The University of Baguio, through its supportive administration, is the first identified mega - site under the Baguio City's Vaccination Action Plan. On Monday, it also hosted the first vaccination simulation program led by the City Health Services Office. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Mayor Benjamin Magalong assures the city government's readiness with Vaccination Action Plan and Operation Center and enough manpower in place. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Higher Education Institutions offering medicine and allied health programs may now open limited face-to-face classes according to Commission on Higher Education - CAR Director Danilo Bose (second left). (SCA-PIA-CAR, Benguet)

BFAR-CAR Regional Director Lilibeth Signey turned over solar-powered venturi aeration system to the fisherfolks in Barangay Santa Filomena in Calanasan to officials led by Sangguniang Bayan Member Kyle Mariah Bulut, Municipal Agriculturist Luisa Magna and fisherfolk Loreto Asuncion. BFAR-CAR photos

The Big Kettle is a new come on of the Polig's Berry Farm in Ambassador, Tublay in Benguet. It is one of the tourist attractions opened even during the General Community Quarantine. (photo courtesy of the Polig's Berry Farm)

'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.

PRO-Cor recognizes outstanding women PNP officers

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, March 5(PIA) -- The Police Regional Office - Cordillera kicked off the Women’s Month celebration by recognizing the outstanding women police officers in the region.

Baguio City conducts COVID-19 vaccination simulation

 BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 17 (PIA) - - The City Health Services Office  led the first  COVID – 19 vaccination simulation  at the University of Baguio gymnasium on Monday (February 15) , and got a good rating from invited observers  that  include officials from the city government, the Department of Health- Cordillera Regional office (DOH – CAR) and other private health sector partners.  

BFAR turns over venturi aeration system to Apayao fisherfolks

LUNA, Apayao, Feb. 4(PIA) -- Two upland municipalities in Apayao received solar-powered floating venturi aeration system from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – Cordillera.

City HSO affirms better COVID climate; vaccination plan in place

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 12(PIA) - - The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) control and management in the city is vastly improving with recovery rate  reaching 93.56 percent, the highest recorded so far.

DOH issues license to Benguet Gen. Hospital molecular lab

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb 19(PIA) -- The Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) can now operate its molecular laboratory for COVID-19 testing as the  Department of Health   finally issued its license to operate.

Tublay's some tourism sites remain open during GCQ

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb. 4 (PIA) - - The municipality of Tublay will maintain the opening of some tourist destinations for residents of the province even during the imposition of the General Community Quarantine in the Cordillera region  in the whole month of February.

PSA-Kalinga reports 41.3% accomplishment on PhilSys registration

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Feb. 23 (PIA) - - The Philippine Statistics Authority - Kalinga Statistics Office reported 41.32 percent accomplishment of its  targeted 34,020 person-registrants under Step 1 of the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys, as of February 22.

La Trinidad dads bat for mental health breaks for students

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb. 19 (PIA) - - Local officials here see  the need for students mental health breaks  during this COVID-19  pandemic  following reported suicide cases in the municipality  

Ifugao police officers hold Valentine's Day outreach activities

MAYOYAO, Ifugao, Feb. 23 (PIA) - - Police officers in the province conducted various outreach activities to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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.

DTI-Abra maintains its rolling store to the municipalities

BANGUED, Abra, Feb.18(PIA)--The rolling store of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Abra Provincial Office     is serving many Abrenian consumers as it continues  going around the municipalities. 

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.

BGHMC readies database of its health workers for COVID-19 vaccination

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 19(PIA)  --The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) is  preparing  the database of  its personnel  for  the national Coronavirus disease(COVID-19)  vaccination and deployment program.

DSWD FOCAR intensifies augmentation support to LGUs' COVID response

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 5(PIA) - - The Department of Social Welfare and Development- Field Office Cordillera Administrative Region (DSWD – FOCAR) is intensifying its effort to augment the local government units in the region in terms of responding to the needs of the population that are affected by the Coronavirus disease (COVID – 19).

Tabuk City extends ECQ until Feb. 14

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Feb. 8 (PIA) – The two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) here is extended for another seven  days or  until February 14 to pave way for further contact tracing and disinfection amid continued rise in COVID-19 cases.

Ifugao town creates vaccine operative cluster team

AGUINALDO, Ifugao, Feb. 19 (PIA) - - The Vaccine Operative Cluster Team (VOCT) of the municipality was created recently pursuant to the approved National COVID-19 vaccination roadmap.

DOH reminds public to comply with health standards to avoid COVID surge

BAGUIO CITY, Feb.  5 (PIA) -- The Department of Health – Cordillera Regional Office is reminding the public particularly those in Bontoc, Mountain Province to strictly adhere to the minimum health standards to prevent another surge of cases in the capital town.

Ifugao adopts national IATF guidelines

LAGAWE, Ifugao, Feb. 5 (PIA) - - Governor Jerry Dalipog  has issued Executive Order No. 03 series of 2021  adopting  the Inter-agency Task Force guidelines under the new general community quarantine (GCQ)  from February 1  to 28.

Atok farmers have learned to deal with frost, Mayor says

ATOK, Benguet, Feb. 9 (PIA) -- The occurrence of frost in this municipality is a normal scenario which farmers deal with during the colder months of the year.

Benguet, Mountain Province rollout COVID-19 vaccination

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, March 6(PIA)--The provinces of Benguet and Mountain Province have rolled out the national COVID-19 vaccination program today.

IPMFC sustains outreach activities for the less fortunate

TINOC, Ifugao, Feb. 10 (PIA) - - The  Ifugao Police Provincial Mobile Force Company (IPMFC)  continues to   strengthen   community partnership through  outreach activities  to far flung areas.

Baguio cops nab man who delivered shabu-laden adobo to inmate

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) arrested a person who was identified as the one who brought the shabu-laden adobo (pork stew) for an inmate of the Baguio City Jail Male dormitory (BCJMD).

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.

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.

DOH: CAR epidemic level, critical care utilization down to 'low risk'

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 7 (PIA) - - The   epidemic level of the  Cordillera Region  is down to “low risk” , so with   the critical care utilization rate(CCUR) for Coronavirus Disease patients, according to  Department of Health Center for Health and Development Cordillera (DOH – 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.

DSWD conducts SocPen payout to 96K indigent senior citizens in CAR

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 18 (PIA) - -  The Department of Social Welfare and Development - Field Office Cordillera (DSWD - FOCAR) is currently conducting payout   of  the  first semester 2021 social pension of  indigent senior citizens in the region.

Lagayan LGU supports voluntary blood donation

LAGAYAN, Abra, Feb. 12(PIA) – Taking on the challenge to be role model in serving people and saving lives, the municipal mayor and the municipal health officer here led volunteer donors in   a mobile blood donation (MBD) activity at Lagayan Central School Gymnasium recently.

Apayao to have a new skills training center

CONNER, Apayao, Feb. 19 (PIA) -- Apayao will soon have a new Provincial Training Center thru the partnership of the Technical Skills and Development Authority(TESDA) , the provincial government and the local  government unit of Conner.

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  • 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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