemic received capital assistance of Php15,000.00 each under the Livelihood Assistance Grant (LAG) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development this first quarter of 2021.

Bokod remains closed to tourists

BOKOD, Benguet, March 13(PIA) -- Tourism sites in this scenic municipality remains closed.

8 Baguio school graduates in Top 10 of Respiratory Therapist Board Exam

BAGUIO CITY, March 19 (PIA) -- Eight graduates of the Pines City Colleges  in this city are in the top 10 of the recent Respiratory Therapist board examination.

‘Manukan sa Brgy’ to rise in conflict-affected area in Malibcong

MALIBCONG, Abra, March 22(PIA)--The Provincial Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed-Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) has launched a training and production program dubbed as "Manukan sa Barangay" at Brgy. Bayabas, in this municipality.  

Baguio City honors COVID-19 frontliners with stone sculpture

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 22 (PIA) --- City officials led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong   unveiled a river stone sculpture called “The Golden Blood”   in recognition of the many sacrifices and dedication of all COVID-19 frontliners who continue to serve and protect the people.

Police officers extend service to 40 families in Hungduan

HUNGDUAN, Ifugao, March 18 (PIA) - - About 40 families in a remote village here were the latest beneficiaries of the continuing outreach of the police units in Ifugao.

Bokod MHO conducts vaccination roll-out simulation

BAGUIO CITY, March 18(PIA) - - The Bokod Municipal Health Office conducted a simulation on what may take place during the actual vaccination day against the COVID-19.

453 health workers in Abra vaccinated with Sinovac

BAGUIO CITY, March 13 (PIA) - - The Coronavirus disease (COVID – 19) vaccination rollout got big support from Abra with 453 eligible health workers from hospitals and infirmaries in the province already inoculated with the  Sinovac vaccine.

Cut flower, vegetable farmers to benefit from solar powered irrigation system in Alno

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, April 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Agrarian Reform formally turned over and inaugurated the new solar powered irrigation system to cut flower and vegetable farmers in Barangay Alno in this capital town.

PRLEC Abra launches dev’t programs in Sallapadan barangay

SALLAPADAN, Abra, Apr. 6(PIA)--With poverty and unemployment identified as two of the main reasons why the communist-terrorist groups (CTGs) take advantage in penetrating local communities, the government is responding to this concern by bringing livelihood programs to these areas through the Executive Order No. 70. of President Rodrigo Duterte institutionalizing a “whole-of-nation” approach to end local communist armed-conflict towards the attainment of sustainable and inclusive peace.

TESDA,Nazarene College, Benguet LGUs launch 'Farm to Cup' program

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, March 21 (PIA) -- The Philippine Nazarene College partnered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the municipal agriculture offices of the 13 towns of Benguet to formally launch the Farm to Cup Program   last  March 16 to improve  the coffee industry in the province.  

Baguio, 5 other LGUs ban non-essential travel until April 22

BAGUIO CITY – The mayors of the six local government units (LGUs) comprising the BLISTT (Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay) have agreed to limit movement of residents in their respective jurisdictions to essential travel for a period of two weeks.

Kibungan healthcare workers urge others to get inoculated

KIBUNGAN, Benguet, March 28 (PIA) - - In bracing up for the massive vaccination on COVID-19 ,  healthcare frontline workers in the municipality  who already got their first shot of  the COVID-19 vaccine  are sharing their testimonies which may convince   others  to submit themselves for inoculation  when the vaccines are  made available.

Candlelighting and peace rally held in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY, March 31 (PIA) -- Government line agencies and law enforcement agencies led a simultaneous candle lighting and peace rally in different locations in the city as part of the information drive on the government’s actions against the atrocities by the New People’s Army (NPA)  on Monday (March 29). 

Mt. Province PLGU sustains livelihood program for FRs

BONTOC, Mountain Province, March 8(PIA)  -- Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr.  recently signed the memorandum of agreement sustaining the Provincial Livelihood Program for Rebel Returnees.

'Do not let our guard down as we prepare for COVAX rollout- RTF chair

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 24 (PIA) - - As the National Vaccination and Deployment Program rolls out  soon to strengthen  the country’s fight against the Coronavirus disease,  the public  should not  put  their  guard down and continue with  the PDITR  or  Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat and Reintegrate  strategy.

DOH reiterates COVID - 19 health protocols as cases rise anew

BAGUIO CITY, March 20 (PIA) - - The Department of Health- Center for Health and Development (DOH – CAR) reminds the public anew to strictly adhere to the minimum health standards and safety protocols and to avoid the 3Cs (Crowded place, closed-contact setting and confined/enclosed spaces) to protect themselves and their families from the Coronavirus disease or COVID – 19.

NPA couple killed in Kalinga encounter

BALBALAN, Kalinga, March 18 (PIA) - - A New People’s Army (NPA) couple  was  found dead  in an encounter with the military on March 15 at Sitio Babacong, Gawaan, this municipality.

