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)

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.

 

The first two vaccinees of the CoronaVac (Sinovac) vaccines in the province are KPH Administrative Officer Raymund Palicas with nurse Evelyn Gayyaman as his vaccinator and KPH Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jenolito Navarro with nurse Carmen Mamanao as his vaccinator.

They said they did not experience any adverse effect except little pain on the needle entry on their left arm.

This was also echoed by KPH Security Guard Robert Lachica who is among the vacinees. “Awan met mariknak nga side effect na, nasakit a nu ituruk da ngem tattan mayat met.” (I don’t feel any side effect, well I felt pain when the needle penetrated into my arm but am fine.), he said.

Kalinga is allocated 875 vials of  Sinovac vaccines for its healthcare workers including those in four level one private hospitals in the province.

Dr. Marilyn Duyan, KPH Chief of Hospital, said the roll out went smoothly because their healthcare workers have already been administering different vaccines. She said the roll out will continue to level one private hospitals in the province.

Provincial COVID-19 Infection Control Chairman Dr. Marvin Jambaro said KPH has prepared for the roll out with the conduct of information, education campaign among their personnel and working staff on the importance of the vaccine to them.

“We have been waiting for the vaccines against COVID-19 virus and encouraging healthcare workers to get vaccinated in order not to be severely affected if infected with the disease. I strongly recommend for everyone to get vaccinated so that we will have less chance to be severely affected once infected with the virus. At least if infected will be only mild,” he explained.  
 
 He said the best vaccine is the available one. “We should all embrace this available vaccine for COVID-19 since there is yet no 100% medicine for the virus. One problem here in Kalinga is where to bring severe cases and we thank that we are one of the first to receive the vaccine,” Jambaro said.
 
KPH is trying its best to manage severe cases because it is very hard to be transferring patients to other hospitals particularly in level 2 and 3 hospitals since every health facility has its own cases to manage.  

 It was noted that those   who signified their intent to get vaccinated were enthusiastic citing the benefit the vaccine could provide to them especially for their own protection and of their families.

Maridel Torres, Administrative Department staff who is under maintenance for other illness, decided to be vaccinated to ensure that in case shed gets infected with the COVID-19 virus, at least it will not be severe. Nu saanak nga ag pabakuna, baka saan nga kaya ti bagik nu makaptan nak ti virus. Not only for my protection but also for the protection of my family. So I encourage others to get vaccinated for our own good. ” she said.
 
Clayton Matute, driver-mechanic of KPH said he submitted himself for inoculation for his own safety considering the nature of his job that involves bringing patients  to hospitals  or to quarantine or isolation  facilities. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)
 

By Peter A. Balocnit

 

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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