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)

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).

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.

80 health workers, frontliners vaccinated in Ifugao town

LAMUT, Ifugao, March 17 (PIA) - - Some  80  health workers and other frontliners  received their first dose of the COVID 19 vaccines  in the one-day  vaccination   activity spearheaded by the Rural Health Unit (RHU).  

Bokod remains closed to tourists

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

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.  

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  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CAR women gaining fair share in labor and business sectors

BAGUIO CITY, March 12 (PIA) - - Women empowerment is progressing in the Cordillera with women having a fair share of the region’s labor force and leading the men in terms of entrepreneurship.

COVID vaccination resumes in CAR with new allocation of vaccines

BAGUIO CITY, March 31(PIA) - - Rollout of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID – 19) vaccination and deployment program in Cordillera resumes  as the Department of Health Center for Health Development -Cordillera  delivered new doses of Sinovac vaccine  to the implementing units in the different provinces  in the region.

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.

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.

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). 

CAR local execs included in jab priority list

BAGUIO CITY – A number of local chief executives in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), whose jurisdiction were listed as among the critical or high-risk areas for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), were thankful for their inclusion in the priority list.

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.

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. 

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.

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 allocates P8.4M vaccination support funds for CAR provinces, Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, Apr. 8(PIA) - - The  Department of Health Center for Health and Development – Cordillera (DOH – CAR)  has allocated  a total of P8.4 million vaccination support fund to boost the rollout of the Coronavirus disease (COVID – 19) vaccination and deployment program in the different provinces of Cordillera, including Baguio City.

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.

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.

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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