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)

‘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.  

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.

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.  

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).

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.

Tabuk-LGU employee bags gold in 13th World Taekwondo Expo

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, April 16(PIA) --An employee of the city local government who represented the country bagged the gold medal in the recent 13th World Taekwondo Culture Expo in South Korea.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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). 

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. 

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 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.

Pudtol mayor tests positive for COVID-19

PUDTOL,Apayao, March 13(PIA) -- Mayor Hector Reuel Pascua called on his constituents to continue to be vigilant and follow all the health and safety protocols against the COVID-19 as he confirmed he tested positive of the virus.

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.

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.

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  

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Filmfest, food fair and bike circuit set in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, March  17 (PIA) - - City folks and visitors may  look forward  to  some exciting  events  this month and in April  set by the Department of Tourism –Cordillera(DOT-CAR)  and its partners.

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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