Kalinga begins roll out of Sinovac vaccine to healthcare personnel

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, March 7 (PIA) - - The COVID-19   Sinovac vaccine  was successfully rolled out in the province  today with 70 healthcare workers from Kalinga Provincial Hospital  inoculated  and with no recorded adverse reaction experience , so  far.

Tabuk City is ready for COVID-19 aggressive community testing

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Feb. 17 (PIA) – The city is ready for the four-day COVID-19 aggressive community testing (ACT) set on February 18-21.

Baguio

  • Cordillera RTF adopts enhanced reg’l action plan vs COVID-19

    BAGUIO CITY, April 15 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Inter-Agency Task Force and the Regional Task Force COVID – 19 have approved a joint resolution adopting an enhanced Regional Action Plan(RAP) against the Coronavirus disease.

  • CAR records high risk Ave. Daily Attack Rate, 76% 2-Week Growth Rate

    BAGUIO CITY, April 16 (PIA) - - The Department of Health Center for Health and Development Cordillera (DOH-CAR) reiterates anew the need for the full cooperation of the public in the fight against COVID – 19  as cases in the region continue to increase with clustering happening inside workplaces, households and within members of the same community.

  • DA-CAR, Baguio LGU hold Kadiwa trade fair at Session Road

    BAGUIO CITY, April 16(PIA) -- The Department of Agriculture - Cordillera and the city government of Baguio opened another business opportunity to support local farmers and entrepreneurs of  the  City and the nearby towns of Benguet.

  • POPCOM reports rise in teenage pregnancies this COVID pandemic

    BAGUIO CITY, April 10(PIA) - - The Commission on Population and Development - Cordillera (POPCOM – CAR)) calls for a whole of society approach in addressing health concerns of women and girls  during  this Coronavirus disease (COVID-19_ pandemic especially on the increasing cases of teenage pregnancy.

  • PHO Apayao wants moratorium of non-COVID activities

    BAGUIO CITY, April 12 (PIA) -- The Apayao.Provincial Health Office is recommending the temporary suspension of non-COVID related activities to prevent further spread of the virus in the province.

Benguet

  • Stay disciplined, do good deeds, new PRO-Cor chief tells cops

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet,April 16(PIA)-- The newly installed director of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera(PRO-Cor)  called on Cordillera police officers to continue to stay disciplined as he vowed  continue the good practices started by  his predecessors.

  • Cut flower, vegetable farmers to benefit from solar powered irrigation system in Alno

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, April 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Agrarian Reform formally turned over and inaugurated the new solar powered irrigation system to cut flower and vegetable farmers in Barangay Alno in this capital town.

  • Prov'l IATF issues policies to address spike of COVID cases

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, March 31(PIA) - - The Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (PIATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease issued an advisory on  policies to be enforced   to address  the recent spike in COVID 19 cases  and as the province reverts  to General Community Quarantine status  for the whole of  month of April.

  • COVID cases surge seen in some Benguet towns

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, (PIA)-- Upsurge of COVID-19 cases  has been  recorded  in some municipalities placing the province at high epidemic risk level for the past two weeks  and resulting to overwhelmed health system in hospitals and health facilities.

  • Kibungan healthcare workers urge others to get inoculated

    KIBUNGAN, Benguet, March 28 (PIA) - - In bracing up for the massive vaccination on COVID-19 ,  healthcare frontline workers in the municipality  who already got their first shot of  the COVID-19 vaccine  are sharing their testimonies which may convince   others  to submit themselves for inoculation  when the vaccines are  made available.

Mt. Province

  • Bontoc official appeals to 'kailians' to comply with public health standards

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Feb. 8(PIA) -- A municipal councilor in this capital town is appealing to his “kailians”  or townmates to always comply with the minimum public health standards as the municipality reverts back to General Community Quarantine(GCQ)  status starting Monday(February 8). 

  • Sagada extends cultural lockdown until Feb. 11

    SAGADA, Mountain Province, Feb. 4(PIA) -- The cultural lockdown has been extended in this mountain resort due to the continuing and   expected spike in COVID-19 cases.

  • Enhanced contact tracing of COVID UK variant cases' contacts ongoing in Mt. Province

    BONTOC Mountain Province, Jan. 25 (PIA) - - The Department of Health is now doing an intensified contact tracing of  the contacts of the 12 COVID – 19 UK variant cases here as part of the   Prevent-Detect-Isolate-Treat-Reintegrate   strategy against COVID – 19.

  • NTF-BCDA conducts aggressive community testing in Bontoc

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 26(PIA)--Bontoc residents voluntarily submit themselves to  be  swabbed for   RT-PCR testing  in the Aggressive Community Testing (ACT) being conducted by the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 through the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the Bureau of Fire Protection.

  • Suspension of work at Mt. Province PLGU offices extended until Jan. 29

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 25 (PIA) -- Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan Jr.  ordered the extension of the suspension of work in the provincial government offices   due to the increasing   COVID-19 cases and the detection of the UK variant of the COVID-19 in this capital town.

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