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)

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.

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.

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.

‘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.  

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.

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.

Kalinga prepares for smooth vaccine roll out

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Feb. 11 (PIA) - - This province wants to be very prepared for the smooth dry run and administration of COVID-19 vaccine to the target priority populace once it is available.

COMELEC sets special registration dates for women & girls in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, March 8(PIA) -- The Commission on Election has set a special registration for women and girls in the City on March 9 to 11.

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.  

DOST Kalinga trains partners during Science for the People Caravan

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, March 30(PIA) - -The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)  Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC),  in partnership with concerned  local government units ,  conducted series of training-workshops to their stakeholders from March 8-26 aimed to accelerate the adoption of technology for a resilient countryside and attain an innovation-driven economy.

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  

Cops destroy P21.5-M marijuana plants in Benguet, Kalinga

BAGUIO CITY – Police personnel from the Cordillera continue to cut the possible supply of marijuana by uprooting the plants and destroying them.

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 the first semester 2021 social pension of indigent senior citizens in the region.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Baguio to temporarily stop entry of tourists from 'NCR Plus'

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong on Monday announced that tourists from the National Capital Region and nearby provinces would temporarily be banned following the latest travel restrictions enforced amid the rising COVID-19 infections.

2,222 BGHMC health workers inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines

BAGUIO CITY, March 16 (PIA) - -  The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center(BGHMC) , the primary referral health facility for Coronavirus Disease cases in the Cordillera,  gave overwhelming support to the national vaccination and deployment program with 2,222  of its health workers and hospital employees   volunteering to be vaccinated with the Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines. 

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.  

La Trinidad all set for COVID-19 vaccination deployment

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, March 22(PIA) - - The local government is all set for   COVID-19 vaccination deployment in the municipality starting with the inoculation of health workers last March 18.

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.

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.

SLU is top performing school in MedTech board exam,UB at 4th

BAGUIO CITY, March 30(PIA) -- Two   universities in Baguio City are among the  top performing schools in the recently released results of the March 2021 Medical Technologist licensure examination.

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.

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.

Bokod remains closed to tourists

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

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.

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.

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.

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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