TESDA - CAR Regional Director Dante Navarro with Mountain Province Provincial Director Alvin Yturralde, in a recent Kapihan sa Baguio media forum for TESDA program updates especially on scholarships and training programs. (CCD/PIA CAR)

PDEA - CAR Regional Director Gil Cesario Castro reports the 2nd quarter accomplishments on the campaign against illegal drugs in the Cordillera Region. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Quarantine classification in CAR remains until Aug. 31

BAGUIO CITY (PIA) -- The community quarantine classification of the provinces and this city in the Cordillera Administrative Region will remain until the end of August 2021.

Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque on Friday, August 13, issued the new community quarantine status in the country recommended by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and approved by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
The province of Apayao continues to be placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine  while Baguio City remains under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
The rest of the Cordillera provinces stay under the Modified GCQ.

As of August 12, 2021, the Cordillera region already recorded a total of 45,592 COVID-19 cases. Baguio City remains to have the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 16,026, followed by Benguet with 10,311 cases, Kalinga with 5,173, Ifugao with 4,876, Mountain Province with 4,768, Apayao with 2,911 and Abra with the least at 1,527.
Of the total number of cases, 43,037 or 94.90 percent have recovered while 1,695 or 3.21 percent are active cases and 850 or 1.87 percent COVID-19 related deaths.

DOH-CAR Assistant Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan reported that CAR is under moderate risk level in terms of the two week growth change with 18% and at high risk in terms of the Average Daily Attack Rate with 7.78.
The provinces of Abra, Ifugao and Kalinga under low epidemic risk level while Baguio City, Benguet and Mountain Province are under moderate epidemic risk level. Apayao is at high epidemic risk level.

In terms of Hospital Care Utilization Rate (HCUR), the Cordillera is under moderate with an average utilization rate of 63.35%.
Apayao with 83.33%, Baguio City with 70.81%, and Ifugao with 70.73% bed occupancy rates are under high risk. Benguet with 69.64% and Kalinga with 68.75% bed occupancy rates are under moderate risk while Abra with 45.65% and Mountain Province with 34.52% bed occupancy rates are under low risk.
Pangilinan reminded the public anew to continue strictly adhering to all the health and safety protocols while waiting to be vaccinated to ensure protection against the COVID-19 including the variants of concerns.
She stressed that the best way to prevent the virus from infecting persons is to observe the minimum public health standards of properly wearing facemasks and face shields, avoiding crowded areas and mass gathering, washing of hands and maintaining cleanliness, and staying healthy. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)

By Redjie Melvic Cawis



  • Anti-communist campaign gets new name in Cordillera

    BAGUIO CITY, Benguet, Philippines — A controversial plan to implement the government’s anti-drug tactic “tokhang” (contraction of Visayan terms for “knock and plead”) on activists, journalists, and government employees in the Cordillera has been replaced with a similar anti-communist strategy called “dumanun makitungtung” (Ilocano for “visit and discuss”).

  • Fast connectivity happening soon in remote Cordillera towns

    BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is expected to have strong and reliable connectivity by 2023 after an internet service provider committed to provide a fiber-optic broadband network and a satellite global technology even in the most remote mountain towns.

  • DOH calls for vax contingency plan as LGUs' risk levels rise

    BAGUIO CITY (PIA) - - The Department of Health advises provincial/city vaccination operations centers to be ready with their contingency plan as the rising COVID – 19 risk and response alert levels may affect the vaccination activities in the communities.

  • RPOC backs multi-sectoral peace dialogue with CFO members

    BAGUIO CITY (PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) approved  the adoption of the Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (RLECC) resolution for   multi – sectoral groups to conduct peace dialogues with members of  the communist front organizations(CFOs)  in line with the whole-of-nation approach to end local armed conflict.

  • 25,158 senior citizens in Baguio fully vaccinated

    BAGUIO CITY (PIA) - - The City Health Services Office reported  that  25,158 senior citizens in Baguio  City are already fully vaccinated which is equivalent to 77.16 percent of its target 32,603 master listed priority A2 population, as of its  August 28 data .


  • Benguet town declares state of calamity

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet (PIA)--The municipality of Kabayan is declared under a state of calamity due to the effects of the recent weather disturbances especially the prolonged heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon or “habagat” in the past weeks.

  • Mayor lauds arrest of drug personality in Kibungan

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet(PIA) -- Kibungan Mayor Cesar Molitas lauded the operatives of the Philippine National Police(PNP)  and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency(PDEA)  for arresting a drug personality in Kibungan who is involved in selling and distribution of   shabu.

  • DOST provides S&T enhancement to Kibungan coffee growers

    KIBUNGAN Benguet (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology – Cordillera thru the Provincial S&T Center turned – over a one – unit of automated roaster to the local government unit of Kibungan that is set to benefit a coffee grower association in the municipality.

  • Safety seal urged for biz establishments, other facilities

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 4 (PIA) - - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for the adoption of a safety seal certification among business establishments, workplaces, hotels and other facilities which assures the consumers and the general public of their safety and compliance with the minimum public health standards set by the government to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Mt. Province

  • Sec. Bello leads awarding of DOLE assistance in Mt. Province

    SABANGAN Mountain Province(PIA) - - Labor  and Employment Secretary  Silvestre Bello III recently  led here  the awarding of assistance under the various programs of the Department of Labor and Employment to beneficiaries in the province.

  • Sagada mourns death of Col. Bawayan

    SAGADA, Mountain Province (PIA) -- The municipality of Sagada is mourning the loss of one of its sons, the late Sulu Police Provincial Office Director. Police Colonel Michael Cadiogan Bawayan Jr.

  • Abandoned NPA caches, belongings found in Mt. Province

    BONTOC. Mountain Province (PIA)—Two abandoned caches and belongings linked to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) were recently found in the province through the cooperation of residents and former rebels.

  • TESDA trainings underway in 18 ELCAC brgys in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 6 (PIA) - - Provision of skills training under the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) that can help provide livelihood to people in 18 (Communist/Terrorist Group) cleared barangays here in the province, underway.

  • DENR, MENRO pursue Chico River Cleanup Program

    Following their mandates, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) continues to conduct a massive water cleanup along Chico river within the municipality of Bontoc.






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