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)

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.

PRO-Cor Regional Director PBGen. R’win Pagkalinawan and Bayanihan Cordillera co-founder Kristine Molitas, led the awarding of six lady police officers who were recognized for their invaluable services to the PNP and the community during the Monday flag raising program  the kick off ceremonies of Women’s Month  on  March 1  at Camp Major Bado Dangwa here.

PRO-Cor Women's Month celebration kick off led by Bayanihan Cordillera Co founder Kristine Molitas and Regional Director PBGen. R'win Pagkalinawan. PRO-Cor photos

  Awarded the Medalya ng Kagalingan or the PNP Medal of Merit  is PSSg Heidi Juliano of Baguio City Police Office(BCPO)  for her contribution in the successful buy-bust operation that resulted to the arrest of a high value individual (HVI).
Patrolwoman Kashmere Bangtowan of Regional Mobile Force Battalion 15  is a recipient of the Medalya ng Kasanayan or the PNP Efficiency Medal for her contribution in the "Badang Kabuhayan Project" that  provided  poultry farm livelihood for 15 families in Tublay, Benguet.  

Another  PNP Efficiency Medal  awardee is Non-Uniformed  Personnel Rosemarie Behis of BCPO   for her role in the successful "Adopt a Family" program  where a home was put up for a senior citizen resident of Loakan, Baguio City.
Awarded the Medalya ng Papuri or the PNP Commendation Medal are PSSg Marites Gayaso of the Benguet Provincial Police Office for her participation on the Search Warrant that resulted to the arrest of an individual for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (RA 9165) and the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act (RA 10591); PCpl Gerlie Ayban  for her service during the Brigada Eskwela and Gift Giving at Taloy National High School in Tuba, Benguet; and to NUP Marinel Lucio for being an organizer in the successful gift giving at Irisan National High School in Baguio City.
In her message, Molitas highlighted the role of women in law enforcement and shared the 3R's or the three things she learned from working with the Philippine National Police.
The 3Rs -Relationship or forming good relations and building genuine trust with the people;  Resilience or being able to grow despite life’s downturns, and Resonance where in everything we do, whether big or small, has an impact on the lives of people around us. 

Molitas  said  these must be possessed by every police officer to  be able to work effectively in their duties and responsibilities.
“Our titles, jobs, professions and even our ranks are not who we are, they do not define us, what makes an impact is if we use our given gifts for the greater good. We, women,  play an important part of the PNP;  we have the ability to make a change, and we matter,” Molitas stressed.

Meanwhile, the different provincial police offices in the region   are celebrating    Women’s Month .
In Apayao, Acting Provincial Director PCol. Peter Tagtag led the awarding of certificates of commendation  to PEMS Gemma Malag for her Good Samaritan act of Building a  House Project in consonance  with  the "Bayanihan We Heal as One, Build as One, and Win as One",  and to PCpl Myla B Langag for her active participation in the campaign against wanted persons  in the province.    

In Kalinga PPO, police wore purple facemask during the kick-off ceremony at Camp Juan Duyan, Bulanao, Tabuk City, purple being the internationally recognized color to symbolize women. Tarpaulin regarding women's month and women empowerment were also posted to raise awareness.
In Mt Province PPO, activities   organized for the month-long celebration include  a shoot fest for policewomen, clean-up drive and “Collect For A Cause” which aims to help a student who is  undergoing  dialysis. 

In Ifugao PPO, different activities are also being lined up such as visitation to female inmates, bloodletting activity, barangay visitation and lectures to recovering drug personalities. 
In Abra PPO, Provincial Director PCol Christopher Acop and Peñarubia Mayor Jane Cecila led the kick-off ceremony on March 1.(JDP/RMC PIA-CAR /PRO-Cor PIO )

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis



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    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.

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  • 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.

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    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.


  • 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

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  • Kibungan healthcare workers urge others to get inoculated

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Mt. Province

  • Bontoc official appeals to 'kailians' to comply with public health standards

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    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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