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)

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.

 

 “A continuous practice of these guidelines in accordance with all orders released during the period of GCQ is imperative and vital for the preservation of our community’s health, safety and welfare,” Dalipog stated.

 The Philippine National Police (PNP) are empowered to ensure that the implementation of these guidelines is carried with utmost consideration for the order, safety and security of all persons involve.

Under the guidelines, all person within the province must wear face masks/face shield at all times and strictly observe physical distancing whenever outside of their residences. Any person below 15 years old, those who are 65 years old and above, those with immunodeficiency and pregnant women shall be required to remain in their residences at all times.

 The movement of all person shall be limited to accessing essential goods and services and for work in the office or industries permitted to operate hereunder. Provided that movement for leisure purposes shall not be allowed.

 Work in the government offices may still be at full operational capacity or under such alternative arrangement, in accordance with the Civil Service Commission rules and regulations. Other office requiring employees to report physically may be provided transport services.

 Public and private construction projects will be allowed but with strict compliance to the construction safety guideline issued by the Department of Public Works and Highways for the implementation of infrastructure projects during the COVID-29 pandemic.

 Face-to-face classes shall be suspended. For higher education, the recommendation of the Commission on Higher Education shall be adopted. For technical vocational education and training of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), training and assessments maybe conducted subject to public health guidelines.

 All permitted establishments and activities shall be allowed to operate or be undertaken at full operational capacity adhering to the health protocols and other guidelines. Mass gatherings such as but not limited to concerts, sporting event, other entertainment activities, community assemblies and non-essential work gatherings shall be prohibited.

Gatherings that are for the provision of critical government services and authorized humanitarian activities while adhering to the prescribed minimum health standards shall be allowed while religious gatherings are up to 30% of the seating capacity.

 Outdoor non-contact sports and other forms of exercise such as but limited to walking, running, biking, golf, swimming, tennis, badminton, equestrian, range shooting are allowed provided, the minimum public health standards are observed. Provided further that operations of the relevant clubhouses or similar establishments, if any shall be limited to basic operations and restaurants and cafes therein are allowed to operate at 30% venue capacity following social distancing protocols and that such establishments are compliant with proper protocols prescribed by the Department of Trade and Industry.

 Sectors of public transportation shall be allowed to operate at such capacity and protocols in accordance with guidelines issued by the Department of Transportation. 

Movements of all types of cargo, trucking and courier delivery of food, essential goods, basic commodities, agriculture inputs and products shall remain unhampered provided only a maximum of five personnel shall operate the cargo, trucks and delivery vehicles. Movements of identified authorized persons outside their residences shall be permitted.

Dalipog directed the provincial information office, police provincial office, all members of the Provincial COVID-19 Task Force, municipal mayors, punong barangays and all other concerned to cause the widest dissemination of the order, (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)

By Marcelo B. Lihgawon

 

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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